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Broken Arrow Skyrace

21-Jun-2019 Squaw Valley, California, USA

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Mountains Race Race Terrain
52KM / 32Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 26KM/16M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

Entry From $110 USD

The Broken Arrow Skyrace, Presented by Salomon, represents the first official Skyrace to occur in California. This iconic race encompasses more than just running. It is a true test of how fast you can move through the mountains.

The course races up mountain trails, scrambles across ridgelines and up gullies, and speeds through Tahoe’s forests. It provides a rewarding challenge for everyone who wants to test themselves in the mountains.

The race will start in Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics and the starting point of the Western States Endurance Run, and romps through the mountainous terrain surrounding the area.

Stunning views of Lake Tahoe? YES!
Incredible running above treeline along the top of the Sierra? YES!
Great competition for all levels? YES!
One of the most rewarding races you have ever run? YES!

The Broken Arrow Skyrace will have three distances to match the ability of all participants:

A 32.23-mile distance with over 11,000 ft. of elevation gain. This race follows a loop course and will start and finish in Squaw Valley. This race is part of the Altra US Skyrunner Series.

A 16.4-mile distance with over 6000 ft. of elevation gain. This race follows a loop course and will start and finish in Squaw Valley. This race is NOT part of the Altra US Skyrunner Series.

A “VK” or vertical kilometer distance that is 3-3.5 miles and gains ~3200 ft. This race ends at the top of a mountain. This race is part of the Altra US Skyrunner Series.

Please join us for what is going to be an exciting and memorable event for ALL participants.

 

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Ethan Veneklasen

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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allora

03:09 30-07-17

Incredible--amazing views, volunteers, participants, and organizers. A tough course with countless rewards.

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