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june 16-18, 2023

46K • 23K • 11K • VK • iron face




Cancellation/Refund Policy




  • The race organizers reserve the ability to cancel or reroute the event due to unsafe weather. Race organizers will make the best decisions when it comes to protecting the safety of all runners. This means we reserve the right to adjust, cancel, reroute, OR reschedule as we see fit. Because the bulk of our costs come before the event occurs we will not be able to extend refunds to those who wish to cancel any registration, without exception. In the instance of biblical weather and/or a force majeure, we will assess things appropriately and fairly, to the best of our abilities.


  • Due to liability issues, race entries are not transferable, without exception.


  • Any registered runner who becomes pregnant during the months preceding the race is eligible to take advantage of our Pregnancy Deferral Program. Please email a doctor's note to us and we will happily honor the fact that you are bringing a new and beautiful soul into the trail running community. Rollover options are good for THREE YEARS. In order to be considered for our Pregnancy Deferral Program you must notify us ON OR BEFORE May 15, 2023.


  • We allow you to change your chosen race distance until June 1, 2023. If you decide to run a longer (and more expensive) distance, you will be required to pay the difference. No refunds will be given if you choose to drop to a shorter (and less expensive) distance. No changes WHATSOEVER are allowed after June 1, 2023 and you cannot be changed to a distance if it is sold out. Please note this includes dropping down in distance from the 46k to the 23k as the 23k is our most popular distance and will likely be sold out shortly after registration opens in December.

  • However, we understand life can get in the way of racing. We are able to offer the following credits: $150 (Triple Crown), $85 (46k), $55 (23k) and $35 (11k/VK) until midnight PST on May 15, 2023. PLEASE NOTE that this offer is ONLY good for the subsequent year and the EXACT distance the runner was registered for. All partial credit holders must re-register when the portal opens in December. If a distance is sold out, the opportunity to utilize a partial credit becomes null and void.

  • Please note that there are no partial credits for the Iron Face Challenge or Iron Crown due to the need to rent the entire Via Ferrata cliff face. Please only register if you are absolutely certain you can attend. All partial credits are required to re-register for the following year when registration

  • PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT IF YOU PULL FROM THE EVENT IN ANY CAPACITY, YOU VOID YOUR OPTION ON ANY/ALL RACE SWAG. If we have items left after the event there is a small chance we can stoke you out, and if we can, we certainly will. However, this will not happen until approximately two months after the event and we require you to email us if interested. The participant is required to pay a flat rate of $25 for shipping and we can only extend this to the lower 48 US states.

  • Please note that we REQUIRE that you email us your "withdrawal" from the race. Not doing so voids any and all rollover options. Online registration closes at 11:59pm, June 9, 2023. On site registration will be available at Palisades Tahoe on Friday, June 16, 2023 (8am-5pm), Saturday, June 17, 2023 (5:30am-3pm) and Sunday, June 18, 2023 (6am-9am). Prices for the 23k & 46k increase $35 for day-of registration and $25 for the VK and 11k. There is no price increase for the kid's race.



It is common that every distance at the Broken Arrow Skyrace sells out. However, we are able to get a LOT of runners in from the waitlist. In 2022, for example, we invited over 200 waitlisted runners to the 26k alone. As such, even if the desired distance is sold out, there is a high degree of likelihood that you'll receive an invite.


  • Your credit card is not charged by adding yourself to the waitlist. 

  • The quicker you add yourself, the sooner you are likely to receive an invite. 

  • Our waitlist is a ROLLING invite process. When a registered runner pulls, the next runner on the waitlist receives an invite. 

  • Most invites are sent in April/May through early June. 

  • You have 48-hours to redeem your invite.

  • Your credit card is charged upon acceptance. Runners are then subject to the regular cancellation policy. 

  • All invites are sent by June 5th, 2023. After this date you can assume you will NOT get into the event. 

Transgender Athlete Policy


The Broken Arrow Skyrace  does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender expression.


