Endurance Race Series
The Endurance Race Series and Copper Mountain Resort pride themselves on developing the most entertaining and spectator friendly courses as possible, and feel that the courses set forth for the Colorado Running Festival mix a unique blend of difficulty for those experienced runners, yet a managebale course for the beginner to intermidiate runners.
Each course is 80% Single Track, and 20% Dirt Service road, and provides a "figure 8" style course where spectators, friends, and family can see athletes multiple times as they pass through the resort area in transition from Loop #1 to Loop #2 during each of our competitive races.
Half Marathon- July 13
This 4th Annual event (formerly known as the Copper Mountain Half Marathon) is the main event of the Colorado Running Festival.
The Course, which will start and finish in the center of Copper Mountain Resort at Burning Stone Plaza, includes some of the best terrains and views in all of Colorado. The first 6 miles share the same loops (Loop #1 and Loop #2), as the 10k, and then extends onto the vail bike path. From there runners will experience rolling hills, creeks, and bridges before heading back to Copper Mountain Resort, where they will find the expo, beer garden, and BBQ. The elevation gain of the Half Marathon course is 1700'.
10K- July 12
In 2014, the 10k will be held the day prior to the half marathon. Each runner will complete the "figure 8" course one time. Loop #1 and Loop #2, both equal 3.1 miles each. Loop #1 is slightly more difficult than Loop #2. Total elevation gain between the 2 loops is 1200'
This 2nd year event category will Start and Finish in Copper Village at Burning Stone Plaza. Participants will start with a 5k Trail race which has an elevation gain of 600'. Next participants will have to complete a 3 mile bike ride (dirt trail- Copper Mtn Service Rd) which is straight uphill with an elevation gain of 1100'. Participants will then finish with a 2nd 5k loop that will only see 300' of elevation gain.
This event is completely on trails and is recommended that you wear trail running shoes, and either use a mountain bike or cyclo-cross bike on the bike portion.The duathlon will consist of a run, bike, run format.
Twilight 10K- July 12th
Our Saturday evening event... The 2nd annual Twilight 10k Fun Run will begin and end in Copper Village at Burning Stone Plaza. The course will take you through the village, and into the golf course area. The course is "flat" and meant to be fast. Road or Trail Shoes are acceptable on this course.
5K Fun Run- July 13th
Our 5K fun run will start at 830am (30 minutes after the start of the 1/2 Marathon ). The 5K course will be run on Loop #2 of the 10K course. Total elevation gain is 1000'
Festival Schedule- TENTATIVE
Saturday July12th, 2014-
7:00am-5:00pm: Packet Pickup for ALL races
Sunday July 13th, 2014
6:00am-8:00am: Packet Pickup Open
7:00am-12:00pm: Sports and Fitness Expo Open
7:00am: Continental Breakfast opens for ALL athletes
8:00am: Half Marathon Start
8:30am: 5K Fun Run Start
9:30am: Kids Half Mile Dash powered by Western Dairy Assoc.
10:00- 12:00pm: Pasta Brunch Open
10:30am: Half Marathon Awards