Distance:: Canceled this Year: 20 miles consisting of a big loop on, above, and around Turquoise Lake. Over 2700' of climbing with a high point of 11,370'. The trails are usually semi-packed, and the views are great. This event is not for the meek or inexperienced. It can be one of the most difficult winter events known. Required gear: You must start the 20 miler with at least 20 oz. of fluid and 200 cal. of food!
Distance:: The 24 Hours of Telemark is a cross-country ski relay race with teams of one to six members competing against each other in different age divisions and categories. The team, or individual, in each category that completes the most laps in 24 hours is the winner.
Distance:: The Heathen Challenge at Sunlight Mountain Resort kicks off the COSMIC ski race series on January 16th, 2010. The 2010 (REC) RECREATION course is unchanged from 2009. The REC course will descend Zephyr for a short first descent to Sun King, back to top then descend The Heathen to the finish. THE 2010 RACE COURSE IS NEW FOR 2010 - EVERY DESCENT IS THE HEATHEN.
Distance | Course:: The 3rd annual Winter Triathlon, organized by Vail's Pedal Power bike shop is a cornerstone of their popular Snowshoe Adventure Series. The race takes place on the fantastic trail system at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center at Ski Cooper, located midway between Vail and Leadville. This race is not to be missed.
Mass Start @ 10:00 AM
5km Snowshoe Run | 10km mountain Bike | 8km Skate Ski
Distance\ Course:: An American Birkebeiner qualifying race, Colorado Cup Series Race AND Crested Butte’s largest costume party, the Alley Loop features a unique course that winds its way through the streets and alleys of downtown CB! 1.5km & 3km start @ 9:30 am. 42K, 21km, 10km, 5km, interval starts begin @ 10:00 am, on Elk Avenue.
Distance\ Course:: Marathon, 100, 300 and 430 miles, for Mountain Bikers, XC-Skiers and Runners. Worlds Coldest Ultra. The Yukon Arctic Ultra 2011 will start on Feb. 4th. The time for the start is 10:30 AM. There is no race 2010.
Distance:: The Speight's Coast to Coast is the world’s premier multi-sport event. The Speight's Coast to Coast is the benchmark by which all other multi-sport events are judged, both here in New Zealand and overseas. The Speight's Coast to Coast traverses the South Island of New Zealand from Kumara Beach on the Tasman Sea to Sumner Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Over either two days (individuals or two person teams) or the one-day event (individuals only), competitors cycle 140kms (3 stages of 55km, 15km and 70km), run 36km (including a 33km mountain stage that crosses the Southern Alps) and kayak 67kms of the grade two Waimakariri River through the Grand Canyon of New Zealand, the Waimakariri Gorge.
Distance:: The Quad is a 42 mile race to the top (and back) of the highest peak in Northwest New Mexico. Bike: 26 miles, Run:10 miles, Nordic Ski: 5 miles and snowshoe: 2 miles. The Quad is a 42 mile race to the top of the highest peak in Northwest New Mexico. Mt. Taylor is 11,301 ft. high. The race consists of 4 parts; road bikes, running, cross county skiing, and snow shoeing.
Where:: Sign-in Aurora Dog Mushers building 2 hours from Anchorage, Alaska
Distance\ Course:: The current 100-mile course has evolved through a history of tradition, opportunism, stubbornness, and confusion. The course map depicts the snaky "lollipop" that is the Susitna 100 course. The rivers and lakes that are named in this description can be oriented to the U.S. Geological Survey's Tyonek Quadrangle, should the truly curious want a clearer picture of what the course looks like in, say, mid-July. In February, however, this country is reduced to two colors, white and green, and is typically framed by a blue sky. .
February 20, 2010:: 5th Annual Ski Cooper Tele-Fest
Where:: Ski Cooper, Black Powder Race Arena, Leadville, CO
Distance\ Course:: Up, down, and Up course. Race starts @ 10am. Information: Contact Jeff Maddex at 719-486-3531 or email@example.com
Where:: Spans 50 kilometers from Cable to Hayward, WI for Skaters, and 54K for Classic Skiers
Distance\ Course:: Is North America's largest cross-country ski marathon attracts 7,000 skiers and 15,000+ spectators, is part of the Worldloppet circuit of 15 international ski marathons and part of the American Ski Marathon series of 13 races.
Where:: Leadville, CO. The 44 km will start promptly at 10:00 am and the 22 km at 10:20 am, and the 10 km at 10:40 on Sunday, 22 February 2009, on the Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) Timberline Campus events field located south of the dormitories and Student Center
Distance\ Course:: Both distances (22 km and 44 km) will take place on the rolling forested terrain at Colorado Mountain College (CMC). Then onto the historic railroad grades of the Mineral Belt Trail around town - between 10,000’ & 10,600’. Both 22 & 44 km races will finish at CMC.
