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Hoodoo 500

Hoodoo 500

August 28 - August 31 2020
St. George, Utah , USA

The Hoodoo 500 is the most epic and challenging ultracycling race, and a qualifying event for the Race Across America.

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! 

Geologically speaking, hoodoos are tall, skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and sedimentary rock. 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. Amazing scenery, quiet roads, epic climbs, exhilarating decents, and the best post race banquet with awards and prizes. Solo, Tandem, 2-Person, and 4-Person Relay Teams. Bring a crew or request an invite to race self-supported with use of our drop bag service. Non-stop or stage race. The MOST options offered for any USA ultra cycling race.

Not a single inch of the route is repeated. The scenery is amazing. The route goes through, around or by three National Parks: Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef; three National Monuments: Pipe Springs, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Cedar Breaks; countless Utah State Parks including Anasazi, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Kodachrome and Snow Canyon, and meanders in and out of the Dixie National Forest.

Other than the very short stretches of road getting in and out of St. George and Cedar City, and the ten or so miles before Panguitch, traffic on most of the route is virtually non-existent. There are only a handful of traffic lights and stop signs, and zero urban blight.

Road conditions are stellar! Utah takes wonderful care of their roads and highways. Generally speaking, the pavement is smooth, without potholes or expansion gaps or long stretches of rough road where cracks have been filled in but remain bumpy and uneven. The roads are virtually litter and glass free!

 
Hoodoo 500
 
Routes: 300 and 500 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

All activities take place at the Best Western Abbey Inn in St. George.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 – 500-Mile Stage Participants Only
3pm-5pm:  500 Stage Racer Check-in
5:15pm:  Pre-Ride Meeting for 500-Mile Stage participants only; 
bicycle inspection for self-supported racers only

Friday, August 28, 2020
7am:  500-Mile Stage #1 begins in St George
2pm-5pm:  Check-in for Hoodoo 500 and all divisions of Hoodoo 300; bicycle inspection for self-supported racers only
5:15pm: Pre-Ride Meeting for Hoodoo 500 and all divisions Hoodoo 300

Saturday, August 29, 2020
5am:  Voyager and Nomad Start
7am:  300 & 500-Mile Solo and 300-Mile Stage Start in St George; 500-Mile Stage Day #2 Start in Escalante
8am:  300 & 500-Mile 2-Person / 2-Tandem Relay Teams Start
9am:  500-Mile 4-Person and 4-Tandem Teams Start 

Sunday, August 30, 2020
7am:  Hoodoo 300 & 500 Stage Stage start in Panguitch
10am:  Hoodoo 300 Non-Stop Event End

Monday, August 31, 2020
7am:  Hoodoo 500 Ends
9am:  Banquet Breakfast and Awards

Costs

Entry fee depends on category. Please see website.

What's Included?

LIVE GPS tracking; tech t-shirt and other Hoodoo souvenir for each rider; post race breakfast banquet; finisher medal for each successful rider; finisher jersey for each successful rider. 7 time stations along the route. All weekend long twitter feed from Race Headquarters and on route. Fun awards and raffle prizes at the banquet! Solo finishers qualify for Race Across America.

Packet Pickups

See schedule listing above. Depends on stage race or nonstop.

Prize / Race Categories

Depends on stage race vs nonstop.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
 
Support for Participants
Route Card
 
Features
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 1129 S Bluff Street in St. George, Utah
 
 
 
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