2024 Crusher in the Tushar Cancelled Due to Forest Fires


BEAVER, Utah (July 9, 2024) — This year’s Life Time Crusher in the Tushar, scheduled for Saturday, July 13, has been cancelled due to the ongoing Silver King and Little Twist forest fires in the Piute County area, home to more than half of the Crusher course, as well as extreme fire risk from record-breaking hot and dry temperatures. 

Alex Grant (Gear Rush) on Big Flat, as he soloes towards the finish of the 2019 Crusher. Photo: Steven L. Sheffield.
Alex Grant (Gear Rush) on Big Flat, as he soloes towards the finish of the 2019 Crusher. Photo: Steven L. Sheffield.

The organizers made this difficult decision after:

  • Evaluating and consulting with a number of local resources.
  • With respect for the local emergency services teams, working hard to protect their communities.
  • With respect to the risk of extremely poor air quality. The safety of the athletes, volunteers, partners, and community, as well as the proper use of emergency services, are our top priorities.

The Life Time Grand Prix will now follow a best four out of six format, allowing athletes to count their top four performances out of the six scheduled events.

While all Life Time Grand Prix athletes received complimentary places, they are offering the following options for all registered amateur participants:

  • 40% Refund on Entry Fee: Per their Event Cancellation Policy, they will process a partial refund of all entry fees. For more information, click HERE
  • Complimentary Deferred Entry: Secure a spot for next year’s Crusher in the Tushar at no additional cost.
  • Donate Your Entry Fee: Contribute 100% of your entry fee to Beaver County Search and Rescue as well as Piute County S&R, helping them continue their crucial volunteer work during these emergencies.
  • If you donate your fee, you will receive a guaranteed, non-complimentary entry to the 2025 Crusher in the Tushar. Life Time will donate the entry on your behalf.

All registered participants need to respond with their preferred registration options by July 17 by filling out the form in their email.

Lifetime stated, “Thank you for your understanding and patience. We and the Beaver community look forward to welcoming you back to the Crusher in the Tushar in 2025, under safer and more favorable conditions. Please join us in sending positive thoughts to the affected communities.”

Event info: tusharcrusher.com

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