Accept the Widow Maker and Hidden Peak Challenge at Snowbird
Summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of warm weather events to participate in, like the Hidden Peak Challenge and Widow Maker races at Snowbird. Both events, one a trail running race, the other a mountain biking hill climb, take place on September 15th.
If you’re a runner, then take the Hidden Peak Challenge. It’s a 6k race that begins at the information bridge at the base of Snowbird that follows a trail to the Dick Bass Highway. From there, the route goes under the Wilbere Chair and continues up to the top of the lift. Soon after, the trail traverses the mountain, goes under the Peruvian lift and Tram. Finally, a simple run up the switchbacks to the top of Hidden Peak finishes off the race. Sounds simple on the page, yes? Well, if you plan on actually running the whole thing, it’s gonna be a beast.
Once at the top of Hidden Peak, there will be an awards ceremony along with food, drinks, and prize drawings.
The entry fee is $25, or $30 after September 8th. Participants can enter in several categories. Age divisions for the race male & female are: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Clydesdale and Walking division. For walkers, awards will be given up to 3rd place overall male and female.
The race begins at 10 a.m.
Also on tap on September 15th at Snowbird is the Widow Maker hill climb. Snowbird calls it, “Blood, Sweat and Gears,” and you’ll see why if you choose to accept the challenge.
The Widow Maker is simple. You start at the bottom of the Gad Valley, then ride your mountain bike 3,000 vertical feet to the top of the Tram on Hidden Peak while following the same route as the Hidden Peak Challenge.
Start time is also at 10am with age divisions of 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ and Clydesdale Awards will be given up to 3rd place in all divisions.
For more information or to register, go to www.sports-am.com