Online registration for Pikes Peak Marathon and all races starts on March 1, 2010 at 8 am Mountain Standard Time. Entries will be on a first come/first serve basis for the Ascent & Marathon. Check the website in January for registration details.
March TBD, 2010:: Ski Orienteering (Ski-O)
Where:: Breckenridge Nordic Center, Breckenridge, CO
Distance:: TBD pending map and permit approval
March 5, 2010:: Harrison Nordic Knockout Sprints
Where:: Leadville, CO
Distance:: The premise is simple – two people sprint down the avenue. Whoever is the fastest gets to advance and face another skier. Eventually, there is only one winner left. Cost is $3, and there will be (small) cash prizes to winners of each group. Race starts @ 7pm
Distance:: Across frozen rivers, barren tundra, mountains and thick forest in freezing temperatures, this grueling 1,150 mile race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska puts mushers and their dog teams through the ultimate test of human and animal teamwork and endurance. Each team of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher cover over 1150 miles in 10 to 17 days.
Where:: Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Leadville, CO
Distance:: 1km kids race, 5,km, 10km, One 5-shot prone shoot and one 5-shot standing shoot per race If you make a shot, 15 seconds (5k race) or 30 seconds (10k race) will be deducted from your overall time. Start time: 10:20am
Distance:: 90km: Vasaloppet can be placed with many other customary male virility symbols - gladiatorial combat, elk hunting, ironman, and so on - but, of course, there are many women on the course, and their numbers are increasing every year. Women who press themselves to the limit in their quest for a good result and time over the 90km from Sälen to Mora.
Distance:: 3,200 vertical feet: The America's Uphill begins at the base of Little Nell and ascends 3,267 feet up the Aspen Mountain ski area finishing at the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet.
Distance:: Marathon route follows CO RD 175 (Ute Trail) north to the ghost town of Turret, CO. turn around and return via CO Rd 173 back to Salida. ½ Marathon up and back on CO RD 175 (Ute Trail). Most of routes on dirt/gravel roads with 1.5/3 miles pavement (marathon/half). Total climb 3800’+ marathon. 2000’+ half marathon. Fun run has 185’ climb and does the fi rst mile + with the other routes before looping back to start.
Where:: Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone, MT
Distance:: Race Type: 6, 12, or 24 Hour cross country ski race for relay teams or solo entrants. There will be a 6 Hour and 12 Hour divisions in conjunction with the headlining 24 Hour race. All categories are open to both relay teams and soloists. This year the 9 kilometer course will be lit by a nearly full moon if the skies are clear, (headlamps still recommended)! Last year we saw multiple 24 Hour soloists exceed 300km and a team at just under 400km on the challenging loops. To avoid skiing on refrozen chop, we have two courses set up and will switch to the fresh course about 12 hours into the race. Contact: Sam Newbury Phone: (406)-209-3533 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance:: Race Type: Trail Running/Walking, X-Country Skiing, and Snow Shoeing. The Rock and Ice Ultra is an annual winter ultra event held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The event consists of the Cold Foot Classic-50 Miler (continuous), the K-Rock-100 Miler (continuous) and the Diamond-210 Miler (7 stages). The course terrain is well marked, frozen lake chains connected by hard packed trails. Navigational skills are a must considering the extreme environment and the potential for white-outs. Disciplines include foot and snowshoe or skiing. All racers must be self sufficient and carry all required food, gear and sleep systems with them.
March, 2010:: Breckebeiner 60K Skiathon at the Breckenridge Nordic Center
Distances:: The Odyssey Endorphin Fix is going back to being the unsupported, no gear box adventure race that made it famous. The “Toughest 2 Day Race in the Country” will be 50 hours of challenges and “in your face” adventure, with teams carrying everything needed for this odyssey of trekking, mountain biking, paddling and off trail orienteering. The vertical terrain of southeast West Virginia will offer beautiful vistas, leg burning climbs and unpredictable weather.
Distance:: River Paddle - Flat Water (~7-12 miles), MTB: 35-45, trail run: 6-8
The spectacular cliffs, arches and canyons surrounding the Moab area makes for arguably the most spectacular venue of all of the races in the series. This event seems to draw athletes like no other and is expected to sell out early. What better way to start off your new year of adventure than by competing in the first race in the AdventureXstream series. The course will not disappoint, taking you through the magnificent and magical canyon country near Moab Utah!
