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Desert R.A.T.S. (Race Across The Sand)
Moab, UT

7:00 p.m.

Sun, Sep 12

A multi-day footrace adventure. A six-day stage race through the Colorado/Utah desert. Food and tents provided. Stage awards and prizes. Team competition. $650 by June 1; $700 thereafter. Limited to 200. Reid Delman, 6972 Miro Court, Niwot, CO 80503. (303) 652-9949(h); (303) 249-1112(w). Web: http://www.geminiadventures.com/
Bear 100 Mile
Preston, ID 

6:00 a.m.

Fri, Sep 24

Loop course through the beautiful Wasatch-Cache National Forest of Southeast Idaho during the peak of fall colors. Begins and ends at Deer Cliff Inn, eight miles up Cub River Canyon. 21,177 feet of climb and descent. 35-hour time limit. Fifth annual. Eight hours of trail work, certified by the Forest Service, plus $160 by June 1; $180 by August 31; $200 until September 20.  No entry after September 20. Leland Barker, 1471 W HWY 218, Smithfield, UT 84335. (435) 563-3647(h). Web: http://www.bear100.com/
Colorado Outward Bound Relay
Idaho Springs, CO

7:00 a.m. 

Fri, Sep 24

24-hour, 170-mile team relay run. Teams of ten or ultra teams of five tackle four mountain passes and run on all types of terrain, including paved and dirt roads, trails and river paths. 24-hour time limit. Seventh annual. $70 per person Benefits Outward Bound West. Kim Wysocki, 910 Jackson Street, Golden, CO 80401. (888) 837-5201(h). E-mail: info@outwardboundrelay.com; Web: http://www.outwardboundrelay.com/
Moab's Alpine to Slickrock 50-Mile Race and Relay
Moab, UT

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 25

Challenging point-to-point run through Moab's alpine and redrock country.  Well-stocked aid stations and gorgeous views from four passes, one at 11,000 feet.  Two-person relay with 20-mile and 30-mile segments. 10,000 feet elevation change. 14-hour time limit. First annual. $70 by August 1; $85 thereafter. Limited to 75. Benefits Moab's First Peoples children. Chris Martinez, 1513 Hunt Creek Drive, Moab, UT 84532. (435) 259-3053(h); (435) 259-4968(w). Or Ian Torrence, (702) 293-5069(h). E-mail: mas50miler@yahoo.com; Web: http://www.mas50.com/
24 Hours of Frisco
Frisco, CO 

10:03 a.m.

Sat, Oct 2

Solo, two-person, four-person, and six to eight-person teams on a five to six-mile circuit on the slopes of Mt Royal, of the Ten Mile Range, with the start/finish in downtown Frisco, Colorado. First annual. $135 individual, $250 for two-person team, $395 for four-person team, and $595 for six to eight-person team by September 15. No late entries accepted. Event Marketing Group, 14128 Blue River Trail, Broomfield, CO 80020. (303) 635-2815(h); (303) 635-2815(w); (303) 635-2815(fax). E-mail: emgmh@emgcolorado.com; Web: http://www.emgcolorado.com/
Le Grizz Ultramarathon
Spotted Bear, MT

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 9

50 miles on forest road along Hungry Horse Reservoir. 23rd annual. $60 pre-entry. Entries close September 25. All information and registration handled only through web site. Web: http://www.cheetahherders.com/
Rocky Raccoon 50 Km
Huntsville State Park, TX

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 23

Two loops of 15.5 miles on gently rolling trails and service roads inside Huntsville State Park. Also a 25-km. Eight-hour time limit for both events.. $45 for 50-km and $35 for 25-km before October 11; $50 for 50-km and $40 for 25-km thereafter. Limited to 500. Paul Stone, 211 Hickory Street, Bullard, TX 75757. (903) 894-3788(h); (903) 729-0281, ext. 230(w); (903) 729-0284(fax). E-mail: badwater75757@yahoo.com; Web: http://www.geocities.com/badwater75757/etultra.html

Javelina Jundred
Fountain Hills, AZ

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 30

The Javelina Jundred Jalloween Party, a celebration for ultrarunners who give back to the sport. Six and a half loops in alternating directions on the very runnable 15.3-mile Pemberton Trail, surrounded by beautiful desert mountain views. Entrants must work another ultra to qualify to run. 30-hour time limit. 2nd annual. $100 by September 1; $150 until October 1, no entries accepted after October 1. Limited to 250. Benefits McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Geri Kilgariff, 1320 E. Bethany Home Road, #33, Phoenix, AZ 85014. (602) 697-0497(h). E-mail: gkilgariff@yahoo.com; Web: http://www.ultrazone.us/Javelina/

Sole Ride, 50 Km
Oracle, AZ

8:45 a.m.

