The awards ceremony will be held at the finish area at 5:00 PM, Saturday. The completion of a 100 mile run is an extraordinary achievement. Within the realm of the extraordinary, there exist several levels of achievement which embody, we believe, different but complimentary aspects of the Wasatch Mountains and the runners who run Wasatch trails.
Finisher Award: A beautifully engraved plaque depicting the race course will be awarded to all official finishers.
Golden Skull: The Golden Skull, the ultimate and coveted award of the Wasatch, will be awarded to the overall male and female winners.
Royal Order of the Crimson Cheetah A mystical beast, fiery and ethereal, the Crimson Cheetah is the mystic master of the wilds. Runners finishing the course in within 24 hours will be awarded the Royal Order of the Crimson Cheeta belt buckle of inlaid coral and solid brass. These exceptional runers are inducted into the Order in a special ceremony at the conclusion of the run.
Spirit of the Wind: Knowing, wily, and confident, the Spirit of the Wind is a friend of the mountains. Runners finishing the course within 30 hours will be awarded the Spirit of the Wind belt buckle made of inlaid turquoise and solid brass.
Badger Heart: A creature of the earth, the badger is a tenacious, undefeatable, committed adventurer. Runners finishing the course within 36 hours will be awarded the Badger Heart belt buckle.
Anonymous Club: The Wasatch Front 100 Anonymous Club is still many members strong. All entrants, who for some reason do not finish the run, will automatically be included into the Anonymous Club, and will remain members in good standing until they have officially completed the run in under 36 hours.
Grand Slam of Ultrarunning: The Grand Slam consists of running the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run, Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run and Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same summer. The idea of running the four oldest 100 mile trail runs in the country came from Fred Pilon of Ultrarunning Magazine back in 1985. They called Steve Baugh who was the race director of the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run at that time. Since Wasatch was the final race of the four it seemed natural for the Wasatch 100 to organize the Grand Slam and have awards in conjunction with our awards ceremony. Steve collaborated with John Grobben, current and long standing Wasatch 100 race director, and they came up with the name Grand Slam of Ultrarunning and established it in cooperation with the race directors of the other four races involved. The first Grand Slam award was given to Tom Green in 1986. The Wasatch 100 has continued organizing and managing the event since that time.
The award is a beautifully sculpted eagle head trophy inscribing this great accomplishment. The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Award continues to be presented at our Awards Banquet following the race.
Grand Slam of Ultrarunning
1344 South 800 East, Suite 202
Orem, Utah 84097