Distance\ comments:: Take a break from the monotony of road running. Come out and enjoy trail running on the beautiful Chickasaw Trace Mountain Bike Trails, a very well maintained single track trail system in Middle Tennessee. Awards to male and female: Overall and Overall Masters; Top three to each of the following: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Shirts only guaranteed to pre-registered athletes. Due to the MTB race that follows, this event is for runners/joggers (not walkers). Course closes at 11am and will re-open to bikes. Race director is Campbell Ridley his email is email@example.com his phone number is 931-626-6369.
Where:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, WY
Distance:: The Pole, Pedal, Paddle begins at the resort with the 4,139 vertical foot super giant slalom for racing classes and the 3,500 giant slalom for all other classes. The 10-kilometer cross country leg of the relay will take place over rolling terrain at the base of the resort, followed by a 19.8 mile bicycle course that goes through Teton Village to the South Park Bridge. The boating leg will feature nine miles of Class 1 & 2 grade waters on the Snake River from South Park Bridge to Snake River Canyon.
Distance:: Designed for finishing times of 2 to 4 hours, this is a great way to give the sport a try or introduce a friend to lots of fun. Your entry includes pre race clinic and a Q&A session hosted by some of the best AR racers in the sport. These veteran racers will give you race strategies and tips in these sessions
Distance:: T5P is North America's longest ski mountaineering race with 10,000 feet of vertical and five separate ascents in the Ten Mile Range behind and in Breckenridge Ski Resort. Eighty teams of two will skin, climb, ski and traverse Peaks 10, 9, 8 (from two sides) and 7.
Distance:: The race takes place through the magnificent countryside around Sisimiut on Greenland's west coast approx. 65 km north of the Arctic Circle. The total race distance is 160 km. The three-day race takes competitors through the magnificent, varied and sometimes harsh Greenlandic terrain. If you choose to take part in Arctic Circle Race 2007, it is essential that you are in good physical condition, with a stable mentality and a desire for adventure.
Distances:: The course starts and finishes on the west side of Molas Pass. Multiple courses have been mapped and skied; in the event of high avalanche danger or poor visibility alternate, the below tree-line course will be used. Start: 9 am, with a pre-race briefing on the starting line at 8:45 am.
April date 17, 2010:: 2010 Imperial Challenge
Where:: Breckenridge, CO
Distances:: The Citizen Course follows Airport Road 6.3 miles from the Breckenridge Recreation Center to SCR 3 to the Bergenhof Restaurant at the Peak 8 base area. The course ascends 2,141' up Claimjumper to the base of the T-bar, and then reverses back down Claimjumper to finish skier's left above the Bergenhof. Participants 16 and under will only be allowed on the Citizen Course.
The Challenge Short Course for Teams will follow the Citizen Course.
The Expert Course follows Airport Road 6.3 miles from the Breckenridge Recreation Center to SCR 3 to the Bergenhof Restaurant at the Peak 8 base area. The course ascends 2,998' up Claimjumper to the base of the T-bar, up the T-bar path, through the gate, and up the bootpack to the top of Peak 8. The course descends Whale's Tail to Vertigo; both are double black diamond, ungroomed natural alpine terrain. From Vertigo, the course descends Claimjumper to finish skier's left above the Bergenhof.
Distances:: The 25-mile race will be a single loop connecting the desert trails of Kokopelli’s and adjacent trails. The course rolls between elevations of 4,500 and 5,400 feet with over 4,000 feet of climbing per loop. We will have five aid stations located throughout the course, at approximately five-mile intervals. The 50-mile course will repeat the 25-mile course in the opposite direction, and runners will have a total of 10 aid stations. Aid Stations will be stocked with Hammer Gel, potato chips, chocolate, apples, bananas, cola, ice water and sports drink. Additional food will be available at the turnaround/finish line (if racers need additional food on the course, they are advised to carry it with them). In addition, a certified Emergency Medical Technician will be in attendance.
Runners registered for the 50-mile race must complete the first 25-mile loop in six and a half hours in order to continue the second half of the race. If a 50-miler drops out at the 25 mile turnaround they will receive an official 25 mile time.
Distance:: The Salida Pole, Pedal Paddle began in 1999 and is a truly unique, multi-sport event. Following the path of the spring runoff, competitors start at the Continental Divide, on Monarch Pass with a backcountry ski leg, mountain bikes carry competitors in the shadow of Mt. Shavano to the banks of the Arkansas River where whitewater kayaks take paddlers into downtown Salida for an exciting finish. Participants can compete as a team or individually.
Distance:: The Marmot Grind is an uphill, downhill adventure race designed to introduce new participants to backcountry skiing as well as challenge the veteran skier. Races are modeled after European randonee events with competitors beginning on foot and running to clip into their skis. Athletes skin uphill on a challenging course and race down to the finish. Race category vertical is approximately 4,500 ft, recreational 2,000ft.