Sun, Oct 31

Run in conjunction with the Soul Ride Endurance Mountain bike events, the Sole Ride is a wonderful event meant to conjoin various trail users in effort to create stronger alliances. The 50 km course is a fresh mix of single track, jeep roads and occasional pavement. The event utilizes the portions of the famous Arizona Trail and Oracle State Park Trail System. Eight-hour time limit. Second annual. $35 Limited to 40. Benefits Central Arizona College. Todd Sadow, 2609 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716. (520) 745-2033(w); (520) 745-1992(fax). E-mail: Tsadow@epicrides.com; Web: http://www.epicrides.com/soul_ride.shtml

Mad Dog 50/50
Tempe, AZ 

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 6

Extremely fast loop course that will allow individuals an opportunity for Western States qualifying.  This course is a  3.86-mile loop course conducted on hard pavement and not on trails.  Well-stocked aid stations allow for little need to carry aid during the run.  Also a 25-km option.$30 to $40 early entry fee. Perry Edinger, 2368 West Wildhorse, Chandler, AZ 85248. (602) 315-9153(h); (480) 704-3385(w); (480) 704-3373(fax). E-mail: pedinger@earthlink.net; Web: http://www.arizonaroadracers.com/

Tupper Mine Run
Vado, NM

6:15 a.m.

Sun, Nov 14

Long out-and-back with loop to the south including two ascents up and over tailings piles and ridge above Tupper Mine/Rock House. Loop north around Three Mile Mountain. Repeats of 5.1-mile loop on Sierra Vista Trail and old jeep road along foothills of Bishop Cap Peak. Water at eight miles, 16 miles, 25 miles, and every 2.5 miles thereafter. 4,000 feet of climb in 32-mile; 6,000 feet of climb in 52-mile. No fee. Mark Dorion, 840 Espolon, El Paso, TX 79912. (915) 581-9541(h). E-mail: markd@utep.edu
Ultracentric 24 and 48-Hour Runs
Addison, TX

10:00 a.m.

Fri, Nov 26

24-hour event starts Saturday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m.  400-meter all-weather track, installed early 2004.  Heated locker rooms with showers near track.  Lap counters provided. $70 for 24 hours, $90 for 48 hours pre-entry by November 1; add $10 thereafter.  No entry after November 19.  Limited entries.  Scott Eppelman, 323 Walnut Grove, Coppell, TX 75019. (214) 566-0415(h); (972) 770-1462(w). E-mail: ultracentric@earthlink.net; Web: http://www.nttr.org/
Sunmart Texas Trail 50 Mile and 50 Km Endurance Runs
Huntsville, TX

7:00 a.m. 

Sat, Dec 11

Four 12.5-mile loops on well maintained, gently rolling forest trails and dirt roads. $80 early; $90 late. Roger Soler, Texas Trail Endurance Runs, 2489 Jackson Keller, San Antonio, TX 78230. (210) 366-3701(h); (210) 366-1445(fax). E-mail: patti@jewelfitness.com; Web: http://www.rogersoler.com/

Sagebrush 8-Hour Run
Mesquite, NM

7:45 a.m.

Sun, Dec 12

Big 16-mile loop around Three Mile Mountain and north on Sierra Vista Trail to Soledad Road. 5.75-mile loop south on Sierra Vista trail and old jeep road. Repeat 5.75-mile loop until 6+ hours. Optional finishing loop of 1.65 miles. Water at eight miles, 16 miles, and every 2+ miles thereafter. Elevation ranges from 4,360 feet to 5,105 feet. No fee, no aid, no awards. Mark Dorion, 840 Espolon, El Paso, TX 79912. (915) 581-9541(h). E-mail: markd@utep.edu

Across The Years, Decades, Centuries, and Millennia
Litchfield Park, AZ 9:00 a.m.

