Grand to Grand Ultra

Back September 19, 2021 September 20, 2020 Cancelled September 23, 2019 September 23, 2018 September 24, 2017
September 19, 2021 # 2021

The Grand to Grand Ultra is a unique event – the first and only self supported stage footrace in North America.
However its uniqueness does not stop there. It is the first stage race to start from the awe inspiring north rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and finish on the summit of the Grand Staircase, one of the world’s most iconic geological formations. The course takes you through a desert landscape of sand dunes, red rock canyons, buttes, mesas and hoodoos. You will navigate compelling slot canyons and cross a tributary of the Virgin River. Experience the remotest part of continental America in the way of the earliest settlers, Navajo and Paiute Indian tribes. This is where Montezuma’s gold is still reputed to be buried.

Observe nature up close in an environment rich in flora and wildlife – from unusual and threatened cacti to big horn sheep to the endangered California Condor, the largest bird in America.

Challenge yourself in the company of an international group of participants who are all eager to complete a world class course, never before attempted.
And party in luxury in Las Vegas after you emerge from the desert! This will be one awards ceremony you will not want to miss!
Nationality Quotas – Only 10 persons per country are allowed, so enter quickly before your quota is filled up.


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Information about the event is available in : English

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About Us The Grand to Grand Ultra is the joint vision of three friends who sought to create a world class stage event in North America. For two years, Terry Madl, Colin Geddes and Tess Geddes searched high and low for the most iconic course possible on a continent that offers a plethora of unsurpassed beauty. It was the unique opportunity to organize an event that would stretch from the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, to the relatively unknown but equally geologically iconic Grand Staircase, that settled the location. Terry, Colin and Tess have launched Ultra Challenge America LLC and together they bring over 80 years of event management, business building, logistics and ultramarathon experience to bear on this unique event. They are delighted to have an extremely well qualified staff who round out the Grand to Grand Ultra 2012 executive team and a council of advisors consisting of some of the world's most elite ultramarathoners, who continuously provide the guidance to design and execute the world's premier stage event.


Grand to Grand Ultra

September 19, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:00
170 miles
18,041 feet
Desert Extreme Mountain Range Point to Point Trail

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