Hoodoo 500 Road Race Set for August 26-29, 2022


ST. GEORGE, Utah (July 9, 2022) — The 16th Anniversary Hoodoo 500 kicks off August 26th in St. George, UT. The 520-mile loop course is a beautiful and challenging endurance race in the Southwest; passing by Zion, Bryce, Grand-Staircase Escalante, Capitol Reef and Cedar Breaks. It’s also diverse; with divisions/categories for the most seasoned endurance racers and also the rookies.

The Hoodoo 500. Photo courtesy Planet Ultra

In addition to the 520-mile non-stop race, the Hoodoo 500 offers a 3-day stage race, and both non-stop and 2-day stage races for a 300-mile course.  Once again, riders may opt for solo, tandem, 2-person relay or 4-person relay categories; and either bring crew or race self-supported.  For 2022, the Hoodoo 500 is again the only Southwest qualifier for Race Across America.

2021 OVERALL RAAM winner, Leah Goldstein, from Canada, will be on the Hoodoo 500 solo starting line. Will she beat all the men? Last year, 2021 520 Stage Race winner Deanne Herr, from Indianola, Iowa, won all three stages and had a combined time that bested all the men by an hour.

Hoodoo 500, with its smaller field of participants has the feel of a family affair, with many riders returning year after year. Back in St. George, race weekend ends with a celebration breakfast and awards ceremony, which includes a raffle with great gifts. New for 2022, Hoodoo 500 is pleased to welcome Pedal Industries as product sponsor. Two lucky folks will win custom RaceDay Bags.

The tradition of the Hoodoo 500 was born in 2006 at a group dinner in Bryce National Park during the Planet Ultra “Tour of Southern Utah.”  Several veterans and fans of endurance racing and RAAM were on that Tour; and couldn’t help but notice that the 7-day Tour route was the perfect 500-mile distance for a qualifying event.  After seeing Bryce, and the amazing Hoodoos, an idea was born!  The mission of Planet Ultra is to create and host quad-busting, epic challenges…  and Hoodoo 500 fit right in!

Event info:

August 26-29, 2022 — Hoodoo 500, Planet Ultra Grand Slam Endurance Series, St. George, UT, 500 mile loop race through Southern Utah. Non-stop or stage race, solo and relay team divisions. 300 mile option as well., Deborah Bowling, 818-889-2453, [email protected], Hoodoo500.com

The Hoodoo 500. Photo courtesy Planet Ultra
The Hoodoo 500. Photo courtesy Planet Ultra
The Hoodoo 500. Photo courtesy Planet Ultra
The Hoodoo 500. Photo courtesy Planet Ultra
The Hoodoo 500. Photo courtesy Planet Ultra
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