Sawmill Relay

UTMB Qualifier

COVID19 Precautions & Compliance

Due to the pandemic, you will be required to wear face masks while you are at the staging area, start/finish line, and aid stations. Please maintain social distancing while in groups and in lines. Only people with race bibs attached will be allowed in the staging area. Thank you for your understanding & cooperation.

Race Details

Sawmill Relay
June 5, 2021
Mt. Charleston

Taking place in the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, this will be an epic adventure you don’t want to miss! We are hosting a solo or relay race option in gorgeous Lee Canyon, Mt. Charleston. Our relay is located in the Sawmill area, using several trails throughout the forest. The views from these trails are absolutely stunning!
It has been unusually wet for this time of year out here in Southern Nevada. Please layer your clothes!

Register Today

Same day registration.  Cash only event.  Please register at tent at least 1 hour prior to event time.

There are 3 loops to run; (this is approximate mileage) loop one 8.2, loop two 4.28, and loop three, 5.64 miler. All loops must be completed by each team member. The team member will finish 1 loop and then tag out to the next runner until all 3 loops by all 3 runners are completed. This totals 18.12 miles per person! 54.36 miles total per team! We will have slap braclets ready for you when you complete your loop.  Three separate colors for  3 separate loops.

Distances, Start Times, Cut-Offs

DistanceStart TimeCut-Off TimeUTMB Points
57.69 mi - total miles - Relay6:00 AM15 hours (9:00 PM)1 Point
38.45 mi - Solo Ultra6:30 AM14.5 hours (9:00 PM)2 Point
19.23 mi - Solo7:00 AM10 - 15 hours1 Point
Half-Marathon (13.1 mi)7:30 AM15 hours
10 km8:00 AM15 hours
5 km8:30 AM15 hours
All times will be submitted to UTMB within 72 hours of race completion.


Course Map

Aid Stations

This is a cupless race.  Please bring hydration packs to refill at the Aid Stations.

Keg beer

Those partaking in alcoholic beverages will need to an show ID, 21 and older.  Those that are wearing a race bibs are free of charge, 21 and older spectators will need to donate $5.

Packet Pickup

This will be held at the staging area 1-2 hours before race.

Bag Drop

We will have a place at the staging area to store any personel items.

Directions and Parking

This is about a 45 minute drive from the strip.  From downtown Las Vegas, drive 30.3 miles north on Highway to 95 to Lee Canyon Road. Turn left onto Lee Canyon Road and drive approximately 12.3 miles. If you are camping, turn right into Blue Tree Group Camp. If you are just running, please park another 1/3 mile up road on right at Sawmill Trailhead.

GPS: 36.3617, -115.635

Sawmill Area

The elevation is around 7,600 feet and the temperature for early June is around 69°/38°F.
Surrounded by wildflowers, gorgeous trees, and wildlife, the fresh crisp air is a nice escape from the city.  You will be running through a forest full of Arizon Skyrockets, Singleleaf Pinyon Pine, Utah Juniper, Curl Leaf Mountain Mohogany, Big Sagebrush, and annual flowers that change with throughout all the seasons. While running this gorgeous course, you may also observe the Juniper Titmouse, White-Tailed Antelope Squirrel, Black-Tailed Jackrabbit, Kit Fox, Palmer’s Chipmunk, Panamint Chipmunk, Burrows, Desert Tortoise, Mule Deer, and the Western Scrunja.


If you are camping please turn into the Blue Tree Campground.  If not, Please park approximately 1/3 mile up the road at Sawmill Trailhead, on the right.  Walk back down dirt trail to start line.


5k and 10k will receive age div awards. 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60yrs+. 1-3rd Male and Female. 1miler does not have age div. 1-3rd Male and Female.



Camping and Breakfast

There is dispersed camping around the staging area. Free of charge and 1st come, 1st serve. This is absolutely gorgeous and the smell of pine is all around!  We will have fresh hot coffee, pancakes, eggs, and fruit Saturday morning for any runners that are hungry!  We will BBQ hot dogs and burgers Saturday night and will have different food throughout the day.  The race directors and crew will be camping out Saturday night and having a ton of fun after the race.  Please consider camping and getting to know us!


Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for trail races. We have some of the best volunteers and we are always looking for some more

Training Plans




Going to the mountains is going home.

– John Muir

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Run a solo or relay race in gorgeous Lee Canyon, Mt. Charleston on June 5, 2021.

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Volunteer and earn race credit!

Want to experience the behind the scenes of a race, help your fellow runner, and have fun while earning credit for a future race? Join the ranks of our volunteers!

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