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2013 Continental Divide Trail Run
This race is sure to please trail runners from all walks of life.
Distance: ~15.5 mile trail run.
New in 2013!
- The race will run to Long Lake this year before turning around and taking a left onto the Mountain View Trail from the Fish Creek Falls Trail. This course change will add roughly 1 mile to the overall distance. No longer will runners immediately turn right onto the Mountain View Trail from the Fish Creek Falls Trail. This change will help us create a great aid station at the Lake!
- In an effort to put on a more sustainable trail running race, we will eliminate all cups from the course this year. Be prepared to carry your own water on the course and refill your device at the aid stations.
Shuttle to Fish Creek for Race Start:
7:00am sharp at the Knoll Parking Lot on Mt. Werner Circle. The shuttle will take you to the start (Fish Creek Falls parking lot). The race finishes at the top of the Gondola and all runners can download the Gondola to the base. Then it's just a short walk back to your car. There will be a clothing drop at the start that will be transported to the top of Gondola for you.
Course Map: Download the course map [2.98 Mb]
Race Date/Time: Saturday August 24th, 2013. This race begins promptly at 8:00am!
Location: Fish Creek Falls Parking Area at the top of Fish Creek Falls Road
Registration: This race is capped at 150 runners: Pre-register online only. There is NO race day registration for this event. Register early to ensure an entry gift and please remember that post race food is for runners and volunteers only. This race is challenging and not a beginners trail race. There is over 4,500 feet of elevation gain. The safety of our runners is our number one concern - due to popularity of this race and the remoteness of parts of the trail system we will be enforcing a 4 hour cutoff rule. 4 hours will be the cut off time for course support and to receive an official time to count towards the Running Series. In other words be prepared and enjoy the beautiful trails!!
What you receive: Entry gift, great food from Backcountry Provisions, prizes for winners and raffle entry for prizes.
This trail race begins at the beautiful Fish Creek Falls parking lot at the top of Fish Creek Falls Road. From here runners will follow the Fish Creek Falls trail to the first aid station at Long Lake (new in 2013), runners will turn around and run back on the Fish Creek Falls trail to the left turn onto the Mountain View Trail. Runners will then cross the Mountain View Trail ending up at the summit of Mt. Werner (and the Steamboat Ski Area). Next you will follow trails down the mountain to the top of the gondola. After a post race prize drawing, runners can take the gondola down for free. The total distance on this race is ~15.5 Miles and is 90% on singletrack. The course climbs a total of 4,800 ft and descends 3,200 feet.
Two Aid Stations: The 1st aid is at Long Lake (new in 2013). Leave Aid 1, run back down the Fish Creek Falls trail, take a left onto the Mountain View Trail and run over to the top of Mount Werner where you will find the 2nd aid station. New in 2013 - there will be NO cups at these two aid stations. Runners must carry their own hydration device for water and should carry some Honey Stinger (which will be provided at the race start) or other type of energy food and perhaps even a shell in case the weather changes. Race will be run rain or shine...or snow in the air or on the course. Once again - there will be no cups on the course. You must bring and be prepared to carry your own water bottle and/or hydration pack. We will have water & Gatorade at the aid stations to refill your device.
Pets: Leashed dogs welcome but please be courteous at the start when the field is tight knit .
Race Director: Luke Crespin
Unofficial race records:
Nick Sunseri: 2011, 20-29, 1:47:50
Jonathan Huie: 2011, 30-39, 1:52:30
Christine Knight: 2007, 30-39, 2:23:27
Lisa Goldsmith: 2003, 30-39, 2:23:49
Race is a bit longer this year so if you beat these times you have the record!
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