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Island Park

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Trail Maps

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Island Park Snow-machine Trail 

Trail Grooming

Without the incredible State run snowmobile grooming program these trails would not exist. There are several Pisten Bully groomers that go out every single night to keep up with the snow fall and maintenance of this trail network – the most in all of the state.

Current Trail Grooming

Fremont County Trail Information


Grooming Report

Snowfall Information

Island Park Snowtel Station
Annual Snowfall Avg vs Current

Road Conditions

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RACE START

Sawtelle Mountain Resort

Island Park, Idaho 

60k Race

Start / Finish – Sawtelle Mountain Resort

Start - 8AM Saturday, January 8

(For full pre-race schedule click here)

Aid Stations:

Aid 1 @ mile 12 - "Lunch Stop" 

Aid 2 @ miles 25 - "Snack Stop"

 

200k Race

Start / Finish – Sawtelle Mountain Resort

Start - 7AM Friday, January 7

(For full pre-race schedule click here)


Aid Stations: 

Aid 1 @ mile 28 - "Lunch Stop"

Aid 2 @ mile 76 - "Breakfast Stop"

Aid 3 @ mile 113 - "Snack Stop"

 

AID STATIONS

Aid stations are also checkpoints. There will be hot/cold water, sweet and salty snacks and GU products at each aid station. Additionally at each aid station there will be a highlight food of sorts ie grilled PB&J, potatoes, soup, pancakes...who knows but it will be hot and filling!

Drop bags are allowed for both distances. Details below.

CHECKPOINT DETAILS

 

60k

CHECKPOINT 1, the "Lunch Stop" - Aprox 12 miles in, at a trail junction.

 

You will be able to get cold/hot water, grilled peanut butter and jelly, cup of soup, salty and sweet snacks and some GU energy products. 

CHECKPOINT 2, the "Snack Stop" - Aprox 25 miles in, in a parking lot.

There will be just enough here to kick you in the butt to the finish! So, for sure cokes and cookies and other mouth watering items. Along with cold/hot water and some GU energy products.

Both CP's are outside camps set up with tents and heaters. Mind you there is enough space inside the heated tents to dry some things and warm up but there is not a lot of space so be mindful and respectful of your fellow participants. First in, first out is the policy.

200k

CHECKPOINT 1, the "Lunch Stop" - 28 miles in at trail junction #40 on the snowmobile map. It is a 3.5 mile out and back off the main route to get to this CP.

 

You will be able to get cold/hot water, grilled peanut butter and jelly, cup of soup, salty and sweet snacks and some GU energy products. 

CHECKPOINT 2, the "Breakfast Stop" - 76 miles in at Harriman State Park.

You will be able to visit this CP twice as you are routed into the park to do a 12 mile loop on it's trail system. 

At the CP there will be cold/hot water, bacon, breakfast burritos (eggs, potatoes, cheese - 2 per Pursuer is how we calculated how many to make), salty and sweet snacks and some GU energy products.

CHECKPOINT 3, the "Snack Stop" - 113 miles in at a parking lot as you cross a road.

There will be just enough here to kick you in the butt to the finish! So, for sure cokes and cookies and other mouth watering items. Along with cold/hot water and some GU energy products.

All CP's are outside camps set up with tents and heaters. Mind you there is enough space inside the heated tents to dry some things and warm up but there is not a lot of space so be mindful and respectful of your fellow participants. First in first out is the policy.​

REMEMBER: Checkpoints are meant to be exactly that and act as an aid station/resupply. Race management did not organize these for you to sleep in but certainly rest if you need to.  

First come, first serve with the available space. The same goes for the first one in is the first one out when it gets too crowded.  You are carrying sleeping gear and can sleep outside, of course OFF trail. With that being said there is room to take time to dry.

 

WATER BOIL SKILL TEST
The 200km participants must stop and bring 8 ounces of water to a rolling boil at a undisclosed location before continuing on.
• You are only allowed to use the equipment and supplies you are carrying.
• You can use snow.
• If at a Checkpoint you can not use the Checkpoint supplies.
• You can aid from the checkpoint before, during and after your water boil.
• The water boil area will be monitored and flagged.

