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Wasatch 100

Saturday September 9th, 2023
Kaysville, UT
Distance: 100 mile
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The Wasatch Front 100 is one of the most uniquely challenging ultrarunning events in the world. It is a study in contrasts: peaks and valleys; trail and scree; heat and cold; wet and dry; summer and winter; day and night; Desolation Lake and Point Supreme; “I can’t” and “I will!” Dickens had the Wasatch in mind when he wrote, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The primitive and isolated nature of the course is both its beauty and its challenge, for it requires the individual runner to rely primarily on himself or herself rather than the Race’s support systems. Wasatch is not just distance and speed; it is adversity, adaptation and perseverance.

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Wasatch 100, Race Date: 2022-09-09, Distance: 100 mile
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 20:30 Shawn Smith 33
2nd Male 22:43 Grant Hotaling 39
3rd Male 22:48 Jose Cruz 43
4th Male 23:56 Brandon Dase 46
Female 24:47 Sarah Pizzo 39
2nd Female 25:39 Elizabeth Butler 40
3rd Female 27:51 Callie Cooper 31
4th Female 28:08 Laynie Markisich 39
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 22:48 Jose Cruz 43
M 50-59 24:43 Steve Liechty 51
M 60-69 33:44 Berry Miller 64
F 40-49 25:39 Elizabeth Butler 40
F 50-59 35:11 Kelli Davey 50
F 60-69 35:49 Colleen Ford 60
Wasatch 100

The Wasatch 100 is a point-to-point run that traverses the heart of the central Wasatch Mountains, one of the most beautiful ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The course begins in Kaysville, Utah, at East Mountain Wilderness Park, running south to the mouth of Bair Canyon at the foot of Francis Peak, and ascends nearly 4,200 feet in 4.4 miles to the ridge line above.

The trail then turns south and follows the crest of the Wasatch range past Francis Peak, through Farmington Flats and Arthur’s Fork, along Sessions Ridge, over City Creek Pass, Big Mountain Pass and Bald Mountain, through Parley’s, Lamb’s, and Mill Creek Canyons, then past Desolation Lake and along the Wasatch Crest trail, through Big Cottonwood and American Fork Canyons, and up to Pole Line Pass and Baker Pass. After leaving Baker Pass then goes around Mill Creek Peak through the “Glide” and the “Plunge”, and down to the Pot Hollow Canyon trail head.

The course then climbs to join the OHV dirt road known as Cummings Parkway, along the mountain ridge above Heber Valley and heads south to the Cascade Springs Road until reaching the head of Decker Canyon. Runners then descend through Decker Canyon to its mouth at the Deer Creek Reservoir Trail, which leads to the finish at the Pavilion at Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park, Utah.


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