Relay race start: Sept 3, 2021 @ 8:04pm MT
Relay race end: Sept 4, 2021 @ 7:06am MT
The course is a beautiful, flat 2-mile loop on the Bonneville Salt Flats - the fastest speedway on earth - on which you (Ultra) or your relay team of 4, 6, or 8 will see how many miles you can run from dusk to dawn (~11 hours). The team who runs the most miles in each team category wins a trophy!
Grab your closest friends, family, teammates, co-workers, random strangers (not necessarily advised) and get your team together! Teams consist of 4, 6, or 8 people - or you can run solo through the Ultra category. Find pricing info below.
For your non-runner family and friends who still want to come and enjoy the night and support you - get a Party Supporter wristband! (more info on Party Supporter below)
Or sign up
There are 2 rules:
1. Every runner on your team has to run at least 1 lap (2 miles).
2. In order for your final lap to count, you must finish it by sunrise.
Otherwise, you make your own strategy. Decide who will run when, how many laps, who will start, finish, etc. It's up to you! Get together and figure out how you can run the most miles from dusk to dawn.
WHAT TO EXPECT
RUNNING ON SALT
Be prepared: there will be salt. LOTS of salt. You will be running, sleeping, dancing, and partying on salt. It's one of the reasons Dusk to Dawn Relay Race is awesome! Salt actually cleans up pretty easily, so don't worry...Some people say it's like running on the moon (like any of us know). It's not slippery, packed down in most areas, and sort of feels like running on a trail.
BASE CAMP + STARTING LINE
The Base Camp area is the hub of the race - race info & medical tent, DJ, activities, restrooms, water, food, and runner hand-off area. As the race is at night, the Base Camp will be lit with light towers and LED lights (except during the Dark Sky Hour event). The loop course is lit up with small lights on the ground.
Teams can set up camp chairs, canopies, and/or cots at or near the Base Camp. No camping in tents is allowed on the salt, due to BLM restrictions. If you want to camp in a tent, you can do so in the dirt area off of the 3-mile access road.
The parking area and base camp are located about 1/4 mile from the end of the 3-mile access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway (click here for directions to the speedway). The Bonneville Salt Flats are located about 1.5 hours west of Salt Lake City, UT, and about 2 hours from Provo and Layton, UT.
Parking will be slightly removed (about 200 feet) from the base camp and starting line to protect the runners. You will have access to your cars to take a nap, retrieve gear, etc.
Course map is not drawn to scale, and the layout may be adjusted slightly from year to year (it's all flat and looks the same, so we try to mix things up a little...)
Although activities change from year to year, here are some events you can look forward to during the night when you're not running:
DJ + Dance party
Telescopes looking at the stars, Saturn's rings, etc.
Dark Sky Hour (turn off all the lights and run under the milky way)
Deluxe Pancake Breakfast for charity
WHAT TO BRING
Headlamp and/or reflective running clothing - absolutely essential!
Due to public access of the Salt Flats at night, there may be other cars driving on the flats unaware of our event. The course will be marked and we will provide safety measures, but please do your part in keeping everyone safe
Emergency contact information
Click on the Dusk to Dawn Relay Packing List to view a list of other helpful items to bring.
Medical support will be available at the Race Info tent.
Water, electrolyte drinks, bars, and bananas will be provided during the night. Please bring any other running fuel you need during the night.
We all have family and friends who want to support us, but don't want to run. The Party Supporter wristband provides that opportunity! Come support your runners and participate in all the activities (minus the running), giveaways, music, and pancake breakfast for charity. All you have to do is buy a Party Supporter wristband!
$15 PER WRISTBAND
Below is the cost breakdown:
40% - BLM Fee
20% - Charity/Pancake Breakfast
40% - Awesome Party Supplies Fee
Buy a few wristbands for your family and friends when you register or have them buy their own, and come have a great time together!
Come volunteer with us! Here are the perks:
Access to all the activities (giveaway drawings, games, music, glowsticks etc.)
Amazing photo ops
Deluxe pancake breakfast (if you're there in the morning)
Helping pull off the coolest event ever
We need volunteers for the following jobs:
Set up course and base camp
Help with participant check-in
Answer participants questions
Provide medical assistance
Help distribute food
Hand out medals + giveaways
Clean up course and base camp
4-person team: $70/person ($280/team)
6-person team: $65/person ($390/team)
8-person team: $60/person ($480/team)
*until March 1, 2021
4-person team: $80/person ($320/team)
6-person team: $75/person ($450/team)
8-person team: $70/person ($560/team)
**until May 15, 2021
4-person team: $85/person ($340/team)
6-person team: $80/person ($480/team)
8-person team: $75/person ($600/team)
***until July 20, 2021
4-person team: $95/person ($380/team)
6-person team: $90/person ($540/team)
8-person team: $85/person ($680/team)
Registration ends on August 28, 2021
I know we all hate price increases, but you know, race logistic stuff...
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