Start Time

The 100K start time is 5:30 am.
The 50K start time is 5:30 am.
The 25K start time is 7:00 am.

PACKET pick up


finish line party

Be sure to stick around for the one-of-a-kind Canyons Endurance Runs finish-line party! Runners, friends, family and volunteers will be treated to a BBQ and cold drinks. All are invited to stay and cheer on their fellow runners. 


The famous Canyons trucker hat makes a return for all distances.

50K finishers will receive a Canyons pint glass and a shirt.

100K mens finishers will also receive a leather belt branded with the Canyons logo, perfect for a new shiny buckle. Womens 100K finishers get a sterling silver necklace hand-crafted by Krista Tranquila.

Age-group awards will be awarded to 1st male and female for: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s!

Stay tuned for cool swag currently in development!

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National Forest

The Canyons section from Volcano Creek to Swinging bridge is located on National Forest lands. With approval from US Forest Service, we have temporary special use permits that allow us to run this famous section of the Western States Trail.. Please respect all rules and regulations that apply and PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT, NO LITTERING!

event photography

We are happy to have Sierra Film Studios to capture the unforgettable images on course and throughout the weekend in a short film.


Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. It is very expensive and time consuming to organize and produce a trail running event. Most costs (swag, insurance, application and permit fees, emergency services, preparation time, etc.) have been incurred well in advance. Even a small percentage of runners requesting refunds or transfers would be prohibitive. 

drug policy

The Canyons Endurance Runs is committed to protecting the sport of ultra running as a fair and honest endeavor that challenges individuals in a drug-free environment that keeps the playing field level for all. Though we have strong personal feelings about potential life time bans for previous offenders, we realize that until we have a true governing body for our sport, we currently accept WADA regulations with regards to potential entrants to our events. The Canyons reserves the right to disallow or disqualify any runner based off of proven use of any banned substance or proven blood doping.


Personalized Canyons race training programs by Coach Peter Fain are available through Run on Dirt Endurance Coaching.


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