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Date & Time
The Eighth Annual Steamboat Springs—Run Rabbit Run—50 mile trail run will be held September 13, 2014 starting at 6:00 am. 15 hour cutoff (that’s 9:00 pm). Awards at 7:00 pm. Beer and pizza (we hope) throughout the day.
The Third Annual Steamboat Springs - Run Rabbit Run – 100 mile trail run will be held on September 12, 2014. Start time, 8:00 am for Tortoises, 1:00 pm for Hares. 8:00 pm cutoff for Tortoises , 7:00 pm for Hares (36 hours for Tortoises; 30 hours for Hares). Awards immediately thereafter. Beer and pizza (we hope) throughout the day.
We will post updated Race Instructions for the Run Rabbit Run 50 & 100 Mile Ultra Marathons including packet pickup, parking, aid stations, awards, and much more periodically. See About the 50 Mile Race and About the 100 Mile Race
View the list of Pre-Registered Participants.
View the Aid Stations, mileage and time cutoffs for the Run Rabbit Run courses here:100Mile Aid Station, Mileage and Cutoffs; 50 Mile Aid Stations, Mileage and Cutoffs. All aid stations will be fully stocked with at least water, soft drinks, electrolyte replacement drink, sweet and salty objects, and sandwiches. Carrots and green leafy vegetables will also be available.
We are a Cupless Event
We are joining the growing number of events that are going cupless, at least during daylight hours. Please bring your own water bottle or cup. At night we will be serving hot food and while we will have a limited number of cups and bowls, please consider bringing your own. Let’s try and minimize waste.
A word of warning: These are not beginner’s runs. You might find the uphills and downhills fairly steep. You may find there’s a lot of them. You will spend a lot of time at an altitude of nearly two miles. There may be snow. There may be rain. It may sleet, or be wet, or windy, or then again, it may be hot. There may be wild animals out there, some of them a lot bigger and scarier than a rabbit. In short, these are not the bunny hills of ultra running. Please do not try to run this course if you’re not completely prepared. For those of you that are, you will be greeted with a well-marked and challenging mountain run, spectacular autumn scenery, terrific aid stations (located approximately every 6 to 8 miles) and a chance for you and your family to visit one of the greatest little towns in America - Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
For the 50 miler, there will be a 15 hour time limit, so some runners should be prepared to run in the dark, and if you do, you will need to carry a flashlight. For the 100 miler, there will be a 36 hour time limit (30 hours if you’re a Hare), so you really need to have a few screws loose. Early Bird Special: If you are a man 70 or older, or a woman 60 or older, we’ll give you an hour early start. And an extra hour to finish.
The average high in Steamboat Springs on September 12th is 72 degrees. The average low is 37. Temperatures will be lower at higher elevations so be prepared. Sunrise is approximately 6:45 am, and sunset is 7:17 pm. Civil twilight begins 6:23 am and ends at 7:44 pm. There will be approximately a three-quarter moon on the 12th and the 13th of September 2014.
Registration is limited and we do expect the races to fill fairly quickly. Please visit the Registration page for more information.
The Run Rabbit Run race is a permitted event on the Routt National Forest.