Weekend of March 3
- * Welcome to the group
* Thursday Nights
* Snowshoe events
* Full moon outing
* Elk Mtn Traverse
* Trail Races
* Moab Lodging
Welcome to the Denver Trail Runners group on Yahoo. This is the first
message I am sending via the group. This group will allow me to load
maps, links, and other resources you can use without having to wait
for a response from me. I will be adding more resources as time goes
on. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or ideas.
For now, if you have questions, please send them to me at
runahill@.... For more pressing questions, you can call me at
303-282-3921. Those of you who know my other e-mail address can still
use that for other purposes.
If you know anyone interested in the group, have them subscribe at:
Meet us at 6pm on Thursdays to run the stairs at Red Rocks. Park and
meet at the Trading Post. Take I-70 to the Red Rocks exit, #259, go
south about a mile, turn right and follow the signs. Or, take C-470 to
the Morrison exit, go west through the town, turn right and follow the
signs. If you are late, meet us in the ampitheatre. We probably will
only run the upper sections of the stairs to avoid some icy spots on
the lower sections. I have to leave early this week. So, just
introduce yourselves to others you see there. If they are not part of
the group, invite them to join.
The regular Thursday night runs won't start April. Until then, we will
continue to do the stairs on Thursday nights as long as it isn't
Winter is not over. There are still more snowshoe races to do:
This Sat, Mar 3 - Pedal Power Winter Series #4, Vail Mountain Ascent,
about 3-4 miles straight up the ski slope. 970-845-0931. No online
registration. Starts at 8am! If any one is interested, I probably can
be talked into leaving at 5am.
Mar 10 - Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series #4, 5k/10k.
Mar 11 - Snowshoe to the Sun, 7am! Winter Park, meet at west portal
level 6. Call 970-726-1689 or 970-390-6063.
Mar 17 - America's Uphill, Aspen. 3000' up using snowshoes, skis, or
whatever you want. 970-925-2849, www.utemountaineer.com
Mar 17 - A Walk in the Park. Guided snowshoe hikes and demos at Rocky
Mtn Natl Park. 800-44-ESTES, www.estesparkresort.com
Mar 24 - Hula Moon Snowshoe Classic. "Wear aloha attire or tacky
outfits." www.keystoneresort.com. 800-468-5004
Mar 31 - Snowshoe Shuffle, 5k/10k, Vail. Free snowshoe loaners from
Atlas. Register at Runners Roost, Boulder Running Co., Snow Leopard in
Evergreen, or at bkbltd.com
April 7 - Sun Dog's K-9 Uphill, Buttermilk Mtn, Aspen. For "dogs and
their people." Demo dogs and snowshoes available. 970-925-1069
March 8 is the full moon. If the skies are clear, it's fun to do a
snowshoe hike that evening. Lemm know if you are interested.
The Elk Mountain Traverse is a ~40 mile, 2-person team, x-c ski race
from Crested Butte to Aspen on March 31. It starts at midnight. Clark
Fox is looking for a teammate. You can contact him at cfox@...
Upcoming trail and other races:
Mar 4 - Rocky Mtn Road Runners Trophy Series #3, 7mi Cherry Creek
State Park. A fun format featuring handicap start and scoring system;
i.e., the slow racers start before the fast ones. I'm also President
of the club. www.rmrr.org.
Mar 10 - Alfred Packer trail race, Chatfield State Park. Half, full
and double marathon. www.coachweber.com
Mar 10 - Pouder River Trail Duathlon. 5k/30k/5k ROAD event in Windsor,
near Greeley. 970-356-3663. www.active.com
April 1 - Spring in your Stride 5K & 8.5 Mile Run Around the Lake!,
Aurora Reservoir. www.racingunderground.com
Last call for people needing lodging for the Canyonlands half-marathon
and 5mi in Moan on March 17. I have access to several hotel rooms. I
need to know by this weekend or I will have to let them go. I can also
arrange carpools out there. Even if you are not racing come out and
enjoy a weekend of running, mtn biking, paddling, and fun.