Right now it looks like Farmington Canyon will be open in 2013; allowing us to use the original point-to-point course. As you already know, the last two years due to the canyon closure, we ran the GUTSMAN up and down Baer Canyon. A lot of us really like the course this way, and it's not to say we won't run it that way again, but we're bringing the old course back for 2013.
We lost A LOT of runners because it seems the majority didn't want to run down Baer Canyon...it's okay, we understand. BUT, as a way to say THANK YOU to the runners who stuck with the BAIRGUTSMAN in 2011 & 2012, we're offering you a 2013 registration rate of $40. All we ask is that you register by Memorial Day 2013 (May 27th) so we can plan accordingly on our end. The $40 rate will not be offered online, you'll have to complete a registration form and send it in so we can verify you ran the GUTSMAN in either 2011 or 2012.
If you didn't run the BAIRGUTSMAN in 2011 or 2012, the registration rate is $55.
Registration for the 2013 BAIRGUTSMAN will open Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 10am. The race is limited to 300 runners; first come first serve. We'll let you know when the race is close to selling out.
WARNING: If there's an issue next year in Farmington Canyon that prohibits the GUTSMAN from running its original course, we'll run the out-and-back option instead and we won't be able to offer refunds. So, we suggest you register for the 2013 BAIRGUTSMAN only if you're prepared to run either course.
New red BAIRGUTSMAN hoodies (pictured above) are available at STRIDERS for $35. The red GUTSMAN hoodie will also be featured on our new online store, which should be ready to open in December. Sizes range from S-XXL. It's a cotton/poly blend; very nice.