This policy is intended to facilitate the participation of transgender athletes in a way that respects an individual’s personal rights and dignity in regards to gender identification and/or expression, while simultaneously preserving the integrity of competition for awards and records based on sex.



While we recognize that there are a variety of perspectives on this issue, the team at Broken Arrow Skyrace is fully committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community and the rights of all humans. This policy has been enacted for the 2021 Broken Arrow Skyrace. As always, we welcome respectful feedback from our community, especially transgender athletes. 






  • A male-to-female transgender entrant can register for the Broken Arrow Skyrace and compete as as a female, provided the runner has been undergoing continuous, medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition for at least one year prior to the race. 

  • A female-to-male transgender entrant can register to compete as a male with no restrictions. The only exception is that female-to-male transgender runners can no longer register to compete as a female if they have begun hormone treatment related to their gender transition that includes testosterone or any other banned substance.






  • A runner’s self-declared gender at registration will be accepted at face value. The sole reason for this policy is to ensure fairness in competition for prize money, age group awards, and records. 

  • The Broken Arrow Skyrace race management team has the sole authority to review any challenge regarding the gender status of a top 10 finisher or age group winner. 

  • There shall be no basis for, nor tolerance of, any challenge to a runner’s self-declared gender unless a top 10 finish or age group award is at stake. Only individuals who may have been directly impacted (by loss of prize money, age group award, or top-10 placing) shall have standing to submit a challenge. Any individual who submits (or attempts to submit) a challenge, which falls outside of these guidelines may be subject, at the discretion of race management, to disciplinary action, including being banned from participating in future Broken Arrow Skyrace events. 


  • Challenges must be submitted in person and in writing prior to the awards ceremony to any member of the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team. Challenges must be submitted with discretion and with utmost respect for the privacy of all parties involved. Individuals who fail to show appropriate discretion or respect may be subject, at the discretion of race management, to disciplinary action, including being banned from participating in future Broken Arrow Skyrace events. 

  • The Broken Arrow Skyrace management team, in its sole discretion, will determine whether there is a legitimate basis for the challenge prior to the awards ceremony. The individual submitting the challenge will be notified of the ruling prior to the awards ceremony. 






  • In the event of a challenge, the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team may ask the runner for documentation from a medical doctor or healthcare provider or other qualified professional certifying that the entrant has undergone continuous, medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition for at least one year prior to the race. 

  • Transgender entrants, at their option, may provide medical documentation related to their gender transition to the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team prior to the race. All information about the runner’s gender identity and medical information, including any information provided pursuant to this policy, shall be kept strictly confidential. Such information will, however, be proactively considered as the results are tabulated. 


  • If it is determined that the runner is not in compliance with the Broken Arrow Skyrace’s rules for transgender entrants, any top 10 finisher or age group awards shall be forfieted. The Broken Arrow Skyrace will attempt to protect the runner’s privacy to the maximum extent possible.

  • The final decision regarding the entrant’s gender status for registration purposes shall be within the sole discretion of the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team. 






  • If a transgender runner is selected for drug testing at the Broken Arrow Skyrace and tests positive for a banned substance, it will be considered a legitimate medical use for the purposes of future participation in the Broken Arrow Skyrace if the runner can demonstrate that the banned substance was being taken in connection with the person’s medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition. The only exception is female-to-male transgender entrants who register to compete as a female.

  • For the purposes of USADA, WADA, USATF, WMRA and any other sanctioning bodies, athletes may be subject to sanctions consistent with the policies of these various bodies. As with all Broken Arrow Skyrace participants, transgender athletes have an obligation to understand and adhere to antidoping rules and understand how they may apply to their specific circumstances. 


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


  • The Broken Arrow Skyrace is a proud supporter of the Clean Sport initiative, a non-profit partner striving for honesty, transparency and integrity in sport through the absence of performance enhancing drugs. 


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