Located in:Kanab, Utah, UT
Terrain: 2 - rolling; total climb up to 50 feet per mile (2,500 feet in 50 miles)
Surface: 4 - trail or dirt road with substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
How did your race conception come about?
The Grand to Grand Ultra is the joint vision of three friends who sought to create a world class stage footrace in North America. For almost two years, Colin Geddes, Terry Madl and Tess Geddes, the three Co-Founders and Event Directors searched high and low for the most iconic course possible on a continent that offers a plethora of unsurpassed beauty. It was the unique opportunity to organize an event that would stretch from the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, to the relatively unknown but equally geologically iconic Grand Staircase, that settled the location.
What makes runners sign up for your race?
The Grand to Grand Ultra 2012 will be the FIRST ever self supported stage footrace in North America.
It is also the first ever stage footrace to start from the rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
The course will follow a unique route of trails and cross country tracks among the most spectacular landscape.
To experience a week of pushing oneself to their physical limit in the company of like minded people in the most amazing wilderness.
The reputation of our Event Directors and confidence that we will deliver a quality event.
The opportunity to take part in something unique.
Probably the most beautiful landscape of any footrace in the world.
We have received the endorsement of Ray Zahab (www.rayzahab.com, www.impossible2possible.com), one of the ultra world's most accomplished endurance athletes. This is a rare compliment, as Ray has never before allowed his name to be used to endorse an event. It is his belief in the uniqueness of the Grand to Grand Ultra and our philosophy to organize an environmentally conscious and sustainable event that brought us together.
The awards ceremony at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas, to round off a gruelling week in the wilderness!
Our event is probably the most ambitious and unique footrace to be conceived on the American continent and is being marketed globally. Within less than three weeks of launching the event, we have already had athletes from 14 countries sign up. This event will therefore be the most international of all ultramarathons in America.
What's unique about your race that sets you apart?
International event directors with broad experience of organizing events and businesses globally.
Deep experience of multi day stage races.
The first race ever to be endorsed by Ray Zahab.
A portion of our profits will be donated to i2P.
A highly respected Advisory Council consisting of accomplished athletes and seasoned professionals from the ultra world.
The first ever self supported stage footrace in North America.
The race start at the north rim of the Grand Canyon and finish on the summit of the Grand Staircase.
The most international ultra event in North America.
What does your schwag bag and finisher awards look like?
Currently a secret but you know its going to be great!
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