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Woodland Hills YETI

Race Details
 
Events:

Woodland Hills YETI

: Run 3.1 Miles, Snowshoe 2.4 Miles

Woodland Hills YETI Duathlon

: Bike 4.8 Miles, Snowshoe 2.4 Miles

Woodland Hills YETI 4.8 Mile Bike

: Bike 4.8 Miles

Woodland Hills YETI 5K

: Run 3.1 Miles

Ski or Snowboard from summit

: Ski or Snowboard from summit
Race Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Entry Fee: $20
Location: Woodland Hills City Park - corner of Loafer and Grizzly
Address: 1185 South Loafer
City/State/Zip: Woodland Hills, Utah 84653
Country: USA
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Description:

Nestled at the foot of Loafer Mountain is a community comprised of anything but loafers. People living here enjoy all the extremes of life, from the extreme peace of the quiet wooded mountain to the extreme levels of snowfall (over 150 per year) and wildlife including bear, deer, elk, coyotes, fox, wild turkeys and an occasional cougar.

Your race starts at the base of this mountain. Whether running, or biking, your path will elevate quickly (1100-1300 foot gain). Then you will trade for snowshoes, and follow the switchbacks cut into the mountain by an old prospector named Shocky, complete with an authentic mine shaft. You will traverse Loafer Mountain (gaining another 1110 feet), ending about 1/4 of the way up with Utah Valley laid out before you.  As you experience the breathtaking views (literally),  youll quickly find out why were the best kept secret in the Valley.

We hope youll join us. Your registration fee includes a couple of things to remember the day -  an original (and soon to be coveted) Yeti Tshirt and a car sticker.  Awards will be given to the top Yeti finishers.

All proceeds will go to:
Woodland Hills Fire department

Course Information:


Your race starts at the base of this mountain. Whether running, or biking, your path will elevate quickly (1100-1300 foot gain). Then you will trade for snowshoes, and follow the switchbacks cut into the mountain by an old prospector named Shocky, complete with an authentic mine shaft. You will traverse Loafer Mountain (gaining another 1110 feet), ending about 1/4 of the way up with Utah Valley laid out before you.  As you experience the breathtaking views (literally),  youll quickly find out why were the best kept secret in the Valley.

additional option:

Ski, or snowboard down the mountain ...
Directions:

  • Woodland Hills City Park - corner of Loafer and Grizzly
  • Previous Results:

  • 2012 Results at: race website
  • 2011 Results at: race website 
  • 2010 Results at: race website

  • Map:
    Race Reviews
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    Posted by yeti man on 1/25/2013 9:12:29 AM
    Super fun event!! Athletes range from beginners to elites, but since there are typically only about 30-50 athletes, it has a really low-key, friendly atmosphere. The course support teams are pros (Fire Rescue/EMTs and Utah County Search and Rescue). The race starts at 10:00 AM, but you should try to get there for packet pick-up by 9AM because you need to leave time to be shuttled down to the starting line in Salem. It can get cold waiting for the start, so make sure you have warm gear that you can strip off. I bring my own duffle bag, and at the start of the race strip down and then load the duffle bag on the fire truck. The fire truck will deliver your stuff up to transition where you can pick it up after the race. One of the race sponsors (Stokes!) provides plenty of warm drinks and snacks post-race (bananas, oranges, bagels, yogurt, hot chocolate, etc.). The prizes are awesome! The sponsors are super generous, and there are so few athletes that just about everybody gets one of the drawing prizes. My prize was way more valuable than the $20 entry fee! Course: There's an aid station right where you need it for the run (over a mile in, but at the top of the hardest climb, where it first starts to level off a little bit), one at transition, and another at the top of the switchbacks. With so few athletes, there really isn't any kind of strategy for the transition, but you should practice getting your snowshoes strapped on. It's a decent climb to transition so that's where I stash goo/gel/snacks. If you get into trouble in transition with your snowshoes there are lots of folks there who can help you out. For the snowshoe course, the trail isn't really wide enough for much side-by side banter with fellow athletes, but passing is still pretty easy, you just say "on your left" or some such thing and the person in front will give you some space to pass. I welcomed the opportunity to take a breather. It never really feels crowded on the trail, even with up/down traffic. There is plenty of space at each of the switchbacks to stop and take in the views, which are absolutely stunning! This is the kind of course where you might even want to bring a camera with you. Each switchback has a different view of different parts of Utah County, so you'll catch even the elite athletes slowing down at the corners of these sections to gawk a little bit. On the way down you'll be tired but tempted to go really fast - just be careful, several folks get a little too far in front of their snowshoes and face plant/cool off in the snow. New this year will be a new ski/snowboard leg. It's a black diamond run. The start will be about 150 feet higher elevation than the snowshoe turnaround, which takes you through an open area and then off the face of the last switchback. You'll pass through some chutes and wide cruising spots. At the very bottom you get into trees and will probably have to dismount a few yards before you get to the road. We've had a lot of snow this year, so it should be a great run. Super fun atmosphere, challenging, beautiful course, terrific competitors, and for the $20 entry fee it's the best 'extreme' deal you'll find anywhere.
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