Course Info

DCP 50 Miler

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Start Time: 5:00 AM
Start Address: 740 Oakmont Ln, Kaysville, UT 84037 (East Mountain Wilderness Park)
Finish Address: 1080 Eaglepointe Dr, North Salt Lake, UT 84054

Start - East Mountain Wilderness Park
Elevation: 4888’’
Time:  5:00 AM
Crew Access:  Yes and great cell service
GPS Coordinates: 41.046708524930935, -111.90470225204356

Enjoy some of the best trails and scenery Davis County, Utah has to offer. The DC Peaks 50 is a point to point ultra marathon that will have you breathing heavy through a big smile. It starts at East Mountain Wilderness Park in Kaysville and takes you on an adventure of trails (71%), se rvice roads (24%), and 2.5 miles of paved road. You’ll hit a sweet climb on the Great Western Trail, go through some of the most popular hiking trails in Mueller Park, and end at Tunnel Springs Park in North Salt Lake. It’s a tough course with approx 11,000’ of vertical gain and 8,637’ of descent - it’s designed to take you along trails with the best views in the area. The start line has an elevation of 4,888’. The average elevation of this race is 6,604’. This race was designed by ultra runners who felt Davis County needed a 50 miler. Many things make this course badass - A great course, fantastic people, live footage of the race on YouTube, and live runner tracking.

Runners will head north towards Fernwood Park on a rolling single track trail for 3.5 miles.  We won’t have a full aid station at Fernwood Park, but there are bathrooms there if runners need to make a pitstop. From Fernwood runners will head north on the Bonneville Shoreline trail, then begin the ascent on the one and only Great Western Trail.  As you approach the top, you will run on the west side of the peak. The sun will be coming up during this climb so take some time to enjoy the views.  

Aid Station 1: Francis Peak

Mile: 13.7
Elevation: 9,160’
Total gain from start: Approx 6,000’
Crew: No crew access here and very spotty cell service.

Continuing southbound on the service road, this puppy starts to get fast as you travel down the open road. Stay on the main road and bust it right down the canyon. After a long, can-be grueling, fast downhill run on the Farmington Canyon service road, you’ll arrive at our aid station.

Aid Station 2:  Farmington Canyon / DROP BAG 1

Mile: 19.8
Elevation: 7227’
Total gain from Francis: 234’
Total loss from Francis: 1,933’
Crew: No crewing here.
Very little, if any cell service.

You can access this spot via Farmington Canyon road, but we ask that crew stay away from this spot. Vehicles up there create a bunch of dust and would likely be driving and parking right where runners will be.  Luckily, crew members will be able to watch the LIVE YouTube feed of the race. This will be the first drop bag location. Take drop bags to the start of the race and put your bag(s) in the back of the two marked trucks.

Description: This spot, often referred to as “The Y'' will be our first aid station with real food!  It will be fully stocked and fully badass!  Enjoy some bacon and pancakes before you take off for your next climb. We will have options for our vegan runners too. Once you leave this aid station do not continue down the canyon...take a left (South) and head towards Bountiful Peak...home of the Brave. Where Champions are born and bread. 1997 Basketball State Champs. 1996 Football losers in the semis. You will follow a service road, through the trees, towards Bountiful Peak. Settle in for somewhat of a grind here. Grab the trekking poles, get a steady pace going, and enjoy the views on your way towards the peak.

Aid Station 3: Bountiful Peak

Mile: 25
Elevation: 9,061’
Total gain from start:8,118’
Halfway!
Total gain from #2  1,884’
Crew: No crew.
Spotty cell service.

Same deal as Farmington Canyon. There is dirt road access here, but we’d like to keep it as clear as possible for our runners and aid station staff.

Congratulations! You’ve done 75% of the climbing by the halfway point. When you leave this aid station you’ll run down the service road for approximately 2.5 miles then take a sharp right on the Parrish Creek “Zig Zag” Trail and head down towards civilization.  Enjoy this single track delight with fantastic views. In this section you’ll enjoy different types of runs… rocky zig zags, dirt zig zags, knee high grass, and as our friend from Barkley, Laz, would say… “Some candy-ass trails.” Your crew will be waiting for you at the bottom!

