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Silverton, Colorado
Special Events
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Website By: Rodger Wrublik
24 hour
6 Day
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72 hour
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The Silverton 24, 48 and 72 Hour Runs will be held on a 1 mile loop, located at the Kendall Mountain Recreation area. The event will be chip timed & each loop will have 235+ feet of climb and descent. map
Start Dates: The 72 hour run will start on August 30th, the 48 hour run will start on August 31st and the 24 hour run will begin on September the 1st.
Entry Fees before July 1st and without a goody bag will be $75 for the 24, $125 for the 48 and $175 for the 72 hour run. The goody bag will include a technical shirt, gloves, a beanie and some other donated goodies. After July 1st the price will increase by $25 per entry. Official Rules
Distance awards will be 100 & 200 mile buckles. Overall male & female awards will also be giving out. The 1,2,3 & 6 day events will all end on September 6th with an awards ceremony taking place immediately after the conclusion of the event.
If for some unforeseen reason you go 300 miles in 72 hours (and we believe that this is totally impossilble), we will have a custom made 300 mile buckle, built just for you, with your name and total distance engraved on it!
In the 6 years that we have put on Across The Years (this event is a similar to how we did ATY), we have only had two runners that have gone 300 or more miles, in just three days. The first was John Geesler who still holds the American Record for 48 hours, and Yiannis Kouros who has set numerous World records in countless divisions, including the 48 hour world record that he set at our facility in 2005. Yianis ran 256.937 miles in the first 48 hours of a 72 hour event and then went on to finish with a total mileage of 323.424 miles 
The Silverton 6 Day Run will be held on the same 1 mile loop as the 24, 48 & 72 hour runs. The event will be chip timed and each loop will have 235+ feet of climb and descent. map
Start Date: August 27th
Entry Fee is $295 before July 1st and $320 after. Like the other races, the goody bag will include a technical shirt, gloves, a beanie and some other donated goodies. 
Distance awards will be 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 mile buckles - we believe that 600 miles is impossilble but feel free to prove us wrong!  We'll have a custom made award built for you if you can actually do this. Also, overall male & female awards will be given out. The 1,2,3 & 6 day events will all end on September 5th with an awards ceremony taking place immediately after the conclusion of the event. Official Rules
All six day runners will be automatic entrants into the 1000 mile challenge & run. There will be no additional cost to continue on in the 1000 mile challenge but the amenities and aid will drastically change at this point. At the end of the six day event, you will have the option to continue on with the 1000 mile challenge or to stop and be content with your current distance. Note though, you will only be able to continue on with the challenge and run, if you have already finished at least one mile for every hour in the last six days. We'll be keeping track!

Additional Info

Distance: Mountain Half-Marathon (~13 miles)

Surface: Jeep roads to within the 250-foot scramble to the summit

Profile: Ascend from 9,318 feet to 13,066 feet atop Kendall Mountain; Descent follows same course

