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Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race

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April 29, 2017 (Saturday)
50 Mile
Payson, Arizona
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COURSE:The route is in and out of canyons, along a "high line" on the Mogollon Rim where the climb to the top of the Rim becomes vertical. Hence the name of the trail. The trail is very rocky in long stretches. There are several water crossings, and A LOT of downed trees to climb over. However, the rewards are magnificent views, cool canyons and fulfillment of your masochistic needs. Part of the run (from about mile 20 to 30) is over 10 miles of an area that burned in 1990, and a portion that burned again in 2001. The burn area is coming back, but expect no shade on that section and some downed trees. There is intermittent shade along the other parts of the trail. You should plan on three or four water bottles in the burn area.
The trail is well marked now with permanent metal diamonds, thanks to volunteer efforts over the last few years. We will be going out and marking even more places before the race, hoping to cover the "tricky" areas. Ribbon will also mark the trail.
We have had below average rain year this winter in Arizona. The trail will be dry, but you may encounter some creek crossings and wet feet this year. Blisters could be an issue.


AID: The aid stations will be well stocked and will include the usual junk food and fluids.
 
 

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Results
Year: 2007     Participation      
    Total finishers: 91      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Kyle Skaggs   50 Mile Men 8:25:30 10:07  5.93 mph 
 Emily Baer   50 Mile Women 10:33:31 12:40  4.74 mph 
 Andrew Heard   50 Mile Masters Men 10:00:15 12:00  5 mph 
 Susan Johnston   50 Mile  Masters Women  12:13:14 14:40  4.09 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2006     Participation      
    Total finishers: 131      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Josh Brimhall   50 Mile Men 8:51:43 10:38  5.64 mph 
 Tania Pacev   50 Mile Women 11:07:02 13:20  4.5 mph 
 Eric Binder   50 Mile Masters Men 9:42:05 11:39  5.15 mph 
 Tania Pacev   50 Mile  Masters Women  11:07:02 13:20  4.5 mph 
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Results
Year: 2005     Participation

Men 

78 men competed in the 2005 Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race 78 (81.3%)
    Total finishers: 96

Women 

18 women competed in the 2005 Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race 18 (18.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Scott Creel   50 Mile Men 8:17:20 9:57  6.03 mph 
 Nikki Kimball   50 Mile Women 9:34:52 11:30  5.22 mph 
 Scott Creel   50 Mile Masters Men 8:17:20 9:57  6.03 mph 
 Carol Gerber   50 Mile  Masters Women  13:12:57 15:52  3.78 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2004     Participation      
    Total finishers: 83      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
  Dave Mackey    50 Mile Men 7:51:07 9:25  6.37 mph 
 Nikki Kimball    50 Mile Women 9:14:24 11:05  5.41 mph 
 Scott Creel    50 Mile Masters Men 8:01:42 9:38  6.23 mph 
 Luanne Park    50 Mile  Masters Women  10:40:23 12:48  4.68 mph 
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