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Clubs and Trifecta

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Prize Change: Due to expressed concerns from the parks, we will no longer offer the 50% and 20% discount to those who complete a club or the trifecta. We will still continue with the clubs and trifecta, but instead will be sending those who complete the challenge an awesome piece of memorabilia. We’re still hammering out design and details, but we’ll announce as soon as it’s finalized. We will be honoring the discount for anyone who completed a club or the trifecta in 2016


DON’T FORGET YOUR BIB AND FINISHER MEDAL!

We have designated several club hikes for this race. View details on each club hike below.

All you have to do is take a picture of yourself at the designated location which includes:

1) A clear view of your face

2) Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible

3) Your finisher medal in plain view

4) Clear background showing where you are

Keep in mind that these hikes have a risk factor! Make sure you pack plenty of water, do your research, and be responsible! If you’re not in physical condition to complete these activities, please consider the Trifecta instead.

 

Nevada Falls Club

nevada falls club websiteThe hike up to Nevada Fall is really amazing. You’ll take the Mist Trail to the top, then take the John Muir Trail back down for views of Liberty Cap and more views of Nevada Fall. The trail will then meet back with Mist Trail.

Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves from Nevada Fall (the highest point on the Mist Trail) within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

1. A clear view of your face
2. Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
3. Your finisher medal in plain view
4. A clear background that shows you actually completed the hike

…will join the Nevada Fall Club and receive a special medallion as a reward!

The climb up the Mist Trail is intense. The entire hike is 6.5 miles round trip, and will take about half a day to complete. Be sure to bring PLENTY of water!

SEE WHO JOINED THE INAUGURAL NEVADA CLUB

SEE WHO JOINED THE 2016 NEVADA CLUB

Yosemite Falls Club

8736863564_79bac65457_bUpper Yosemite Falls is a challenging hike that rewards you with great views of Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Valley!

Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves from the top of Upper Yosemite Falls within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

1. A clear view of your face
2. Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
3. Your finisher medal in plain view
4. A clear background that shows you actually completed the hike

…will join the Yosemite Falls Club and receive a special medallion as a reward!

The entire hike is 7.6 miles round trip, and will take 6-10 hours to complete. Be sure to bring PLENTY of water!





Yosemite Trifecta

The Yosemite Trifecta is made up of 3 different activities, which focus more on you experiencing the park rather than doing one big hike. You must complete all 3 in order to complete the Trifecta. Same rules as the club hikes apply: take your picture at each of the 3 locations with your bib and finisher medal and send them to us 72 hours after finishing the race. If you complete the Trifecta you will receive an awesome piece of memorabilia. We’re still hammering out design and details, but we’ll announce as soon as it’s finalized. We will be honoring the discount for anyone who completed a club or the trifecta in 2016.

The Trifecta is meant to be challenging, but less strenuous. Each section of the three-part challenge is iconic to the park, but doable with children. The three Yosemite Trifecta activities are:

1. Glacier Point

2. Lower Yosemite Falls

3. See a Giant Sequoia

Be sure to bring your race bib and finisher medal to each location and make sure they’re clearly visible in each picture!

*Giant Sequoias: A lot of participants in the past submitted photos that were not in front of giant Sequoias. We feel bad you didn’t get to see them in their majesty! Please note there is a difference between a California Redwood and a Sequoia. Your entry will not be accepted if your photo is with a redwood. Find a giant Sequoia- it’s totally worth it! If you need a reference as to knowing the difference, you can see the difference in the tree bark (and size) in this video.

SEE WHO JOINED THE INAUGURAL TRIFECTA

SEE WHO JOINED THE 2016 TRIFECTA

Glacier Point

glacier pointGlacier Point is an overlook with an INCREDIBLE view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country. From the Glacier Point parking and tour unloading area, a short, paved, wheelchair-accessible trail takes you to an exhilarating (some might say unnerving) point 3,214 feet above Curry Village, on the floor of Yosemite Valley.

Lower Yosemite Falls

Yosemite_falls_winter_2010Part of North America’s tallest waterfall, Lower Yosemite Falls is the final 320-foot (98-meter) drop. This short, easy walk rewards with spectacular views of both Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls. This paved loop trail offers different vantage points of Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Creek, and you can stop at the many exhibits to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area.

Giant Sequoias

The third Trifecta isn’t a place. We want you to get a picture with a Giant Sequoia! There are several places where you can accomplish this.

**Mariposa Grove is a famous location in Yosemite, but it is closed and will be for a few years. There are lots of other places you can find giant sequoias.

nelder groveNelder Grove – Like Mariposa, you can find giant sequoias here. While Nelder Grove is technically outside of Yosemite National Park (it’s in Sierra National Forest, just outside the park), it has the advantage of being less crowded and more peaceful.

Merced Grove – This is the smallest of Yosemite’s three Giant Sequoia groves, with only about twenty of these venerable creatures, but it’s also the least crowded. Like the Tuolumne Grove, it’s downhill all the way to the grove.

Tuolumne Grove – If you’re a dessert-first kind of person, the Tuolumne Grove trail was made for you: the entire trip to the grove is downhill. The grove itself contains a couple dozen mature Giant Sequoias, including one you can walk through.







NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

CLOUDS CLUB

**Due to lots of extra snowfall this year, a lot of Tioga Rd is still closed and Clouds Rest is inaccessible. We hope to do this hike next year, but we will not be accepting admissions during the 2017 race.

Clouds Rest is a long and strenuous hike, but the panoramic views of the valley at the top are a major incentive! Are you hardcore enough to join the Clouds Club?

Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves from the top of Clouds Rest (with view of the valley behind them) within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

1. A clear view of your face
2. Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
3. Your finisher medal in plain view
4. A clear background that shows you actually completed the hike

…will join the Clouds Club and receive a special medallion as a reward!

The entire hike is 14.5 miles round trip, and will take most of the day to complete. This hike is not recommended for those afraid of heights. Be sure to bring PLENTY of water!

HALF DOME CLUB

**Due to the fact that cables will not be up for the Half Dome hike during our race in 2017, we will not be doing the Half Dome Club this year. We hope to do it in the future.

glacier point half domeAre you hardcore enough to join the Half Dome Club?

The Half Dome Club is a salute the hardcore among us. We want to reward anyone who hikes Half Dome after the race. Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves from the top of Half Dome within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

-A clear view of your face
-Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
-Your finisher medal in plain view
-A clear background that shows you actually completed the hike

will join the Half Dome Club and forever be immortalized on our website. We will post all those pictures here along with the runners name and city. Additionally, those runner’s will get 50% OFF the next year’s registration!

PERMITS
Half Dome is possibly the most iconic hike in Yosemite National Park. It’s an incredible hike, but is very strenuous (14 miles round trip) and is an all day hike. You also must have a permit to go on this hike, which are passed out via lottery. The preseason lottery is now closed. If you didn’t get a permit, there is a daily lottery during hiking season. You can learn more about permits here.

SEE WHO JOINED THE INAUGURAL HALF DOME CLUB

SEE WHO JOINED THE 2016 HALF DOME CLUB