Started in 2013 by Dakota Jones, the original 38 mile Telluride Mountain Run is back! Now directed by Highline Running Adventures, we've made a couple of changes to the course and added two shorter distances to the event that are guaranteed to leave you breathless.
The Telluride Mountain Run is a challenging and technical race in the San Juan Mountains above the beautiful historic mining town of Telluride, Colorado. With three challenging and technical routes, runners navigate old mining roads, singletrack and alpine tundra over mountain passes, exposed ridgelines, and high summits. TMR is extremely difficult with big elevation gain at altitudes above 13,000 ft. The focus of the race is the experience: the burn of high elevation, the striking colors of the San Juans, and the reward of finishing right where you started.
The original and infamous TMR route- with one significant change. In the words of race founder, Dakota Jones- "The course is really hard". It is 38 miles with about 14,000 ft of climbing. You will go over 13,000 ft twice along with two additional climbs over 12,000 ft.
If the race wasn't challenging enough we have made one significant change to the old TMR route that includes 1.5 miles of sharp ridgeline above 13,000 ft between Ajax Peak and Imogene Pass. Not to mention the 13,500 ft summit of Telluride Peak along the ridge. We are calling this new section the "Mile and a Half of Sky."