The Steamboat 50 – September 2008

Posted on July 11, 2008 by


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Date & Time
Welcome to the Second Annual Steamboat SpringsRun Rabbit Run50 mile trail run, to be held September 13, 2008 at 6:00 am.

Race Instructions
View the Preliminary Race Instructions for Run Rabbit Run including packet pickup, parking, aid stations awards and more.

Pre-Registered Participants
View the list of Pre-Registered Participants as of June 1, 2008.

Course Description
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, 11,000 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.

Elevation Profile & Course Map
View the Elevation Profile and the Course Map for the Run Rabbit Run course. This course is very much like life, in that there are many, many little and not so little ups and downs in between the obvious highs and lows. Be prepared. Any resemblance between the course profile and rabbit ears is purely coincidental.

Aid Stations
View the Aid Stations for the Run Rabbit Run course. All aid stations will be fully stocked with at least water, soft drinks, electrolyte replacement drink, sweet and salty objects, and sandwiches.  Carrots and green leafy vegetables will also be available.

Runners Beware
A word of warning: This is not a beginner’s run.    You might find the uphills and downhills fairly steep.  You will spend a lot of time at an altitude of nearly two miles. There may be snow.  There may be rain.  It may be wet, or windy, or then again, it may be hot. There may be wild animals out there, some of them a lot bigger and scarier than a rabbit.

Time Limit
There will be a 15 hour time limit, so some runners should be prepared to run in the dark, and if you do, you will need to carry a flashlight.  In short, this is not the bunny hill of ultra running.  Please do not try to run this course if you’re not completely prepared.

For those who are, you will be greeted with a well-marked and challenging mountain run, spectacular autumn scenery, terrific aid stations (located approximately every 6 to 8 miles) and a chance for you and your family to visit one of the greatest little towns in America – Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Registration is limited and we do expect the race to fill fairly quickly. Please visit the Registration page for more information.

Forest Service LogoPermitted Event
The Run Rabbit Run race is a permitted event on the Routt National Forest.

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