Wed, Dec 29

24, 48, and 72-hour runs on a 500-meter certified packed dirt course at beautiful Nardini Manor near Phoenix, Arizona. $100 for 24-hour, $175 for 48-hour, $250 for 72-hour early; $125 for 24-hour, $225 for 48-hour, $300 for 72-hour late. Limited to 60 runners on December 31. Paul Bonnett, 5002 E. Bloomfield, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. (602) 996-4874(h). E-mail: ultrazbonnett@hotmail.com; Web: http://www.acrosstheyears.com/

Bandera 100 Km
Bandera, TX

7:30 a.m.

Sat, Jan 8, 2005

Single-track and jeep road, all dirt and very rugged.  Aid every five miles, staffed and stocked with hot and cold food and drink. 24-hour time limit. Third annual. 100-km: $70, 50-km: $50, 25-km: $30, all until December 18; add $10 thereafter; add $15 after January 4.  Joe Prusaitis, 1101 Plymouth, Austin, TX 78758. (512) 294-6456(h); (512) 895-6100(w). E-mail: jprusaitis@austin.rr.com; Web: http://www.hillcountrytrailrunners.com/raceBandera.html

Pemberton Trail 50 Km
Fountain Hills, AZ 

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Feb 5, 2005

Two loops on single-track trails over rolling desert terrain in the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Three fully stocked aid stations. 800 feet of climb. Fifth annual. $50 by January 1; $65 thereafter. Limited to 120. Brian Wieck, 16828 E. Mirage Crossing Court #A, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. (480) 816-0089(h); (480) 495-0550(w). E-mail: bquick50k@hotmail.com;  Web: http://www.wpsp.org/pemberton50k/

Rocky Raccoon 100-Mile Trail Run
Huntsville, TX

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Feb 5, 2005

Single-track and jeep road. Five 20-mile loops for 100-mile. Four 12.5-mile loops for 50-mile. Relatively flat and fast. Aid every four miles. 30-hour time limit. 13th annual. $100 for 100-mile and $50 for 50-mile, pre-entry by January 12, 2005; $130 for 100-mile and $60 for 50-mile thereafter; $140 for 100-mile and $70 for 50-mile race week.  Joe Prusaitis, 1101 Plymouth, Austin, TX 78758. (512) 294-6456(h); (512) 895-6100(w). E-mail: jprusaitis@austin.rr.com; Web: http://www.hillcountrytrailrunners.com/raceRockyRaccoon.html

El Paso Franklin Mountains Trail Runs, 50 Miles, 30 Miles, 18 Miles
El Paso, TX

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Feb 12, 2005

Rocky single-track trails and old jeep roads thorugh steep canyons and arroyos and along the sides of the Frianline Mountains of westernmost Texas.  Run past rare cactus, over precipitous Upper Sunset Ridgse and enjoy views of mountains in three states and two countries. Third annual. $40 for 50 km or 42 km, $20 for 12 km (7.5 miles). Mark Dorion, 840 Espolon, El Paso, TX 79912. (915) 581-9541(h). E-mail: markd@utep.edu;  Web: http://utminers.utep.edu/markd/

Old Pueblo 50-Mile Endurance Run
Sonoita, AZ

6:00 a.m.

Sat, Mar 5, 2005

A challenging loop course on forest service roads and trails through the southeastern part of the Santa Rita Mountains. 7,000 feet of elevation gain and loss. 15-hour time limit. 15th annual. $65 pre-entry by January 28, 2005; $80 until February 28, 2005. No entries accepted after February 28, 2005. Limited to 110.  No waiting list or entry transfers. Duane Arter, P.O. Box 31794, Tucson, AZ 87571. (520) 529-2985(h). E-mail: oldpueblo50@bblabs.net; Web: http://www.ultrazone.us/OP50/
Lake McMurtry Trail Run
Stillwater, OK

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Apr 9, 2005

West shore of Lake McMurtry, 96 percent single track trail, a 7.4-mile loop and a 7.7-mile out-and-back trail run through oak and hickory forest and Red Cedar meadows, secluded. 4:00 p.m. finish time. Seventh annual. $30; $40 late registration. Earl Blewett, 137 East 34 Street, Tulsa, OK 74105. (918) 744-1562(h); (918) 561-8405(w). E-mail: TriSloth@earlblewett.net; Web: http://www.earlblewett.net/lmtr.htm