Run Your Trail Off 5k Fundraiser

On September 28th, 2013, Zoe Sports will host its first 5K trail run/walk fundraiser at Maples Trail located at Snowbasin Resort. Registration begins at 8 am, and set groups will start the trail race at 9 am. Run Your Trail Off will raise vital funds for the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, a non profit organization whose profits go to children and veterans with brain injuries. The profits are needed to help provide information and resources to survivors, family awareness, prevention programs, and individuals returning to work.

US National A team Snowboarder, Paralympic hopeful, and local athlete, Keith Grizzly Gabel has enthusiastically committed to support the fundraiser and share his inspiring story and sign autographs.

The entrance fee to enter the race is $15, this cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle. Energy bars, water, and one drawing ticket will be provided for all individuals who enter. Family members and friends can also purchase additional drawing tickets for $5 each. At the end of the race there will be a drawing for prizes from those who have generously donated to the cause.

Ragnar’s Wasatch Back Relay June 20th & 21st

Ragnar’s Wasatch Back Relay will be celebrating its 10th year this summer and Snowbasin Resort is proud to be one of its major exchange points. June 20th and 21st you will be able to cheer your favorite runner, team, or just support the event as a whole as participants come through Snowbasin’s Earl’s Lodge base area. The Wasatch Back Relay is a 198.3-mile race that consists of multiple relay teams of 12 runners. Teams will rock out to live bands, enjoy the wacky participant costumes, and make life-long friends with teammates and competitors. Teams will party along the backside of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains from Logan to Park City, Utah via Snowbasin over this four day race.

 

2012 Xterra USA Championships Sept 22nd

The XTERRA USA Championship is the culmination of a series of more than 50 qualifying events across the US that award points to the top athletes in XTERRA’s eight regions. The USA Championship is held in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Festival.

 Pro athletes race for their share of the $80,000 prize purse. $60,000 for the XTERRA America Tour Championship, and $20,000 goes to the fastest pros at nationals.

 

GOAL FoundationIn addition to the championship, XTERRA offers races for trail runners, as well as the XTERRA Utah short and long course off-road triathlons. Pick up tips from the pros at one of our XTERRA University clinics or enjoy the XTERRA Expo. Kids can get into the fun at the XTERRA Kids Zone.

 

The XTERRA USA Championship is open to pros and qualified amateur athletes from the US. Here is how to qualify. Non-qualified athletes can race on our championship course by signing up for the XTERRA Utah long course off-road tri, which is open to everyone, or the short course which is half the distance.

 

Top finishers in each age division are awarded a coveted slot to the XTERRA World Championship on Maui where 550 of the world’s best competitors vie for the world championship title. Also, the fastest age group male and female swimmer timed from start to exit of T1 receive a XTERRA Vortex 3 Full wetsuit. Note: You must be present to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

 

Pro athletes from the US with a valid pro license can compete for the USA Championship title. International athletes may compete for prize money, but are not eligible for the USA Championship title. Visit the pro racing for more information.

 

Historic 25th Street, Ogden, UtahIn Association with the Harvest Moon Festival

XTERRA and the annual Harvest Moon Festival on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street team up to bring you one great weekend of family events. Whether you volunteer, participate or just spectate, there is truly something for everyone young and old.

2011 Xterra Triathlon Pro Overall Division Results

Day one of Xterra Triathlon Nationals is over and below is link to the results from the Pro Division which consists of a Swim 0.93, Bike 18.90, and a Run 6.34.

 http://www.xterraplanet.com/uploadedfiles/2011USAOverall.pdf

2011 Xterra Triathlon Sport Long Divisions Results

Day one of Xterra Triathlon Nationals is over and below is link to the results from the Sport Long Divisions which consists of a Swim 0.93, Bike 18.90, and a Run 6.34.

http://www.xterraplanet.com/uploadedfiles/2011UtahLong.pdf

 

 

Lance Armstrong to compete in Xterra Triathlon

SALT LAKE CITY — Six days after celebrating his 40th birthday, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will be back on the bike competing in the XTERRA USA championship at Snowbasin Ski Resort in Utah.

