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A-Basin's Summit Challenge Trail Run and BBQ

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Come visit A-Basin for the 3rd Annual Summit Challenge Trail Run! We have two divisions, and an a-mazing BBQ and free concert afterward. Even if you're not running, you can take a FREE chairlift ride to our BBQ with live music from local Summit County band Local Folk at mid-mountain's Black Mountain Lodge!


EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join us for a trail run on A-Basin’s scenic and winding Argentine-North Fork Trail with two divisions – summit and mid-mountain – for runners of all abilities. Running not your thing? A-Basin throws one heck of an after party, so come cheer on your pals then take the lift to our mid-mountain barbeque and concert! Lift access starts at 10:00 a.m.; races start at 10:15 a.m. (summit division) and 10:45 a.m. (mid-mountain division).

THE FIRST 100 RUNNERS TO REGISTER RECEIVE A PAIR OF DARN TOUGH RUNNING SOCKS!

Live music from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. featuring Summit County local band Local Folk. Local Folk is a collective string band comprised of players from the Summit County area high in Colorado. The band features an up-tempo mountain grass party playing a fresh mixture of bluegrass, old-time, western swing and fiddle tunes. Local Folk is a 4-7 piece arrangement of guitars, bass, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and dobro, with various musical backgrounds from orchestra to the street corner. Click here for a sampling of their music.

COST

Adult run only (ages 15+): $20 pre-registration; $25 day-of
Adult run & lunch (ages 15+): $35 plus tax pre-registration; $40 plus tax day-of
Adult lunch only (ages 15+): $15 plus tax
Child run only (ages 6-14): $15 pre-registration and day-of
Child run & lunch (ages 6-14): $25 plus tax pre-registration and day-of
Child lunch only (ages 6-14): $10 plus tax pre-registration and day-of
Scenic lift ride only (all ages): FREE!

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Mid-Mountain Division:  These competitors will run/walk up from the base area along the Argentine-North Fork Trail to finish at the Black Mountain Lodge. 

The total distance for this course is 1.8 miles with a 700 ft elevation gain. 

 

Summit Division:  These competitors will run/walk up from the base area along the Argentine-North Fork Trail, continue up Grizzly Road to the top of the Pallavicini Chairlift and then traverse along the Cornice Run to Patrol Headquarters.  From Patrol Headquarters competitors will follow the summer road back down to the finish at Black Mountain Lodge. 

The total distance for this course is 4.6 miles with a 1,700 ft elevation gain.

 

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each division, and special recognition will be given to our youth runners. The first 100 people to register receive a pair of Darn Tough running socks!

SCHEDULE

9:00 a.m.: Check-in begins in Rental Shop
* Registration and check-in end 15 minutes before each race starts
10:00 a.m.: Lift access begins on the Black Mountain Express
10:15 a.m.: Summit division race starts
10:45 a.m.: Mid-Mountain division race starts
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: BBQ and live music at Black Mountain Lodge
3:00 p.m.: Lift service ends

HIKING INFO

The hike up the Argentine-North Fork summer trail is approximately 30-45 minutes with a starting elevation of 10,800' and climbs to 11,500'.

DOGS

Friendly dogs are welcome, but are not permitted on the course during the race. All dogs must be on a six-foot leash. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets. Thank you for your help in keeping our race course safe and clean!

CANCELLATION POLICY

No cancellations will be accepted for this event. You may transfer your entry to another participant by Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. by calling 888.272.7246.

MENU FOR THE BBQ LUNCH AT BLACK MOUNTAIN LODGE

Choose from our smoked meat options
House Smoked Whole Hog
Pulled Carolina Pork
House Smoked Beef Brisket
House Smoked Redbird All Natural Chicken

Choose from our side dish options
Fresh Corn on the Cob
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Baked Beans
Watermelon

Add a slice of homemade Apple Pie for $2.00

PRIZES FOR THE TOP 3 MEN AND WOMEN FINISHERS:

SUMMIT DIVISION:

1st place: Dynafit Trail Running Shoe + $20 Gift Card to Wilderness Sports
2nd place: Osprey Backpack
3rd place: Darn Tough Run/Bike Socks + $40 Gift Card to Vertical Runner in Breckenridge

MID-MOUNTAIN DIVISION:

1st place: Dynafit Long Sleeve Trail T + $20 Gift Card to Wilderness Sports
2nd place: Osprey Backpack
3rd place: Darn Tough Run/Bike Socks + $40 Gift Card to Vertical Runner in Breckenridge

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors: