RUN RABBIT RUN 100 MILE HARES | 100 MILE TORTOISE | 50 MILE
Welcome to our little event! With this website and the Runner’s Manual, we will provide you and your crew with everything you need to know for the weekend and races. If we can improve the website or manual in any way, please let us know.
First a warning: We promise that the course will be well marked with nice colored ribbons so no one should get lost. But if you fall and hurt yourself please stay where you are and don’t try to short cut your way back. We will have sweeps to make sure that all runners are accounted for. Another warning: The course is not closed so others may be using it, such as hikers and mountain bikers. Please be courteous. It is also hunting season in Colorado so while we welcome and encourage (really encourage) bright colors and clever costumes, dressing as an elk may not be the brightest of ideas. And while we now permit walking and hiking poles, we ask everyone to be careful, especially on out and back singletrack.
The 50 mile race starts bright and early at 6 AM at the Steamboat Springs ski area (elevation, 6,900 feet) on Saturday, September 14, 2024 and proceeds up, up, up to Mount Werner (elevation, 10,568 feet) then goes up and down and up and down some more and then across the Continental Divide to Rabbit Ears Mountain (elevation, 10,500 feet) before heading back and way down to the ski area.
There is a 15 hour time limit, which means you must complete the course by 9 pm to get an official finish. We will allow all men over 60 and women over 50 an Early Bird start, at 5 am, if they want it. If you elect the Early Bird start be aware that the Mt Werner aid station may not be ready for you when you get there nor can we promise coffee and bagels at the start (but there probably will be). You still must complete the course by 9 pm to get an official finish. Just let us know at brace check-in if you intend to take the Early Bird Start.
The 100-mile course starts on Friday, September 13, 2024 (Tortoises at 9 AM, Hares at 1 PM) and will also start at the base of the ski area and encompass Buffalo Pass (elevation, 10,300) and Emerald Mountain, with a few nice little hops through town.
There is a 36 hour time limit for the Tortoises, which means you must complete the course by Saturday, 9 pm to get an official finish. Hares have 30 hours, or until 7 pm to get an official finish. We will allow all men tortoises over 60 and women tortoises over 50 an Early Bird start, at 8 am if they want. If you elect the Early Bird start be aware that the Mt Werner aid station may not be ready for you nor can we promise coffee and bagels at the start (but there probably will be). Early Bird starters must still complete the course by 9 pm to get an official finish. Just let us know at race check-in if you intend to take the Early Bird start.
Post Race Party
As always, there will be a great post race party, with plenty of beer, burgers, veggie burgers, and salad, starting at about noon, at the finish line. Have your crew bring chairs. It’s free to runners and volunteers and $20 to everyone else. You can buy tickets at the run check in or at the finish.
Race Committee & Coordination:
The race coordinators for the Steamboat Run Rabbit Run 50 & 100 Mile Endurance Runs are all experienced runners who have volunteered to organize this race for three reasons: our love of the sport of running, our love of our charities, and our love of Steamboat.
Fred “Roger Rabbit” Abramowitz, Paul “Sandbagger” Sachs, Ken “I’m Not Dead” Rogers, Richard “Angstrom” Schneider, Erica “Bugs” Swissler-Hewitt, Billy “Rabbit Hole” Grimes, Paul “Donny Darko” Nelson. Volunteer co-ordinator: Callie “Energizer” Cooper. Steamboat Springs Running Series Liaison: Cara “Cottontail” Marrs.