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PHOTOS & RESULTS – 11,053' Summer Ezakimak 5K

Date / Time
Sep 01 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mammoth Mountain
Summer Fun, Summer Events, Summer Adventure, Mountain Biking


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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. With $3K in prize money on the line, the stakes for the summer challenge are high. 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. We're excited to allow an e-bike category 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 Summit Sunset Party at the finish.

Ages Through Aug 31
Day-of Registration
16+ (Bike, E-Bike or Run) $40* $50
15 & Under (Bike, E-Bike or Run) $25 $25
*Rate include all taxes and fees.

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Event Schedule

Sunday, Sept 1

12–5PM Registration and Bib Pick-up
Main Lodge Ticket Lobby
6PM Summit Sunset Party Starts
Panorama Gondola Opens
5:45PM Ezakimak Participant Meeting
Above Mammoth Teams Headquarters (next to Main Lodge)
6PM Ezakimak Challenge Wave Starts
6PM E-Bikes Start
6:05PM Runners Start
6:07PM Mountain Bike Start
7:30PM Ezakimak Awards
The Summit
8PM Last Gondola Ride Up
Panorama Gondola
7:45PM Feed Zone #2 Time Cutoff
8:30PM Last Gondola Ride Down Panorama Gondola
Event schedule subject to change.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 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

$3K Prize Purse
The first female and male runners will receive $1k each in prize money.
The first female and male mountain bike finishers will receive $500 each in prize money.
Class 1 pedal assist e-bikes do not qualify for prize money.

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.

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Event Questions

Contact Chaviel Marques at

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Summit Sunset Party #3

Sep 01 / 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ride the Panorama Gondola to the top of the Sierra at dusk to watch the sun set over the Minarets. The top of the mountain will offer indoor and outdoor fun including a lighted glow walk to the Lakes Basin Overlook, music, plus food and drink concessions. Celebrate with the Ezakimak 5K uphill racers at the finish line on the summit.

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