NEW for 2019 and beyond:

Mindful that some folks prefer to “tour” an event and not feel pressured by the stated time limits, you may now choose during registration to participate “Timed” or “Tourist.”

Timed Riders will begin at one of the designated start times and must complete the course within the stated time limit. Timed Riders will receive a chip time and will be included in the results with a finish time. If a rider with a timed start finishes beyond the time limit for timed riders, they will be listed as Unofficial in the results and NOT receive California Triple Crown or Grand Slam credit.

Tourist Riders will not be timed. They may start as much as early as 4am, and may finish after the designated cut-off (but no later than midnight or a combined time of 20 hours). To receive finisher status, and both Grand Slam and California Triple Crown credit, all Tourist Riders must sign an additional Waiver and Release of Liability at check-in (see below for content), indicating that they understand that the course is open and SAG vehicles/aid stations are available for support only during the times listed on the event route sheet. Tourist Riders agree to be self-supporting at all times before the official event start and after the official time for course closure (from aid station to aid station and at the finish). Tourist Riders are required to sign out when they start and sign in when they finish. 

We are willing to consider special requests for Private SAG from riders who may have special needs including disabilities, injuries, riders over 65 years; and larger groups (8-10 riders) who believe they all need more time and plan to ride together. Please email Planet Ultra at least 5 days before the event.


In addition to the terms of the Waiver and Release of Liability signed during registration, and the General Information/Rules listed on the Planet Ultra website, I also agree to the following terms and conditions of riding in the “Tourist” division:

  1. I may start as early as 4am, by legibly printing and signing my name below and listing my departure time.
  2. To be listed as an Official Finisher, I must complete the prescribed route within 20 hours (and no later than midnight), under my own power, and list the time of my finish time below. If requested, I will show GPS data or other proof of completion.
  3. I must arrive at each aid station during the times listed on the route sheet; or take full responsibility for self-supporting. I understand the aid station times will not be extended; and once the aid station closes, there is no support on the prior section of the route.
  4. If I am behind the aid station schedule and I refuse a SAG ride or disregard advice to not proceed on route, I understand and agree that no further support will be given. If I proceed on route, I understand and agree that I do so entirely self-supported, and I am no longer part of the official event. If I choose to abandon, I will find my own way back to the start.
  5. If I am more than 10 minutes behind the closing time of any aid station on route, or I abandon the event, I will send a text to Deborah Bowling (# listed on route sheet) to advise.

I certify that I have read this document and I understand its content.