Saturday, Jun 15, 2024

Rose Canyon Ultra

Butterfield Canyon Rd

Herriman, UT 50k, 30k

Registration closes: Fri, Jun 14 @ 11:59PM MT

Why Sign Up For This Race?

Beautiful course, free breakfast, good company, race photos, custom locally made finisher medal and awards, friendly competition, and a performance t-shirt you will actually want to wear when running. What more could you want? Really if you can think of something let us know and we will try to get it!

The Rose Canyon Ultra uses the best trails in the Rose, Butterfield, and Yellow Fork Canyon areas. This rugged and beautiful area will leave you wanting to come back over and over.

You will take in amazing scenery from densely wooded areas to stunning ridges offering impressive vistas of the surrounding mountains. This is a rugged yet incredibly beautiful trail race ranging from perfectly smooth single track trails to steep rocky climbs and that will push you to your limits.

At the end of it all we believe you will love this race and all of its diversity. Our only regret is we can't be out there running it with you.

We recommend viewing our website for more information including course map and details as well as other races we offer! www.happytrailsrace.com

General

Race
June 15th 2024
Starts and finishes at the Butterfield Trailhead Regional Park

50k will start 5:30 am
Registration - $80/$90/$100

30k will start 6:30 am
Registration $60/$70/$80

Packet pickup
Friday 3 pm to 6 pm at the Sandy Salt Lake Running Store 8946 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070.

Race day pickup starts at 4:30 am*
*We strongly recommend getting your bib the day before to avoid lines in the morning (especially 50k). You already have enough to worry about in the morning, get your bib the day before!

We recommend all runners arrive at least 45 minutes early to ensure a stress free and smooth start. Pre-race announcement 15 minutes before each start time.

Swag
Runners will receive a high quality race shirt and a custom locally made finishers medal.

Post Race Breakfast and Lunch
Great Harvest Bread will have cinnamon rolls, cookies, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.

For lunch we will pick up some pizza and soda for all you runners out there still enjoying the course. Also the race director, if he doesn't eat every 3 hours he gets cranky.

Awards
Overall male and female will receive a custom locally made plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Salt Lake Running Company will provide 1st place with gift cards as well!

Age Division medals will also be handed out to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in these age groups: >20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Free Photos
Xotio Media will be taking photos. Photos will be hosted on their website providing easy access for downloads using bib recognition. We will NOT put a logo or watermark on your picture. Instead of ruining your picture with our logo we would rather rely on you telling your friends and family about our races!

Finish Line
Awards ceremony will be held when we have our winners. Revive Sport & Spine will be there to help with your aches and pains post race, Dr. Reheisse is amazing! We will also have a Photo backdrop for pictures with friends.

Navigation
Course is marked with pink flags, ribbons, signs, and trail marshals. We don't want anybody getting lost!

Parking
Free parking and lots of it.

Word of mouth
Your friends and family are the best way to promote this race. Running is much more fun with a buddy!

Volunteers
These events are not possible without help! To show our appreciation all volunteers will receive a $65 credit for any future Happy Trails race. Expires after one year. In addition volunteers will have access to food at the finish line area.? Click here for more info!

Late Registration
Begins May 15th and closes June 14th at 11:59 pm

We cannot guarantee all participants registering after May 15th will be able to order a shirt. We will order extra to do our best to accommodate late registration. If we do not have your size or you do not want a shirt you can use code NOSHIRT at checkout for $10 off registration.

Same Day Registration
Not available. Registration will close Friday night at 11:59 pm

Weather
Average high is 82*F and average low is 58*F in June for this area and time. This is why we start early and have a 10 hour cut off!

50k

This race starts at the new Butterfield Trailhead Regional Park. Amazing area nestled right at the base of Butterfield Canyon with Kennecott Mine overlooking the area.

The first segment will have you taking advantage of all the new Butterfield Trails including the ridge trail that will eventually have you meet up with the Yellow Fork Road. Take this scenic road a mile down to the first aid station.

After reaching Yellow Forks Aid you will begin your Butterfield road journey. Despite this being a dirt road for a few miles it is very pretty and will reward you with great vistas at the top.

What comes up must go down, you will turn off Butterfield road and have a mixture of everything from single track to fire road. After some ups and downs you will head down Big Rock Trail which is one of the best in this area.