Aid Station 4: Zig-Zag

Mile: 32.8
Elevation: 4,596’
Total loss from #3: 4,465’
Full Aid Station: Food and drinks.
40.92023949854915, -111.86428599371109
Parking lot: 40.92233231548414, -111.86621215631112
Crew: YES!
Perfect cell service.

This is a great spot for crew to come cheer on their runners.  The aid station is just up to the right a bit from the parking lot. To get here take the Parrish Lane exit in Centerville and head east towards the mountains.

This is the first pacer pickup area. Pacers, please check in with the aid station crew and get your bib.

After that downhill bomb it will be nice to roll on the Bonneville Shoreline for a few miles towards the Bountiful “B”. This section is exposed. You’ll take some rolling single track trails over to the “B” then hit Bountiful Blvd for 2.5 miles. This is a great place for family and friends to come cheer you on.  Runners will pop out onto the road here: 40.890609777403405, -111.84516294480493

Enjoy the road for a bit starting at the top of 400 N in Bountiful and follow it over to Mueller Park Canyon. Stay on the left side of the road, as you will be turning left (east) towards the mountains. Many of you will have crew members waiting for you here!

Aid Station 5:  Mueller Park- Pacers Start 2

Mile: 37.5
Elevation: 5,128’
Total gain from #4: 676’
Crew:  Great access here.
Full Aid Station.

Last spot for pacers to join the dance. Pacers must check in PRIOR to their racer arriving.  All runners must LEAVE this location by 5:30pm.

Cell Service: Certain carriers don’t seem to work at the Mueller Park aid station. Verizon seems to be pretty good.

Aid Station 6: Jacob’s Hill

Mile: 47
Elevation: 6,164’’
Total gain from #5:  Aprox ,1,500’
Crew: No access

This area is in between North Canyon and Wild Rose in North Salt Lake. It is part of the new trail system and runners will still be on the beautiful new single track trail. It will stay that way until about a mile from the finish.  

You’ll run down a single track trail, hit a few ramp style bumps for a bit, then you make your way into the park for the big finish! GOOD JOB!

DC Peaks 55K

Start Time: 6:00 AM
Start Address: 270 N 300 E, Centerville, UT 84014
Finish Address: 1080 Eaglepointe Dr, North Salt Lake, UT 84054

It starts at an LDS church in Centerville. Warm up on a ¼ mile of road and get ready for a big climb over 4,000’ up Zig Zag to Bountiful Peak. From there you will turn around and head back down, finishing the race exactly the same as the 50 miler. Bomb down zig zag and head over towards Bountiful and enjoy the brand new trails. These are some of the most popular hiking trails in Mueller Park, and the race will end at Tunnel Springs Park in North Salt Lake.

It’s a tough course with approximately 7,500’ of vertical gain.

Aid Station 1:  Bountiful Peak

Mile: 7.05
Elevation: 9,061’
Elevation gain from start: 4,531'
Crew: No crew.

Spotty cell service. There is dirt road access here, but we’d like to keep it as clear as possible for our runners and aid station staff. Congratulations! You’ve done the biggest climb! When you leave this aid station you’ll run down the service road for approximately 2.5 miles then take a sharp right back on the Parrish Creek “Zig Zag” Trail and head down towards civilization. Enjoy this single track delight with fantastic views. In this section you’ll enjoy different types of runs… rocky zig zags, dirt zig zags, knee high grass, and as our friend from Barkley, Laz, would say… “Some candy-ass trails.” Your crew will be waiting for you at the bottom!

Aid Station 2: Zig Zag

Mile: 15.6
Elevation: 4,596’
Total loss from #3: 4,465’
Full Aid Station: Food and drinks. 40.92023949854915, -111.86428599371109
Parking lot: 40.92233231548414, -111.86621215631112
Crew: YES!
Perfect cell service.