Distances:: Sunshine, Singletrack, Live Music (by Riveter ...hell yes!), Products displayed from the best in the Bike Industry, the ever welcoming Beer Garden, the Clunker Crit and more are what you can expect from the 15th Annual New Belgium Brewing Co Fruita Fat Tire Festival presented by US Bank. Multiple races and rides of varying lengths. More Fruita Fat Tire information>>
Where:: Directions from South Orange County : Take 55 frwy North exit Chapman Avenue (East) / Just 8-10 miles and you are there. Directions from North Orange County : Take 91 east to 55 frwy South exit Chapman Avenue (East) / Just 8-10 miles and you are there. Directions from Greater Los Angeles County : Take 5 frwy South to 91 east to 55 frwy South exit Chapman Avenue (East) / From here you are just 8-10 miles from the lake.
Distances:: 10 miles (2-4 hours) of fun and excitement. You'll travel on foot, by bike, and by raft all over the Irvine Lake area passing through multiple mystery challenges and obstacles along the way. You'll laugh, you'll be challenged, and you'll get dirty doing it.
Distance:: 25 Mile and 50 mile trail runs. Beginning and ending near the Arkansas River, in Buena Vista, the course primarily follows single track trails along part of the old, historic Midland Railroad as well as through other scenic areas north and east of town. Encompassing great scenery and spectacular views, much of the course runs through lands managed by the National Forest and/or Bureau of Land Management
Distances:: One of the most loved endurance events in the west gets new singletrack for 2010 and an increased rider limit. With a 90% Singletrack Lap and the posh environs of Highline Lake State Park with its green grass and warm showers; the only way to make this better would be perfect weather and the best Beer sponsor on the planet... so I guess we will see you there? Register soon as this event has filled up every year and surely will again. We'll see you in Fruita
Distance:: Sprint format with paddling, trekking/running/biking, with 6-14 hours completion time. Beginners and experienced teams welcome. 4-person co-ed team format. All in the beautiful Ozarks of Missouri. Race caps out at 100 teams. Lori Tack is program administrator at OGI office, 417-864-2015,firstname.lastname@example.org. OGI website is www.ozarkgreenways.org. Race website is www.greenwayrace.org
Distance:: Nordic Ski - 3 miles, top of Mission Ridge, Alpine Ski/Snowboard - 2 miles, top of Mission Ridge to Lodge, Run - 4.5 miles, Mission Ridge Lodge to Squilchuck State Park, Bike - 19 miles, Squilchuck State Park to Wenatchee River Park, Canoe/Kayak - 9 miles, Wenatchee River Park to Riverfront Park, and Portage/Sprint to finish - .5 mile, in Riverfront Park
Distance:: 10 KM. Start at the First National Bank of Colorado, 30th and the Diagonal in Boulder. The BolderBOULDER WAVE START gives you a better opportunity to run your own pace with other participants of similar ability. Entrants will be seeded by predicted finish times within the 79 waves.
Distance\ Details:: This includes hotel in Kathmandu all equipment for trekking to Everest base camp. The runners will be sleeping in tents with meals cooked by our staff. Everything is included except international airfare and personal items. Event starts with two nights at Everest base camp, the starting line is at the Khumbu ice fall, the route to the top of the highest peak in the world Mount Everest. The race starts at the Khumbu ice fall (18,000 ft) and finishes at the Namche Bazaar (11,000 ft) Contact person: Becky Harrison, 1-603-374-2438, email@example.comEntries close: May 1, 2010.
Where:: Start line at junction of Routes 86 and 431 in Wilmington
Distance:: 8 miles up the scenic Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, with an average 8% grade. New York's Adirondack Park. Climb 3,500 feet up scenic Whiteface Mountain Veteran's Memorial Highway to the top of New York's 5th highest peak for a 360 degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Montreal. Course length is 7.94687 miles and is USATF certified.
June 6, 2010:: Turquoise Lake Half Marathon
Where:: Start line at Matchless Boat Ramp, Turquoise Lake, Leadville, CO
Distance/ Route:: The Turquoise Lake Half Marathon offers unparalleled mountain views as you run clockwise around scenic Turquoise Lake. The first 7.5 miles of the course consists of hilly paved road. The final 5.5 miles consist of single track dirt trail. Start at 0900.
Where:: Greenland Open Space, CO, just down the road from the Palmer Divide (14 miles south of Castle Rock on I-25-exit 167)
Distance:: The Go Fast 24 Hours of E-Rock is Colorado’s only Front Range 24 Hour Mountain Bike Solo & Team Relay Race. Approximately 8.25-mile loop with stunning views of Pikes Peak and the Rampart Range. Beginning elevation is 6908 with a high point of 7450.
