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Aug
26
Tue
Silverton 1000 Multi-Day Runs @ Kendall Mountain Recreation Area
Aug 26 – Sep 2 all-day

The 5th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

  • The 6 Day Run starts on August 26th
  • The 1000 Mile Challenge starts on August 26th
  • The 72 Hour Run starts on August 29th
  • The 48 Hour Run starts on August 30th
  • The Straight 100 Mile starts on August 30th at 7am. This event has a 40 hour cutoff.
  • The 24 Hour Run will start on August 31st.

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is September 1st.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Sept. 1st at 10am.  The awards ceremony for the 1000 mile event (if anyone qualifies) will be on Sept. 13th at 10am.

NEW for 2014 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2014 and beyond… we will now offer a straight 100 mile race which will be run on the same 1 mile loop as all of the other races and will be even more of a challenge as we will only allow runners 40 hours to complete this challenge. The 100 Miler will have a special start time of 7am on August 30th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 5th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 29th, the 48 hour on August 30th, and the 24 hour on August 31st. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on September 1st, with an awards ceremony to follow immediately following the conclusion of those events. All participants will receive a goody bag that includes a technical shirt, hat, and other goodies and donated items, if any.

Participants will set up camp near the Kendall Mountain Ski lodge at 9318 feet elevation and wear a bib tag around their waist.  All runners must cross the timing mat at the base of Kendall Mountain, climb 250 vertical feet around a one mile loop as many times as possible in their allotted time.  Participants will endure the elements of the San Juan Mountains around the clock as they fight sleep deprivation and possible heat, rain, lightning and snow.  Runners can camp near the big tent where runners will cross the timing mat. There is a very nominal camping/parking fee of $2 per night that is included in your registration fee and goes to the town of Silverton.

6 Day Run

The Silverton 6 Day Run is part of the Silverton Multi-Day Challenge and will be held on the same 1 mile loop as the 100 mile, 24hr, 48hr & 72 hour runs. The event will be chip timed and each loop will have 250 feet of climb and descent.

All six day runners will be automatic entrants into the 1000 mile Challenge. There will be no additional cost to continue on in the 1000 Mile challenge but the amenities and aid will drastically change at the conclusion of the 6 Day event (meaning no race aid whatsoever, pacers or medical help – basically you will be on your own to finish as the Race Director watches to make sure you meet the continuing qualifications of the challenge). At the end of the six day event, you will have the option to continue on with the 1000 mile challenge (if you qualify to do so) or to stop and be content with your current distance. Note, though, that you will only be able to continue on with the 1000 Mile Challenge if you have accumulated a minimum of 350 miles and if you have run at least one mile each and every hour for the past six days, as well. We’ll be keeping track!

1000 Mile Challenge

The 1000 mile challenge will be run on the same one mile loop as the other Silverton Multi-Day Runs and will also be chip timed. Like the other runs, each loop will have 250 feet of climb and descent, which makes for a total of 250,000 feet of climb and descent for the 1000 miles.

Experience the ultimate endurance challenge. Run or walk 1000 miles around the base of Kendall Mountain in the small mountain town of Silverton, Colorado. In a new twist on the infamous 1809 challenge to Robert Barclay, Silverton 1000 participants may complete as many miles as they choose each hour until they reach 1000 miles (based on specific cutoffs described above and below). While the 24 hour, 48 hour, 72 hour, and 6 day runs are all “go as you please” format, meaning you may run or rest when you choose, in order to be eligible for the 1000 mile challenge, you much complete at least 1 mile/loop of the course each consecutive hour of the event.  In addition, there will be cutoffs in the 1000 mile challenge of 350 miles in 6 days, 700 miles in 12 days, and all 1000 miles in 18 days.

