Whiteface Sky Races

Staging Location

Whiteface Mountain
5021 Route 86
Wilmington, NY, 12997

Timeline

  • Friday, July 31
  • 07:30 – 09:30: All – Events Check-In (one opportunity)
    • Note: COVID mitigations currently in-effect and we will plan on a wave check-in format with set check-in times for entrants
  • 10:00: WF VK – Wave starts begin
    • Finish is at the top of Whiteface’s Summit Lift. Finishers will descend to Little Whiteface for a Gondola ride to the base (Per COVID Mitigation – please only ride with the group that you arrived to the race with), or can proceed by foot to the base
    • We will tentatively plan on having wraps to-go located at the First Aid House next to the Gondola Access atop Little Whiteface
  • 11:00: Kids / Family Mile
  • Saturday afternoon: Run Clinics
    • Details to be announced
  • Sunday, August 1st
  • 06:30: Wave Check-In's for all races begin with designated times for each entrant
  • 08:00: Whiteface Mountain Race
    • Consists of 2 circuits on the mountain totaling ~ 14.5 miles with ~ 9,500' elevation gain and corresponding loss. The ascent is fairly direct with a bit of zig zag on mountain dirt access roads and slopes for the descent.
    • Aid Stations (Water, Electrolyte Drink, food layout TBD per COVID mitigation updates)
      • Mid-Mountain: 1.3m, 4.6m, 8.6m, 12.0m
      • Summit: 2.4m, 9.7m
  • 09:00: Marshak's Mountain Race
    • Consists of 1 circuits on the mountain totaling ~ 7.3 miles with ~ 4,750' elevation gain and corresponding loss. The ascent is fairly direct with a bit of zig zag on mountain dirt access roads and slopes for the descent.
    • Aid Stations (Water, Electrolyte Drink, food layout TBD per COVID mitigation updates)
      • Mid-Mountain: 1.3m, 4.6m
      • Summit: 2.4m, 9.7m
    • This race is in tribute to Nick Marshak, an incredible individual and athlete who joined us for his final race. He lived fully, died doing what and surrounded by a community he loved. His spirit lives on in each one of you setting out to do the same.

FAQ's:

  • Poles?
    • Yes, poles are permitted.
  • Race-Day Registration?
    • Yes, hour before each race on Saturday morning, $10 more than pre-reg
  • Cups?
    • No, this is a cupless event for environmental impact as well as COVID mitigation in 2021. Given the time of year, and extreme and exposed nature of this course, entrants in the Whiteface Mountain Race, and Marshak's Mountain Race are required to carry at least 20oz of fluids / bottles at all times. Bottles will be re-filled at Aid Stations as needed.
  • Raceday Registration?
    • No