Run Rabbit Run 50 & 100 Mile Endurance Runs
Are You a Tortoise or a Hare?
The 100 mile race starts Friday, September 13, 2013 (limited to 200!) The 50 mile race starts Saturday, September 14, 2013 (limited to 250).
(Be kind to us! We pay ourselves no salary – our race benefits the kids of northern Colorado!)
Open for registration. Our Bunny Money Meter is already at $30,000 – $10,000 ahead of last year (last year’s prize money was $40,000)!
2012 Quick Race Summary
We should have known something was up when Harvey assigned Karl Meltzer bib #33, because Karl ended up winning his 33rd 100 mile race, and with it the biggest prize in 100 mile history – $11,000 (he won the masters too). It took him 19: 16. Dylan Bowman was second and Timmy Olson third. On the distaff side Lizzy Hawker overcame a nasty early fall to collect $10,000. It took her 22:07. Rhonda Claridge was second and Leila Degrave third. Conditions were great for our inaugural 100 miler, with warm sunshine, a cool night, and brilliant fall colors. The course was much more difficult than any one expected, causing us to extend the cutoff to 36 hours, but still less than half finished. Congratulations to those that did. We have some great ideas for making next year’s race even better.
As for our classic 50 miler, former University of Colorado standout Cameron Clayton smashed the old course record, running 7:09, defeating two time winner and defending champ Zeke Tiernan in the process. Nick Pedatella was third. Pam Smith won the women’s race in 8:40, holding off the late charging Kerrie Bruxvoort. Silke Koster was third. Complete results are on the results page.
Welcome to our Little Event
Welcome to the 7th Annual Run Rabbit Run 50 Mile Endurance Run and the 2nd Annual Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile Endurance Run, held in the terrific little town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The 100 Miler starts on Friday, September 13, 2013 and the 50 Miler on September 14, 2013. The races are beautiful bunny hops through the autumn foliage of Routt National Forest and, for the 100, beautiful Emerald Mountain. Low Point, 6,699 feet. High point, 10,534 feet. For the 50 Miler, approximately 9,000 feet of climbing. For the 100, approximately 20,000 feet of climbing. Average elevation probably close to 9,000 feet. 50 Mile time limit: 15 hours. 100 mile time limit: 36 hours for Tortoises, 30 hours for Hares (yup, you gotta be fast to be a Hare!)
For the 100 miler, we’re offering prize money, to both Tortoises and Hares! Our resident Pooka Harvey again hit a small lottery and has put up the first $20,000. We’re looking to go higher. Much higher. Last year we offered the highest purse of any ultra marathon in the world! This year we’re shooting for $100,000! Follow the “Bunny Money” meter!
Registration is limited and we do expect the races to fill fairly quickly. Please visit the Registration page for more information. To see who’s running the 50 miler, click Here. For a list of currently registered 100 mile Tortoises, click Here; for 100 mile Hares, click Here. Please read our refund policies carefully. We are a charity event and all revenues in excess of expenses go to our various charitable beneficiaries of northern Colorado. We pay ourselves no salary. Should you be ineligible for a refund, please know that your money will go to a good cause.
The Run Rabbit Run is a permitted event on the Routt National Forest and part of this event is conducted on Public Lands under special permit of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.