Race Day Info

Date / Time: Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Race Distance: 100 Miles

Location (Start / Finish): Mesa Top Trailhead, Grand Mesa, CO

Race Day Temperature at Start (High / Low Avg.): 87 / 53 F

Sunrise / Sunset: 6:09 AM / 8:26 PM

Race Cutoff (Hrs.): 34

Course Information

Course Layout(Map): Multiple lollipop style out and backs in series

Terrain: Mostly single track with technical rocky climbs fast flowing forest track, and remote off-trail sections

Elevation Change (Ascent / Decent): 27,142 ft. (13,571 ft. / 13,571 ft.)

Altitude Above Sea Level (Min. / Max.): 5,809 ft. / 11,200 ft.

Number of Aid Stations (Max. distance in miles between A.S.): 9 (10.5 mi.)

Race Information

Cost: $175 through Feb 28th then $200

Completion rate: 84% (16/19) 20178 Finishers 2015, 54% (14/26) 2014

Course Record (M/F): 20:30:00 Jeremy Bradford (2013) / 21:21:00 Rhonda Claridge (2013)

Prerequisites / Lottery / Trail Work Req.: No / No / No

Qualifying Race for: N/A

Race Series: N/A

Website: https://www.grandmesaultras.com

Race Director: Kristi and Scott Vig

Year Established: 2010 (New Directors as of 2016)

Other Race Distances: 30k / 55k / 50 mi.

Fun Fact:

  1. Covering roughly 500 square miles, the Grand Mesa is the largest flattop mountain in the world. The mesa stands around 6,000 ft. above the surrounding river valleys.
  2. Camping for the race is free at the Start/Finish. The post-race feast is blast.  Last year runners were greeted with elk and veggie burgers at the finish line!

Nearest Airports (HRs): Grand Junction, CO (1)

Race Reports

2017 and Earlier

Grand Mesa 100 Race Report – Mark Marzen

Grand Mesa 50 Miler – Kate Avery

2014 Grand Mesa 100 Race Report – Giff Walters

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