Run Rabbit Run 100
13 September 2019
Routt National Forest lands (1,125,438 acres) are located in northwestern Colorado. The Steamboat Ski Resort is located in the forest, on Mount Werner. The forest is named after John Routt, the first Governor of Colorado. It was established in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt. The forest encompasses 1,126,346 acres (4,558.16 km2). The Continental Divide splits the forest in half, with the east part drained by the North Platte River and the west drained by the Yampa River. Routt National Forest contains seven wilderness areas entirely or partially within it. Entirely within Routt are the Mount Zirkel and the Sarvis Creek Wildernesses. This is home to the annual hundred mile race Run Rabbit Run. The course is spectacular and runs through the beautiful mountains and fall colors of the Routt National Forest of northern Colorado and through lovely Emerald Mountain. The Run, Rabbit, Run features separate starts for Hares and Tortoises, with Tortoises – otherwise known as the “not freakishly genetically gifted” getting a four hour head start. The 100 mile course will also start at the base of the ski area and encompass Buffalo Pass (elevation, 10,300) and Emerald Mountain, with a few nice little hops through town. It will be tough. The 100 mile course will have approximately 21,000 feet of climbing, and will test the endurance and spirit of any runner, whether you’re a tortoise or a hare. Runners will be greeted with a well-marked and challenging mountain run, spectacular autumn scenery, terrific aid stations and a chance for you and your family to visit one of the greatest little towns in America - Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
The course is a spectacular 100 mile out and back run through the beautiful mountains and fall colors of the Routt National Forest of northern Colorado. The 100 mile course will also start at the base of the ski area and encompass Buffalo Pass (elevation, 10,300) and Emerald Mountain, with a few nice little hops through town.
Routt National Forest Fish Creek Falls TrailDry LakeEmerald MountainMount Werner
There is very limited free two hour parking right near the start.There is also free all day public parking at the Knoll parking lot maybe ¼ mile away and there is free parking across from the Grand, right near the finish, right next to the Pool Tent. The Sheraton and the Grand, very close to the start, have all day parking for $10 per day and there should be some free (but not overnight) parking across from the Sheraton as well. Those staying at our sponsor the Torian will have free parking in the Torian garage.
Your drop bags must be left at the Ski Basin Transit Center on Thursday, between 3 and 7 PM. Runners in our 100 miler may have five drop bags. We will transport them to Long Lake, Olympian Hall, Cow Creek, Spring Creek Ponds and Summit Lake. You may also leave bags near the finish line in The Pool Tent. Please be sure to affix your bib number, name and designated aid station to each of your drop bags.
All aid stations will be stocked with at least Tail Wind and water, Honey Stinger waffles and chews, a cola and a non-cola beverage, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, turkey and cheese wraps or sandwiches, potato chips, cookies, some fruit and carrots, and fabulous Mary's Mountain Ultra Cookies. We will try to have something hot for the night, like soup, pancakes, beans and maybe eggs, bacon and sausage and breakfast burritos.
Steamboat Resorts, Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Sheraton Steamboat Resort. There is camping at Dumont, right at the Dumont aid station (50 miler). There is also camping near the Dry Lake aid station, on Buffalo Pass Road, on the 100 mile course.
There will be buckles for sub 36 hour finishers and also for sub 30 hour finishers. Besides the finishers’ buckle all finishers will receive a beautiful technical shirt and a nice mug. Over-all women and men Tortoise winners will also receive a nice award, and the first three female and male Tortoises to cross the finish line will also receive a nice award too, as will the first female and male Master Tortoises. Also, $12,000 guaranteed for the 100 mile winners.
The time limit for Tortoises is 36 hours, unless you’re a 60 or over Female or a 70 or over Male and take the Early Bird start, in which case it’s 37 hours. For Hares the time limit is 30 hours.