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To apply for our 2023 grant opportunity click here. Applications due November 1, 2023.


Race day photos​ are available from Michael Underwood Photography!  If you're interested in any of the photos please reach out to Michael with the file number and he will send it directly to you! There is no charge for race photos but please consider making a donation on venmo: @MichaelUnderwoodPhoto

Race date for 2024 set on June 22nd.

Every year, in June, there is a race before the SJS50.  That is the race between the exiting winter and the coming summer, fluctuating between the two, in what we call spring.  Of course, there is no way to tell how it will be from one year to the next.  This year, two weeks before the race, it snowed every day above 12,000' and once in Lake City.  There are always a few weeks in June when the SJS50 course changes from impassable to passable.  


Swift, high and cold creek crossings as well as steep and long snowfields

are the issues in early season.   There was a 30% DNF rate in 2023.  There is a prior trail ultra pre-requisite to enter.  That may not be enough.  Runners applying to enter should have well established experience, skill and judgement in high mountain early season conditions.  

Registration for the lottery will run from January 15 to January 31 2024 on UltraSignup.

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