Distance:: 26.2 mile trail run. The Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon is a point to point course, beginning in the hamlet of Rochford, proceeding 1.1 miles past the Little Brown Church in the Vale; the University of Rochford; the sMall of America, past the Fire Station 2/10 of a mile. At this point, the course makes a U-turn onto the Mickelson Trail. The next 11.6 miles are an uphill grade of no more than 3%, to the highest point on the course… 6200’. From there to mile 19.4 is mostly downhill, again at no more than 3%. From 19.4 to 20, there is a serious downhill... it's runable, but you have to be careful not to become a "runaway." From 20, to the end of the trail at 24.8 miles the course is either downhill or flat. From 24.8 to the finish is on pavement.
June 13, 2010:: 34rd Annual "Run the Rockies"
Where:: Registration at Pioneer Sports in Frisco, Colorado
Distance:: The 380 mountainous miles of this year’s tour will be challenging, but with adequate training and preparation the tour may prove to be an experience of a lifetime. The Rider Area is designed to offer simple steps and resources to bicycling success.
Distance::Bike: This off road challenge begins with a Lemans start at the historic Thurmond Train Depot in the New River Gorge to Cunard. Approx 12 miles. Watercraft: Cunard to Fayette Station on the New River. Class III to IV rapids. Approx. 8 miles. Run: From Fayette Station a trail run up the gorge, behind the town park then into the town of Fayetteville. Approx 7 miles.
Distance:: The course offers up world class single track mountain biking. Set in the beautiful back country of the San Juan Mountains, teams will test their mettle in the third stop in the AdventureXstream Series. So, come join us in Durango in June! .
Distance:: The Bighorn Trail 100 Mile Run is an arduous trail run that will take place in the Little Bighorn – Tongue River areas of the Bighorn National Forest. Starting time for the event will be 11 AM, Friday June 15, 2007, with a 34 hour (average pace of 2.94 mph) time limit to finish the event. The course is an out-and-back consisting of 76 miles of single track trail, 16 miles of rugged double track jeep trail, and 8 miles of gravel road with approximately 17,500 feet of climb and 18,000 feet of descent.
Where:: Piscataqua River, Eliot, Maine to Mt. Agamenticus Summit, York, Maine
Distance:: 1st Leg Sea Kayak - 1.75 Miles Utilizing the Piscataqua River, starting and finishing in Eliot, ME 1st Leg Open Water Mystery Swim - 7-25 Minutes in length Utilizing the Piscataqua River, starting and finishing in Eliot, ME 2nd Leg Road Bicycle - 25 Miles Through Eliot and South Berwick, ME 2nd Leg Road Bicycle - 25 Miles Through Eliot and South Berwick, ME 3rd Leg Trail Run - 3 Miles Finishing on top of Mt Agamenticus
Distance:: This challenging race consists of 1 lap (17 miles) or 3 laps (50 Miles) around the scenic Turquoise Lake paved road. The course is non-stop demanding ascents, challenging descents and non-stop turns. Along the entire course you will experience exhilarating views of beautiful Turquoise Lake and a breathtaking course surrounded with blue spruce, aspen, and lodge pole pine.
Distance:: 50 miles trail run. The San Juan Solstice 50 mile endurance run is a scenic and very difficult loop through the high San Juans. The run consists of five main sections: the climb up Alpine Gulch and down William's Creek, the climb up to the old mining town of Carson, a long section along the Continental Divide, a descent to Slumgullion Pass, and a final hump up and over the Vicker's Ranch plateau. The San Juan Solstice 50 is for the experienced trail runner only.
Distance:: The Wahsatch Steeplechase is equivalent to a marathon, but run on a mountain trail with a vertical gain and loss of approximately 9000 feet in 17.5 miles. The course favors the up- hill runner right from the start, gaining 4500 vertical feet in the first 6 miles. After recovering from the seemingly endless vertical treadmill, you’ll find yourself at the top of a false summit. A greeting by the resident rattlesnake here is common, but your attention will quickly shift to negotiating “the crags” that sport a difficulty rating of 5.4 (Yosemite Decimal System) before reaching the actual summit of Black Mountain.
Where:: Pittsfield, Vermont. 1/4 mile north of the General Store
Distance:: TBA - You can expect barbed wire, mud boggin, wood choppin, tunnels, deep water diving, running, crawling, crying, screaming, and sweating. Doubtful you'll finish but be proud of yourself for trying.
