We have had snow, we have had 80 degrees... and all in the same race. We have steep climbs and high altitude, we have long gradual downhills and beautiful scenery. This is a super fast course for the elite and a ball buster just to finish for everyone else- anything can happen and it usually does... Are you ready?
Are you ready for a challenge of a life time? If so, 135 miles of tough
Colorado roads await you.
Runners will go over two paved mountain
passes at an average altitude of almost 9,000 feet. You will travel the
road from Walden Colorado along the Continental Divide- you will see
wildlife, trees, rivers and mountain ranges. You will experience weather
ranging from 90 degrees to snow. The divide will be in full view as you run over "Muddy Pass" and see the sign the indicates the Pacific and
Atlantic watershed point. You will run through the self proclaimed "sportsman's
paradise" town of Kremmling and into beautiful downtown Silverthorne- you will
run miles around the amazing Dillon Lake and into historic downtown Frisco. From Frisco the course takes you along a beautiful and secluded path that snakes along the base of some of Colorado's highest peaks and
into the ski village of Copper Mountain. From the base of the ski resort
you will experience the signature of The Divide 135- The last section of the race is a steep uphill for 8 miles to the summit of the 11,300
feet Fremont Pass where an amazing finish line awaits. You will finish on top of the Colroado Rockies and just outside of Leadville, CO- one of the most iconic ultra towns in the world.
LETTER FROM RACE DIRECTOR:
This is a serious race for hardcore runners. You will be tested to the
extreme. Please plan on having crews and dedicated crew vehicle(s). The
rules will be easy to follow but strictly enforced. You have my utmost respect for taking on such a great challenge, and
you have my personal commitment to attempting to bring you the best race
I look forward to meeting you all.
Race founder David Clark ran this course as part of his run across Colorado for addiction awareness. Once a 320lbs alcoholic turned accomplished 165lbs ultra runner, David spends his life challenging himself and others to do what seems impossible and to do "what scares the shit out of you". Check out his efforts to give back to the world through his non- profit The Superman Project.
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