This race is presented by the Rotary Club of Dolores, a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers, where all proceeds go to help the community with children's programs, scholarships, and youth leadership opportunities. Change starts with educating and supporting our youth, and the Rotary Club believes in "Service Above Self" and having fun while doing it! Even if you can't participate in this years race, please help by giving a donation or becoming a sponsor, entirely tax deductible, with grateful appreciation of all that you can do to make a difference!
We changed the 50-mile endurance and Expert course in 2017 to include the newly constructed McPhee Overlook trail. This epic new trail hugs the cliffs above McPhee Reservoir with spectacular views of the lake on fun flowing singletrack.
Racers can still choose from a variety of other challenges based on their speed, fitness and technical ability. Whether you are up for the 50 miles endurance challenge, interested in any of the traditional fast paced x-country classes or just have a personal goal to finish at your own pace there is an option for you.
Every category offers an epic experience on fast and flowing singletrack. The terrain is ideally suited for high speeds and easy passing. The routes undulate through ponderosa pines and up and over canyons through aspen groves.
While this is a grass-roots hometown event there is no shortage of stiff competition. In past years you would have lined up next to John Tomac, Travis Brown and a host of other elite athletes.
The race takes place during Escalante Days which offers a ton of activities to occupy non-racers while you're out shredding epic singletrack. They can enjoy the parade, watch the always popular chainsaw or arm wrestling competition or just browse the vendor booths and enjoy the food. Great for kids! After the race enjoy this hometown event and stay for the festivities including live music.
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