Centennial State Running
Time & Location
Come lay down your personal Fastest Known Time (pFKT) with Aly in the sweet crips air of San Juan National Forest in Colorado. The forests are one of the finest destinations for running that the Western US has to offer.
The San Juan NF covers ~1.8 million acres of southwestern Colorado. The terrain ranges from mesas to high-mountain peaks of staggering beauty.
Learn new skills and test yourself on the most challenging trails with Aly. Check out the trail details below & sign up for an adventure of a lifetime!
Near the end (Dirty 30) 5.88 miles 1453ft
Ouray Run 8.57 miles 2740ft
Columbine Lake Trail 8.3 miles 2933ft
Totals 30.35 miles 10,712ft
Near the End (Dirty 30) Trail
This section of trail we'll run is part of the Dirty 30 event, an incredibly challenging endurance event.
The Silverton Ultra Dirty tests endurance and determination as athletes complete a course that is significantly above 11,000 feet in elevation. Come work with Aly to practice gaining confidence navigating high altitude and remote mountain terrain.
This trail starts where the famed Hardrock 100 begins and ends. See what all the fuss is about and push your limits to new heights!
The Bear Creek NRT follows an incredible route built by gold miners in the 1870s. Creating an access route to their claims was made challenging by a deep gorge that kept access to the entrance to the basin limited. The trail they blasted into the mountain is a narrow ledge 700 feet above the canyon, creating incredible vistas for us trail runners to soak up as we run their route 150 years later.
Just south of Ouray colorado, the Bear Creek trail is a reminder of the country's miners' determination and perseverance. This is the kind of historical determination that provides impressive fuel for our journeys of perseverance.
Handies Hardrock 100
Run a section of the Hardrock 100 trail, one of the most iconic ultra events in the world. We will run a section of trail between the Grouse and Burrows Park Aid Stations, a section of trail that includes Handies Peak (14,053 feet). You'll get your high-elevation training in for the day as much of the trail is above 12,000 feet.
The Hardrock 100 event passes through some of the most rugged and spectacular mountains in the world. The course passes through various terrain types, including near-vertical cliffs, 4x4 roads, dirt trails, and scree-traversing, and Edenic meadows.
Columbine Lake Trail
Columbine Lake is a stunning turquoise gem set in a glacial bowl surrounded by glorious peaks and ridgelines. Explore the shoreline after a steep climb into the bowl. Enjoy the solitude of a less-frequented trail. The strenuous run will go through dense forest and glorious alpine meadows.
This competitive runcation will max out at 6 runners for a 4 day running event. (Please be willing to abide by the 6' rule and wear masks when needed)
Included with price:
Camping site for 4 days/ 3 nights (1 vehicle shared per runner and their guest)
Drawing for finishers prize (... if you finish all four runs)
Group runs food and drink
Drinking water for entirety of runcation
Posted Results and Bragging Rights for your pFKT (a small group run YES, but if you are connected to Strava your results can be matched against ANYONE...I will be uploading run segments to Strava)
Use of GoFindMe GPS Trackers while out on group runs
The camping will be shared sites, but with enough room for everyone to keep the 6' social distance that is recommended. This site does not allow RV's (Camper Vans, Pickup Campers, and tents are allowed).
The trail running terrain will be moderate to difficult. Runs will range between 4 and 16 miles.
Runners are allowed to bring 1 guests for an extra $30 fee (fee will be waived if guests would like to volunteer some of thier time during Runcation to help Motivational Movement's Runcation Guide). Guests are allowed to run with Runner but will have to supply their own running food and drink, do not get included in results, no shirt, no chance for finishers prize, and no pictures.
More info will be shared in Runcation Packet that will be emailed 2 weeks before race date. (Hard copies will also be given at camp upon arrival)
A few ideas for other things to do in the area:
Ouray Hot Springs (also showers available for $2)
Box Canyon Waterfall and Park (sightseeing)
Mountain bike one of the many trails
Visit the ghost towns (I have a list)
Check out Animas Forks (sightseeing)
Tour Mayflower Gold Mill
Looking for more time on feet? Go for a Hike! I'll have maps
Picnic by Animas River
Check out the local ma and pa shops!
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- Trail Runner$185$1850$0
- My +1$30$300$0
- Helping Hand$0$00$0
- Food and Food Prep$110$1100$0
- Tent Rental$18$180$0