Distance:: The Run is conducted along the Western States Trail starting at Squaw Valley, California, and ending in Auburn, California, a total of 100 miles. The trail ascends from the Squaw Valley floor (elevation 6,200 feet) to Emigrant Pass (elevation 8,750 feet), a climb of 2,550 vertical feet in the first 4½ miles. From the pass, following the original trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850’s, runners travel west, climbing another 15,540 feet and descending 22,970 feet before reaching Auburn.
Distance::Raid the North Extreme is the pinnacle of adventure racing in Canada. This six-day, non-stop challenge is designed to give teams a true expedition-style race experience. The course will be technical, with very challenging navigation, long stretches of remote wilderness and plenty of decision-making..
Course: Each racecourse is designed and tested by internationally experienced adventure racers, with the goal of testing competitors' mental and physical limits. Teams will never cross the same terrain twice and will be challenged only by what the rugged Canadian wilderness has to offer. Much of the course travels through untracked terrain and there is often more than one route possible.
Distance and course:: Each 25 mile lap has 5400' of climbing. Fortunately for you a bunch of that is on the climb out of Breckenridge on the old narrow gauge Railroad grade. The race starts the 4th of July Parade in a neutral start format by start wave. From there the odyssey sends you into the Backcountry.
Distance:: 101.3 mile trail run. The Hardrock 100 course will be run clockwise - a big loop through the San Juan Mountains of beautiful southwest Colorado: Silverton - Ophir - Telluride - Ouray - Sherman (Lake City) - Silverton, 100 miles, 33,000' total elevation gain, 11,186' average elevation, low point 7,680' at Ouray, high point 14,048' at Handies Peak.
Off-Road Triathlon - .75 miles swimming, 14 miles mountain biking, 5 miles trail running Off-Road Duathlon - 3 miles trail running, 14 miles mountain biking, 5 miles trail running Solo Racers and Teams of Two or Three
Where:: The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at the Mt. Whitney Portals at 8360' (2533m). The Badwater course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 13,000’ (3962m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700’ (1433m) of cumulative descent. The Portals are the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States.
Distance\ comments:: 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in temperatures up to 130F (55C).
July, 2010:: 13th Annual Pedro's Mountain Bike Festival
Where:: Lanesboro, MA
Comments:: A different venue, date on the calendar, and larger expo to name a few. But for the most part, the spirit of the Festival still remains as originally intended. We still enjoy riding our bikes on awesome trails, playing silly games, listening to music, camping out, and hanging with our friends, of which we now have many more. Many of our friends who were at the early Festivals have families that didn't exist back then, and now attend the event all together.
Distance:: 100 mile trail run. The Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run is one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA. Each year, over 200 runners attempt to finish this hilly race over beautiful Vermont back roads and trails under the 30 hour cutoff point, and a well-trained few finish in under 24 hours. The course record is just under 15 hours.
Distance:: 50 mile mountain bike race. The course is 50 miles out and back within the high altitude environment of Leadville's historic east-side mining district. The route is extreme in true Leadville fashion.
Distance:: Welcome to Colorado’s premier off-road endurance race, the Breckenridge 100 Cross Country Mountain Bike Challenge. Featuring Solo and Three Person Team Competitions, this incredible course climbs 13,719 feet over its 100 miles and will remind you of what backcountry mountain biking is all about.
Where:: Race begins at 8:00 am on Sunday July 19, 2009 at the Lake County Aquatic Center, Leadville, CO
Distance:: TRIATHLON: 500 Meter Pool Swim 20K Paved Bike 5K Run Or DUATHLON:5K Run • 20K Bike • 5K Run. Enjoy the majestic Sawatch Mountain Range scenery with the 2 highest peaks in Colorado as a backdrop and prove you have the stamina and endurance to compete in one of the Rocky Mountain’s ultimate Sprint Triathlons.
Distance:: The course is 50 miles out and back within the high altitude environment of Leadville's historic east-side mining district. The route is entirely on dirt, rocks, and mud and will offer the runner amazing climbs and exhilarating downhills all with incredible Leadville vistas. 14 hour time limit.
Distance:: 6th annual Golden Gate Canyon Trail Run, Gilpin County, 15 mi west of Golden, 10 mi south of Nederland. 12.7mi, 2,500' of climbing, elevation range 8,400'-9,500'. Run through pine and aspen forests and alpine meadows, with spectacular views of the continental divide.
Distance:: The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 27.5 mile Marathon follows the original pilgrimage trail that leads into the religious capital of the Inca Empire, the legendary “Lost city of the Incas” - Machu Picchu! The run is moderate to strenuous over mountain terrain at altitudes ranging from 8,000’ to 13,779’.
