Continental Divide Trail Run proves its popularity in Steamboat
August 19, 2011
If you go
What: Ski Haus Continental Divide Trail Run
When: 8 a.m. Sunday
Where: Starts at Fish Creek Falls parking lot and ends at Thunderhead
Registration: Race is full
Steamboat Springs — The 2011 Ski Haus Continental Divide Trail Run takes place Sunday, but if you haven't signed up yet, don't plan on participating.
The sold-out race will send runners about 16 miles from Fish Creek Falls over the Continental Divide to Thunderhead at Steamboat Ski Area.
The race begins at 8 a.m. from the Fish Creek Falls parking lot.
Because of limited parking, race officials are asking racers to meet at 7 a.m. at the Knoll Parking Lot on Mount Werner Road, where a shuttle will take racers to the starting line.
The 16-mile trail run, which is part of the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series, takes runners along the Fish Creek Trail to the Mountain View Trail before finally reaching Long Lake. Runners then cross the Mountain View Trail and end up at the summit of Mount Werner. Runners then will follow trails down to the top of the gondola. The run has more than 4,500 feet of elevation gain.
A clothing drop will be at the start, and racers can take the gondola down after the race.
Because of the race's popularity and it being part of the Trophy Series, there is no day-of registration.
For more information or a complete race map, go to http://www.runningseries.com.
To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com
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