Events

Midwest Everest

RACE: Saturday and Sunday, September 26 – 27, 2020

Midwest Everest is not canceled!

We have paused credit card charges for Midwest Everest until we are certain that the race will not be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Your registration is active but you won’t be charged until later this summer, assuming we can hold the event.

Thank you for putting Midwest Everest on your calendar!

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: Opens January 1, 2020 at 9am EST on Ultrasignup. Registration will close on Friday, September 25, 2020. There will be no race day registration. Register here for the 100m, 50m, and 50m relay.

Number of Entrants: We will limit the total combined size of all events to 20 simultaneous runners. Relays will count as a single runner against the total.

Race Dates & Times: 

  • Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 2020.
  • Start times: Full Everest 7am, Base Camp 8am, Base Camp Relay 9am

Race Format: This event consists 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.

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

Aid Stations/Drop Bags: There will be an Aid Station at the start/finish with Skratch  hydration mix and chews located 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 have access to your crew and a dedicated area for drop bags. 

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.
  • Base Camp Relay– 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. Four runners to a team. Laps can be split up between runners any way they would like.

Awards: 100 mile finishers will receive a custom made buckle, 50 mile runners and relay runners will receive finisher medals.  

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. There will be specified areas for tent set up.

The Cannonsburg deck will be open with drinks and food during the day. 

Refunds/Transfers:   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 will be allowed for the 100 & 50 mile races but not the relay, transfers must be submitted 72 hours before the start of the event.

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.

Price: Our goal is to keep our races affordable while still making sure you have an amazing race experience.  

  • Full Everest 100 miler
    • $119 from 1/1 to 7/31
    • $139 from 8/1 to 9/23
    • $169 from 9/24 to 9/25
  • Base Camp 50 miler
    • $89 from 1/1 to 7/31
    • $109 from 8/1 to 9/23
    • $139 from 9/24 to 9/25
  • Base Camp Relay 50
    • $349 from 1/1 to 7/31 per relay team
    • $369 from 8/1 to 9/23 per relay team
    • $399 from 9/24 to 9/25 per relay team

Race Check-in: You will be able to check-in the day before and the day of the race:

  • Friday check-in will be held on the Cannonsburg Deck from 4-7pm.
  • Race day check-in will be held on the Cannonsburg Deck starting at 5am.

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