Race Start: 8 a.m. on Blair & 14th St., Silverton, Colorado

Finish: Silverton’s historic Memorial Park


36th Annual Kendall Mountain Run
4th Annual Kendall Mountain Marathon
Hardrock 100 mile Run
July 12th - 14th
The 2013 - 20th running of the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run will start at 0600 July 12th and will end at 0600 July 14th, 2011 in Silverton, Colorado.  The ’13 course is a 100 mile COUNTERCLOCKWISE loop through the back country of the San Juan Mountains in beautiful southwestern Colorado.  The Hardrock 100 connects or passes near the old mining towns of Silverton, Lake City, Ouray, Telluride and Ophir.  With a total elevation gain of approximately 33,000' and an average elevation at near tree line of 11,186', the Hardrock 100 peaks out at over 14,000’ on Handies Peak, one of Colorado’s 14’ers. 
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Silverton 24, 48 & 72 Hour Run
Silverton 6 Day Run
1000 Mile Challenge & 1000 Mile Run - August 30th to Sept 17th
The 1000 mile challenge will be run on the same one mile loop as the other runs and will also be chip timed. Like the other runs, each loop will have 250 feet of climb and descent, which makes for a total of 250,000 feet of climb and descent for the 1000 miles - map
Please note - you must complete a mile every hour in this event for the first 6 days, or you will be disqualified. After that, if you fail to complete the 1 mile each & every hour, you will not be allowed to compete in the 1000 mile challenge - Official Rules
Entry Fee will be the same as the six day event, which is $295 before July 1st and $325 thereafter. For additional details as to what is included, see the details listed above in the six day event.
A very unique 1000 mile trophy, will be awarded to the first overall finisher of the 1000 mile Challenge. All other 1000 mile finishers, if there are any, will also receive a 1000 mile finisher's award.
Experience the ultimate endurance challenge. Run or walk one mile in 1000 consecutive hours on a 1 mile course that will traverse around the base of Kendall Mountain in the small mountain town of Silverton, Colorado.  In a new twist on the infamous 1809 challenge to Robert Barclay, Silverton 1000 participants may complete as many miles as they choose each hour until they reach 1000 miles. 

Participants will set up camp near the Kendall Mountain Ski lodge at 9300 feet elevation and wear a timing chip around their ankle.  Runners must cross the timing mat at the base of Kendall Mountain, climb 250 vertical feet around a one mile loop, at least one time each hour.  Participants will endure the elements of the San Juan Mountains around the clock as they fight sleep deprivation, heat, rain, lightning, snow, and the accumulated fatigue of traveling at least one mile per hour to qualify for the challenge and at least 55.55 miles per day, in order to beat the 18 day cut off. 

Completing just one mile per hour for 1000 consecutive hours, like Robert Barclay did back in 1809, it would take 41 days &16 hours to complete the 1000 miles - but that would be too easy, woudn't it! We're only going to give you 18 days. On top of that, remember that the course is at 9318 feet in elevation and goes up to 9553 feet. On top of that, we added a monster hill, to boot!  Assuming it would take 20 minutes on average to complete the one mile loop, one would expect an approximate maximum of 1 hour and 20 minutes of sleep at any one time (by completing a mile at the beginning of hour 1 and the end of hour 2).
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July 12th - 14th 2013
July 20th 2013
August 27th - September 2nd
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August 24th, 2013
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Silverton Alpine Marathon
 & 50k
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Additional Info
A 31.1 and 26.2 mile loop in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The course follows the "Alpine Loop" jeep roads past the ghost mining towns of Howardsville, Eureka, Animas Forks and Gladstone. High point is California Pass at 12,930 feet!
August 24th, 2013

When: 7:30 a.m., 4th of July, 2013
You'll finish in plenty of time for the start of Silverton's famous 4th of July parade!

: Start and Finish in Memorial Park (North end of town, Greene St.)

: 10k, 5k and a 2k fun run (or walk if you prefer)

Cause: 50% of all proceeds will go to Dillons Run and the other 50% will go to the Silverton Youth Center

Registration: Registration is now open - Click on the link below
Fee: $25

Description: An out and back course (paved and dirt) from the park, similar to 2011, along the animas river.  This fun run was created 33 years ago by local runners for a six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. 

Blue Ribbon 2k/5k
& 10k Run
Online Registration
Is Now Open!
July 4th 2013
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Course Summary
The start / finish line will be inside of the large 60 by 100 foot white event tent at the base of the ski hill. The course is a 1.00 mile trail loop to the top of the ski hill and around the beaver pond featuring 250 feet of elevation gain & loss per loop. Runners will switch directions every 3 hours to keep things fresh. Remember, this is a high altitude event that starts at 9,318 feet!

There are 5 events to choose from: 24 Hour, 12 Hour Day, 12 Hour Night, 6 Hour Day and 6 Hour Night.
Silverton 1000 Mile Challenge
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In Memory Of
Dillon Paxton