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2014 Mt. Sneffels Marathon/Half Marathon/Kid's Fun Run
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
About This Activity
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED BUT YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR EITHER THE MARATHON OR THE HALF-MARATHON THIS EVENING FROM 5 PM TO 8 PM AT THE OURAY HOT SPRINGS PARK IN OURAY, COLORADO, OR YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE HALF-MARATHON ONLY TOMORROW BEFORE THE RACE STARTS BEGINNING AT 6:30 PM.
CALL JOHN FERGUSON AT 970-325-0228 OR GLYNN WILLIAMS AT 970-596-3001.
Come run in the Switzerland of America, in the event previously voted Best Get Away Weekend by Colorado Runner magazine readers!
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2014. REGISTER BY VALENTINE'S DAY (FEB. 14) TO RECEIVE EARLY BIRD SAVINGS!!!
The full marathon starts at 6:30AM at the Ridgway Solar Ranch Park (the finish line for the half marathon in previous years) and the marathon runners will run to Fellin Park (a/k/a the Ouray Hot Springs Park) . Once the marathon runners reach Ouray Hot Springs Park, they will turn around and run back to Ridgway and finish the race where they started! There will be plenty of aid stations (with toilets) along the course. The elevation of Ouray is 7,700 ft. and the elevation of Ridgway is 7,000 ft. This beautiful course is primarily on a dirt county road. USTAF certified course. CO11001JF.
The half marathon starts at 7:30AM on Main St, directly adjacent to Fellin Park (a/k/a Ouray Hot Springs Park). Half marathoners will run south down Main St. and turn around at 3rd Ave. and run north down Main St. back to Fellin Park, run counterclockwise around the track and from there, runners follow the same path as in years past through Ouray and once on Oak St./CR 17, you'll run all the way to the Ridgway Solar Ranch Park (the starting line for the marathon). USTAF certified course. CO11002JF.
We also have an Early Start Walkers category that gives those who signed up for this option the opportunity to start the half marathon from Ouray at 6:30AM. Of course, any of our participants are free to walk or run the course at any point during the race. This early start merely accommodates those who want to take their time on the course but finish while there is still plenty of race staff and refreshments at the finish line!
Each marathon and half marathon registrant will receive an official race t-shirt and half price entry to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and the Box Canyon Falls the weekend of the event. Race t-shirt in your desired size cannot be guaranteed unless you register by July 25!
Also, just like last year, each participant (age 21 and over, of course) will be entitled at the finish line to a free beer donated by one of our local micro-breweries.
We will be providing snacks at the end, including fruit, bagels and cold chocolate milk.
Participants who finish the marathon and half marathon will be awarded finisher medals. Awards in gender and age categories and male and female course record awards will be presented. The awards ceremony for both the half and full marathons will be held at the Ridgway Town Park on the stage that will be erected for the Ridgway Arts and Crafts Fair which will be going on all weekend. Awards will have a local touch to make this event memorable for all!
We will again have a Kids' Fun Run in Ridgway (near the finish line for the marathon/half marathon) that starts at approximately 10:30AM. Each Kid's Fun Run registrant will receive a snack, cap with race logo, and finisher ribbon.
Throughout the morning (starting from approximately 10:00AM), bus transportation will be provided from Solar Ranches park (Ridgway) back to Ouray Hot Springs/Fellin Park.
Race Co-Directors: John Ferguson (970-325-0228) firstname.lastname@example.org or Glynn Williams (970-325-4932) email@example.com.
Race fees go directly to the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives and educational experiences of the youth in Ouray County.
Event details and schedule
Packet pick-up will be available Friday, August 8 (the night before the race), from 5PM to 8PM in front of the Ouray Hot Springs pool entrance. Packet pick-up is also available the morning of the race at the same location starting at 6:30AM.
Marathoners can get their packet at the Ridgway Soccer field starting line at 6:00AM; however, they are strongly encouraged to get packets Friday at the Hot Springs Pool.