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2018 Hahn's Peak Hill Climb
This trail race is a new event that started in 2017 at the base of Hahn's Peak in North Routt County. Running this course started with a few hardcore North Routt locals meeting at the beautiful Cabins at Historic Columbine every 4th of July. From here they would race to the summit and fire outlook of Hahn's Peak, once an active Volcano with an elevation of 10,839 & 360 degree panoramic views like no other. Now however it's time to share this amazing course with all of you!
This race is a benefit for the Steamboat Springs Track and Cross-Country teams who will be volunteering at the event on race day.
Keep an eye out on the trail for the legendary North Routt Yeti!
What: The Hahn's Peak Hill Climb is a relatively new 7.3 mile trail run that starts at The Cabins at Historic Columbine, runs up to the top of Hahn's Peak and the Fire lookout tower built in 1912 and then back down to the Cabins. The trail is 80% single track, 100% trail, has 2,000 ft. of elevation gain and is a mix of jeep road, single track and talus slope. This is a challenge course that is not for the faint of heart! While not an ultra distance race, this course will give you a run for your money. Don't forget to pose for your "jump shot" at the top of Hahn's Peak. These pictures will be taken on race day and then posted online for runners to view and purchase after the event as a benefit to the Track & Cross-Country teams.
When: This race is on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM.
Course Description: Starting at The Cabins at Historic Columbine General Store, the race crosses Hwy 129 and opens to a two track jeep trail. Run 2 miles through the beautiful North Routt forest to reach the official start of Trail #1158 - the Hahn's Peak Trail. Runners will begin climbing to the top of Hahn's Peak but the single track gets more complicated once the summit comes into focus. The final push is dominated by a loose rock and talus slope. Chutes will be marked to the summit to ensure a safe ascent and descent. Safety on this slippery slope is essential so please use caution and stay on the marked trail at all times. The turnaround will be at the Fire lookout tower. Follow the same course down back to the General Store and The Cabins at Historic Columbine. Keep your eye on the trail during the descent but don't forget to look up now and again to take in the panoramic views! Also keep an eye out for the North Routt Yeti, who some locals swear is lurking in the woods.
Driving Directions: Park at The Cabins at Historic Columbine (64505 Co Rd 129 / Clark, CO 80428). The Cabins are roughly 30 miles north of Steamboat on Hwy 129 & 4 miles north of the State Park Headquarters. Give yourself at least 45 min - 1 hr for the drive time from Steamboat. There will be attendants at the Cabins directing you to the correct designated parking areas.
Lodging Option: The cabins are offering a 10% discount to any runners staying with them on race weekend. Please visit their website www.historiccolumbine.com to check on availability and then call 970-879-5522 to book your cabin (must mention the race to get your 10% discount).
Registration: Online registration will close at 8 PM on Thursday July 5th. You can also register at Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 7th Street on Friday, July 6th from 4-6 PM. Day-of registration will be available from 8-9 AM at The Cabins at Historic Columbine - General Store.
We offer BOTH a frills and no-frills race registration option.
Frills: $40 gets you a moisture wicking performance tank (ladies racer back & men's sleeveless running jersey) - This registration option closes on Thur. June 21st at 8 PM
No-frills: $30 gets you your race entry
17 & under: $1 per year in age (does not include a t-shirt)
NO REFUNDS, please do not ask us and put us in an awkward position, thank you!
Prizes: 1st - 3rd place for male and female
Packet Pick-Up: Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 7th Street on Friday July 6th from 4-6 PM as well as from 8-9 AM the morning of the race at The Cabins at Historic Columbine - General Store.
Post Race: We will have a post race celebration that includes an awards ceremony, post race schwag prize drawing, brunch and beer.
Weather: Hahn's Peak is a tall 10k ft. peak that becomes extremely dangerous at any sign of thunderstorms and lightening. We try to minimize this risk by starting the race early before any chance of summer thunderstorms. However, Mother Nature is extremely unpredictable and we do reserve the right to cancel the race if the weather is unsafe for our participants.
Contact Information: Race Director - Luke Crespin 303-915-0396 and Nora McKay 970-734-7079
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