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SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2024- Snowbird, Utah

The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) and the Cirque Series announced a partnership to bring the 2024 Collegiate Mountain Running National Championship to Snowbird, Utah.  The 2024 Snowbird Race will be held Saturday, July 13, and along with the Collegiate Championships, the event will also concurrently host the USATF Mountain Running Championships.

We expect a large turnout, so you will want to register early. Like all of our championships, this event is Open To The Public, and offers prize money specifically reserved for college students. 

The Snowbird Race will also serve as the USATF Mountain Running Championships, a selection race for the 2024 Senior Men’s and Women’s U.S. Mountain Running Team. The top two U.S. men and women overall finishers in the men’s and women’s races will automatically qualify to represent team USA at the NACAC Mountain Running Championships to be held August 3rd-4th, 2024 in Villa del Carbon, Mexico.

In the fast-growing sport of mountain running this tough 8.7 miles race will force participants to climb over 3,566 feet. The race course is located on the Salt Lake Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest with the fun starting at Creekside base area located at 7,760 feet in elevation. At the start competitors will run up towards Mid-Gad, then participants will head east onto Rothman Way, connecting to the steep Peruvian service road on Peruvian Gulch Trail. From there runners will turn onto the Ridge trail where they will feel the legs burn with large sweeping views of Snowbird’s Cirque and Mt. Baldy, ending up on Hidden Peak with expansive views of the entire Wasatch Range. With the beautiful, dramatic views it will provide an opportunity to catch your breath as participants loop around the backside of Hidden Peak and make their way down to Gorilla Pass and head straight up to the Summit of Mt. Baldy, the highest point in the race at an eye popping 11,068 feet elevation. From the high point runners will make their way down a steep and technical section of trail, being sure to save enough energy for one more uphill section to the cool refreshing shade and air of Snowbird’s Ski through Tunnel. From this iconic spot on the course, it will be a final mix of dirt roads and single track for the final 3 mile stretch down Peruvian Gulch, passing by Oktoberfest plaza & the Mountain coaster, then into the Finish Line back in Creekside.


A Cirque Series event, the Snowbird Race is open to the public and one to place on your summer schedule as a destination event.  Top runners will compete for prize money in the USATF Championships and separate prize money for the Collegiate Championships. To be eligible to compete in the Collegiate Mountain Running Championships, participants must either be enrolled in a college course at the time of the race or have completed at least one course between January 1 and July 13, 2024. Collegiate participants must also be free members of the Collegiate Running Association to be eligible for the collegiate prize money. Collegiate participants must also be free members of the Collegiate Running Association to be eligible for the collegiate prize money. Check eligibility requirements or send us an email message with questions.


Along with prize money, top collegians will take home JAMBAR, the official nutrition bar of the Collegiate Running Association.

To qualify for the US Mountain Running Team and U.S. Championships prize money, participants must be current members of USATF and finish in the top two in the U.S. Championship.


The Cirque Series, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, produces premiere max elevation gain, short distance, mountain adventure races in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Alaska. The races are held on scenic mountain trails in destination locations.

Please be sure to register early to reserve your spot. The race is capped at 500 and has filled early last year.


Friday--July 12, 2024

3:00PM - 6:00PM:   Early bib pick up

Location:  Black Diamond retail store, 2092 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, Ut


Race Day--July 13, 2024

8:30AM - 9:30PM:   Race Day Bib Pick-up

Location:  Creekside Lodge, Snowbird, UT

10:00AM:      Race Start

1:00PM:        Awards approx

1:30PM:        Giveaway *your Bib # is your ticket

ALL DAY:       Vendor Village

9:00PM:         After Party/ConnectCRA. Fisher Brewery, Downtown SLC


2024 Results


2024 Race Preview

2024 Recap



Event Details (from the LOC)


Prize Money Breakdown


Past Results










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