Distance:: 50 miles: 9 miles Kayak, 23 miles MTB, ~10 miles trail run, 9 skating. The Summit County race will highlight some of the best trails the area has to offer. World class single track trails and breathtaking summits. Additionally the Summit County race will introduce adventure racers in each of the events....Sprint, 12hr and 24hr courses to the skill of orienteering. For those of you new to the sport, there is no longer any reason not to try an adventure race! We welcome you to Summit County.
Distance\ Course:: The Wild West Relay is a 195-mile team running relay race in Colorado designed for runners of all abilities. Scheduled around the full moon in August, the third annual running of the Wild West Relay will be Friday, August 11th - Saturday, August 12th, 2006. The relay begins by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado, and finishes in the beautiful ski and summer resort town of Steamboat Springs. Much of this very scenic and remote course runs through National Forests or along dirt roads. The route winds through Roosevelt, Medicine Bow, and Routt National Forests, and through small, mountain and ranching communities.
August 8, 2010:: Leadville Boom Days Burro Race
Where:: Leadville, CO
Distance\ Course:: East side of Leadville, 22 Miles. Runners must maintain control of their animals at all times. Burros must also carry a pack saddle with 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of traditional mining gear, which must include a pick, a gold pan, and a shovel.
August TBD, 2010:Primal Quest Adventure Race. by Primal Quest Team: Since the conclusion of Primal Quest Utah, we have been diligently trying to make arrangements to enable the race to take place in 2007 and beyond. As you know, PQ is a complex undertaking that requires substantial planning, financing and partnerships in order to maintain the high quality standard that PQ is known for. We realize placing the event on hold affects the racing community to a great degree, but please know we are continuing to explore every option in staging the expedition in the future and appreciate all the input we've received.
Where:: Held in a new international location each year adventurers from all over the world run, bike, paddle and traverse the rugged terrain in the quest to reach the finish line.
Distance:: Covering over 800km and lasting up to 10 days, co-ed teams of four travel non-stop using only a map and compass to navigate this grueling and unforgiving course..
Distance:: 100 mile mountain bike race. The race is an out-and-back course; 50 miles out to the highest point on the course, the Columbine Mine Aid Station at 12,600 feet, then turn around and come on back to Leadville. Start/Finish in the heart of Leadville @ 10,200’. 90%+ dirt or double track dirt roads. Steep climbs: serious descents. 7 mile climb to the 50 mile turnaround at 12,600 ft. Approximately 14,000’ elevation gain. Greater than 65% average finish rate under the 12 hour limit. Excellent support stations.
Distance:: Each race features a 6-7 mile course and 5 obstacles. At the start of the race, one team member will run and one will ride the bike. At the 1st obstacle, the rider will drop the bike, complete the obstacle, and begin running. The runner will arrive, complete the obstacle, find their bike, and begin riding. Teams will continue leapfrogging each other through the entire course. At the end of the race, racers will crawl through the infamous Mud Pit crossing the finish line together!
Comments:: 3.1 miles of the Leadville Trail 100 course. Paved and dirt roads. Aid station at turnaround. Race begins at the corner of 6th and Harrison Ave. Out-and-back course using the first and last 3.1 miles of the Leadville Trail 100 course.
Comments:: Online registration for all races starts on March 1, 2010 at 8 am Mountain Standard Time. Entries will be on a first come/first serve basis for the Ascent & Marathon. Check the website in January for registration details.
Comments:: Online registration for all races starts on March 1, 2010 at 8 am Mountain Standard Time. Entries will be on a first come/first serve basis for the Ascent & Marathon. Check the website in January for registration details.
Comments:: 50 miles out and back in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Lowest point is 9,200 ft. and the highest point is Hope Pass, 12,600 ft. The majority is on forest trails with some mountain roads. Pacers allowed after the 50 mile point. 11 well-supplied aid stations with cut-offs; 5 are medical checks.
Distance/ comments:: In its first year, the GORE-TEX™ TransRockies Run defined a new standard in epic running adventure in North America. The 110 inaugural competitors ran for five days through the Colorado Rockies from the start at Beaver Creek Resort to the finish line in Aspen. In the process the runners, who competed as teams of two for a prize purse of $20,000, overcame snow, high mountain passes and 110 miles of epic running to reach the first-ever TransRockies Run finish line.
Where:: Starts from Chamonix (1035m) and runs around Mont-Blanc, France
Distance:: The distance varies between 150 and 160km, with a total elevation gain of around 8500m. The race is run in one leg. Some believe that is the most difficult foot race in Europe. The route follows basically the Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path, that is usually completed in 7 to 9 days by hikers. This is a loop around the Mont Blanc.
Distance:: This twelve hour mountain bike race is a fundraiser for a non-profit youth organization, Aspen Youth Center. Racers compete on Snowmass Ski Area and can choose to ride solo, teams of two, three or an open team of up to eight.
