Ultrarunning legend Marshall Ulrich and his wife Heather are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Route 66 UltraRun November 11-13, 2023. Runners will journey through iconic Americana along 140 miles of Historic Route 66 from Seligman to Topock66 Colorado River, Arizona.
NEW for 2023: Team Division! That’s right; this year you can take on the entire 140 miles yourself, with your crew of at least 2 people (and no more than 4) for a chance to win the Andy Payne Cup and a coveted Route 66 Stray Dogs belt buckle, or . . .
gather some friends and compete as a team. Teams can be 4, 5, or 6 people – you decide! All team members should stay on the course the entire time (we highly recommend, and may require, a full-size van for teams of 5 or 6) to crew for each other and take shifts getting some rest. When taking a turn as the team runner the person should cover a minimum of 2 to 4 miles, but can run as many miles as you decide as a team. There are no designated transition areas, other then ensuring you’re completely off the road at a safe location. It’s all strategy baby! How many runners? How far should each person run at one time? Is your runner struggling so you need to exchange runners sooner than you had planned? Can you adapt to Plan B, and beyond? How do you plan for hydration, nutrition, and gear for everyone on the team without being overwhelmed with supplies?
A Race that
The race recognizes and celebrates the history of the Mother Road, from the Bunion Derbies; “Oakie’s” during the Dust Bowl; the boom years of family road trips after WWII; decline after the interstate system bypassed mom- and-pop motels, restaurants, and shops; to grassroots resurgence leading to official recognition that Route 66 had “become a symbol of the American people’s heritage of travel and their legacy of seeking a better life.”
The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona
The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of both the surface, and the memories along Arizona’s portion of Route 66. The Route 66 UltraRun supports the Historic Association by donating a portion of every race entry fee. You can donate now to personally help the Association continue their tireless work to preserve, protect, and promote Route 66, ensuring that the Mother Road will be enjoyed by generation after generation for years to come.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
The Route 66 UltraRun supports the association by donating a portion of every entry fee. Our inspiration is always and forever Stray Dog Mark Macy (Mace) as he continues his fight against this horrible disease with the loving support of his wife Pam and his family. You can donate now to help all of those affected with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Have a question? Want to schedule an interview? Interested in volunteering for the race or crewing for a runner? Have a classic car and want to come out and pace the runners the first mile through Seligman? Or maybe you’d like to sponsor the race. Your Race Directors are here to help.
The 2nd Annual event in 2023 event will host a maximum of
50 runners and 25 teams, so sign up today!
With a race cutoff of 60 hours, individual and team runners
and crew will be able to experience and enjoy:
The birthplace of the historic route in Seligman
The Hualapai Tribe in Peach Springs
Hackberry General Store
Giganticus Headicus in Antares
Route 66 museum in Kingman
Cool Springs restored Mobile gas station
Burros in the streets of Oatman
And much more
Unique finishers medals, belt buckles, and awards showcasing amazing custom artwork; a traveling trophy cup; special recognition for two runners; and an amazing Award’s Banquet are additional “Kicks” to the Route 66 UltraRun.
Come Out and Join us!