Sat, Jun 25 | Salt Lake City

Operation FIVE ZERO

50 miles. 18 - 24 hours.
Operation FIVE ZERO

Time & Location

Jun 25, 8:30 AM EDT – Jun 26, 4:00 PM EDT
Salt Lake City, S Fork Rd, Provo, UT 84604, USA

About the Event

Operation FIVE ZERO

Distance: 50 +/- miles

Event Start Time: Sat 25 Jun 22 at 0830hrs

FUP (Forming Up Point) Location: Vivian Park Trailhead, UT

Event Finish Time: No Later Than Sun 26 Jun 22 at 1600hrs

Finish Location: Vivian Park Trailhead, UT


Operation FIVE ZERO is a test of endurance, physical fitness, and mental strength. The Area of Operations (AO) for Operation FIVE ZERO is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah.


Candidates must complete the 50 +/- mile route in under 26 hours to PASS and under 18 hours to earn the GBF Dog Tag.


Candidates will meet at the Forming Up Point (FUP) at the Vivian Park Trailhead. At 0830hrs, GBF Staff will give an event brief before checking candidates maps and kit. Candidates are advised to carry paper maps (waterproofed), in addition to their smartphone, for navigation.

Each candidate’s backpack must weigh a minimum of 20 lbs (without water and food). Once GBF Staff are happy with the candidate's kit, they will be released to begin the route.

The route is a mix of trails and minor roads so candidates should be able to move quickly.

Candidates will have a checkpoint at the 22 mile point where they can replenish their water.

The first 20 candidates who sign up will receive a free GBF Operation FIVE ZERO t-shirt. Candidates finishing in under 18 hours will receive the highly sought-after 'GBF Operation FIVE ZERO’ dog tags. The first place will earn the Gold GBF Dog Tag.

IMPORTANT. Candidates who do not arrive at the 22 mile checkpoint in under 12 hours will be withdrawn.

Service Support

- Mapping. You can navigate this route easily from the AllTrails app on your Smartphone. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS for redundancy. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership.

- Route. Operation FIVE ZERO. This is the route candidates will follow.

- Dress. Candidates' dress will be a personal choice but they are reminded this is a hard, rural event with little provision for support. Wet weather and cold weather gear is advised in case of inclement weather conditions.

- Equipment.

This list is mandatory:

This list is recommended:

  • Maps (waterproofed)
  • GPS
  • Blister kit
  • Second headtorch
  • Emergency locator beacon
  • MRE(s)
  • Lifestraw

- Replen. There will be a checkpoint with water and snacks for candidates at the 22 mile point (LINK). There will also be water dead-drops at locations to be confirmed.

- Rations. Candidates must have a minimum of 4 x chocolate bars as emergency rations. It is the candidates' own decision what food they take with them.

- Water. Candidates must carry a minimum of 4 litres of water and be self-sustained for the whole route. The use of hydration bladders is encouraged.

- Medical. A personal medical kit is required by every candidate. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions prior to starting the event. If any GBF staff deems a candidate is medically unfit to continue, they may be withdrawn from the event for their own safety.

- Transport. Transport to and from the event will be at candidates own arrangement.

Command and Signal

GBF HQ - 9419939432

Weight - Candidates' backpack must weigh a minimum of 20 lbs (without water and food).

Numbers - Maximum number of candidates 50. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Cost - $195

Refunds - Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher for future events. Refunds within 30 days of an event will not be possible.

T-Shirts - Orders for t-shirts will be placed on 8 Jun 22. Any tickets booked after this date will NOT receive a t-shirt for this event.

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