We will begin the race on the Lake Estes Trail around Community Drive and N St. Vrain Ave. We will be running counter clockwise around the lake along the lake paved trail. When we come to Mall Rd we will take a left and run on Mall Rd until almost 1 mile where we will turn left back onto the lake trail. At about mile 1.5 we'll cross Big Thompson Ave through the new tunnel there.
We will take a left onto Dry Gulch. We will run on Dry Gulch for approximately 3 miles. This will be a steady uphill grade. At the end of Dry Gulch we will make a left onto Devil's Gulch. Devil's Gulch will have some rolling hills for the next few miles, but it will mostly be downhill. Just before after mile 8 we will take a left onto MacGregor Ave. This will be a nice flat section of the course. We will then take a left Wonderview Ave. We will run against traffic to SW Steamer Pky where we will take a left and then and immediate right onto Steamer Pky. We will run with traffic on Steamer Pky to Steamer Dr, where will will take another right. We will then run down Steamer Dr to Big Thompson Ave. We will run along Big Thompson until we get back to the tunnel, where we will cross Big Thompson again. We'll then jump back on the Lake Estes Trail and finish running counter clockwise around the lake to the finish line which will be at the same place that we started.
Course Map & Elevation Profile
The elevation is a little tough, but it will be worth it! Besides, downhill courses are for wimps. :)
Start elevation: 7,516 ft.
Max elevation: 7,934 ft.
Gain: 809 ft.
All runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is an 18 minute mile - plenty of time for walkers! If at anytime we deem it unsafe and need to pull a runner off the course we would hope for understanding and immediate cooperation. Failure to comply will result in being banned from future events.
Our course record holders receive a FREE RACE ENTRY every year that their time remains the course record! The current course record holders are:
Male Overall: Brandon Yonke 1:17:37 (2015)
Female Overall: Kelsey Persyn 1:29:03 (2016)
Male Masters: Gerald Romera 1:26:59 (2015)
Female Masters: Pam Connolly 1:44:23 (2016)