Armstrong confirmed Thursday he will compete Sept. 24 on the XTERRA course that covers a 1-mile swim, 20-mile mountain bike ride and 6-mile trail run.

He scouted the course for three hours last week with the past president of the foundation that sponsors the XTERRA championship, and has tweeted four-time XTERRA world champion Conrad Stoltz about it.

“It seemed like a fun time and the training has been going very well,” Armstrong told The Associated Press Thursday. “I’ll go out there and have a good time and see how it goes.”

He said it has been 23 years since he’s done any type of triathlon, and he has no expectations of winning, though he has been training hard the past eight months.

 

“I have no doubt (Stoltz is a great athlete). I go in with no grand expectations,” Armstrong said.

The top XTERRA athletes in the world will compete next week at Snowbasin, including South Africa’s Stoltz, five-time national champion Josiah Middaugh and two-time Ironman world champion Tim DeBoom.

Stoltz says the course is a good fit for Armstrong as it involves a lot of climbing but is not very technical on the descents.

Armstrong confirmed he isn’t interested in racing the Tour de France again, but wants to check out this new “beast.”

Stoltz said Armstrong began texting him recently and suggested they train together.

“He was talking smack,” quipped Stoltz, also known as “Caveman.”

“He was like, ‘Let’s go training, bring it on Caveman!’ ”

Stoltz said he looks forward to competing against one of the world’s best athletes.

“It would be great to have him, good for the sport,” Stoltz said. “If he wants laid-back races for enjoyment, it would be a good match. A lot of people think he’ll do an Ironman, but that’s not fun because you have to do so much training and it’s eight hours of nothing but pain.”

Armstrong has not competed in an XTERRA before but is quite familiar with triathlons, having started his athletic career in the sport. He became a professional triathlete at age 16, and by the late 1980s was the No. 1-ranked triathlete in the 19-and-under group.

Stoltz said the XTERRA run will favor Armstrong because it is different than racing on pavement. “It’s not about speed but strength and endurance,” Stoltz said.

Mike Caldwell, an Ogden mayoral candidate and past president of the Ogden-based GOAL Foundation that sponsors the XTERRA championship, said Armstrong appeared in top shape last week when he went to Utah to scout the course.

 

“From what I saw he was in phenomenal shape,” said Caldwell, who tried to keep up with Armstrong and Armstrong’s good friend, Jimmy Riccitello, a former XTERRA world champion and a top triathlete for more than 20 years.

Caldwell said Armstrong was a man in motion when he wasn’t on the bike or trail, tweeting, arranging business meetings and keeping tabs on the Livestrong Foundation that has raised about $400 million since 1997 — a year after a life-threatening cancer diagnosis.

On Sept. 9 — two days after Armstrong flew from San Francisco to Ogden, then on to Canada for charity events — Armstrong tweeted about his hectic pace.

Now he’ll be adding another trip to Snowbasin, site of the downhill and super-G races at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

“I enjoy the training,” Armstrong said. “It’s almost like therapy for me. And it’s easy to do and it’s cheaper than therapy so I’ll always need that aspect in my life.”

 


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

Xterra Nationals “New” Course Details

 

NEW USA CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE “ROCKS,” ADDS SINGLETRACK AND STUNNING VIEWS

The U.S. Forest Service started work on the Sardine Peak Trail near Snowbasin Resort three years ago and for the first-time in XTERRA racing history, it is ready to ride. The new 7+ mile section of single and double track is the sweetest and smoothest piece of trail on the mountain, and makes the bike course “a true mountain race course that weaves in-and-out of aspen glades and pines,” said Snowbasin Resort sport event operations director Steve Andrus.