DROP BAGS

Both the 200k and the 60k will allow drop bags. They will be brought to CP 1 and CP 2 for both distances. 
Drop bags should include food only. No additional gear such as batteries, hand warmers, and clothing are permitted in the drop bag. You must start with all the equipment you need as well as finish with the equipment you start with. No dropping of equipment. Drop bags should be packed in a garbage bag with your name and number clearly written on them. When the checkpoint volunteers close the checkpoint and return to the Headquarters they will bring back whatever drop bags were remaining.

SPOT TRACKING

(This does NOT apply to the 60km distance event.)

Tracking is mandatory. We work with Trackleaders.com for this service.
The cost of this is on top of the registration cost and you will be getting an email from Trackleaders 1-2 weeks prior to the race for this service.  
Reserved SPOT devices will be available for pick-up at racer registration. If you have your own device Trackleaders will be asking participants for your ESN number and shared page link.
The devices for rent are SPOT ‘Trace’ units (smaller and lighter) and operate on 4 AAA lithium batteries that you need to supply.

Please test your tracking device before you arrive and at the race venue to make sure you're showing up on the map.

 

SIGN-IN | MANDATORY GEAR CHECK

200km - Sign-In AND Gear Check

60km - Sign-In

Thursday, Jan 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm and until 9pm after the 200km meeting. 
Friday, Jan 7, 4:00pm – 6:00pm and until 9pm after the 60km meeting. 
Saturday, Jan 8, 6:30 am – 7:30 am – For 60km ONLY! 

Don’t make it difficult and arrive last minute thinking you are the only one.

Make sure you show up prepared with all your gear! Don’t expect to be able to get last-minute gear in Island Park. Food, yes. Gear, not really.

Please be somewhat organized for the gear check. Thank you!

 

PRE-RACE MEETING

The race meeting is not mandatory but is very helpful for participants. If you do not come to the meeting PLEASE read through the entire website and pre-race information email before the start. 

 

The meeting will be held outside at the Sawtelle Mtn Resort for all 200km/60km racers that will address trail conditions, rules, safety, etc and last-minute info (and any surprises) that I need to pass along. 

200km

Thursday, Jan 6, 6:30 pm – Racer meeting for all disciplines.
Friday, Jan 7, 6:30 am –  Short meeting. Meant for prepared veterans that cannot make the meeting the evening before due to travel logistics. This will be very brief. I will only be passing along information that is not found here on the website and any last-minute changes. I will also answer any questions you may have.

    *I highly encourage and recommend to you to be at the event site on Thursday. Thursday’s meeting will be more informative.
    *Friday’s meeting will be very brief.
    *We have included the last minute Friday morning race day, gear check and meeting with respect to people's time away from home, travel, and veterans of the event. If you fall into this category don’t come unprepared, be late, or cause stress to yourself or the event management. We will not cut you slack if you come up short on a piece of equipment, are late, or do not make the meeting. We will not let you start and you will not get a refund.

Friday, Jan 7, 7:00 am - 200K start under the banner at Sawtelle Mountain Resort! 

60km

Friday, Jan 7, 7:30 pm – Brief racer meeting for all disciplines.

Saturday, Jan 8, 6:30 am – Day-of check-in.

Saturday, Jan 8, 7:30 am - Brief racer meeting for all disciplines at the start line. Sign-in closes at 7:30am!

Saturday, Jan 8, 8:00 am - 60K start under the banner at Sawtelle Mountain Resort!

Sunday, Jan 9, noon - We will have a toast at the START/FINISH banner to celebrate all the riders, present or not, and a THANK YOU for being part of this event. Everybody is welcome!

COURSE TIME CUT-OFFS

Cut-off times will be based generously, reasonably, and split up considering the overall time given. In short, the event weekend wraps up Sunday late afternoon/evening.

60km

I will not enforce any cut-off times. That said no bivying or long stops allowed, this is not the multi-day event. If you show me continual and constant movement I will let you keep on keepin' on! Sound good!?

Also, understand the RD has the right to pull you if you are showing signs of being unsafe or are not prepared/equipped for the weather. 

 

200km

Cut-off at CP 1 - Friday, 7PM (12 hours)

Cut-off at CP 2 - Saturday, 7PM (36 hours)

Cut-off at CP 3 - No cut off time but no bivying or sleeping when you leave this CP. :) You made it this far now finish it up!

**With respect to all the participants who are taking this Pursuit on and knowing the preparation that goes into it, as well as the new course this year with no past years' beta, there might be flexibility with this. We want everyone to succeed but we also need everyone to be safe, including our volunteers.