10k @ 10,000 Feet

10k @ 10,000 Feet

Voted best 10k in the state of Colorado by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2010!

This is a challenging trail run with beautiful terrain and breathtaking scenery. The 10K race begins at 10,000 ft at the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. The course begins by heading uphill on USFS dirt roads and 2 track, and then then heads downhill on single-track, ending on a cross country single-track. The total elevation gain and loss are about ~1,200 feet each.

*Although this race is listed as a 10k, the actual distance comes out to 6.8 miles. We will have one aid station on the course about 3.4 miles in (the 5k race option does not have an aid station). We HIGHLY recommend that you bring your own water.

Distances: 10k (*6.8 miles) and 5k (*3.4 miles)

Location:

Date: Sunday, September 1st, 2024

Start Times:

  • 10k – 10:00 am
  • 5k – 10:05 am

Registration opens December 11th, 2023

Register online here or on-site. Online registration will close at 6:00 PM Saturday, August 31st. On-site registration will be available from 9:00 to 9:30 at the start line (we will stop accepting registrations once we meet our US Forest Service permit limit). You can also register at Ski Haus at 1457 Pine Grove Road on Saturday, August 31st from 4-6 pm.

Registration Fees:

  • 10k: $40* until July 31st; $45* through August 31st $50* on race day
  • 5k: $25* until July 31st; $30* through August 31st; $35* on race day

Racers 17 & under: $15* through August 31st; $20 on race day.

T-Shirt: $20 (Must be orderd by August 21st to be guaranteed a shirt)

No Refunds. Proceeds from this race will be donated to Steamboat Nordic.

Packet Pick-Up:

Ski Haus at 1457 Pine Grove Road on Saturday, September 2nd from 4-6 PM as well as from 9:00-9:30 am at the start line.
*Please do not call Ski Haus for any information about this race. They are only serving as our pre-registration location and are not directly affiliated with this event.

Course Maps:

10k Course Map

5k Course Map

Driving Directions/Parking Information (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 past the campground to a dirt parking area with a monument statue on your left.

Awards and Post Race:

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place males and females (No AG awards)

Every participant is automatically entered in our prize raffle, which will follow the awards ceremony.

Please no dogs on course!

Race Director:

Tasha Heath Thrasher, theath74@yahoo.com

Please do not call Ski Haus for any information about this race. They are only serving as our pre-registration location and are not directly affiliated with this event.

*RunSignup fees not included

Proceeds from this race benefit the
Steamboat Nordic Council