Participants will set up camp near the Kendall Mountain Ski lodge at 9300 feet elevation and wear a timing chip around their ankle. Runners must cross the timing mat at the base of Kendall Mountain, climb 250 vertical feet around a one mile loop at the base of Kendall Mountain at least one time each hour. Participants will endure the elements of the San Juan Mountains around the clock as they fight sleep deprivation, heat, rain, snow, and the accumulated fatigue of traveling at least 24 miles per day. If a participant fails to complete at least one mile on the course in any one hour, they will be disqualified from the Challenge. In addition, in order to proceed on in the 1000 Mile Challenge - you will also have to complete the minimum mileage of 350 miles for the first 6 days and 700 miles in 12 days, to continue.

Completing just one mile per hour for 1000 consecutive hours, it would take 41 days, 16 hours to complete the Silverton 1000 but to keep things interesting, we are only going to give you 18 days. Assuming it would take 20 minutes on average to complete the one mile loop, one would expect an approximate maximum of 1 hour and 20 minutes of sleep at any one time (by completing a mile at the beginning of hour 1 and the end of hour 2).

PRIZE MONEY: $1,000.00 will be awarded to the first runner to complete 1000 miles while meeting all of the qualifications/requirements of the 1000 Mile Challenge (including all cutoffs and mile per hour stipulations).

Sleeping arrangements

All 6 day runners will be given a specified area for sleeping in the heating tent – you will have access to a cot, a sleeping bag and the area will be yours for the entire race.

All 72hr, 48hr, and 24hr runners will have the option of bringing your own tent to use (must be pitched in the gravel next to the main aid station) or you may rent a tent from us – a small 7×7 tent will cost $50 and a larger 9×7 tent will cost $75 (*not a 12×8 as shown at checkout).

All runners will have access to chairs and tables set up throughout the aid station tent.
In addition, some electric blankets and sleeping bags may be available for use on a first come first use basis. If possible, additional heating tents will be set up for the non-6 day runners (as in years past).

 

Aug
29
Fri
2014 Four Corners Motorcycle Rally @ Various Locations in Southwest Colorado
Aug 29 – Sep 2 all-day

Mark your calendar for Labor Day weekend to attend the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.

Over 35,000 motorcycles and enthusiasts will come roaring through Silverton during the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Million Dollar Highway Poker run on Saturday, August 30th. This 70-mile poker run provides the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty and serenity of the open road and is the best way for visitors to see what Four Corners motorcycling is all about!

Events take place at multiple locations in Southwest Colorado including: free concerts, a parade, Building Homes for Heroes, beer tents, scores of vendors and artists, custom bike shows, biker bull-riding, tattoo contests, daily poker runs and inspired biker games.

Check out all the events, times and locations on the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally events page.

Sep
4
Thu
Colorado Quad Runners 4th Annual Riding Weekend
Sep 4 – Sep 9 all-day

4th Annual: Silverton/Ouray area Riding Weekend (4th – 8th)

This will be a casual event with rides determined through-out the event as “majority rules”. Expect to go over these Passes: Engineer, Cinnamon, California, and Hurricane. Stony is also a possibility.

Some of the group (advanced/experienced riders) almost always split off to tackle Poughkeepsie Gulch and “The Wall”.  There are some nice loops but also some beautiful, exploring side trails that require us to double-back. Learn more by clicking here.

Beginning ATS® Belly Dance – Silverton Session @ Kendall Mountain Community Center
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm

Beginning ATS® Belly Dance – Silverton Session

A new session of beginning belly dance starts in Silverton this Thursday!  Taught by Lisa Branner of Caldera, this 6-week class will introduce you to the basic concepts in American Tribal Style® belly dance. No previous dance experience is necessary and all shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome!   Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Kendall Mountain Community Center in Silverton.  Drop ins are welcome.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/284353241745261/ for more information.

Sep
6
Sat
Silverton Colorfest Quilt Show and Sale @ Silverton School Gym
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Silverton Threads and the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Hundreds of quilts from around the country. Unique vendors with fabrics, patterns & supplies. Hourly door prizes. Charity quilt drawing.