This is a great spot for crew to come cheer on their runners. The aid station is just up to the right a bit from the parking lot. To get here take the Parrish Lane exit in Centerville and head east towards the mountains. This is the first pacer pickup area. Pacers, please check in with the aid station crew and get your bib. After that downhill bomb it will be nice to roll on the Bonneville Shoreline for a few miles towards the Bountiful “B”. This section is exposed. You’ll take some rolling single track trails over to the “B” then hit Bountiful Blvd for 2.5 miles. This is a great place for family and friends to come cheer you on. Runners will pop out onto the road here: 40.890609777403405, -111.84516294480493Enjoy the road for a bit starting at the top of 400 N in Bountiful and follow it over to Mueller Park Canyon. Stay on the left side of the road, as you will be turning left (east) towards the mountains. Many of you will have crew members waiting for you here!

Aid Station 3: Mueller Park

Mile: 20
Elevation: 5,128’
Total gain from #4 676’
Crew: Great access here.
Full Aid Station.

Last spot for pacers to join the dance.. Pacers must check in PRIOR to their racer arriving. All runners must LEAVE this location by 5:30pm. Cell Service: Certain carriers don’t seem to work at the Mueller Park aid station. Verizon seems to be pretty good. Gorgeous, heavily trafficked area that will usually have runners, hikers, dogs, bikers, and possibly even horses or motorcycles on our trail. It’s a nicely groomed trail with lots of shade. This trail winds around through the trees towards North Canyon. This is the new trail system that Davis County built in 2021. Perfectly groomed, single track trails, with a max grade of 14% and an average of 6%. Many runners will do this section in the dark, so make sure to take headlamps. Directions: On I-15 take the 2600 south Bountiful/Woods Cross exit (315) and head east towards the mountains. The road will wind to the north and be renamed Orchard Drive. While heading north, turn right (east) on 1800 south. Right before you enter the canyon there is a church on the north side of the street. The aid station is in the parking lot on the east side.

Aid Station 4: Jacob’s Hill

Mile: 30
Elevation: 6,164'
Total gain from #5: 1,500'
Crew: No access

Description: This area is in between North Canyon and Wild Rose in North Salt Lake. It is part of the new trail system and runners will still be on the beautiful new single track trail. It will stay that way until about a mile from the finish. You’ll run down a single track trail, hit a few ramp style bumps for a bit, then you make your way into the park for the big finish! GOOD JOB!

Finish: Tunnel Springs Park

Mile: 35
Elevation: 5,200’
Total Gain from Jacob’s Hill: Aprox 523’1080 Eaglepointe Dr, North Salt Lake, UT 8405440.8224688319372, -111.9025625868369Packet

Pickup will be at 1Soalr (2391 S 1560 W STE A, Woods Cross, UT 84087) from noon to 8PM. Pickup will be the day before the race (Friday). If you can’t make it then you will be able to pick up your bib and swag bag the morning of the race at LDS church in Centerville (270 N 300 E Centerville, UT 84014). We will have volunteers helping you cross traffic at 400 East in Bountiful. Please listen to them!

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Return Policy

Rollovers are accepted for 1 year only. If you wish to withdraw from the race, you must do so within 3 weeks of the race start date. You need to send an email (dcpeaks50@gmail.com) before the 3rd Saturday before the race, stating your intentions to withdraw. Please include in the subject line “DC Peaks 50K Withdrawal” There are NO REFUNDS. Your entry will be rolled over for the following year only. Withdrawal must be emailed. Any withdrawals after the 3rd Sat before the race, are not accepted. Sorry no exceptions! Transfers to another runner are not accepted.

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Rules

Stay on the course. If you’re caught cutting the course you may be disqualified.

Crewing is only allowed at aid stations.

Runners must carry their own stuff.

Headphones are allowed.

Please don’t race with your dog, but they are welcome at the finish line.

GPX download required.

All runners must have a watch, or phone, with the route downloaded on it.

All runners must sign the online waiver form prior to the race-All runners must check in to start this race.

There will also be check in/out at each aid station. Make sure you do this. You never know if it might be a blizzard and runners need to be accounted for.

Dropping: If you are going to drop out of the race you must let the aid station captain know.  They will take your number down and a reason for dropping. Runners will be responsible for getting off the mountain if they drop. We will have some volunteers available to help take injured runners down the mountain. It may be necessary to pull a runner for medical reasons.  We reserve the right to pull a runner if we feel they are not fit to go on.

Keep our trails clean. Do not litter.

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