Like last year, this year's events are both crazy fun and challenging trail races, and a major part of our effort to raise awareness and funds to preserve and protect our precious public lands. We value these special outdoor places and believe strongly that as outdoor athletes we have an obligation to ensure their protection. We encourage each of our runners to become fundraisers themselves and we have a special award for the runner who has raised the most $ by race day. Runners have the ability to raise funds themselves for Conservation CO and/or Protect Our Winters.
A note about distances: We are using the distances laid out by the park, but you should know that we've done each of these routes multiple times, using a variety of standard measuring tools and apps (Suunto, Apple, Strava) and we have yet to record the same distance twice! So, for the record, the stated distances are effectively 25K-ish and 50K-ish.