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Clubs and Trifecta

Prize Change: Due to expressed concerns from the parks, we will no longer offer the 50% and 20% discount to those who complete a club or the trifecta. We will still continue with the clubs and trifecta, but instead will be sending those who complete the challenge an awesome piece of memorabilia. We’re still hammering out design and details, but we’ll announce as soon as it’s finalized. We will be honoring the discount for anyone who completed a club or the trifecta in 2016.

The Skeleton Club

The Skeleton Club is a salute the hardcore among us. We want to reward anyone who hikes down to Skeleton Point after the race. Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves from Skeleton Point within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

  1. A clear view of your face
  2. Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
  3. Your finisher medal in plain view
  4. A clear background that shows you actually hiked down

will join the Skeleton Club and forever be immortalized on our website. We will post all those pictures here along with the runners name and city.

Additionally, those runners will get a special prize to commemorate! We’re finalizing details and design of this prize and we’ll update once it’s set.

*This hike is challenging and dangerous. Please take the hike seriously, and do not act irresponsibly if you decide to attempt the hike. It is not intended to be accessible to everyone. Also, bring way more water than you think you need.

SEE WHO MADE THE 2014 INAUGURAL SKELETON CLUB

SEE WHO MADE THE 2015 SKELETON CLUB

Grand Canyon Trifecta

zion trifecta imageThis year we are introducing another challenge: The Grand Canyon Trifecta. The Grand Canyon Trifecta is comprised of 3 different activities. You must complete all 3 in order to complete the Trifecta. Same rules as the Skeleton Club apply: take your picture at each of the 3 with your bib and finisher medal and send them to us 72 hours after finishing the race.

Additionally, those runners will get a special prize to commemorate! We’re finalizing details and design of this prize and we’ll update once it’s set.

SEE WHO COMPLETED THE 2014 INAUGURAL GRAND CANYON TRIFECTA

SEE WHO COMPLETED THE 2015 GRAND CANYON TRIFECTA

The Trifecta is meant to be challenging, but less strenuous. These are iconic activities inside the park that should be experienced, but are doable with children. The 3 activities that makeup the Trifecta are:

 

Ooh Aah Point
zion_narrowsThe South Kaibab Trail is a very popular trail. You will take this trail if you are planning on hiking to Skeleton Point. Your first stop along the trail is Ooh Ahh Point. Ooh Ahh Point is a short hike that lets you get down below the rim and into the canyon a little bit. Once down you are treated to some pretty awesome panoramic views. There is nothing like experiencing the Grand Canyon by going down into it, even just a little ways. This is a great spot to catch a sunrise (though not required to complete the trifecta, extra high fives if you do). The hike is about 1.5 miles roundtrip, but remember hiking down is easy, but hiking back out is a little more difficult.

 

 

 

Hermit’s Rest
GBC_6530_HDRHermit’s Rest is the last stop along Hermit Road. Hermits Rest is the westernmost point on the canyon’s south rim that is accessible by paved road. It is a cool historical spot that also offers a unique view of the canyon. It is not accessible by private vehicles but travelers can take a free shuttle bus to see the rock building and outpost.

 

 

 

 

 

The Watchtower – Desert View Drive

DSC_3651_59_Kolob_CanyonsDesert View Drive is a scenic route to the east of Grand Canyon Village. It follows the rim for 25 miles out to the Desert View Watchtower and East Entrance. The entire drive has several developed lookout and picnic spots. These spots tend to be a little less crowded but offer some stunning views! The drive is well worth your time. Climb to the top of the tower and look out over the observation deck and enjoy some more of the culture and history of the Grand Canyon.

These three activities are sure you to give you a broad experience at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We hope you accept the challenge and have a blast! Remember you need to take your picture at all 3 of these locations:

1. At Ooh Aah Point.

2. At Hermit’s Rest

3. At the Desert View Drive Watchtower.

Be sure to bring your race bib and finisher medal to each location. Let us know if you have any questions!

As always, the NPS website is a great resource to find out more information on each of these sites as well as other guides online.

If you have any suggestions for future clubs and challenges feel free to contact us!