11K BROKEN ARROW SKYRACE
Sunday, October 3, 2021
640m/2100' vertical gain
Trails Sisters approved race
Please note that exact course changes slightly each year due to snow conditions.
The Broken Arrow is all about community, both elites and recreational runners, and as such we want to celebrate runners of all types! Accordingly, In 2018 we added our 11K! While our other distances are Skyrace caliber events the 11K is a gateway drug to those longer and harder distances. If, perhaps you are just getting into trail running or are intimidated by the other events, this is your race!
The Broken Arrow Skyrace is proud to have received approval from Trail Sisters, an organization seeking to increase women’s participation and opportunity in trail running and hiking through inspiration, education and empowerment. Click HERE to learn more about this awesome organization.
The course for the Broken Arrow 11K starts from the European arch in front of Coffeebar in the heart of the Squaw Valley Village. After the start gun runners head through the Village and east up single track trails along the Western States trail toward CA Highway 89. After 2 miles the course exits onto a dirt two-track that heads up and over Knob Hill and then up to the top of Snow King Peak.
Runners then travel back down a ~1 mile steep ~730 ft. descent to the Easy Street aid station below KT-22. At this point runners are about 4 miles into the race. The north facing parts of Snow King may still have some areas of snow on the descent into Easy Street. Out of the Easy Street aid station, runners continue down the road for a few hundred feet before turning left back onto the Western States single track and winding along the side of KT-22 over to cross the Mountain Run dirt road. On the other side of the road, runners hang a right and descend the technical Thunder Mountain Trail back into the village and the finish line.
The price for the 11k is $75. Runners must be 14 years of age to participate.