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.
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Before you are allowed to participate in the Baldy Marathons.

1st thing you will need to have is the GPS Coordinates downloaded on the electronic device that you will be bring to the race.

2nd thing, if that electronic device doesn't have a map view of the race location, you will need to purchase a map of the area.

I will except entries from people who do not want to purchase an electronic device.

Those entrants will need to email a photo of the course laid out on a map.
Not just intersecting lines between GPS points.

You can print off the map area with the GPS Coordinates on the Caltopo website,
I will not accept maps that are not correct.

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.

If you register without approval, you will be removed.


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.



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.

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