2015 Stage Race!

The Standhope 60K will continue in 2015, and it will also be Day Four of the Standhope Ultra Challenge (The SUC).


Day 1: 18.4 miles. Caltopo Online Map
Pioneer Cabin Loop

Day 2: 17.6 miles, Caltopo Online Map
East Fork Baker Creek Campground to Oregon Gulch Trailhead

Day 3: 15 miles, Caltopo Online Map

Taylor Canyon Turnoff to Park Creek Campground

Day 4: 37.5 miles is the Standhope 60K race; ~11K vertical

Park Creek Campground to Star Hope Campground.

Breakfast and dinner will not be provided each day. Runners are encouraged to enjoy the city and cuisine of Ketchum and Sun Valley.

Race housing will not be provided. Bring a tent or whatever appeals to you to sleep in.

The stage race is meant to provide the racers with an amazing adventure and the chance to bond with fellow competitors after the race!

17 Responses to “2015 Stage Race!”

  • Hi,

    I’m registered for the long race in early August… and am totally stoked. I am also working to qualify for the Ultra Mont Blanc in 2015, and would love to know if you would be willing to submit the documentation for the Standhope Marather to be included in the qualification race list, so that I may earn some points to that end?

    If you are interested, I can supply all of the appropriate links.

    Also, could you email your reply back to me rather than posting on this site? THANKS!

    Thanks, and I look forward to hearing back from you,

  • Tammy Hunter says:

    Hi there, very interested in your 2015 stage race. Can you email me when registration opens up? I know you only have 50 spots. Thanks!!! Tammy

  • Sarah Torres says:

    Do you also plan to host the Standhope 25K again next year? Have you set the date? I participated last year and it changed my life! I hope I have the opportunity to do it again!

  • Maxwell says:

    Hi Ben-
    Wondering if teams of 2 with runners racing alternate days is an option for the Stage Race?


    • Ben Blessing says:

      It is an interesting thought, but I think I want the race to remain a “solo” effort. I will consider it for 2016 though. If you have a friend who is interested in just running the course, I will have a need for sweeps, and that doesn’t cost anything.

      • Maxwell says:

        Thanks. Good to know about sweeps. Let me know if something changes. I know of at least a couple teams of two that would be interested in signing up and running alternate days. While 4 days of mountain running is definitely attractive to many , I think there are those who worry about being able to run every day. Either way, I’m looking forward to participating at some level! Thanks for organizing!

    • Ben Blessing says:

      Teams of two runners will be allowed. Both members of the team need to run the entire four-day course together for it to count.

  • Jeff says:

    So am I right that you can only sign up as a single racer and not in pairs?

  • Jolie says:

    Curious to know if you can sign up for the stage race but run the 25K the last day in substitution for the 60K……….

    The race looks amazing!

    • Ben Blessing says:

      It is an idea, but I couldn’t do it. It would defeat the challenge of the 60K the last day. I’ll be doing belt buckles for all finishers, because it is a pretty serious undertaking. I encourage you to take courage and go for it :-)

  • Jolie says:

    I understand, if you change your mind please let me know because I have about 4 people who would be interested in signing up!

  • Kim Neill says:

    Hi Ben: I could course sweep for one of the stages, if you are still in need of sweepers. I’m living in Bellevue now, so logistics would be pretty easy. Let me know.

  • Randy Thorn says:

    The link to the Stage race manual does not work

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