Also 17-mile Blaylock Creek “fun” run; both events are out-and-back courses utilizing the Athens-Big Fork trail.
No entry fee, however, a donation of $5 per runner is encouraged to support the Big Fork Community Center, which is opened for the event.
NOTE: This event is NOT for trail-newbies.
If you are not an experienced trail- or ultra-runner (or adventure racer), we happily invite you to one of the other UTS runs, BUT NOT THIS ONE. This is a difficult event on a difficult trail that presents many opportunities for one to get lost, injured, exhausted, or incapacitated--with sparse access for rescue.
Please do not be enticed into trying this run because of the difficulty warning--it is merely an honest attempt at preventing the run organizers from having to find and rescue someone ill-equipped for the event.
A cut-off time of 10:30am (2.5 hours) will be enforced at the turn-around (half-way) point for the 17-mile run. Runners reaching that point after 10:30 must turn around (--NOT proceed on the marathon course).
If you cannot find the Big Fork Community Center without further instructions--please disregard this race.
For more information, contact Stan or Steve