Spring fever brings race fever in Steamboat.
Perfect temperatures, blue skies, and long, sunny days can only mean one thing… springtime in the Yampa Valley. With it’s blissfully wonderful weather, springtime also marks the beginning of race season!
The Steamboat Race Series ties together a love for the outdoors with an endorphin high from being surrounded by people pushing their limits, reaching towards their goals, and coming together to support local charitable organizations.
This year the series kicks off with the Hayden Cog Run on Saturday May 5th and ends with the Foundry Halloween 5k on Saturday October 27th. With at least two races per month between May and October, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and join the fun. The length of each race varies, with many of them offering varying distances so runners of all ability levels can participate.
Spirit Challenge & Fun Run
Kid’s Fun Run, 5K, 10K
Saturday May 19th
As the second race of the series this family friendly race event is the perfect opportunity to get back into racing shape after a long winter or for beginner runners to give racing a try. The kid’s fun run features an 800-meter run around the track at the middle school.
The Steamboat Marathon
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K
Sunday June 3rd
The expansive views of the Yampa Valley coupled with our small town charm, led Steamboat to be named one of the 9 Destination Half Marathons by Runner’s World Magazine. The full Steamboat Marathon starts in Hahn’s Peak Village in northern Routt County and ends in downtown Steamboat Springs. Running along the Elk River and lush, green, pastures with 360-degree mountain views make the 26-mile journey completely worth it.
Run Rabbit Run
50 and 100 mile run
Friday September 14th & Saturday the 15th
The Run Rabbit Run ultra marathon is a grueling race comprised of both a 50-mile race and a 100-mile race. Between the two races, this event brings 550 of the best runners from around the world to participate. The course goes up Mt. Werner and follows along the Continental divide with course records for the 100-mile race at just over 17 hours for men and just over 20 hours for women.
For more information on the Steamboat Running Season please visit their website.