Continental Divide Trail Run

Continental Divide Trail Run

Distances: 50k (9 hour cutoff) and 16 mile (7 hour cutoff) and 5 mile (New!)

Location:

  • Start/Finish Torian Plum at the Steamboat Ski area
  • Steamboat Springs, CO

Date: Saturday, August 24th 2024

Start Times:

  • 50k – 6:00 am
  • 16 mile – 8:00 am
  • 5 mile – 8:15

Registration:

Register online here before Friday, August 23th at 6 pm . We will have registration at packet pick up at Ski Haus on Friday, August 23th from 4-6 pm. There is NO registration on race day! Please sign up early. The 50k and 16 miler are capped at 200 runners for each distance.

Registration Fees:

  • 50k: $125 ($140 after June 30)
  • 16 mile: $65 ($80 after June 30)
  • 5 mile: $35 ($45 after June 30)
  • Charging 0.000% Tax for all races

T-Shirt: $20 (Must be ordered by August 14th to be guaranteed a shirt)

No Refunds. Proceeds from this race will be donated to the Trail Maintenance Endurance Fund and to the SSRS for any equipment and administration needs. All of our races go towards non profits in Steamboat Springs

Packet Pick-Up:

Ski Haus at 1457 Pine Grove Road on Friday, August 23rd from 4-6 pm as well as from 5:15 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 Map & DescriptionPlease note that due to construction at the base of the ski area and up on the ski hill, the actual routes may differ slightly.

16 Mile Map
16 Mile GPX File

16 Mile Course description:

The race-day check-in tent and the finish line will be set up next to the Torian Plum Lawn.

The race will start on Zig Zag trail, next to Torian Plum Lawn.

Take Zig Zag to Creekside trail.

Creekside to Pioneer.

Pioneer to the Rainbow Saddle and Aid station #1!

Head up Storm Peak Challenge to the top of Mt Werner where you will find Aid station #2.

Pete’s Wicked to Cathy’s Cutoff.

Cathy’s Cutoff to Sunshine.

Sunshine to Storm Peak Challenge and back to Rainbow Saddle Aid station #3.

Elkhead Loop to Moonlight.

Moonlight to Spur Run Road to Valley View (NOTE: where Valley View reaches the bottom of the Heavenly Daze ski run (next to the Steamboat Resort snow control building), it joins Yoo Hoo Road for approximately ½ mile, then takes a left off of Yoo Hoo Road and continues as single-track trail to Zig Zag)

Zig Zag to finish line on Torian Plum lawn (you will cross Burgess Creek about 50 meters before the finish line).

Elevation gain and loss is roughly 3,500 feet and distance is roughly 16.5 miles.

Aid Stations

  • Aid Station 1 – Rainbow Saddle: Mile 6
  • Aid Station 2 – Mt. Werner Summit: Mile 8
  • Aid Station 3 – Rainbow Saddle: Mile 11
  • Finish Line – Steamboat Base Area
  • There will be NO cups at these two aid stations!
  • You must bring and be prepared to carry your own water bottle and/or hydration pack.
  • Runners must carry their own hydration device for water and should carry some Honey Stinger or other type of energy food.
  • Please consider carrying a light shell in case the weather changes throughout the day.  
  • We will have water & Tailwind as well as typical race food at each station

50K Course Description

Download 50K Map
Download GPX File

The race-day check-in tent and the finish line will be set up next to the Torian Plum Lawn.

The race will start on Zig Zag trail, next to Torian Plum Lawn.

Take Zig Zag to Creekside trail.

Creekside to Pioneer.

Pioneer to the Rainbow Saddle and Aid station #1!

Head up Storm Peak Challenge to the top of Mt Werner where you will find Aid station #2.

Mountain View Trail to Fish Creek Trail. Right on Fish Creek Trail for a brief jaunt to the Long Lake Aid Station #3.

Reverse course and return to Mt. Werner Aid Station #4 via Mountain View Trail. 

Pete’s Wicked to Cathy’s Cutoff.

Cathy’s Cutoff to Sunshine.

