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2015 Mountain Madness
Many think that the Steamboat Marathon and Half Marathon are the only times to race longer distances on road in Steamboat Springs....Not So, we have another one here for you! The Mountain Madness Half Marathon joins the Hayden Cog and 10K at 10,000 feet as one of the three oldest races in Steamboat Springs and the Running Series. This is a great race held over 4th of July weekend. This race takes runners along beautiful county roads with sweeping views of the Ski Area and the Yampa River.
Although there will be 3 different aid stations on the course, we highly recommend carrying your own hand held water bottle to reduce waste and for your own hydration, especially for the Half marathon. 10k runners will reach an aid station at approximately 2.5 miles and then again at 3.5 miles (after the turnaround). Half marathoners will reach an aid station at 2.5 miles, ~ 5.7 miles and one more at the turnaround on River Road; on the way back to the finish, half marathon runners will pass by the first two aid stations again! Even though there are several opportunities to pick up water at all of these aid stations, the route is very exposed to sun, so seriously consider bringing your own water carrying device!
What: Half marathon and 10K on paved roads.
When: Saturday, July 4th, 2015. The start time for the half marathon is 7:30 am and for the 10K race it is 8:00 am.
Where: Races will start on River Road at the Parks and Recreation parking lot, next to the Ice Rink. The address is 245 Howelsen Parkway. If coming from the South on Hwy 40 (Lincoln Ave) take a left hand turn at 5th street. At the T intersection of River Road turn right and park at the Howelsen Hill Sports Complex. You will need to walk to the start using the bike path. You will walk back towards 5th street, cross at the intersection and continue heading south on River Road. You will see the Ice Rink on your right and the start is the very next turn after that. You will need to walk between .3 and .4 miles from the parking area at Howelsen to the race start.
****Please carpool, bike, take the free bus or walk from other downtown locations (including Howelsen Hill). There is NO parking at the start and no drop-offs directly at the start. You must be dropped off at the Howelsen Hill Sports Complex. Runners CANNOT park at the Howelsen Ice Arena as they have done in years past.
Walkers NOT recommended for half marathon, but are welcome in the 10k
Registration: PRE-REGISTER ONLINE ONLY! Register early and please remember that post race food is for runners and volunteers. We are a small grass roots non-profit and an entry gift is guaranteed for only the first 150-175 registered runners. Day-of registration available only until 7:00am strictly enforced and entry gift NOT guaranteed for any race-day registration that is still available. Pre-registration will shut off at 8:00 pm on Thursday July 2nd. All runners will pick up their bibs for the race on July 3rd from 2-4pm at Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Steamboat Springs between 6th and 7th Street.
What you receive: To ensure that you receive an entry gift please register by Sunday June 21st. Great food, prizes for winners and raffle entry for all runners. Awards ceremony and raffle will start promptly at 10:30 am. Have a great run and be safe!
Email: Tyler Jacobs email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEW in 2015: We are offering a no-frills race registration option for both the Half Marathon and the 10K (no entry gift but does include post-race food).
- The 10k is an out and back on a relatively flat (for Steamboat!) course with 1 short steep hill before the turnaround that is approximately .5 miles long.
- The Half Marathon follows the same course as the 10k to begin, heading south on River Road paralleling the Yampa River for a time before turning right and heading uphill through Dakota Ridge. The half marathon course then continues on a rolling hilly road and circles back along beautiful River Road with fabulous views of the Steamboat Ski area and the Yampa Valley.
Course records (since 2010 when new current course was mandated):
Nick Sunseri, 2011, 1:16:17, 20-29
Daniel Goding, 2011, 1:8:59, 30-39
Heather Gollnick, 2013, 1:36:26, 40-49
Kris Anderson, 2013, 1:39:12, 40-49
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