Midwest Everest

RACE: Saturday and Sunday, September 30-Oct 1, 2023

About the Event: The Midwest Everest is without a doubt the most difficult 100 mile run in West Michigan.  With over 29,000 feet of ascent and an equal amount of descent runners should prepare to have your legs, mind and spirit challenged. 

Trail Conditions: Mostly packed single track and a very small amount of sand and grass field.

Registration:  Registration will close on Friday, September 23, 2022. There will be no race day registration. Register here.

Number of Entrants: Because of the uncertainty of this pandemic, we are limiting the total combined size of the 100M and 50M events to 80 participants.  The 10K race is limited to 100 participants  We will then start a waitlist and move racers to the participant list as we near the race date.  

Race Dates & Times: 

  • Saturday and Sunday, September 30-Oct 1, 2023.
  • Start times: Full Everest 100M 7am, Base Camp 50M 8am, Sunset 10K 6:30pm

Race Format: 

The 50M and 100M events consist primarily of short “everesting” loops up the the Cannonsburg Quad and down the Double ski runs.  Runners will also run additional ~2 mile loops through the trail system to break up the everesting loops and spread runners out.  When you choose to to run the ~2 mile loops is entirely up to you.  See “Event Details” for distance-specific details.

The 10K event consists mostly of hard-packed single track with grass and sand areas mixed in.  This event takes one trip to the top of the ski hill.

Location:  Cannonsburg Ski Area – 6800 Cannonsburg RD NE, Belmont, MI 49306

Aid Stations/Drop Bags: There will be an Aid Station along the start/finish at the bottom of the ski hill, between the two ski runs. There will be port-a-potty’s for racers and crew here as well. 

You will run through this and have access to your crew every loop. 

The start/finish aid station will allow racers access to crew and a dedicated area for drop bags. 

The 10K event will have 2 aid stations which you will see twice (4 options for refills)!

Events Details: The race will feature two ultra distances and a relay. They all will take place over the two days.

  • Full Everest– 100 miles and over 29,000ft/29,000ft gain/loss. 152 “everesting” loops and four, 2 mile, trail loops on wooded single track that can be run at any time during the race. 36 hour cutoff.
  • Base Camp– 50 miles and over 14,500ft/14,500ft gain/loss. 76 “everesting” loops and two, 2 mile, trail loops on wooded single track that can be run at any time during the race. 35 hour cutoff.
  • Sunset 10K-6.2 miles of wooded single track plus one main hill climb on the Cannonsburg property.  

Course .gpx Files:  The Hill Segment is a .6 mile loop with 200 ft of elevation and Trail Segment is a single track trail of ~2 miles through the woods.  When entered into certain sites, elevation and distance totals may vary.


Awards: 100 mile finishers will receive a custom made buckle, 50 mile racers and 10K racers will receive finisher medals.  Overall winners of each category will receive a custom gift.   

Cut Off Details: Because of the short proximity to the start/finish runners will be allowed to continue through the race up until the final cut off time.  All races will end on Sunday at 7pm.

Pacers:  No pacers will be allowed for any distanceGiven the short distance of the loop we have limited space for our runners. You will frequently pass through the start/finish and have access to your crew and the aid station.

Crew:  Crew is encouraged to come out, have fun and support your runner.  You will see your runner every loop at the start/finish.

We also encourage crews to bring tents or canopies for your crew and runner to stay out of the elements.  Be sure to keep an eye on the weather as it could get unseasonably cold overnight.  There will be specified areas for tent set up.

Deferrals/Transfers-100M & 50M only:   Racers will receive a race credit for next year worth 75% of the original race fee if they cancel at least two weeks prior to the event; racers will receive a race credit for next year worth 50% of the original race fee if the racer cancels up to 72 hours before the event. Cancellations within 72 hours of the race will not be credited. Transfers and deferrals must be submitted through your ultrasignup account by close of registration.

Transfers-10K only:Transfers are allowed until registration closes.  You can make these changes through your ultrasignup account.


Drop Downs:  100 mile runners may drop down to the 50 mile up to 72 hours before the start of the event.  Race day drop downs will be recognized as finishing but not included in the official results.  There will be no drop downs allowed after the event starts.



Charity Partner:
Our charity partner for 2023 is No Surrender Running Club. A portion of all paid registrations will be donated to them this year. For more information, visit their website: http://nosurrenderrunningclub.org

Race Day check-in:   

  • Race day check-in will be held on the Cannonsburg property starting at 5:30am.  No camping permitted on Friday night.

Share with your friends!

%d bloggers like this: