Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathons
We have closed the race to all entries, having exceeded the capacity of Aid Stations to handle more than 310 runners.
The 20th annual Bishop High Sierra Ultra-marathons are scheduled for 6:00 am on May 18, 2013. Proceeds from the race benefit the Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation Equipment fund. Money raised is to be used in providing extra equipment for the new Emergency Room, and part of the construction of the Healing Garden, due to open 2012. Thus far we have contributed over $110,000 to the Hospital Foundation.
As usual, our policy is:
- Refunds until April 30, 2013
- Race entry fees will increase by $20 on May 11, 2013
- Entries will close altogether on Wednesday May 15, 2013
- Entries are not rolled over or transferred to another runner
- No bandits!
- No post race entry
This year’s race is Race Director Marie Boyd’s final presentation, as she is retiring from race directing. The race has progressed from a 50 mile event attended by 47 runners in 1994, to four simultaneously run events, with about 300 runners in attendance. Efforts are being made to recruit an experienced Race Director to help the Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation continue its fine work with raising funds.
The Bishop High Sierra Ultra-marathons are superbly presented and managed events of 100k, 50 miles, 50k and 20 mile Fun Run. The 100k is now three years old and runners recognize this as a serious race not to be taken lightly, with the need to consider the afternoon heat when starting the final 12 mile out-and-back section over the Tungsten Hill. The race gains 9800', with twenty five miles of the event above 7000' elevation, with the highest point being 9400' at the Overlook aid station.
The addition of professional timing services has made a great difference, and this year Negative Split Management, with Lambert Timmermans and Jean Ho will provide accurate and timely results, with live updates, and intermediate times from Buttermilk Road aid station.
Please join us for an excellent weekend of camaraderie, running on our foothill dirt roads and trails, with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada, White Mountains, Owens Valley and surrounding volcanic tablelands, and for some 100k runners - the vast star-filled night sky seen in complete darkness.