XTERRA USA Championship Course Quick Stats:

Swim course distance: 1,500-meters (0.93 miles) Combines two 750-meter laps (no run in-between)
Elevation at Port Ramp Marina for swim start: 4,900-feet
Water temperature: TBA, expected to be in the 65-degree range
Mountain bike course distance: 28-kilometers (17.7 miles)
Total climbing on bike: 3,400-feet
Elevation at highest point: 7,300-feet (top of Sardine Peak Trail)
Elevation at T2/Snowbasin Resort Lodge: 6,400-feet
Trail Run course distance: 9.8-kilometers (6.1 miles)
Total climbing on run: 700-feet
Total climbing on course: 4,100-feet

For the full tour, let’s start from the beginning when the cannon blast at 9am on September 24, 2011 signals the start of the 11th annual invite-only XTERRA USA Championship race.

More than 300 professional and amateur racers from more than 40 states will take off from Port Ramp Marina all-at-once for a 1500-meter swim (two 750-meter laps) in Pineview Reservoir, where water temps hover near the “wetsuit-required” range (Competitor note: a final determination on if this will be a wetsuit legal or optional swim will not be made until the water temperature is read on race morning, so be prepared).

Swim Prime Alert: The top amateur male and female, timed from swim start to the exit of T1, will win a XTERRA Vortex 3 Full wetsuit.

Once on the bike racers leave the swim-to-bike transition (T1) and head west towards the Wheeler Canyon trail head for the 28K mountain bike section. (Competitor note: The first 1.5 miles is on Highway 158, a major road. Ride on the shoulder inside the delineators that will be placed to separate racers from traffic.  The Utah Department of Transportation has said we cannot ride in the traffic lanes.  Stay inside the delineators.  We will assess a minimum of a two-minute penalty to riders caught outside of the lane delineators, and should the police handling traffic stop you, your race is done. When pre-riding we encourage you to park and start at Wheeler Canyon trail head (or park at Snowbasin and coast down to trailhead) because parking is not permitted at Port Ramp Marina.

OK, now to the fun part. For those that have raced the USA Championship in either of the last two years, the first 10-miles through the Wheeler Creek trail are the same. It starts with mild, steady climbs on dirt, rock, and root-ridden mountain trails that climb through the magnificent Wheeler slot canyon. The trail pops out at the Art Nord trail head where riders cross old Snowbasin road and climb up the East Fork trail, then drop down into some speedy descents to the Middle Fork trail, go across old Snowbasin road one more time and connect with the Wheeler Creek Trail. Single track dominates this 10-mile stretch and elevation gains from the water at 4,900-feet to about 7,000-feet before a descent on Middle Fork trail shoots you back down.

The new section starts where the Wheeler Creek Trail meets the Sardine Peak trail. Here riders are in for some more climbing that will take them to the ridgeline, rewarding their efforts with spectacular views of Pineview Reservoir to the right, and Snowbasin to the left.

Amateur video shot on Sardine Peak trail (reverse direction from how it will be raced)

“It certainly has that ‘wow’ factor, especially with the switchbacks that twist and turn through the fall colors,” said Andrus. “It’s a sensory riot.”

“The new section of the course is so sweet, a constant smooth climb and wide enough to pass,” added local age-group phenom Nick Fisher.

More wide-open vistas of Ogden Canyon lay ahead before the downhill onto Maples trail speeds riders through a meadow filled with wildflowers and back to the bike-to-run transition at the Snowbasin lodge area where spectators will have the chance to see their friends and family coming in.

On to the trail run, the 6.1-mile trail run is pure singletrack minus a wide section coming out of transition that takes runners to the start of Green Pond trail. The 10K single-loop run zigzags its way through aspen groves and fields of wildflowers. There are a few short, very steep uphill’s and about 700-feet of climbing then descending before the jubilation of finishing in front of loads of spectators, cameramen, and a live band jamming away right on the bricks of the fabulous Snowbasin Resort.

