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 27th 2022

Start Times:

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

Registration:

Register online here before Thursday, August 25th at 8 pm . We will have registration at packet pick up at Ski Haus on Friday, August 26th 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:

  • 16 mile: $40* until July 1st, then $50 through race day
  • 50k: $85* until July 1st, then $95 through race day
  • 5 mile: $30* until July 1st, then $40 through race day

T-Shirt: $15

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 26th 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 2022 courses are TBD****

16 Mile Course description:

We will be going back to the 2019 which is amazing! The courses have been a bit up in the air due to construction at the Steamboat ski area and we are so thankful that they worked with us to bring back this course!

Start at the Torian start/finish area.

There will be a small detour through Ski Time Square to access Zig Zag.

Take Zig Zag up to Creek side

Creekside to Pioneer.

Take 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.

Take 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

Take Elkhead Trail to Moonlight

Moonlight to Valley View

At the bottom of Valley View at the bottom of Heavenly Daze and the Steamboat resort snow control we will take the service road down to Bashor and giggle Gulch

There is a Detour trail that will take you back to Zig Zag

Take Zig Zag down to the small detour at the base and finish at Torian where you started!

Elevation gain is roughly ~3900 feet and 16.25 miles

Aid Stations

  • Aid Station 1 – Rainbow Saddle
  • Aid Station 2 – Mt. Werner Summit
  • Aid Station 3 – Rainbow Saddle (again, those people were great, why not go see them again)
  • 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 (which will be provided at the race start) 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 at the aid stations to refill your device.

50K course:

We will be going back to the 2019 which is amazing! The courses have been a bit up in the air due to construction at the Steamboat ski area and we are so thankful that they worked with us to bring back this course!

Start at the Torian start/finish area.

There will be a small detour through Ski Time Square to access Zig Zag.

Take Zig Zag up to Creek side

Creekside to Pioneer.

Take 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.

You will then head out to the Mountain View Trail and run to Long Lake and Aid station #3

Reverse your course and head back to Mt Werner the way that you came to Aid station #4 at the top of Mt Werner

Take 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

Take Elkhead Trail to Moonlight

Moonlight to Valley View

At the bottom of Valley View at the bottom of Heavenly Daze and the Steamboat resort snow control we will take the service road down to Bashor and giggle Gulch

There is a Detour trail that will take you back to Zig Zag

Take Zig Zag down to the small detour at the base and finish at Torian where you started!

Elevation gain is roughly ~ 5500 ft and 31 miles.

Aid Stations

• The 50k course will have the same aid stations as the 16 mile plus one at the Long Lake turnaround.

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.

Driving Directions/Parking Information:

Parking is TBD due to construction use of the Knoll parking lot.

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.

Friends and Family: Encourage your friends and family to come out and cheer you on.  Food, snacks, and refreshments are offered for participants only.

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

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