Moose 100 Miler

  • 102 Miles of Mountainous Pain

  • 22,000+ ft. Vertical Ft. Elevation Gain 

  • 22,000+ ft. Vertical Ft. Elevation Loss

  • (40,000+ Vertical Ft. Change)

  • Start time 6:00 am on Friday, July 17th, 2020

  • The final cut-off is 36 hours (6:00 pm on Saturday) 

*Prerequisites: Completed a verifiable 100k race in the previous 2 years or sub 12-hour 50 mile race, in addition to possessing a healthy appetite for beauty and adventure. 


  • Start & Finish at Big Elk Creek YMCA camp located here, the course covers 2 GIANT 51-mile figure-eight loops: Loop #1 is clock-wise, loop #2 is run counter-clockwise

    • 95+% Single Track (zero asphalt, only a few miles of dirt road)

  • Cut-offs: There are only 3:

    • Big Elk Creek (halfway point) leaving by 2:00 am Saturday morning

    • N. Indian Cr., the final time​, leaving by 11:00 am Saturday morning
    • Big Elk Creek finish, 6:00 pm Saturday evening
  • Creek Crossings, there are multiple ones, depending on snowmelt, but none of them are over thigh-deep with the deepest being Big Elk Cr. and a rope is secured during high water years

    • You will have wet feet, you will NEED merino wool socks and shoes that drain well

      • We discourage the use of waterproof shoes as they won't breathe well in the July heat​

  • Drop Bags & Crew/Spectator Access are at the start/finish at Big Elk and N. Indian Cr. located here. Mile 51 is Big Elk Creek start/finish and the rest are at N. Indian: miles 21, 42, 60, and 81.

    • Any crew offering aid outside of aid station locations will result in an automatic disqualification for their runner

    • Cell phone coverage is limited, with partial coverage at the YMCA Camp and good coverage along the highway, while N. Indian Cr. has no coverage ​

      • Runners will have cell coverage along various points ​on the Quaker Flats section and a little bit in Blowout Canyon. A good rule of thumb is that whenever you can see the Palisades Resivor you will have cell coverage for Verizon users

  • Pacer access allowed at all drop bag points after mile 42, (at N. Indian Cr. Aid Station) and required to wear a "PACER" bib.

    • Each 100-miler entrant is allowed 1 pacer bib and it can be picked up during packet pickup.

    • While your pacer is pacing you (not before or after) they are allowed full access to aid station food and drink. 

    • Pacers cannot hike in for you to pick them up at any of the wilderness aid stations, they can only be picked up at N. Indian or Big Elk Cr. 

  • Wilderness Aid Stations located at miles 8, 16, 26, 35, 63, 72, 83, 92, 94 for a total of 14 fully-stocked aid station stops

    • Medical personnel will be staffed at most of these locations and have In-Reach GPS units to text back to the medical director​

    • Liquid IV's will not be available

  • Filtering Water: We do not recommend drinking from any of the streams without using a water filter. There are multiple points to filter water if needed, except for 2 major stretches: 

    • Quaker Flat/Blowout Canyon has lots of climbing, exposure, and the only possibility of water access​ being along Spring Run (closer to N. Indian Cr.)

    • Dry Canyon is a long dry stretch after leaving Garden Gnome aid station late in the race, so stock up well

      • A couple of miles up ​Garden Canyon there is a possibility of water access before the canyon turns to the west, this a good place to filter water and top yourself off before your last grueling climb late in the race

  • Pre-Race Communication: We make frequent updates on social media (so please follow us) but will also send out critical communication over email

  • Pricing: $275 by 12/31/19  - $300 by 3/31/20 - $325 until registration closes July 4, 2020

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Getting to the Big Elk Creek YMCA Camp: Click here for directions

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