Distance:: The Imogene Pass Run (IPR) is a 17.1 mile point-to-point mountain race within the western San Juan mountains of Colorado, run along a route which connects the towns of Ouray (7810 ft.) and Telluride (8820 ft.) by way of 13,120 foot Imogene Pass. Note: 2010 race registration begins June 1st.
September TBD, 2010:: Frontier Adventure Challenge
Distance:: 5-8 hour adventure race (Trekking, Paddling, Trail Running, Navigating and Mountain Biking) Registration:: Teams of Three (all-male, all-female, or co-ed): $395 Solo Racers: $125 (and must provide their own canoe or kayak) Youth teams (all team members 21 & under): $295 For details and on-line registration, visit www.fastadventures.com
Distance:: The 11th Annual Colorado Relay, a 24-hour, 170-mile team relay race, is the only adventure of its kind in Colorado. The course takes athletes of all abilities, across three mountain passes in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, from Idaho Springs to Glenwood Springs, CO. Runners, on teams of 10, each run three segments of the race, with a leg averaging in distance of five miles. An option for elite runners is to create an Ultra team of five runners. Ultra runners are responsible for one leg of the race that averages about 35 miles in length. This event attracts people from all over the nation and is designed for both casual and competitive runners.
Where:: Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, Colorado
Contact:: Email is firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.987.4806 Details:: The Bearable Adventure Race challenges, energizes, and rewards outdoor enthusiasts and their teammates through competition and camaraderie in a variety of outdoor events such as Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Orienteering and a Water Crossing. The race is a production of the City of Lakewood Recreation and Regional Parks divisions. Transition area opens at 6:30am. Athletes are required to be at the Starting Line by 8:15am for a mandatory pre-race meeting; first wave of the race begins at 8:30am.
Distance:: Solo (24 HRS OR 6 HRS), 3-4 person, and 6-8 person teams will compete on a 6 mile loop at the Frisco Nordic Center for 24 hours, 1 mile from downtown Frisco, CO and just a little more than an hours drive west from Denver on I-70. The Town of Frisco will act as the host of this one of a kind mountain trail running event.
Distance:: 250-300 miles of terrain in the spectacular canyon country and La Sal Mountain Range near Moab Utah. This years expedition race is uniquely designed so that all teams will finish on Sunday. Regardless if you are an elite team or just an aspiring one, your team will finish on Sunday. Disciplines: Navigation, Trekking, Mountain Biking, White and Flat water kayaking, and ropes (rappel)
Distance:: 33rd Annual Ute Mountaineer Golden Leaf Half Marathon - 13.1 mi. trail run on Government Trail from Snowmass Village to Aspen. Chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of "America's 14 most scenic races", the Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies.
September 26, 2010:: Renewable Trail Run/Walk
Where:: Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, MN
Distance:: Registered racers receive long-sleeve t-shirt, goodie bag, post-race refreshments. Free camping is available the night before and day of the race – inside lodging is also available; reservations required. Register online at www.audubon-center.org/trailrun.htm or via phone - 888-404-7743. Call 888-404-7743 or visit www.audubon-center.org/trailrun.htm for more info.
Distance:: 24 hours of mountain biking with 4 team members. The Suzuki 24 Hours of Moab, is a world-class event that draws teams from all over the world. There is a field limit of 450 teams plus solos and the race books up faster every year, so get your team entered early. Don't miss this incredible race!
Where:: Daniel Boone National Forest and Natural Bridge State Park, KY
Distance:: "60 miles of ‘Fig’ n Pain." This is a twelve-hour race with less than twelve hours of available daylight.
November 2010:: 2010 Classic Southern Traverse [Not held this year]
Where:: Queenstown Area, New Zealand
Distance\ Disciplines:: Trail Running/Walking, Mountain Trek/Run, River Kayak. The race begins on April 11 at 9.00am in Hanmer with an estimated eight hours of racing for the fastest teams and 12 hours for the slowest. There is a midnight start on the second day with the fastest teams expected to take 15 hours and the slowest 24 hours. The third day is scheduled to begin at 6.00am and will focus on Rogaine-style orienteering with all teams taking six hours to complete the course.
Where:: Patriot Hills camp in the interior of the Antarctic
Distance\ Comments:: 26.2 or 100 km. The Antarctic 100k ultra race will take place on December 15th. Undoubtedly, “the world’s coldest 100”, this ultramarathon challenge is reserved for only the toughest of endurance athletes. The 100k (62.1 miles) distance will seem endless, run under a sun that never sets against the backdrop of Patriot Hills and the Ellsworth Mountains.