We currently plan to run our classic point-to-point course from Hesperus to Ska Brewing, as described below. This is the original race course that features lots of downhill and views of Lake Nighthorse.
Our confidence level in this plan is high!
However, if Covid conditions prevent us from busing runners to the start line, we will switch to our "Covid-friendly" out-and-back course along the beatiful Animas River, starting and finishing at Ska Brewing. It is mostly flat with gorgeous scenery.
If you sign up for the race, please be okay with either course. They are both great! We are making every effort to give you the best possible race experience and also ensure everyone's safety.
Point-To-Point Course Description
Beautiful. Scenic. Fast. We designed an awesome point-to-point course that includes plenty of downhill and lots of great views along the way!
Oh, and did we mention that your finish line is a brewery?
From start to finish, you'll descend 1400 feet in elevation while enjoying lake and mountain views. We also included just enough uphill to make sure you feel like you earned your beer. You'll get a good 3/4 mile climb in the middle of the course, and a dramatic finish up Ska Hill at the end.
We'll bus you from Ska Brewing out to Hesperus Church on La Plata Highway for the start. From there, you'll run La Plata Highway, County Road 125, Wildcat Canyon, County Road 210 past beautiful Lake Nighthorse, and then through Bodo to a finish at Ska Brewing.
Detailed view of the final two miles: