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A-Basin's Summit Challenge Trail Run and BBQ

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday and made the event such a success! Here are the results:

Men's Summit Division - click here

Women's Summit Division - click here

Men's Mid-Mountain Division - click here

Women's Mid-Mountain Division - click here

Even if running's not your thing, you can still join us for an a-mazing all-you-can-eat barbeque, pig roast and live music from local band High5 at Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain starting at 11:00 a.m.

Dogs are not permitted on-course during the race. However, you may hike up with your dog as long as it is leashed. Owners are responsible for their animals, and must pick up after them. Thank you!

Mid-Mountain Division:  10:45 a.m. start.  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 700ft elevation gain. 

Summit Division:   10:15 a.m. start.   These competitors will run/walk up from the base area along the Argentine/North Fork Trail, continue up Grizzly Road to the top of Pali 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. 

Check in time for each division starts at 9:00 a.m., and ends 15 minutes before the start of the run.

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

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each division, and the top 3 youth in each division.   Provided by our gracious sponsors Salomon, Suunto, and Wilderness Sports!

Cost for the Summit Trail Challenge:

Register online: Buy Now  Pre-Registration and online registration ends on Friday July 5th at 11:59pm mst.

Run only: 

Pre-Register:  Adults/$15, Youth 12 and under/$15

Day of Register:  Adults/$25, Youth 12 and under/$15

Run and Lunch:

Pre-Register:  Adults/$30+tax, Youth 12 and under/$25+tax

Day of Register:  Adults/$40+tax, Youth 12 and under/$35+tax

Running up the mountain not your thing?  Please join us for an afternoon of lunch and live music on the deck at Black Mountain Lodge.  An all you can eat BBQ and Pig Roast will be served with a cash bar from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Register online for lunch: Buy Now   Pre-Registration and online registration ends on Friday July 5th at 11:59pm mst.


Adults/$20+tax, Youth 12 and under/$15+tax

Hike/Lunch or 2013/2014 Season Pass Holders:

Adults $15+ tax, Youth 6-12 $10+tax, and 5 and under are FREE!

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

Children 5 and under (and 12/13 A-Basin Season pass holders) can ride the lift for free on this day - but must acquire lift pass in the Winter Sports Building.

Public lift access from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thank you to our 2013 sponsors:  Salomon, Suunto, Wilderness Sports, Tecnica, Breckenridge Brewery, Clif Bar, Muscle Milk, Road ID, and Pepsi/Aquafina. 


See last year's results: 2012 Trail Run Results