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Steamboat Stinger races back at Emerald for its 4th running

The fourth annual Steamboat Stinger is bringing nearly 600 mountain bikers and more than 250 runners to Emerald Mountain for the two-day race Saturday and Sunday. Cyclists will cover 50 miles of trails — mostly singletrack — and runners have a half or full marathon option.

2014 Steamboat Stinger

Saturday, 50-mile mountain bike race

■ 7:45 a.m. Mandatory racer meeting at Howelsen Hill base

■ 8 a.m. Pro/open men’s start

■ 8:10 a.m. Pro/open women’s start, all duo categories and singlespeed start

■ 8:20 a.m. Citizen men’s, citizen women’s, Clydesdale start

■ 2 p.m. Awards ceremony

■ 2 to 6 p.m. Packet pickup for Sunday half and full marathon

Sunday, half and full trail marathon

■ 6:45 a.m. Mandatory racer meeting at Howelsen Hill base

■ 7 a.m. Marathon first wave start

■ 7:05 a.m. Half marathon second wave start

■ 2 p.m. Awards ceremony





The fourth annual Steamboat Stinger is bringing nearly 600 mountain bikers and more than 250 runners to Emerald Mountain for the two-day race Saturday and Sunday. Cyclists will cover 50 miles of trails — mostly singletrack — and runners have a half or full marathon option.

— The Steamboat Stinger isn't an easy event to train for, nor are race bibs easy to get for runners and riders.