Mines of Spain 100

ATRA race member

20221223
2022-10-14

Oct 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Mines of Spain 100

1700 South Grandview Ave.

Dubuque IA, 52003

USA

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Entry Fee $125
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $250
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 100K
  • 100M

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2018

Description:

This is a true Midwest trail race set in the beautiful bluffs, prairies and forests of the driftless region of eastern Iowa amongst the scenic setting of the Mississippi river valley!

Start Time – (100mi/100k) – 8am
Time Limit – 33 hours (5pm Saturday) for the 100mi and 23 hours (7am Saturday) for the 100k
Elevation Gain – ~2,800ft per loop
100mi – 5 Loops = ~14,000ft
100k – 3 Loops = ~8,400ft

COURSE SUMMARY
The 100 mile and 100 kilometer races will follow a marked ~20mi course that starts and finishes in Louis Murphy Park but spends most of its miles in the Mines of Spain Recreation Area on the expansive network of dirt, grass and rock trails that run throughout. Each loop contains a couple of short stretches of pavement, primarily at the beginning and end, to help connect the different segments of the course. Runners will be treated to beautiful views of the Mighty Mississippi River from a number of stunning vantage points, a tour through and around the iconic Horseshoe Bluff as well as panoramic vistas of beautiful grass prairies and dense hardwood forests. The trails range from steep & technical to flat dirt single track to rolling & grassy and everything in between. While there are plenty of hills to challenge you at the Mines, there are also ample stretches of trail where you can really open up and find your stride. This is a truly diverse course that is perfect for your 1st hundred or your 100th hundred!

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Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 14, 2022

Held on Oct 15, 2021

Held on Oct 16, 2020

Held on Oct 18, 2019

Held on Oct 19, 2018

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