30K – Course Overview
The Skyline Mountain 30K, 18+ miles, will start in the parking lot at the summit of the North Ogden Divide. From the start line, runners will follow the South Skyline Trail and will instantly be punished with steep switchbacks fore the next 3 miles.
Aid Station #1 will be located at the saddle of Lewis Peak. Runners will be treated to amazing views of Ogden Valley and the surrounding areas.
From Aid Station #1 30K runners will do an out-n-back to Lewis Peak, returning to the location of AS#1, which will now act be AS#2 for the 30K runners.
Aid Station #2 Same location as AS#1. From here runners will point their legs downhill toward Windsurfers Beach and Eden
Aid Station #3 is located at the Windsurfers Beach. From here you will face what many call the most torturous section of the entire race. You will follow the Pineview Trail along the shoreline of Pineview Reservoir, connect to the North Arms trail and finish “downtown” Eden at Eden Park.
Note: Distances displayed on maps vary slightly from actual distance.
The start time will be 6:00 am for the 30K. A shuttle from the parking area to the start line will be provided. The bus will leave at 5:15 am. Parking will be located around Eden Park. From there the bus will take you to your start line.
Where to Stay
There are a lot of good options for places to stay in Ogden and Ogden Valley. Eden Park is not one of them. Camping is available at the finish line, we just need you to let us know if you are interested in using it. If you are looking for hotels or other paid lodging options please use the following link for Visit Ogden Valley
Packet pickup is Friday August 11th, 2023 at Striders / Fleet Feet in Ogden, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The address is 1937 S Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401. Big thanks to our Partners for all their help. Please make sure to say thanks to their employees and the volunteers for helping all you crazy people.
There is No race day packet pickup. If you are not able to pick you packet up on Friday, you can pick it up during regular business hours on Wednesday or Thursday at the same location. If you do not pick it up prior to Saturday morning, you will receive a DNS… No “I’m sorry”, or “I forgot”… Packet pick up on the day of the race, is time consuming and creates problems. Please try to avoid it. If you do have a really good reason, you can always ask and we could say yes, but we try hard not to, for the sake of the other runners. The Start line is always very busy, so please do your best to pick up the night before.
Aid Station Nutrition
Aid Station #1 (Lewis Peak Saddle Aid #3 for Marathon)
Honey Stinger – Waffles, chews
Basic First Aid
Aid Station #2 (Aid Windsurfer Beach Aid Station #4 for Marathon)
Honey Stinger – Waffles, chews
Basic First Aid
Forest Service Toilet
Friday August 11th, 2023 at at the Striders / Fleet Feet located at 1937 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Big thanks to our Partners for all their help. Please make sure to say thanks to their employees and the volunteers for helping all you crazy people.
If you are not able to make the Friday pickup, you may also pick up on Wednesday or Thursday during regular business hours, however you shirt may not be available by then.
Due to the bottle neck nature of the starting area. There will be a mass start, but runners will self seed according to where they believe they will fit in the group. Runners will line up roughly alphanumerically. Please do not be over confident. If you think you are faster than you are, you will be quickly be annoyed with the sound of “On Your Left”. To get the best idea of your average time, we recommend running the first 3 miles of the course. The race will start in the parking lot at the top of the North Ogden Divide. However, remember, participants will be parking at the Finish area and boarding a shuttle that will take them to the Start Line. Parking at the start line is very limited. Just ride the bus!
Check in Procedures
Check in will happen when you get off the bus at the start line. Everyone must check in at the start line. Yes, you checked in and got your bib. Yes, you got on the bus, but if you do not check in at the start line, you will receive DNS (Did not start) and if you get lost you will be on your own because we will not know you are on the trail… So PLEASE remember to check in at the start line.
Check in is from 5:15 am – 5:45 am….. Please do not show up at 5:45. Just get on the bus, show up a bit early, check in, and warm up.
Parking is available on the east side of Eden Park. Please do not park on the north side of the park as that is where runners will be passing through on their way to the finish.
Please avoid parking at the Start Line. However, you may be dropped off. Parking is limited, so please plan to be dropped off only.
Shuttle Leaves Eden Park at 5:15 a.m.
Worse case scenario you miss the shuttle, you can still drive to the start time, but you have to find your own ride back to your car as there will not be one provided. And this doesn’t mean you can pretend you missed the shuttle just so you can park at the start line. You are paying for the bus, just use it please!
Start: Runners will start at 6:00 am.
Awards / Raffle
Awards will be given to the top three men and women of each division. The awards will be handed out once the top three of the division have finished.
Rules and Regulations
If for some reason you need to withdrawal from the race, you need to let the volunteers at the aid station know. We so not recommend withdrawing while up on the skyline trail. If you do that, you will still need to walk down. If you are unable to go further, ask another runner to inform the aid station that you are in need of help. In this situation search and rescue will be called out to extract you from the mountain.
I know this is a tough subject on both sides, but the answer is no. Dogs are not allowed to run with you during the event. We love them to, but there is just to much potential for problems. And yes, we know your dog would never do that and is the best behaved dog on the trail, but even if this really is the case, the answer is still not. Feel free to bring them on all your training runs, just don’t bring them on race day. Thanks for understanding.
Pacers are welcome to run with you from Aid Station #2 (Wind Surfer Beach). But they can not start with you. And if they are pacing you please remind them that they did not pay for the race, so please go easy on the aid station grub.
Headphones are welcome, but we recommend that you keep them at a decent volume or keep one ear free, so you can hear whats going on around you. We don’t want you to wet yourself when someone comes up behind you, or even worse not hear a rattle snake or a moose that has it out for you.