Come run the Pony Express Trail 100

Posted on October 6, 2007 by

Come run the Pony Express Trail 100

I really enjoy running on historic routes.   While running long
distances, I have plenty of time to think about the terrain I am
passing.   As I leave the hustle and bustle of the 21st century and
run out into remote, historic wilderness, it is easy to feel transported back in history and envision what our beautiful country was like in the 1800’s before modern development started to take over.

The Pony Express Trail 100 gives me an opportunity to jump back in
history.   This race (or fun run) starts just 30 miles west of my home
in Utah.   From there it runs west for 100 miles on the historic Pony
Express Trail, through very remote and untouched wilderness.  At times we will be able to look around in all directions and not see one
modern structure, not even a utility pole.   Monuments along the way
mark the actual locations of the Pony Express stations.  Along this route occurred stage coach robberies, posse chases, and tragic Indian massacres.  You also can see remains from the first transcontinental telegraph and automobile highway.


When:  October 26-27, 2007, noon start
Where: Faust, UT.   (out in the sticks)
How much:  Free, full refund for DNFs
Crews:  Required.