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PLANET ULTRA
PRESENTS

August 26-28, 2011
St. George, Utah

Congratulations to Overall & 50+ Solo Champion David Holt and Overall & 50+ Voyager Champion Joel Sothern!
Kudos to 4-Person Relay Champions Team Red Rock and 2-Person Relay Champions Team Ranchos!

A full report will be posted soon!
 
Click here for the 2010 webcast, which includes time station splits and finish results and links to photos.
It was a great race! Thanks to all the racers, crew, and the Hoodoo 500 staff.

 Click here for the 2009 race report with results sorted by time.

Check out the news which was posted throughout the race.
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and become a fan!

Starting in 2011, the Hoodoo will take place Friday-Sunday
instead of Saturday-Monday.
Coming June 2011! Hoodoo 500 4-Day Training Camp! Details
Here!
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Welcome to the fifth annual Hoodoo 500 ultra-marathon bicycle race! The most epic and challenging ultracycling race, the Hoodoo 500 route passes through or around three National Parks, three National Monuments and several Utah State Parks. The scenery varies from majestic cliffs and striking red rock hoodoos to aspen and pine forests and high mountain meadows. All the best of Utah's Color Country!

Click here to learn more about why you should do the Hoodoo!

Looking for teammates or crew? Post a message on the Hoodoo 500 Blog

WHAT ON EARTH IS A HOODOO?
Geologically speaking, hoodoos are tall, skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and sedimentary rock. Nowhere else in the world can one find a concentration of these awesome pinnacles like those found in Southern Utah. Click here to learn about the geology of hoodoos. Mystically speaking, hoodoo means a magical spell; which is what the Hoodoo 500 experience will cast upon you. Come test yourself, and bring your lucky mojo...

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DISTANCE 518 miles (unless re-routing is required due to road closures or other circumstances) with about 30,000' climbing.

ROUTE: The 2010 Official Route of the Hoodoo 500 is available now as an excel file by clicking here.  Generally speaking,  the race follows a course starting in St. George, and traveling through Hurricane, Colorado City, Kanab, Carmel Junction, Bryce, Tropic, Escalante, Boulder, Torrey, Panguitch, Cedar City and back to St. George. It's a loop course on wonderful, well-maintained, quiet roads with little traffic and breath-taking scenery. Click here to see some photographs of the route. Click here to view maps, profiles and 3D views of the course. Racers interested in pre-riding most of the course should join us for our spectacular Tour of Southern Utah.

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DIVISIONS OFFERED:
Solo (no drafting)

Men (Men's Open, 50+)
Women (Women's Open, 50+)
Tandem (Open, 50+)

Voyager (solo, no support crew)
Limited to 15 riders selected by the Race Directors (based on submitted resume).

Voyagers Conjoined ("joined at the hip" for the duration of the race, no support crew)
Limited to 10 "teams," each member individually qualified, selected by the Race Directors (based on submitted resume).

Standard Relay Teams (unrestricted rider exchanges)

Two Racers
Four Racers
Two Tandems (Four racers)
Four Tandems (Eight racers)

Rolling Celebration of Cycling (unrestricted rider exchanges)
Eight Racers

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2011 REGISTRATION FEES:

Early-Bird Special - Discounted entry until March 30th:
Solo: $325
Voyager and each member of Voyagers Conjoined (includes drop bag service and nap/change rooms): $395
Voyager Tandem (includes drop bag service and nap/change rooms): $720
Tandems and 2-Person Team: $575
4-Person Team and 2-Tandem Team: $975
4-Tandem Team: $1,820

Registration fees April 1st to August 1st:
Solo: $375
Voyager and each member of Voyagers Conjoined (includes drop bag service and nap/change rooms): $445
Voyager Tandem (includes drop bag service and nap/change rooms): $800
Tandems and 2-Person Team: $675
4-Person Team and 2-Tandem Team: $1,125
4-Tandem Team: $2,100

8-person Relay - aka the "Rolling Celebration of Cycling": $125 per person = $1,000. Entry is basically a la carte - but do read below to see what's included.

Click here to learn more about registration, what's included with the entry fees, and the cancellation policy.

Online registration is now available via Active.com. If you prefer to save online fees and pay by check, click here for the mail-in form.

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AWARDS: All Solo, Voyager, Tandem, 2-Person, 4-Person and Tandem-Relay Team Official Finishers will receive a finisher's medal at the Finish Line, and the exclusive finisher's jersey, which will be shipped after the race. Special awards and raffle prizes will be presented at the post-race banquet! 8-Person Relay Teams will receive a medal, and have the option of purchasing the exclusive finisher's jersey.

Special thanks to our 2010 sponsors who donated prizes for the winners and for the raffle: Hammer NutritionIbex Sports/VDO, DetoursPlanet Ultra, Red Rock Bicycle Company and RoadID. Special thanks to the St. George Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and St. George Area Sports and Events Commission for their generous support of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 race!

START/FINISH LOCATION:
Our host hotel is the Best Western Abbey Inn, 1129 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, (435) 652-1234. Be sure and request the Hoodoo 500 / Planet Ultra special rate of $71 per night. The discounted rate expires 30 days before the event, so please make your reservations early. If you miss the deadline, please send us an email and we'll see what we can do for you! The Best Western Abbey Inn will also host our Post-Race Banquet Brunch on Sunday morning.

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2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: All activities take place at the Best Western Abbey Inn.

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Racer check-in & bicycle/vehicle
Inspection: 2pm-5pm
Pre-Race Dinner & Meeting: 6pm

Friday, August 26, 2011
Voyager Start: 5am
Solo Start: 7am
2-Person / 2-Tandem Relay Teams Start: 8am
4-Person, 4-Tandem and 8-Person Relay Teams Start: 9am
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Race Ends: 7am
Post-Race Banquet Breakfast: 9am
Please stay the extra day and join the racers and crews in savoring and celebrating the wonderful accomplishment of the Hoodoo 500!

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RULES:
The Hoodoo 500 rules represent the minimum interference with rider strategy and performance, while effectively controlling the race and abiding by the rules and regulations required under the various permits granted by the States of Arizona and Utah. The Hoodoo 500 is an extraordinary personal challenge; and these rules are in place to ensure maximum safety and competitive fairness. Read them by clicking here.

RIDER / SUPPORT CREW RESOURCES:
Click here for lots of useful information, hints and suggestions on racing, crewing, strategies, nutrition and more! Click here to read reports from veteran Hoodoo 500 racers.

FAQs:
Feel free to email us with questions. We'll post our responses to the most common questions, here.

 

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