The Grand to Grand Ultra 2017 will take place from 24th to 30th September 2017 in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, USA.
Entry Fee: US$3,300 per individual
To register, please complete the online application in full. Registration will open at 5pm BST (UK Time) on 25th August 2016.
You will receive an email in due course advising you whether your application has been successful.
A deposit of US$1,000 is then required to confirm your place in your nationality quota. Please note that your deposit must be paid within a week upon receiving an email confirmation of your entry being successful, otherwise your spot in your nationality quota will be released. The Entry Fee balance is payable no later than 24th May 2017. In the event that the Entry Fee is not paid in full by 24th May 2017, a penalty of US$200 is payable and any previously offered discount will be withdrawn so that the full fee becomes payable.
Alternatively the total amount of the Entry Fee may be paid in full at the time of the online application.
Should participants wish to register as a team, then each team member should note this on their application and provide the name of their team. Each team should consist of 3 team members. Please read the additional Rules Relating to Teams under Rules and Regulations.
Please make your payments in one of the following ways.
1. Pay your funds to our account by bank transfer.
2. Pay your funds by credit card (please note that there will be a 3.5% commission charge).
In the event that your application is unsuccessful due to the available spots being previously filled, your name will then go on the waiting list without charge and in the order in which it is received. You will be notified if spots become available.
Arrival and Departure - Kanab, Utah
Participants will need to arrive in Kanab, Utah no later than Thursday, 21st September 2017. (However, we would encourage participants to arrive earlier in order to acclimatize)
There are no scheduled bus departures between Las Vegas and Kanab. Apart from the chartered bus transfers mentioned below, the best option to get to Kanab is to rent a car, which needs to be driven back to Las Vegas as there are no car rental drop locations in Kanab.
There are numerous car rental agencies at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
However, we have negotiated a 15% discount off of current rental rates at Enterprise Rent A Car in Nevada. To receive the discounted rate, here is the link you should use:
Member Number is: L54H170
PIN : GRA
Special chartered bus transfers by LD Tours departing from McCarran International Airport to Kanab will be available on the following dates and time:
Monday, 18th September 2017: 4:00 PM
Tuesday, 19th September 2017: 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 20th September 2017: 4:00 PM
Thursday, 21st September 2017: 4:00 PM
Bus fee: $65/person, one-way
After the race, there will be a bus transfer from Kanab to McCarran International Airport on:
Sunday, 1st October 2017: 8:00 AM
Bus fee: $65/person, one-way
** Please note that Las Vegas is on PST (Pacific Standard Time) and Kanab is on MST (Mountain Standard Time). Kanab is one hour ahead of Las Vegas.
The drive takes 3.5 to 4 hours from Las Vegas to Kanab.
We recommend that you book your return flight to depart no earlier than 2:00pm.
What the Entry Fee includes:
Saturday, 23rd September: transport from Kanab to first bivouac on rim of the Grand Canyon
Saturday, 30th September: transport from Finish Line to Kanab
For the evening(s) of:
Friday, 22nd September: hotel accommodation in Kanab
Saturday, 23rd September through Friday, 29th Sept: space in a 10-man tent at roving campsite
Saturday, 30th September: hotel accommodation in Kanab
Food & Beverage
Friday, 22nd September: Welcome dinner in Kanab
Saturday, 23rd September: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Water for the duration of the race
Saturday, 30th September: lunch at the finish line and Awards Dinner in Kanab
On course medical support
Storage of all luggage during the race
Race course book
Sponsor Goodie Bag
Each checkpoint (CP) is staffed by experienced race trained volunteers and a medical professional. In addition to water, each CP is supplied with hand sanitiser, shade, seats, electrolytes (although we recommend competitors bring their own) and garbage bags.
Registration for 2017 will close on 30th June 2017, or earlier if quotas have been filled.
All participants will receive a refund of the total fees paid to date, less US$500 admin fee, if a cancellation notice has been received by the Organizers by 24th May 2017. No fees will be refunded if any cancellation notice is received after 24th May 2017.
All entry fees are non-transferrable and may not be deferred to any future events.
We are delighted to offer the following discounts:
* No discount can be combined with any other discount.
*In the event you enjoy a discount to the full fee, the deposit remains at US$1,000 with the discounted balance falling due by 24th May 2017.
All persons who have previously signed up and paid in full for a previous Grand to Grand event are entitled to a 10% discount off any future events.
Bring a Friend
If you have participated in the Grand to Grand Ultra before and then bring a friend with you, who has not yet done G2G, we will give you 20% off your entry fee. If you bring more than one friend with you, we will give you a 20% discount for each friend you bring. So if you bring five friends, your entry will be free!
Just be sure to have your friend put your name down on their online application under “How did you hear about this event?” for you to receive the benefit.
The friend has to be known by the G2G alumni before they submit their application and the friend’s name must be submitted in their online entry application.
In the event that the friend withdraws their application before paying for their entry fee in full, then the discount is also withdrawn.
All persons over the age of 65 will receive a discount of 10%.
All current serving and ex-military personnel will receive a discount of 10%. Please provide a copy of your military ID.
Dual Race Discount
If you sign up for both races at the same time, we will give you a 10% discount off the entry fee to each race.
For the Grand to Grand Ultra 2017, the total number of participants will be limited to 170 and a quota is being imposed for each nationality as follows:
||Maximum number of entries accepted
|Australia & New Zealand
|Central and South America
|Rest of the World
* The Organizers retain the right to change quotas and the total number of participants
We expect G2G 2017 to be a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB) 2018.
The Grand to Grand Ultra 2016 has been granted the maximum six (6) qualifying points (new scale) for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB) 2017.