This is the UtahSAG page where we will be listing events that will be occurring within the next 4 to 6 weeks, hopefully providing HAM operators enough time to schedule their time to help with these events.
Please go to the UtahSAG Calendar to view events through to the end of the year.
We are now well into the 2022 event season, and many events that had been postponed in 2020 and 2021 are coming back. This means that many weekends have multiple events occurring simultaneously, and that means that we need even more volunteers than we have had in the past.
If you are a HAM radio operator who coordinates support for an event that you would like listed on this page, please contact email@example.com to have your event listed.
If you are an event director and are interested in having HAM radio support for your event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Pony Express Trail 50 & 100 Endurance Run
October 14 4:30 AM - October 15 11:30 PM
Lookout Pass Camp Sites, Dugway, UT
Support for this event is being coordinated by UtahSAG
Here’s your chance to run in the wild west on the historic Pony Express Trail in western Utah. This is a 100 mile and 50 mile run. The course is VERY remote and a support crew is required to provide support along the way. The course is 100% dirt road and only has about 3,000 feet elevation gain/loss.
This race is ideal for first-time 50 and 100-milers and the “elderly” runner. Each year half of the finishers are usually first-time finishers of that distance. This is a very fast course.
The course for both races will start at Lookout Campground west of Faust, UT. The 100-mile race will go out 58.2 miles to Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge and then head back, finishing at Simpson Springs (16 miles west of the start).
The 50-mile course heads the same direction but finishes at Blackrock Pony Express station site.
The course is remote, but the roads are good if you don’t drive too fast. Crews are required! You must have a crew or share a crew with another runner. Your crew drives along and “leap-frogs” you, stopping every few miles for you to catch up and provides you food and drink. The course is easy to follow and always stays on the main Pony Express dirt road. In general it is: “head west.” There are signs that point the way for the Pony Express Trail at major intersections. Pacers are allowed to join in and run with you at any point. Bicycles may ride along.
Aid station locations will be at Simpson Springs, Dugway-Topaz Well, Black Rock and Fish Springs. The 100 mile runners will turn around just past the Fish Springs aid station and finish at Simpson Springs.
If you would like to volunteer to assist with this ride please contact Roland K. Smith directly at his email address: email@example.com