Sunshine to Storm Peak Challenge and back to Rainbow Saddle Aid station #5.

Elkhead Loop to Moonlight.

Moonlight to Spur Run Road to Valley View (NOTE: where Valley View reaches the bottom of the Heavenly Daze ski run (next to the Steamboat Resort snow control building), it joins Yoo Hoo Road for approximately ½ mile, then takes a left off of Yoo Hoo Road and continues as single-track trail to Zig Zag)

Zig Zag to finish line on Torian Plum lawn (you will cross Burgess Creek about 50 meters before the finish line).

Elevation gain and loss is roughly 5,500 feet and distance is roughly 31 miles.

Aid Stations

Aid Station 1 – Rainbow Saddle: Mile 6
Aid Station 2 – Mt. Werner Summit: Mile 8

Aid Station 3- Long Lake: Mile 15
Aid Station 4 – Mt Werner: Mile 22

Aid Station 5- Rainbow Saddle: Mile 25
Finish Line – Steamboat Base Area

There will be NO cups at these two aid stations!
You must bring and be prepared to carry your own water bottle and/or hydration pack.
Runners must carry their own hydration device for water and should carry some Honey Stinger or other type of energy food.
Please consider carrying a light shell in case the weather changes throughout the day.  
We will have water & Tailwind and your typical race food at each aid station

5 Mile Course Description:

Same start as the other races

Up ZigZag to Creekside

Turn around at 2.5M and head back the same way

No aid stations for the 5M

Please make sure to bring your own water and hydration device!

  • You must bring and be prepared to carry your own water bottle and/or hydration pack.
  • Runners must carry their own hydration device for water and should carry some Honey Stinger (which will be provided at the race start) or another type of energy food.
  • Please consider carrying a light shell in case the weather changes throughout the day.  

Cut-offs: The 16 mile race has over 3,500 ft. of elevation gain, with the high point on the course at 10,420 ft. Rough estimates for the 50K are 5,500 ft. of elevation gain, with much of the distance covered at or above 10,000 ft. The safety of our runners is our number one concern. Due to the popularity of this race and the remoteness on parts of the trail system, we have in the past enforced a strict 4-hour cut-off rule for the 16 mile race.  This year we can extend that cutoff to 7 hours since we have an added longer race. The 50K cut-off time will be 9 hours. Please make sure that you are able to finish this in the time frame. ***** We are all volunteer staff and for your safety we cannot have any runners out past that time.

Special Considerations: In an effort to put on a more sustainable trail running race, we have eliminated all cups from both race courses. Be prepared to carry your own water on the course and to refill your device at the aid stations.

Awards and Post Race:

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place males and females.

Age group awards have been added for the 50k and 16M races!

We will also have finisher medals for the 50k and 16M

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

Parking:

The race starts and ends in Ski Time Square on the Torian Plum grass area in front of Slopeside.

1. Free parking at the Upper Knoll Lot diagonally across Mt. Werner Circle from the transportation center dropoff area. It is a 0.5 mile walk to the start/finish area at Torian Plum Plaza.

2. Paid parking ($15 per day) at 2 parking garages at the intersection of Mt. Werner Circle and Ski Times Square Drive. One block walk to the start/finish area, very close.

3. Paid parking in the Torian Plum parking garage, closest.

3. Get dropped off at the start/finish area.

4. Walk, bike, or take Steamboat’s free bus.

5. PLEASE CARPOOL

Pets: Leashed dogs are welcome on the 5 mile mile courses only.  Please be courteous at the start when the field is in close proximity on the narrow single track.

Weather Policy: We have updated our weather policy to include the monsoons of 2014.  Therefore, we will run in rain or shine or snow but we will not run on the trails when conditions threaten the safety of our runners and/or when the runner’s feet threaten the delicate trail system that we operate on.  Decisions to cancel the race will never be taken lightly and will only be a last resort.

Race Directors:

Cara Marrs marrscara@gmail.com

Ken Rogers ken@kandutiming.com

Sara Pizzo: sarahpizzo@gmail.com

Amy O’Connell: amy@steamboatpilatesandfitness.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.

*UltraSignup fees not included