Grand Circle Trailfest: Day 2
Race Date: October 2nd
Start Time: 7:30am
Distance: 13.6 miles
Aid Station: Mile 3.2, 10.4
Cutoff: 4 hrs (20min/mile)
The Zion course has been the topic of much discussion. We are trying to decide between our old course on Gooseberry Mesa and the course we ran in 2019 on Wire Mesa. The runability of Wire Mesa is superior to Gooseberry Mesa, but some like the views on Gooseberry Mesa better and the technical nature of the course. Nobody liked the dirt road leading from Wire Mesa back to the finish on our 2019 course, however most agreed the logistics for the Wire Mesa course were much better (no shuttles!). Either option is great for our runners, but we want to make the best call. Right now we are undecided on which course we will run, but it will either be Gooseberry Mesa or Wire Mesa in 2020.
**The map below shows the Wire Mesa course from 2019. We will updated the course map and elevation once the decision has been made on whether to run Gooseberry Mesa or Wire Mesa for the 2020 event.
Now you can use our maps offline with a GPS-enabled device!
We plan to mark the course with such rigor that you should not need your own map to help you find your way. However, we have experienced blown down signs and vandalism in the past. We recommend downloading the free Avenza app (available for iOS, and Android devices) before the event. There you can find our uploaded maps that work without cell coverage.
1. Download the free "Avenza Maps" app to your smart-phone or tablet while your device is online. It’s compatible with iOS and Android devices.
2. Tap the link below to download the map directly to your mobile device.
3. The map is now ready to use “offline”. When you open the course map, your GPS location will appear on the map.