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14th Annual
Kat’cina Mosa 100K Mountain Challenge Run
Sat. Aug 1, 2015

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“Kat’cina Mosa” is the Hopi spelling for the – Cat Kachina. Above is a collection of some of my Kachina dolls with the Kat’cina Mosa in the middle. The Cat Kachina is also sometimes referred to as a Black Cat Kachina. It’s history is interesting because it was origanally inspired by a Navajo runner who ran from place to place giving notification of an approaching ceremony and inviting their neighbors.The following is a little bit more history and info about Kachina Dolls or as the Hopi spell it Katcina.
There may be over two hundred fifty Katcinas known to the Hopi Indians of Arizona, they appear on the Hopi Mesa’s on seasonal basis, starting from December through July. On Third Mesa, Qoqole’s first arrive in December to “open” up the kivas for more Katcinas to come, they bring with them their comical behavior and crops from the past harvest. Soon after, night dances are followed, starting from January through March. Katcina day dances are held from March through July, ending with the Home dance. The Katcinas are then returned back to their homes, at the San Francisco Peaks, Kisiau and Waynemai.

Katcinas are supernatural beings to the Hopis, they are manifested as messengers from the spiritual world. They are friends and visitors to the Hopi people, they bring gifts and food. Upon returning to their homes they are prayed to for prosperous life, bountiful harvest, rain and good health. They are believed to be supernatural beings in spirits of good people who have once lived a good life and have returned in various Katcina manifestations.

They represent various beings, from animals to clouds and are believed to be in some form of hierarchy, a form of kingdom. There are chief Katcinas, Eototo and Aloha, He-e-e is the female leader to the Warrior Maiden Katcina, in these warrior Katcinas there are also colonels that lead them, Ewirzo is one of them. Ewirzo only appear in Katcina day dances, a ritual to clowns, along with other warrior Katcinas. Some Katcinas bring messages, such as cooperating, behaviors of individuals and the consequences of their behaviors.

The old Hopi lives were centered around agriculture, Katcina dances, social dances and other religious activities. So far they have long remain to their traditions and cultures, although the most important societies are no longer practiced at most of the villages today. Their main source of food use is from their family gardens. Majority of the songs of Hopi are based on agriculture, rains for the crops and bountiful harvest.

 


 Sat., Aug 2nd, 2014–3:00 AM Springville, UT

VOLUNTEERS: To those of you who are interested in helping out with the race, we need volunteers to help at some of the Aid Stations…please call me, John Bozung, at 801-808-4222 and leave a message or email me at Volunteer Signup


LOCATION: 2012 We have a new Pavilion at Kelly’s Grove Park about a 1/4 mile past the Hobble Creek Golf Course Club House, at the “Kiwanis Pavillion”. This Pavilion is all the way at the back of the park. See Location Maps for exact location.


HUSBAND / WIFE DIVISION AND 4 PERSON TEAMS. These awards will go to the to the teams with the best overall combined time. The 4 person team requires one person from the opposite sex.


HOST HOTEL: Hampton Inn & Suites. The Hampton Inn & Suites has a heated pool, Jacuzzi, banquet facilities and continental breakfast and it is about a 25 minute drive to the start/finish. It is Located at 851 West 1250 South, Orem – across the street from Utah Valley University (UVU) and right next to the freeway. So, it is easy to find right off of exit 269 from I-15. We have been given a special rate/per room of $89 a night. We have reserved a block of rooms. To make a reservation call the hotel directly at (801) 426-8500. You need to mention that you are with the Kat’cina Mosa 100K Mountain Run.


PRE-RACE BRIEFING AND DINNER – : Complimentary pasta dinner, Friday Night, Aug 1st from 5:00 to 7:30PM to all entrants, all others – $5.00 pre-paid. $10.00 at the door. Pre-race briefing will begin at around 6:30 PM. The dinner and pre-race briefing will be at the Host Hotel – Hampton Inn & Suites, just south across the street from UVU. Please make every effort to be at the pre-race briefing. Saturday morning will not be the time for a lot of questions. Post race BBQ. Entrants free, all others $5.


ENTRY FEES & REGISTRATION:

  • $100 by April 30, 2014
  • $115 by June 14
  • $130 by July 12

If you did the 2014 SP50 you get a $10 discount.
If you did the 2014 Snowshoe 50K you get an additional $10 discount.
Packet pickup will be at pasta dinner location.

For registration go to the online entry form at:

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COURSE: A VERY, VERY challenging, difficult and scenic loop course through the Wasatch Mountains above Provo, Utah. About 42% will be on the same course as the Squaw Peak 50. These sections are Mile 2.1, Pole Heaven to mile 16.27, Rock Canyon and mile 24, just past Big Springs to mile 38.5 – Little Valley. The trail will be flagged just as well as the SP run. It will consist of – 48% dirt trails, 44% dirt roads and 8% paved. Elevation gain is 17,404 feet and loss is 17,404 ft. 13,000 FEET OF ELEV. GAIN BY MILE 28.5 IN 3 SEPARATE CLIMBS. THEN THE LAST HALF ONLY HAS ABOUT ANOTHER 4,000 FEET OF CLIMB,

 


 

Big Springs Trail Road

  • Looking southwest up towards Windy Pass near Big Springs aid station. Big Springs Aid Station 4 is about 2 miles up this road  that is now paved.

  • AID, MILEAGE, CUT OFF, DROP BAGS and CREW. 3:00AM Start, Early Start 1:00AM.This for those of you who know will need the extra time, Please honor this…it is not for those of you who want to start early so you don’t have to contend with possible heat that day! Chart with all the details9 Full Aid and 1 water stop and 1 Spring , varying from about 3 to 8 miles apart. Several of our aid station people will be there from The Squaw Peak Event. Water, fluid replacement, fruit, candy, pretzels, cookies, sandwiches, crackers, chips, potatoes, salt, etc. Medical at start / finish, Limited medical at aid station’s. Drop bags (check in by 2:30 am AT START) and pacers allowed. Crew access to most of the course. No access from Big Springs up to Windy Pass and then from there down to Little Valley except by hiking or running. No drop bags at AS #5. Crew access only at mile 2.1(WS#1), Mile 16.3 (AS#3), Mile 23.1 (AS#4), Mile 37.35 (AS#6), Mile 43.4 (AS#7) and Mile 56.3 (WS#2) and down road to finish Chart with all the details


    COMMUNICATIONS: Ham radio operators will be located at the Start/finish area and at Aid Stations 2 to finish.


  • AWARDS:

  • Unique Awards to overall open and masters
  • 1st place awards to M/F in 10 year age group winners
  • Husband/Wife Team and Four Person Team – which must include one male or female. Both Awards will be based on the best overall combined time
  • T-shirt for all participants and awards to all finishers

    CAMPING: Camping is available At Cherry Campground 1.2 miles past the start/finish area. Reservations can be made through reserveusa.com. The previous link will take you directly to that site.There is also camping available in Provo just off the Center Street exit 268 of I-15 at the KOA Kampground, 320 N 2050 W, Provo. 373-5267. This is about a 20-25 minute drive to the start.

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