“An awesome race up the legendary, steep Bair Canyon, then stunning views down Farmington Canyon.”
— David DeBry
Race - Aug 4, 2018
Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers
A fun, challenging, and rewarding race held the first Saturday in August of each year. Racers will enjoy a steep ascent of Bair Canyon, followed by a more mellow descent of Farmington Canyon.
Steep in many places so it allows for a great workout.
Racers start at an LDS Church in Farmington, about 1 mile from the Bair Canyon trailhead. The short distance to the trailhead is the only warm up, as it's not far from the trailhead. Then it is ~4.2 miles up the infamous Bair Canyon, known for its steep trail. Use a bit of caution in this section, as the trail almost always draws blood! Although you'll want to pay attention to your own footing, be sure to take in the beautiful creek that the trail follows. The singletrack keeps runners close together which creates camaraderie and makes this tough section go faster.
Once you top out, it is about 1 mile along the ridgeline to the radar towers, then 5 miles down the road to the finish.
Flora & Fauna
Scrub oak and a beautiful section with ferns.
History & Background
This race has been going on for many years and was a staple for the early trail runners in Utah...with cutoff Levis and all.