Download the 2014 Quilt Show Cover Letter w Entry Form

Sep
7
Sun
Silverton Colorfest Quilt Show and Sale @ Silverton School Gym
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Silverton Threads and the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Hundreds of quilts from around the country. Unique vendors with fabrics, patterns & supplies. Hourly door prizes. Charity quilt drawing.

Download the 2014 Quilt Show Entry Form

 

Sep
11
Thu
Beginning ATS® Belly Dance – Silverton Session @ Kendall Mountain Community Center
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm

Beginning ATS® Belly Dance – Silverton Session

A new session of beginning belly dance starts in Silverton this Thursday!  Taught by Lisa Branner of Caldera, this 6-week class will introduce you to the basic concepts in American Tribal Style® belly dance. No previous dance experience is necessary and all shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome!   Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Kendall Mountain Community Center in Silverton.  Drop ins are welcome.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/284353241745261/ for more information.

Sep
12
Fri
Caldera Presents: ATS® Workshops With Kathy Stahlman @ Kendall Mountain Community Center
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day

Kathy Stahlman in Silverton – September 12 – 14th

Caldera is excited to announce that we will be hosting Kathy Stahlman, director of Tribal Moon and former member of FatChanceBellyDance®, for a weekend of American Tribal Style® belly dance workshops in Silverton this September! Five different workshops over the course of three days, plus vending, a meet & greet, and a community halfa featuring performances by workshop participants! A limited number of private and semi-private lessons are also available.  For more information visit www.kathyinsilverton.eventbrite.com.

Sep
18
Thu
Beginning ATS® Belly Dance – Silverton Session @ Kendall Mountain Community Center
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm

Beginning ATS® Belly Dance – Silverton Session

A new session of beginning belly dance starts in Silverton this Thursday!  Taught by Lisa Branner of Caldera, this 6-week class will introduce you to the basic concepts in American Tribal Style® belly dance. No previous dance experience is necessary and all shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome!   Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Kendall Mountain Community Center in Silverton.  Drop ins are welcome.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/284353241745261/ for more information.

Sep
27
Sat
DSNGR Annual Fall Photographer’s Trains @ Silverton and Durango
Sep 27 @ 6:00 am – Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Calling all photographers! This train weekend is for YOU!
Join amateurs and professionals as we take you into the wilderness to photograph the train with a backdrop of autumn foliage as well as a chance for rare night photography in the Durango railyard!

Ride the train into the remote wilderness of the San Juan National Forest where you will be dropped off to photograph the train as it steams past the photo line. Experience the pure majesty of the high peaks and the Animas canyon during the peak of our dazzling Autumn season!

Unlike the passenger trains, Photographer Trains will allow the photographers to detrain at pre-determined locations along the route and watch as the train backs up and out of sight. With two blasts of the whistle, the train will proceed forward and come steaming past the line of photographers. This is great for both still photography and video. We will also have opportunities to photograph the regularly scheduled D&SNG passenger trains as they roll past. Our special train will stand out from the passenger trains with our exclusive, all Tuscan-red Premium cars dating as far back as the 1880s.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
An early morning departure to capture early light in the canyons near Silverton.
The train will depart Durango at 6:00am with a scheduled return time of4:00pm in Durango. This will allow for early morning light on both northbound and southbound runbys near Silverton. We’ll meet and photograph the morning passenger trains to Silverton on our southbound trip and have good light on our signature southbound Highline runby. We can expect at least five separate run-by locations.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Depart Durango after the passenger trains have departed.
The train will depart Durango at 9:30am with a scheduled return time of7:30pm in Durango. If you arrive at the station early you’ll have a great opportunity to photograph the locomotives hooking up to the passenger trains and departing the station at 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. We will meet them southbound in the afternoon as we are on the siding on our southbound trip. At least five run-by locations will be chosen for the best lighting and scenery on both northbound and southbound legs of our journey.

THE CONSIST: The trains will be pulled with one of our historic steam locomotives originally built in 1923 or 1925 for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. The Fall Photographer’s Trains cars will be all premium-class cars! We will be using the same train both days. These cars stand out with their distinctive Tuscan-red paint scheme.