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Race Stage 5 - The Long Day


Distance and elevation are approximate

Distance 43 miles/69 km

Elevation gain 9,285 feet/2,830 meters

Elevation loss 8,390 feet/2,557 meters

The Long Day has a total of 8 checkpoints, and competitors have up to 32 hours to complete the stage. This time allows many to stop to eat, to rest, and even to sleep for a couple of hours should they so choose.  Hot water and tarps under which you can sleep are available at checkpoints 5, 6, and 7.  The highest point in Stage 5 is at approximately 13,000 feet/3,962 meters. The lowest point is at just over 9,300 feet/2,835 meters.

 

Earlier Event: September 11
Race Stage 4
Later Event: September 14
Race Stage 6 - The Final Stage