2017 Cactus Hugger

2017 Cactus Hugger

Hurricane, UT
April 22, 2017

Out of the gates on fire

The Cactus Hugger is getting an all new race course for 2017! Come join us in Hurricane for an 8.5 mile, fast and flowy race. The course will run clockwise and incorporates single track from the JEM, Cryptobiotic and Hurricane Cliffs trails in one of the most popular riding areas in St. George. The trail consists of mostly smooth, flowy singletrack with a chunky section of Hurricane Rim that is sure to keep you on your toes. We’ve linked up the three trails with some smooth double track for a fast, fun, completely new course for 2017.

Race Shirt Policy

Race shirts are guaranteed to racers who register at least two weeks in advance of the race date. If you register less than two weeks prior to the race date, you will not be guaranteed a race shirt.

Venue: JEM Trail System
Address: Hurricane, Utah

Race Results Now Available

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

Friday, April 21, 2017: Late Registration and Packet Pick-Up

4:00pm to 7:00pm
Red Rock Bicycle Co.
Corner of 100 S and Bluff St.
St. George, UT

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

8:00am to 10:00am

Packet pick-up: We will have limited race morning packet pick-up. The race starts very early, so if it can be avoided, please do not pick up your packet up the morning of the race. 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. The ride starts at 10:30am sharp!

Start Time / Distance

Morning Wave

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance
9:00 a.m. Lil' Shredders (9 and Under) 1 Mini Course
9:05 a.m. Shredders Boys (10-12) 1 Small Course
9:06 a.m. Shredders Girls (10-12) 1 Small Course
9:30 a.m. JV Boys 2 14 miles
9:31 a.m. Varsity Girls 2 14 miles
9:32 a.m. Sport Women 2 14 miles
9:36 a.m. JH Boys 1 7 miles
9:37 a.m. JV Girls 1 7 miles
9:38 a.m. Clydesdale (220 lbs. +) 2 14 miles
9:39 a.m. Novice Men 1 7 miles
9:40 a.m. Novice Women 1 7 miles
9:41 a.m. JH Girls 1 7 miles

Mid-day Wave

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance
11:00 a.m. Elite Men 4 28 miles
11:01 a.m. Varsity Boys 3 21 miles
11:02 a.m. Expert Men (19-39)* 3 21 miles
11:03 a.m. Expert Men (40-49) 3 21 miles
11:05 a.m. Elite Women 3 21 miles
11:07 a.m. Expert Men 50+ 3 21 miles
11:08 a.m. Expert Men (60+) 2 14 miles
11:09 a.m. Expert Women 2 14 miles
11:10 a.m. Sport Men (19-39)* 2 14 miles
11:11 a.m. Sport Men (40-49) 2 14 miles
11:12 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

JEM Trailhead
UT-59 Virgin, Utah

Directions to Start/Finish:

From St. George head North on I-15. Take the Hurricane Exit #16. Take UT-9 into Hurricane and continue to La Verkin. Turn right to stay on UT-9 headed toward Zion National Park. From the right hand turn, it is 4.9 miles to Sheep Bridge Road. Turn right onto Sheep Bridge. Follow Sheep Bridge Road to the venue. There you will find us!


Course Tips from Pro Rider Justin Lindine

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