Big Rock will take you to the Yellow Forks Aid again. From there you will leave back up the Yellow Forks Trail, another amazing trail with great scenery. You will take this up the steep but pretty Gunslinger Trail and then run down the equally as pretty Rio Escondido trail.

Turkey Hollow will take you up the ridge again where you will have awesome views of Kennecott Mine. After this ridge you will take the nice single track Butterfield trails to the finish!

*We will have trail marshals, signs, and cones directing runners at the Yellow Forks Aid station due to this being two aid stations. Makes it easy for your friends and family to cheer you on!

Start to Aid 1 - 10.9 miles +1,418/-1,171 ft
**Crew allowed - Parking at Yellow Fork Trailhead**

Aid 1 to Aid 2 - 9.1 miles +2,256/-2,256 ft
*Cutoff for aid 2 will be 12:00 pm (6.5 hours)
**Crew allowed - Parking at Yellow Fork Trailhead**

Aid 2 to Finish - 10.8 miles +1,842/-2,095 ft
*Cutoff for finish is 3:30 pm (10 hours)

30.8 miles and +5,450 ft elevation total
74% Dirt Trail, 13% Fire Road, 13% Dirt Road​

**Hydration vest or bottle REQUIRED. This course has 2 aid stations. This is due to the remoteness of the area. Butterfield Peaks Road does not allow vehicles or we would be all over that. This also lets us offer this race for less money. There will be trail marshals to ensure safety and course adherence.

30k

This race starts at the new Butterfield Trailhead Regional Park. Amazing area nestled right at the base of Butterfield Canyon with Kennecott Mine overlooking the area.

The first segment will have you taking advantage of all the new Butterfield Trails including the ridge trail that will eventually have you meet up with the Yellow Fork Road. Take this scenic road a mile down to the first aid station.

From there you will take the Yellow Forks Trail, another amazing trail with great scenery. You will take this up the steep but pretty Gunslinger Trail and then run down the equally as pretty Rio Escondido trail.

Turkey Hollow will take you up the ridge again where you will have awesome views of Kennecott Mine. After this ridge you will take the nice single track Butterfield trails to the finish!

*We will have trail marshals, signs, and cones directing runners at the Yellow Forks Aid station due to this being two aid stations. Makes it easy for your friends and family to cheer you on!

Start to Aid 1 - 8.2 miles +1,083/-834 ft
*Cutoff for aid 1 is 12:00 pm (5.5 hours)

Aid 2 to Finish - 10.8 miles +1,842/-2,095 ft
*Cutoff for finish is 3:30 pm (9 hours)

19 miles and +2,881 ft elevation total
84% Dirt Trail, 11% Fire Road, 5% Dirt Road​

**Hydration vest or bottle REQUIRED. This course has 1 aid station. This is due to the remoteness of the area. Butterfield Peaks Road does not allow vehicles or we would be all over that. This also lets us offer this race for less money. There will be trail marshals to ensure safety and course adherence.

Navigation

Course is marked with pink flags, ribbons, signs, and trail marshals. The flagging will come before, during, and after the turn. This flagging will be on the same side of the trail as the turn. For example, a right turn will have flagging on the right side of the trail before and after the right turn.

We will only mark turns, trail changes or areas we feel need it. If you come to an intersection or see a trail branching off the main trail and there are no flags stay on the same trail and continue straight. This course will be well marked

About Us

At Happy Trails Running we focus on a beautiful course and an amazing experience. We want our races to be events that runners look forward to every year. We believe in quality over quantity which is why we cap all races at 300 or less participants. This lets us hold races in unique areas that would be off limits to a large race due to parking and trail capacity.

We also believe in keeping everything local. This enables us to both support our community but also keep costs down. We want our races to be simple, affordable, and convenient for runners. You won't find huge expos at our races, just local businesses, friends, and family having a great time!

If there is anything we can do to improve your experience with our races please reach out to us. We are always trying to improve our events. Your feedback, what you liked and did not like, is the best way to achieve this.

Our courses will not focus on setting PR's with mostly downhill running but instead on enjoying all of the beautiful trails the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. We hope our races will make lasting memories and experiences for all of our runners.

If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you!

We hope to see you at the races or on the trails. Until then, Happy Trails!

Event's current local time: 5:14 AM MT

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