From Cara Marrs, Steamboat Springs Running Series organizer:
Well we are 7 races into our 2010 series and the series is going great, breaking records at almost every race so far. New for 2010 was the addition of a partially off road Duathlon in late June. The Du was a fun event for our first multi sport race. July brought us the aspen-lined singletrack of the Howelsen 8 Miler and the 9M Spring Creek Memorial Trail Run that includes a challenging steep rough 3 mile section of primitive trail, tree crossing, and bushwacking.
In keeping with the last few years both races broke runner number records and we had to cap the 9 Mile at Spring Creek for the first time. We are so happy with the way the series is going and happy to share our beautiful trails so far with runners from 20 states and 3 countries, as well as runners from all over Colorado. Proceeds for almost all SSRS races go to local non- profits and charities so we appreciate our runners, as they help us give back to the community!
The next 2 races are close to being full and are both in the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series. On the 7th we have the Mt Werner Classic, a 12 or 5 mile run up to the top of the Steamboat Ski Area and another beautiful race on the 22nd of August with the Continental Divide 16 Miler, both of which will serve up a hefty amount of elevation gain.
After August we will look forward to the remainder of the season with 3 more trail races in September, capping off on September 18th with the Run Rabbit Run 50M, now in the Montrail Ultra Cup Series.