BALDY MARATHONS

20 MILE LOOP WITH OVER 2 MILES OF GAIN


AN ALPINE VERSION OF THE BARKLEY MARATHONS

RACE DISTANCES OF AND CUT-OFF TIMES.

20 MILES    - 13:20 HOURS
40 MILES    - 26:40 HOURS
100K             - 40:00 HOURS

100 MILES - 60:00 HOURS


If you keep continuing  to the next lap, the previous laps cut-off does not apply.  You have to finish the 100K or start lap 4 in under 40 hours.

DATE
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

START TIME
20 & 40 MILE - 9:00 am
100k & 100 MILE -10:00 am

A MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING STARTS 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START TIME.
​​You can print off the map area with the GPS Coordinates on the Caltopo website,
http://caltopo.com/m/R3S4
See the directions below.

After you register, become a member of the Facebook page:
"Baldy Marathons 100 Mile Challenge".

The page has all the information you'll need until race day.

100K and 100 Mile Runners

100K runners must have completed at least one 100K mountain ultra 
(over 12,500 feet of gain).

100 mile runners must have completed at least one 100 mile mountain ultra                        

(over 20,000 feet of gain).

Or I may accept you on a case by case basis, (if you've done several other races at least that distance but none over the gain amount).



So what's the hardest 100 miler in the US?

It's not Barkley.  Barkley is more like 130 miles.
Whether you think it's Hardrock or Ouray, there's still one unanswered question.


What's next???

As of now it's been doubling the distance. 
But I have your answer to what's next.
This 100k alone has as much gain as the Hardrock 100.
The answer is Baldy Marathons!

Start and finish is at the Mount Baldy Ski Lodge above Mount Baldy, CA.​
Laps 3 & 4 will be in reverse direction.
​Lap 5 will be runners choice. 


The ski lift is usually open at 7:00am, or it's a 2.5 mile hike to start at the ski lodge.  

You pass through the ski lodge halfway into the loop.
There's water and restrooms 24/7 and the ski lodge and restaurant open on the weekends at 8am.

*** Do not bring anything up to the ski lodge.***
***There is no way to look after anything.***
***Your vehicle will be your supported aid station.***


Parking your vehicle at the ski lift parking lot will let you pass right by at mile 12, (mile 8 on reverse loops).

You will need a National Forest Adventure Pass 
for your vehicle.
(If you are ticketed, it's a $5 ticket, but you have to mail in the ticket).

The most up to date information on the race is on the Facebook page "Baldy Marathons".  
This race is free because it is just a fat-ass / meet-up run.  

You can have a pacer after the 1st loop, as long as the number of runners remaining stays under 25.
I can not get a permit where you go, so you are out there on your own behalf.

Welcome to Baldy Marathons.
Here are the directions to help you embark upon your journey.

From Aaron's Pad, climb up Beginners Hill.
While coming down, continue left on Ronny and Lorelei's Trail, (GPS #1).
Take the left up to the top of Eric's Plunge. (GPS #2).
Continue north and descend Eric's Plunge to the flatter ridge.
After 1/2 mile on the flatter ridge, turn left down Satan's Ridge. (GPS #3).
Go down Satans Ridge down to Hades before Satan's Ridge gets too sketchy.
About a mile you will go around 2 sets of trees not far apart with a steep 10' drop after each.
After the trees look for the 3' high boulders where the wash gets steep.

At Hell),  (GPS #4), cross Molten Creek and head up to the dirt road.
Turn right (down) the dirt road.
After 200-300 yards you will find a faint path to the top of the Upper Plateau.
Go across The Upper Plateau and follow Impending Doom up.
At the top you will come to Finally Road (GPS #7).

(Unless you are going to quit, going up Quitters Road to Aaron's Pad is not allowed).
Follow Finally Road down and take Emilio's Way up (GPS #8).

At the very top of Emilio's Way (GPS #9), take Candyland back down to Aaron's Pad.
From Aaron's Pad, take the Upper Ski Chute down to Baldy Road....

***DO NOT take Baldy Road down from the ski lodge,(Doing so will get you disqualified).***
At Baldy Road, turn left for 10 yards and take the Ski Chute under the ski lift all the way down.
Take the Zig-Zags to the right and take the shortcut down to the Painted Rock.

Directly in back of the Painted Rock, head straight up Ginny's Crawl to Baldy Road.
Take Baldy Road left, (down) and take the trail to the right.
After only 160 yards, turn right up the trail on The Big Climb, (GPS #11).

At the top of The Big Climb, (GPS #12), follow Candyland left up to Heaven.
Head north down Triumph Hill.
Continue down until just past the lowest point of the saddle (10' above).

Head back up Triumph Hill to Heaven and take Candyland back to Aaron's Pad.
Previous Finishers:
(*) = Number of miles completed.

OCTOBER 2015
7 Starters - No Finishers.
It was an icy mess.


APRIL 2016
11 Starters - 3 Finishers
28 degree temps, whiteout conditions and 95mph gusts.
20 Miles
1.  12:06 Joel Gat 
2.  12:57 Ginny LaForme
3.  12:57 Eric Robinson


1 OCTOBER 2016
14 Starters - 2 Finishers
Perfect Weather 
20 Miles
1.  9:15 Eric Robinson (*30)
2. 11:06 Ginny Laforme


29 APRIL 2017
27 Staters - 11 Finishers
Just a little wind.
20 Miles
​1.  9:05 Eric Robinson (*30)
2. 10:08 Chris Johnson
3. 10:50 Tina Ure
4. 11:02 Matt Ardine (*30)
5. 11:20 Matthew Menacher
6. 11:35 Keshav Dahiya 
7. 11:35 Gus Safar 
8. 11:39 Ginny LaForme
9. 13:08 Rachel Ballard
100K
1. 36:36 James Bueno
2. 36:38 Scott Martin