2013: 10/20/40 Mile Mountain Races...Part of the Idaho Trail Ultra Series
What makes a trail race a "CLASSIC"?
Big views, high altitude peaks and legendary singletrack for starters. Throw in great prizes ($$$), well stocked aid stations at reasonable intervals, crew access and a well-marked course. Host it in a beautiful mountain resort town with something for everyone to enjoy. Visit McCall, Idaho this summer and throw down on 10, 20 or 40 miles of the finest trails in Idaho...A Classic is born.
START: 40M 6:00AM, 20M 8:00AM, 10M 9:00AM
Cutoffs (40 Mile):
To be announced. For several reasons, the cutoffs will be much more generous than last year. Compared to last year: We will start 30 minutes earlier (6:00am) and allow 30 more minutes at the end (8:30pm final cutoff time). The course will be 1-2 miles shorter- closer to the true 40. This will include a single track trail that is better and more direct in getting out to Louie Lake than the ATV path taken in 2012. 10 and 20 mile racers have no cutoffs, except the final cutoff for the 40 miler- 8:30 pm.
Our awesome host: Jug Mountain Ranch (JMR).
JMR, lying just a few miles south of downtown McCall, has again graciously agreed to host our runs! With world class golf, a fabulous restaurant and miles of amazing singletrack, JMR has added a serious touch of class to the races. It will be the perfect launching point into the rugged, high alpine above. For 2013, we will have access to their amazing clubhouse and restaurant for the duration of our event- including a much better staging area for the start/finish line, registration process and BBQ. The camping will be in the same area it was in 2012- just 200 yards up the hill from the clubhouse. We will send out an email with all the camping details as the race approaches.
Visit our website and click the tabs for the 10, 20 and 40 mile courses to get updated course info. We are very excited to include the Boulder/Louie Lake areas into our races. This rugged granite area of the Lick Creek Range is easily the most alpine of any of the mountains in the McCall vicinity. Pristine blue mountain lakes, towering north faces and deep, old growth forest characterize this amazing area.