Check this out:

http://sleeplessinthesaddleusa.com/home/index.php

24 hour race a bit closer to home than Moab, and the entry fees are quite a bit cheaper too.

Sept 9/10, could end up with snow, as snow mtn ranch is up around 9100 ft or better.
I think that I am going to give it try, right now we have a two man team, but might add a couple more and bump it up to a 4 man team.

I have ridden in that area before, not sure if I have been on the course, but with it being so close, we can go up and ride the course a couple time before the event.