Monday, August 20, 2012

Rock Run & Ride

Rock with live music, Run Utah's Toughest 10k, Ride your MTB  Up & Down Beaver Mtn.

The first annual "Race Around Beaver" will be September 22nd in conjunction with the popular annual Beaver Mountain Music Festival. Bike and foot races will be help during the day for all ages so before you wax your skis and boards, oil your chain and lace up your trail runners for a day of music, food and race.

Several events for all ages include a junior mtb style race, and a 1k trail run for ages 5-12.  For the big kids try the  MTB race to the top of Beaver and back down with a few laps around the base of the resort area.  Utah's toughest 10k trail run to the top of Beaver and back down will be sure to test even the elite runners.  No matter what the race you'll be sure to have a fun time all while enjoying the music festival and good food. All race entrants get FREE admission to the Music Festival plus a race day t-shirt.  Fall leaves, cool temps, good music, food and fun for everyone.


While supporting your friends and family you will have an opportunity to sit back and listen to the sounds of bands next to the lodge at the base of the resort.  This area will give you different view points of racers coming and going during the day.

10:00am - 10k Trail Run
12:00 - Kids 1k fun trail run
1:00 - 10 Mile+ MTB bike race
3:00 - Kids MTB bike race

10k or MTB Race: $35 early registration. All race entrants will receive FREE admission to the Music Festival ($19 value) and limited race day t-shirt.

Kids 1k or MTB Race: $20 early registration.  All "kids" participants will recieve FREE admission plus on Free admission for a parent/guardian to the Music Festival plus a race day t-shirt.

Sponsered by: Beaver Mountain, Cache Valley Bank, Joyride Bikes, Runners North, Cache Valley Women's Center, Millers Autobody, Camp Chef, Troy Lee Designs


near -  norda's events and race 

Even on the noon hour there is shad on the course
the turn around point

The sign says it's easy... or is that easiest?

Gentle Ben Run Out is close to the bottom

Rock Run & Ride 10k. This is Utah's Toughest 10k. Starting at 7201' the course will start at the east end of Beaver Mtn parking lot. After a quick warm up across the parking lot, the course will head up "Little Beaver." Nothing little about that shot in the quads before heading north across "Beaver's Face". From there you will head NE and wind up "Gentle Ben". This is a double track dirt road and mostly free from loose rock. The road will switch back to the east before turning to the west. Hear you will find the 1st and 3rd aid station. After continuing you will climb to the west and then head to the south before reaching the turn around point at 8822' You will reach over an 8% grade a few times during the run. At the top and after 3.1 kilometers is the 2nd aid station and spectacular views. You will now turn and head back down the mountain using the same trail you just concord. At 9.35 kilometers you will follow the edge of the music festival in hopes of cheers from the spectators before reaching the parking lot and finish line.

1 comment:

LauraP said...

This sounds so great! Wish we could be there. Hope it's an annual thing and I'm there next year (it will be after Ragnar so hopefully I will still be in shape for a 10K).