14th Annual Mt. Werner Classic
- When: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 8 a.m.
- Where: Steamboat Ski Area, Steamboat Springs
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Running
12 and 5 mile trail runs
Race day registration will begin at 7:30am and the 12 mile run will begin at 8:00am while the 5 mile run, and 5 mile hike will commence at 8:30am.
All runners meet at the base of the Mt. Werner Ski Area at the base of the Gondola.
Entry fee includes post race gift, post race food, prizes for top finishers and random drawing prizes
Vertical for 12 Mile race - 3,472 ft.
Vertical for 5 Mile race 2,180 ft.
Just because it's shorter doesn't make the 5-mile trail run any easier. The course begins with a climb up the Yoo Hoo trail, to Valley View, and up to Huffman's trail (appropriately named) finishing at the gondola. Hikers/Walkers will follow the same 5-mile course as the runners.
The runners of the 12-mile trail run begin with a similar climb up Yoo Hoo to the Valley View trail where they then cut across to Duster and the Rendezvous Restaurant. At the Rendezvous Saddle the legs are worked and the challenge is not yet over. Runners continue up Pete's Wicked trail and across Storm Peak Challenge. After all of that climbing they finally get a downhill break as they cruise on into the gondola area.
Both courses are trail runs in their entirety, and run on a combination of cat tracks and single-track trails with absolutely phenomenal views. There is absolutely NO CEMENT or ASPHALT on these courses so grab those trail running shoes! Runner's can expect 2 aid stations on the 5-mile course and 4 aid stations along the 12-mile course. Runners are advised to bring their own water bottles or a camelback for those in-between sections. Those interested in volunteering for this race will be compensated with post race food and whatever else we can come up with to thank you!