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2014 Spring Creek Memorial


This race is held in memory of Patty Brenner Hagberg who was struck and killed by a truck along the lower part of the trail in 1991. This race should remind us all of the importance of sharing multi-purpose use trails.

What: This race is a running series favorite! Trail Runner - 2014 Trophy Series

The race is held on the beautiful Spring Creek trail with wildflowers and Aspen trees next to bubbling Spring Creek. The 9 mile trail is run on an up and down scenic loop on primitive trail, two track, singletrack and briefly on forest service road. The challenging 9 mile race gains ~2500 feet in the first 4 miles with most of that being from miles 2-4. This section of the race takes the runner up unimproved rocky and narrow singletrack and over several large downed trees before it descends on rolling downhill. The 5K race is an out and back on the beautiful Spring Creek trail on rolling two track and singletrack.  Come on out for a great day of running, a prize drawing, and an even better post race food made by Freshies.

Walkers welcome and encouraged on the 5k course but not on the 9 mile because of lack of accessibility and time constraints.


When: Saturday, July 12th, 2014

  • 9 mile trail run begins at 8:00am
  • 5K run/walk begins at 8:30am
  • Awards and raffle will start around 10:15

What you receive: Entry gift, reat food from Freshie's, prizes for Top 3 M and F and raffle drawings. Sign up early, this one will sell out!

Registration and more info:

  • Please no pets in the 9 mile race due to the very tight primitive trail on private land
  • Pre-register online, registration will shut off Thursday July 10th at 8:00 pm
  • Packet pick up Friday July 11th from 4-6 @ Ski Haus in downtown Steamboat, more info to come
  • Race day registration begins at 7:15 am IF STILL AVAILABLE, we have USFS caps on this race
  • Race bibs can also be picked up the day of the race beginning at 7:15 am if you cannot make Friday
  • Register before June 12th to ensure an entry gift and please remember that post race food is for runners and volunteers only.
  • Parking: Please walk, carpool or ride your bike if possible, parking is very limited. Start of race is at the Spring Creek Ponds/gazebo area which is ~.4 miles from the small dirt parking area, please walk up to the start as there is no runner drop off or parking at the actual start. If driving please park on the street, in the small dirt parking area or down the street in the SS High School parking area.
  • Registration for the 9 Mile will be capped at 100 runners to ensure a good trail experience and minimize impact
  • The 9 miler is partially run on remote and private land, due to safety concerns, this race has a time limit of 2 and a half hours to receive an official time and ensure we have course support to assist you if needed. If you do not feel like that time limit is attainable please register for the 5k. Raffle and awards will start promptly at 10:15.
  • Have fun and enjoy beautiful Spring Creek!!
  • NO REFUNDS, please do not ask us and put us in an awkward position, thank you

Contact Information:
Directors: Cara Marrs 

Founder: Ken Brenner

Course Description(s):

  • The 9 mile loop course takes runners up the old stage route to Buffalo Pass and then on to Dry Lake. The racers return on the Spring Creek trail and end up where they began at the Spring Creek Reservoir. This course offers at least a dozen stream crossings to add to the truly unique trail running experience.
  • The 5K course follows the Spring Creek trail out and back.
  • Click Here to see a topo map of the course
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  • Click Here to view an elevation profile of the course
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Directions to race: 

  • Heading into downtown Steamboat from the South, take a right hand turn at 3rd and Lincoln. 2 blocks ahead, turn right at Pine St leading you to 2nd street and past the SS High School. Turn right past the high school onto Maple Street. Spring Creek is at the end of the street on the other side of the road in the dirt parking area at the T-intersection. Parking is not permitted at the resevoir area, so you must park and then walk up the road for ~.4 miles to the start. Parking is very limited so parking in the high school parking lot is encouraged.

Aid stations:

  • There will be only one fully stocked aid station for the 9 mile race due to trail location. The main aid station will be located at approximately 4 miles at Dry Lake parking area before the downhill starts. The 5K will have no aid station due to location but will have a volunteer stationed at the turn around point. 

  • In an effort to reduce waste and ensure your hydration we strongly encourage hand held water bottles or other forms of hydration packs

  • This will be a CUPLESS race, including at the start and finish.

Top times for the Spring Creek Memorial since 1999 when records were kept:

2007- Christine Knight, 30-39, 1:15:21
2012- Callie Bradley, 20-29, 1:15:38
2012- Kelley Heaney, 20-29, 1:18:33

2011- Greg Rendl, 20-29, 1:01:10
2011- Nick Sunseri, 20-29, 1:01:13
2006- Jonothan Huff, 20-29, 1:02:16

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SSRS is an equal opportunity service provider and SSRS is an authorized permittee of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests.