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 24 miles
of the race are a steep uphill for 8 miles to the summit of the 11,300
feet Fremont Pass, and then (if your fried quads can take it) you
have a blistering fast downhill finish into the iconic Ultra- Marathon
mecca of Leadville, CO for a finish line you will never forget.
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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