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june 21-23, 2024

46K • 23K • 18k • 11K • VK • iron face





The Broken Arrow Skyrace, presented by Salomon, is a three-day, eight-distance event held at the world-famous Palisades Tahoe (previously Squaw Valley, and home of the 1960 Winter Olympics). On June 21-23, 2024 elite and recreational participants will come together from around the world to experience an unforgettable trail running experience “where the mountains meet the sky." We pride ourselves in providing an experience that runners of ALL ability levels can enjoy. 


Since our launch in 2016, the Broken Arrow Skyrace has emerged as one of the most competitive mountain/ultra/trail running (MUT) events in North America. Each year, we welcome some of the most talented trail and ultrarunning athletes from across the globe. This includes big-name athletes, as well as up-and-comers, including a growing number of young crushers who are transitioning from road and track to trail running.


The 2024 Broken Arrow Skyrace is a World Mountain Running Association World Cup event, as well as a domestic stop in the Golden Trail National Series, powered by Salomon. 


To streamline the application process, we have created the Broken Arrow Skyrace Elite Recruitment and Application Program. These spots will be awarded to athletes with a legitimate shot at finishing on the podium. If you believe you might be eligible, please fill out and submit the application below. Please be aware, though, that there is a limited number of spaces and they will go quickly. 


Elite athletes who receive complimentary entry into the event are required to conduct an Instagram collaboration post with the Broken Arrow Skyrace account before AND after the event. This is also a requirement for eligibility to prize money for athletes placing in the top three places of the VK, 23k or 46k.


The top ten male and female runners in the VK, 23k and 46k are extended complimentary invitations for the following year of the race, but are still required to register on Ultrasignup.


Levels of support offered to elite/professional athletes: 



Complimentary race entry (single or multiple distances)


Complimentary race entry (single or multiple distances)

& 2-3 nights of hotel accommodations


Complimentary race entry (single or multiple distances),

3-4 nights of hotel accommodations & travel expenses

We look forward to welcoming another strong field to our

Palisades Tahoe playground. Will you be there? 




Elite Runner application period for 2024 is closed.

  • All athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.

  • Any US citizen who receives over $600 in prize money will be required to fill out a W-9 before their payment is received. Depending on the state of domestic residence, a potential 7% withholding may be required by California law.  In addition to a W-9, all US citizens NOT residing in California must also fill out From 590 if winnings are over $1,500. State of California taxes will be withheld on any non resident winners over $1,500. ​

  • All non US residents must fill out form W-8B BEN and Form 8233. International winners are potentially subject to additional tax withholdings required by the state of California and the United States government. These vary by country and can be as high as 30%. If you are an international runner, please realize that prize money in the United States is advertised WITHOUT any mandatory tax withholdings. 

  • International winners are required to submit requisite forms and payment methods (IBAN/Swift account number) by October 1st, 2024, or all winnings and travel reimbursements will be forfeited.

  • Prize money is not distributed until our USADA/WADA anti-doping results are finalized, which can take 8-10 weeks after the event. In the instance of a positive test, all finisher places and prize money are adjusted accordingly.

  • Elite runners who podium are not eligible for age group prizes.

  • There are no cash prizes for the 11k, 18k,Triple Crown, Iron Crown, or Iron Face Challenge.

  • If you submit an application through our Elite Application Program, you acknowledge that you have a full understanding of our Elite Runner Rules listed above and on Ultrasignup, where you are required to register using specific instructions from the Broken Arrow Skyrace.

  • In order to collect any podium winnings, requisite athlete is required to attend awards ceremony. 

  • In order to collect any podium winnings, requisite athlete is required to participate in post-event press conference. 

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