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11,053' Summer Ezakimak 5K Race | CANCELED

Date / Time
Sep 06 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mammoth Mountain
Summer Fun, Summer Events, Summer Adventure, Mountain Biking

Event Update

The 11,053' Summer Ezakimak 5K Race scheduled for September 6, 2020 has been canceled. Registered participants will receive a full refund.  


Challenge Yourself & Gravity

5K with 2,000ft of Elevation Gain

This unique uphill 5K race at sunset takes participants from the base of Mammoth Mountain to the 11,053' summit on e-bike, mountain bike or by foot. The race course follows the legendary Kamikaze bike trail weaving up Mammoth's back side. Friends and family can greet racers at the finish line with an evening gondola ride to the top, including a spectacular Sierra sunset and join in all the fun at the Summit Sunset Party.

About Ezakimak

Ezakimak is Kamikaze spelled backwards. Our legendary Kamikaze mountain bike trail spans from Mammoth Mountain's peak down to Main Lodge, weaving through the "back side" of the mountain. In winter 2015, we started this backwards fun by sending cross-country skiers, snowshoers and runners on a snowy uphill race. After the success of the winter Ezakimak, we kept the idea going and brought a summer version to the dirt for runners and mountain bikers.  


The challenge just got a little easier with this e-bike category added to the summer Ezakimak. Participants using a class 1 pedal assist e-bike can join the fun in the race to the summit, but are not eligible for prize money.

Event Registration

Entry fee includes race, finisher tech shirt and beer/beverage, bag check at registration with delivery to the summit, gondola ride down after the race, on-course feed stations and the Summit Sunset Party at the finish.

Ages Through Sept 5
Day-of Registration
16+ (Bike, E-Bike or Run) $40 $50
15 & Under (Bike, E-Bike or Run) $25 $35

Rates do not include all taxes and fees.

Event Schedule  |  Sunday, Sept 6

12–5PM Registration and Bib Pick-up
Main Lodge, Ticket Lobby
6PM Panorama Gondola Opens for Summit Sunset Party Guests
Panorama Gondola
5:45PM Ezakimak Participant Meeting
Bottom of Broadway Express/Chair 1 (next to Main Lodge)
6PM Ezakimak Challenge Starts

     6PM E-Bikers Start

     6:05PM Runners Start

     6:07PM Mountain Bikers Start
7:30PM Ezakimak Awards
The Summit
7:45PM Feed Zone #2 Time Cut Off

8PM Last Gondola Ride Up
Panorama Gondola
8:30PM Last Gondola Ride Down Panorama Gondola

Event schedule subject to change.


There is a mandatory time cut-off at feed zone #2 (top of Chair 14) at 7:45PM. All participants who have not reached the top of Chair 14 will be transported to the summit via vehicle, or down to the bottom for a gondola ride up.

Awards & Prize Purse

Prize Purse
Details coming soon.

All Ezakimak participants will receive a tech shirt at the summit following completion of the race. The top 3 male and female finishers in each race class will also receive a finishers medal in the post-race awards ceremony.

King & Queen of the Mountain
The top male and female finisher, regardless of race class, will be crowned King & Queen of the Mountain, each receiving a medal for their feat.

Event Questions

Contact Chaviel Marques at

2019 Summer Results

View RUN Results
View MTB Results
View E-BIKE Results

Look through the event image gallery and download any race photos of yourself you find.

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