The Up For Air Series brings endurance athletes together to celebrate a shared passion for running, amplify informed dialogue about air quality issues, and support organizations that are working toward solutions. We strive for a minimal footprint on the trails but maximal impact on the nonprofits fighting for cleaner air in our communities.
RUFA is not for the faint of heart! Completing one or more “laps” is extremely difficult, which is a tribute to the challenge of solving the winter pollution problem
Each “lap” starts and finishes in the back (west) lot of Millcreek Inn. From the start line (5,670′ elevation) the route climbs 3.1 miles up the Church Fork trail up to the summit of Grandeur Peak at 8,299′. Total elevation gain per lap is 2,700. A check-point and small aid-station with basic food items and water will exist directly on the summit. Runners turn around and re-trace their steps back to Church Fork to finish their lap.
Due to being on Forest Service Land, we are restricted in the quantity of people we can have on our race course. Due to this, THIS RACE WILL SELL OUT. Don’t be sad-register early and secure your spot.