Allaire Solitude Cup

Allaire Solitude Cup

Solitude, UT
July 29, 2017

For those who came before us

On July 8, 1996, outdoorsman Chris Allaire lost his battle against Signet Ring Colon Cancer, at the age of 43. The Public Relations Director of Solitude Ski Resort at the time of his death, Chris was instrumental in the development and expansion of this gem of the Wasatch. As plans were being laid for the first annual Cannonade Cup race in 1995, Chris began to show the symptoms of his rare genetic condition. Within days of the first planned Solitude Mountain Bike Race, Chris succumbed to the deadly disease. As a tribute to this wonderful man, former Intermountain Cup Promoter, Ed Chauner, DEDICATED THIS ANNUAL RACE TO CHRIS and we will continue to do the same.

Thank you Chris for bringing us this great event 19 years ago!

Course Description

The Chris Allaire Solitude Cup course is another I-Cup classic that hits all the marks for a great XC course. Featuring a 5.2 mile lap with approximately 640ft of climbing per lap as well as a separate short start loop that leaves from the parking lot of the Moonbeam Lodge. After this .6mile start loop to spread things out, the proper mountain biking begins with a rolling traverse and climb up the Queen Bess trail to Raptor road where things widen up again and climb to the courses high point before turning and heading into a grin-inducing descent of almost all singletrack first on Kruzer and then on Serenity, one of the best descents around. The loamy dirt and rooty sections will keep you focused and having a blast before returning to the finish where you will either cross the line, or head left for another lap.

Venue: Solitude Mountain Resort
Address: 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, UT 84121

Course Map

Race Info


Advance Registration:

Elite Men and Women - $50
Other Adult - $45
Junior Men and Women - $35
Shredders & Lil Shredders - $10

Race Day Registration:

Elite Men and Women - $60
Other Adult - $55
Junior Men and Women - $45
Shredders & Lil Shredders - $20

Start Times

Morning Start

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance
9:00 a.m. JV Boys 2 14 miles
9:03 a.m. Sport Women 2 14 miles
9:06 a.m. Varsity Girls 2 14 miles
9:10 a.m. Clydesdale (220 lbs.+) 2 14 miles
9:15 a.m. JH Boys 1 7 miles
9:17 a.m. JV Girls 1 7 miles
9:18 a.m. Novice Men 1 7 miles
9:19 a.m. Novice Women 1 7 miles
9:20 a.m. JH Girls 1 7 miles
9:21 a.m. Shredder Boys (10-12) 1 (Small) 1 mile
9:22 a.m. Shredder Girls (10-12) 1 (Small) 1 mile
9:23 a.m. Lil' Shredders (9 and Under) 1 (Small) Mini Course

Mid-day Start

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance
11:00 a.m. Elite Men 4 28 miles
11:01 a.m. Varsity Boys 3 21 miles
11:04 a.m. Expert Men (19-39)* 3 21 miles
11:06 a.m. Expert Men (40-49) 3 21 miles
11:09 a.m. Elite Women 3 21 miles
11:11 a.m. Expert Men 50+ 3 21 miles
11:13 a.m. Expert Men (60+) 2 14 miles
11:15 a.m. Expert Women 2 14 miles
11:17 a.m. Sport Men (19-39)* 2 14 miles
11:20 a.m. Sport Men (40-49) 2 14 miles
11:22 a.m. Sport Men (50+) 2 14 miles
*If there are more than 10 racers in each category, categories may be subdivided.

Race Day

Race Day Schedule

Time Event
8:00-10:00 a.m. Packet Pickup
8:45 a.m. Racer Meeting for Beginners
9:00 a.m. Beginner Cross Country Race Start
10:45 a.m. Racer Meeting for Pro/Expert/Sport
11:00 a.m. Pro/Expert/Sport Race Start

Race Start Location

Solitude Ski Resort
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah

Packet Pickup

Friday, July 28, 2017


**The race starts early, If possible, please pick your packet up on Friday.**

Saturday, July 29, 2017

8:00am to 9:00am
Race Start Line, Solitude Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah

Packet pick-up on race morning will be right next to the starting line. Be sure to pick up your bib no later than 9:00am.

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