5 Canyons Bike Challenge and Ultramarathon
HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
5 Canyons Bike Challenge – August 29, 2020 @ 7:30 AM
5 Canyons is one of the most daunting cycling challenges in the country, ascending more than 14,000 feet over 116 miles through all five of Salt Lake City’s beautiful riding canyons, comprising three HC climbs and two Category 2 climbs—in one day! Nicknamed Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, the ride has more vert than even Mount Whitney (the tallest peak in the lower 48) and shows that no mountain is too high to keep us from protecting and helping children. It also shows that people can overcome any challenge. (All proceeds benefit four awesome charities working to put an end to childhood trauma.) Those who complete the challenge will not only have gained some serious bragging rights, but they will have done some good in the world. If you think you have what it takes, rally your friends and come join us in August! To see all the details and register for the ride, click here.
5 Canyons Ultra – August 29, 2020 @ 7:30 AM
5 Canyons Ultra is one of Utah’s most beautiful–and challenging–ultras,
showing once again Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!. The run begins at Elbow Fork in Millcreek Canyon and then proceeds up the Mount Aire Trail over Lamb’s Canyon Pass and down Lamb’s Canyon Trail through Lamb’s Canyon into Parley’s Canyon. It continues from Parley’s Canyon along the Sheep Trail and Mormon Pioneer Trail into Emigration Canyon, and then down Emigration Canyon Road to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. From there, we climb up Mount Wire and then down George’s Hollow continuing on the BST over to City Creek Canyon, finishing at Memory Grove Park. The run includes more than 6,000 feet of vert over 50 kilometers (32 miles)!
5 Canyons 5K – August 29, 2020 @ 7:30 AM
Not in the mood to run 50K? How about 5K? While waiting for a friend or loved one to cross the finish line at the Capitol, why not join the fight? The 5 Canyons 5K starts at the Capitol, wraps along Bonneville Blvd. (at the base of City Creek Canyon) to the Children’s Justice Center on 11th Ave., and then comes back again to finish at the Capitol. There’s no sense in letting everyone else enjoy all the fun.
In addition to your registration fee, please consider including your family and friends in the fight by asking them to donate a penny for each foot of elevation you climb during the ride. ALL proceeds from the event (and merchandise sales) go to help four incredible organizations making a real difference in our community: Prevent Child Abuse Utah, Friends of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center, Operation Underground Railroad, and the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition.
To register for the Bike Challenge, click here.
To register for the Ultramarathon, click here.
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