Registration for the June 1, 2019 race will open on UltraSignup on December 15 at 8 a.m. Mountain Time.
Entry fees: 50K $95; 50 Mile $105; increasing by $10 on March 1 and April 15.
275 entries will be accepted, and there will be NO WAIT LIST. ALL ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE AND CANNOT BE ROLLED TO NEXT YEAR.
Why are there no transfers or rollovers and no wait list? We plan to have about 210 runners on race day. We take 275 entries because each year we have at least 60 people who register but then, unfortunately, find they are unable to run. That brings us down to our goal of 210 runners. If we let runners transfer their numbers to others, we will not get down to our number. If we take only 210 entries, instead of 275, and maintain a wait list, we would need to raise entry fees significantly to cover the race expenses. And if we let runners transfer their entry to the following year, it would give us financial troubles for the following year and make fewer entries available, so we don't do "rollovers."
Why are entry fees non-refundable? Most races have this policy for the same reason. Our race budget, and our donations to the charities we support, are based on 275 entry fees. If we were to refund 60 or more entry fees to those who register but do not run, we would have to greatly increase the entry fees in order to meet our budget. That is what races do when they give refunds or transfers. We do not want to increase our entry fees for those who run in order to give refunds to those who do not run.
Please be understanding and don't ask for a refund, transfer or rollover if you are one of those who finds yourself unable to run. It happens to all of us who race at one time or another.