Hey Colorado, you asked for it, and now you’ve got it. The Montrail Ultra Cup will be coming to Colorado!! More specifically, to gorgeous Steamboat Springs, where the Run Rabbit Run 50 takes place on September 18, 2010.
The Run Rabbit Run 50, also known as the Steamboat 50, will take place for the 4th time this year and features a race limit of roughly 150. The race currently has plenty of openings left so get registered right away.
“The course is a spectacular 50 mile run through the beautiful mountains and fall colors of the Routt National Forest of northern Colorado. The race starts bright and early at the Steamboat Springs ski area (elevation, 6,900 feet) and proceeds up, up, up to Mount Werner (elevation, 10,568 feet) then goes up and down and up and down some more and then across the Continental Divide to Rabbit Ears Mountain (elevation, 10,500 feet) before heading back and way down to the ski area. ”
“The course will have nearly 9,000 feet of climbing. This course will test the endurance and spirit of any runner, whether you’re a tortoise or a hare.”
As with all Montrail Ultra Cup races longer than 50km, the Run Rabbit Run 50 will be awarding Western States spots to the top 2 men and women finishers at this year’s event. The course record is 7 hours and 26 minutes, held by Colorado’s own Ryan Birch. See you in Steamboat in a few months!
The full schedule and official launch of the 2010/2011 Montrail Ultra Cup will take place next week. Stay tuned! At that point you’ll be able to go online and register for the 2010/2011 Ultra Cup series. In the mean time, get registered for Run Rabbit Run, as well as Where’s Waldo 100k and Vermont 50, our first three races of the series.