Valkyrie Segment: Trail Run (TRL)

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The Valkyrie Relay spans nearly 100 miles of Utah’s spectacular ‘Wasatch Back’ mountain range. The event pits teams of up to 9 specialized competitors, each racing against the clock and exchanging between trail running, kayak/canoe paddling, marathon, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, open water swimming, and road cycling.

The Trail Run undulates along the Jordanelle Reservoir Perimeter Trail. Starting pre-dawn, headlamps are required. Pace-setting Trail Runners benefit from cooler weather as they lengthen the field. Maneuvering space will be a premium at the exchange at the end of the Trail Run. If you can get ahead, do it.

INFO

Teammates: 1
Distance: 10.0 mls / 16.1 km
Elevation Gain: 1322 ft /403 m
Start: Ross Creek Trailhead
Finish: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 am

 

 

 

 

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Course Map

The Trail Run undulates along the Jordanelle Reservoir Perimeter Trail. Starting pre-dawn, headlamps are required. Pace-setting Trail Runners benefit from cooler weather as they lengthen the field. Maneuvering space will be a premium at the exchange at the end of the Trail Run. If you can get ahead, do it.

Parking Information

Parking at Trail Run Start: The limited parking at the Ross Creek Trailhead is for Valkyrie Relay operational vehicles and Trail Run competitor drop-offs only. Team vehicles, gear, and other competitors should continue to the first transition area at Rock Cliff Campgrounds. Parking at Trail Run > Paddle Transition: The limited parking at the Rock Cliff Campgrounds boat-ramp is for Valkyrie Relay operational vehicles and team boat and competitor load & unloading only. The nearest dedicated parking for competitors and their gear is at the Valkyrie Relay Bivouac at the Rock Cliff Campground. Some vehicle staging is available nearby at the mouth of Rock Cliff Rd on SR-32 (driver remains with the vehicle), as drivers wait to load boats, trail racers, and paddlers. (see map) *Parking is limited along the course so we highly suggest that your team travel together as much as possible, ideally having a team vehicle (s) with non-competing drivers that can pick-up and drop off team members and gear along the course as the race progresses. Please review the section on Wingmates, event parking, and the Valkyrie Relay Bivouacs.

Transition Information

Exchange Zone Details: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp. Tag at boat staging zone. Assist PAD in getting the boat into and out of the water.

Segment Rules

Your team member must complete this leg and tag your teammate before the Trial Run course has closed. Don’t run down the middle of the trail. Run to the right side to allow others to pass safely. This leg of the race begins in the early morning before sunrise. All racers are required to come equipped with a headlamp or flashlight that can be used to light the trail ahead. We strongly recommend that you refrain from using portable music players at our events. This is a safety issue—you need to be able to hear the runners around you and any safety or medical vehicles (including bikes) that are trying to move along the course. Competitors must race on the trail. No short cuts or cutting corners, not even to pass. The event organizer reserves the right to remove a runner from the course if, in our judgement, it is possible that serious or fatal injury could result from continued participation.