A week out, I know from personal experience that this is when you want to firmly confirm the details on packet pickup and race logistics.  I’ve updated the Race Info page, but to focus on packet pickup …

  • This year, you can pick up your race packets – which will include the race bib, chip, safety pins, course details, and a few goodies – at ESCALANTE CITY PARK. We’ll have a table set up next to the picnic pavilion from 4 pm to 7 pm.
  • If you are unable to pick up your race packet during this time, please contact us via mary_parkin@msn.com. We’re happy to make specific arrangements, including leaving the packet at your place of lodging in Escalante or Boulder or providing it to you the morning of the race.  If you elect to pick it up the morning of the race, we ask that you either take the shuttle or arrive at least ½ hour before the race start time.

And about the pre-race dinner ….

  • We encourage you to join us for a pre-race dinner, which we’re offering in conjunction with the Escalante Heritage Days Festival this year. I’ll post the menu this weekend.  Our understanding is that food will be available between 4 pm and 10 pm, but I’m working to confirm specifics for runners — look for another post by tomorrow!  Please note that we have less ability this year than in the past to predict how many folks might want to participate, so earlier could be better than later.  There are also restaurants in Escalante and Boulder that can provide sustenance; these restaurants generally close around 9 pm.  The one grocery store in the area, Griffin’s Grocery at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street in Escalante, closes at 7 pm this time of year.
  • More to come!