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2018 - 10K at 10,000 Feet

Voted Best 10K in the state of Colorado by Colorado Runner magazine in 2010!!

10k Course Map

5k Course Map

What: A Challenging trail run with some beautiful terrain and breathtaking scenery.... this race is a Steamboat classic! The 10K race begins at 10,000 ft at the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass first heading uphill on USFS dirt roads and 2 track, the race then heads downhill on single-track, and ends on a cross country single-track, Total elevation gain and loss are about ~1,200 feet each. This race although listed as a 10K is about 6.8 miles. The 10k has 1 aid station at about 3.4 miles and the 5k does not have an aid station so we HIGHLY recommend carrying your own water.  Both the 10k and the 5k will offer a no-frills race registration option where you can run in the event and receive post-race food and are entered into the drawing but you will not receive the race schwag.

When: The 10K @ 10,000 ft. is run on Rabbit Ears Pass covering both single track and rustic mountain roads for an amazing trail run. This race is run on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM, and if you plan to walk the course the walk will also begin at 10:00 AM. A 5K race begins at 10:05 AM.

Where: The summit of the old Rabbit Ears Pass Road. Take the Dumont Lake Road to the Rabbit Ears Monument and parking area.

Directions (from Steamboat Springs): Head out of Steamboat east on Hwy 40 heading towards Rabbit Ears Pass.  You will travel about 18 miles until the pass flattens out a bit and you see a sign for Dumont Lake on your left, take that left hand turn. Continue to follow the road around past the campground to a dirt parking area with a monument statue on your left, turn in and you are here!

Please no dogs allowed in the race. 

Registration: Online registration will close at 8:00 pm on Friday August 31st.  You can also register at Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Steamboat Springs between 6th and 7th Street on Saturday September 1st from Noon to 3 pm or you can register the morning of the race from 9:00 am to 9:30 am (only if we have not already met our US Forest Service permit cut-off numbers).  Once online registration ends, it will cost an additional $10 to register - so to save money and ensure your entry, register online!  We will offer a no-frills race registration option for both the 10K and the 5K (post race food but no schwag).

NO REFUNDS, please do not ask us and put us in an awkward position, thank you!

Packet Pick-up: Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Steamboat Springs between 6th and 7th Street on Saturday September 1st from Noon to 3 pm.  If you are in town the day before the race, we ask that you please pick-up your packet at Twisted Trails as this helps tremendously with logistics the morning of the race.  If for some reason you are coming to Steamboat for the day, just to do this race, you will be able to pick-up your packet the morning of the event.

What you receive for your entry: Entry gift guaranteed for the first 120 registered racers, great post-race food, awards for 1-3 Male & 1-3 Female and all registered runners are eligible for post-race raffle prizes.

Contact Information: Please do not call Twisted Trails for any information about this race.  They are only serving as our pre-registration location on Saturday September 1st and are not directly affiliated with this event.

Race Director: Scott Myller

Updated Course Map

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Twisted Trails Running Co.

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