Valkyrie Segment: Trail Run (TRL)

OVERVIEW

The race begins with an undulating 10.7-mile Trail Run, along the Jordanelle Reservoir. 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 transition at the end of the Trail Run. If you can get ahead, do it.

COURSE HOURS

Full Course Trail Run: Jordanelle Reservoir 5:00 – 8:00AM Sprint Course Trail Run: Soldier Hollow 8:30 – 11:30AM

INFO

For Team Check-In, see Race Day Procedures (link) TRAIL RUN (TRL) LEG 1 TEAMMATES: 1 DISTANCE: 10.7/16.4 ELEVATION GAIN: 1322/403 FT/M STARTING POINT: Ross Creek Trailhead, Jordanelle Reservoir COURSE HOURS 5:00-8:00AM (sunrise is 05:54AM) COURSE LOCATION: The Ross Creek Trailhead is located on Longview Dr off of Highway 248, Hideout, UT. The trail continues South, then East along the East shore of Jordaneelle Reservior for 10.2/16.4 mls/km and transitions to the Paddle segment at the Rock Cliff boat-ramp.

 

 

 

 

 

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Course Map

The race begins with an undulating 10.7-mile Trail Run, along the Jordanelle Reservoir. 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 transition 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 Race competitor drop-offs only. Team vehicles, gear and other competitors should continue to the first transition area at Rock Cliff Campgrounds. PARKING AT THE 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. 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 Roack Cliff Rd on SR-32 (driver remains with vehicle), as drivers wait to load boats, trail racers and paddlers. (see diagram) *Parking is limited along the course so we highly suggest that your team travel together as much as possible, ideally having a team vehicles(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

TRL>PAD TRANSITION: At the Trail Run Finish timing sensor, competitors will tag their team’s Paddle segment (PAD) counterpart waiting at the boat staging area with their boat. Trail Run and Road Race competitors may assist their Paddle teammates in moving the boat into and back out of the water. The movement of boats in and out of the water is "on the clock."

Segment Rules

1. Course hours for the Trail Run leg are from 5:00 - 8:00AM. Your team member must complete this leg and tag your Paddle teammate before the Trial Run course has closed. 2. Don’t run down the middle of the trail. Run to the right side to allow others to pass safely. 3. This leg of the race begins in the early morning before sunrise. All racers are required to come equiped with a headlamp or flashlight that can be used to light the trail ahead. 4. 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. 5. Competitors must race on the trail. No short cuts or cutting corners, not even to pass. 6. 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.