Saturday, August 2, 2014
An endurance race for the trail warrior. This event is a long time Park City tradition, a 16-mile +/- trail running loop on challenging single track trail with 3,000′ of elevation gain. The La Sportiva Mountain Cup features 10 of the best trail races in the country and the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase has been a part of this series since the beginning.
This event is also part of the “Triple Trail Challenge” a 3-stage race that includes the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase, Park City Full or Half Marathon and Mid-Mountain Marathon.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Approximately a 16 +/- mile trail run from the First Time chairlift at the base of Park City Mountain Resort (7000′) to the breathtaking (literally) top of Jupiter Peak (10,400′) and back, on the challenging single track trails found within the Park City Mountain Resort property. There are 5 aid stations with water, but carrying water is encouraged. We anticipate the 2014 course to be very similar to 2013.
For our safety we will set-up a return to start/finish location. If you are not at the Shadow Lake Loop Aid Station by 10:00 a.m. (2-hours after you start, and 6 miles from the start, you will be asked to return to the start/finish). If you choose to continue against our recommendations, you do so at your own risk and we will ask for your bib.
RACER BIB PICK-UP: Registration and the Race Start will be located at the Park City Mountain Resort on the South end of the First Time parking lot (please stay clear of the construction staging area at the North end of the lot). Ample parking is available. Registration/Bib pickup will open at 7:00 a.m. and close promptly at 7:45 a.m.
PARTICIPANT & SPECTATOR PARKING: Parking is restricted at Silver Star. ALL participants must park at the Resort (it is only a quick .6 of a mile to/from Silver Star to the First Time lot, a 3-minute ride on the City bus is available for FREE!). All participants and spectators should park at Park City Mountain Resort on the South end of the First Time parking lot. Ample parking is available.
TRIPLE TRAIL CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS: If you are a returning TTC participant, please bring your jacket to bib pick up, the morning of Jupiter Peak Steeplechase. There will be an area set up for you to label and leave your jacket with us so that we can have this year's event logo/date embroidered on it for you. TTC jackets will be return at the Mid Mountain Marathon. New / First-time TTC participants will receive the jacket at the Mid Mountain Marathon - only if all three events are completed.
FINISH LINE: At the finish participants will receive their event tee, complimentary snack and POWERADE. The Silver Star Café will also have a variety of other offerings for purchase so please plan accordingly.
AWARDS: Awards will be held in the finish area at 11:30 am. Awards will be given to the overall top three finishers for both men and women.