(Competitor Note: Headphones, headsets, earbuds, walkmans, iPods, mp3 players or any personal audio device are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race. Bike or run.  Variable time penalty for infraction).

XTERRA UTAH LONG COURSE: Starts at 9:20 a.m. and is identical to USA Championship course described above

XTERRA UTAH SHORT COURSE: Starts at 9:40 a.m. Same course as past years. The swim is half-distance, one 750-meter loop. The bike is 19K with roughly 2,300-feet of climbing (it turns back to Snowbasin Resort at end of Wheeler Creek trail instead of heading up Sardine Peak trail). The run is 5K, and cuts off midway through Green Pond trail.

Xterra USA Championships September 24th

The XTERRA USA Championship is the culmination of a series of more than 50 qualifying events across the US that award points to the top athletes in XTERRA’s eight regions. The USA Championship is held in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Festival.

Pro athletes race for their share of the $80,000 prize purse. Sixty-thousand for the XTERRA America Tour Championship , and $20,000 goes to the fastest pros at nationals.

 In addition to the championship, XTERRA offers races for trail runners, as well as the XTERRA Utah short and long course off-road triathlons. Pick up tips from the pros at one of our XTERRA University clinics or enjoy the XTERRA Expo. Kids can get into the fun at the XTERRA Kids Zone.

 The XTERRA USA Championship is open to pros and qualified amateur athletes from the US. Here is how to qualify. Non-qualified athletes can race on our championship course by signing up for the XTERRA Utah long course off-road tri, which is open to everyone, or the short course which is half the distance.

Top finishers in each age division are awarded a coveted slot to the XTERRA World Championship on Maui where 550 of the world’s best competitors vie for the world championship title. Also, the fastest age group male and female swimmer timed from start to exit of T1 receive a XTERRA Vortex 3 Full wetsuit. Note: You must be present to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed after the event.

 Pro athletes from the US with a valid pro license can compete for the USA Championship title. International athletes may compete for prize money, but are not eligible for the USA Championship title. Visit the pro racing for more information.

In Association with the Harvest Moon Festival

XTERRA and the annual Harvest Moon Festival on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street team up to bring you one great weekend of family events. Whether you volunteer, participate or just spectate, there is truly something for everyone young and old

 

2nd Annual Livastride Fall Festival Trail Run at Snowbasin Resort

The 2nd Annual LivaStride Fall Trail Run Festival will be hosted at Snowbasin on October 1st.  The trail run events are broken down to 5K, 10K, and 25K.  There will also be a festival area with plenty of fun activiites and food for the family. Registration for this even will be open March 1st, 2011. Early registration deadline is September 17th, 2011. Races limited to 300 total runners so don’t forget to sign up early. Come join Snowbasin in the support of this great event and organization.

Cost Before Deadline (9.17.11):
5K- $25
10K- $35
25K- $45

Cost after Deadline:
5K- $35
10K- $45
25K- $55

Day of Registration begins at 7:30 am, only checks and cash will be accepted.
Race times: 25K- 9:00 am
5K and 10K- 10:00 am

There will be pre-race food, hot chocolate and coffee. Runners will be able to hang out in the lodge before and after the race where they will have the grills fired up with delicious food for purchase.

Each runner gets a t-shirt and 1 free raffle ticket. Additional tickets will be sold for $2.

Proceeds from this event go towards a Scholarship Program for individuals who need assistance with Higher Education. College graduates are more likely able to earn twice as much as someone one with a high school diploma. Other statistics show, people who attend college tend to be healthier and a generally more rounded person than someone who has just got a high school education.

For students coming from a less wealthy background the large cost of going to college can seem daunting for themselves and their family. The statistics for college graduates do clearly show that investing in the students own future can pay off dividends in the future, both in monetary value and in social skills and pleasure.*

To Register before the race go to:

WWW. LIVASTRIDE.ORG