Listed below are a few pieces of helpful info regarding the race. If you have additional questions, please contact us via email, or call (970) 429-2093.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 @ 8:00 am in Snowmass Village
Wave Start Times:
- Wave 1: start @ 8:00 am
- Wave 2: start @ 8:05 am
- Wave 3: start @ 8:10 am
- Wave 4: start @ 8:15 am
- Wave 5: start @ 8:20 am
- Wave 6: start @ 8:25 am
- Wave 7: start @ 8:30 am
COVID 19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS As of April 15, 2023, most COVID restrictions in Pitkin County had been eased and COVID was not prevalent in our community. This could change requiring safety precautions. In this case, we would contact all participants via email. Please do not participate if you have COVID or have symptoms of COVID.
Bibs, Chips & Goody bags can be picked up at the Ute Mountaineer on Thursday 9/21 10-6:00, and Friday 9/22 10am-6pm. They can also be picked up race morning from 6:30-7:45am at the race start. The race start location remains the same – On Fanny Hill at the slope end of the Snowmass Village Mall. Race day packet pick-up location will be at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall – next to the lower level entrance to the Westin.
WE ENCOURAGE ALL RACE PARTICIPANTS TO PICK UP THEIR PACKETS PRIOR TO RACE DAY
Timing Chips are connected to your bib. If you lose your bib, you lose your timing chip – there is no replacement chip available. It is the racer’s responsibility to keep track of their bib/timing chip.
Race results will be available after the races at the finish line, and at the Ute Mountaineer, and on this website on the Monday following the race. Race results will be overall, by gender and by age group. The following age group categories will be used: 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
AWARDS & RAFFLE
The raffle will be pre drawn and available at the finish line – just bring your bib to the raffle tables to see if you have won anything. There will also be an awards ceremony. Awards will be for the top three male and female finishers (Cash: $250 1st, $150 2nd, $100 3rd) and by gender and age group (ribbons). All participants and volunteers are eligible for the raffle.
A lunch from Slo Groovin BBQ will be available to all race participants at the finish. Just present your race bib. This will be hole-punched to allow one time access to food. Food service begins approx 10:15am.
There will be a free gear shuttle from the start of the race to the finish line. We recommend using your own day pack as that is usually easier to find at the finish line. We will have bags and markers available at the start however.
This is a backcountry race. There are many obstacles including imbedded rocks, loose rocks and dirt, tree roots, exposure, water crossings and more. Please take care while crossing these obstacles as they can result in serious injury or worse. There is no guarantee of rescue or medical attention. Each participant is ultimately responsible for their own rescue and preparation for course and weather condition. This means carrying protective clothing in case of bad weather or injury. Rescue from an injury is not guaranteed and may be delayed due to other injuries or distance from medical personnel.
There are volunteer medical personnel on the course. This is supplied by Mountain Rescue Aspen and Aspen Ambulance District. These volunteers will be either running the course, placed at aid stations and at the finish line. Assistance, if possible, may not be immediate, so you will need to be patient. If, unfortunately, you are injured on the course, we ask that you pass word on to an aid station via other runners or wait for assistance to come. If you’re injury allows you to hike out of the race or to continue following the course, you will be asked to do so. Remember, there may be a more serious injury on the course that becomes a higher priority for medical volunteers. If you decide to exit the course on your own, please inform medical or aid station personnel.
Dehydration was prevalent during previous races. You can prevent this. At this time, aid stations will provide 1 cup of water or Skratch per participant. To prevent dehydration, make sure you are well hydrated in the few days leading up to the race. Also, you should consider carrying extra water, electrolyte drink and gels similar to what you would on a long training run. If aid stations are cancelled due to COVID safety precautions, you must completely self support.
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