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Upcoming Events

All Day

Don’t miss out on this annual event. Registration deadline is July 24th.  Located at Ball Field at Visitors Center

August 5th & 6th

7pm

It’s really a thrill to hear and see the festival chorus perform and celebrate harmony in Silverton!

The Silverton Barbershop Music Festival, which has been going on for more than 25 years now, brings together singers from all over the Rocky Mountain District, but especially those from the Western Slope cities–Montrose Black Canyon Chorus, the Grand Junction Bookcliff Chorus, the Farmington Four Corners Harmony Chorus, and the Durango Narrow Gaugers Chorus.

The big public event of the weekend is a show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 5th, which features the Festival Chorus of about 75 singers, as well as area quartets and chapter choruses. Hear popular songs such as Sweet Adeline, Dream a Little Dream, and Battle Hymn of the Republic. There is no admission charge for this public show.

All Day

Celebrate Silverton’s mining heritage at this annual three-day competition. There are events for men, women, and children and range from horseshoes, hand mucking, machine drilling, tug-of-war, arm wrestling, and much more.

Children’s events are on Friday. Some evening activities, including live music.
Food, beer and other beverages are sold on site. Concessions benefit the Fire Department. Come cheer on the competitors and help keep our mining heritage alive!

7pm

36th Annual Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival

Authentic arrangements played in an astounding manner with Paul Maybery conducting. Free brass band concerts, featuring musicians from all over the country.

Concert times are as follows:
Friday, August 11th: 7:00pm
Saturday, August 12th: 12 noon and 7:00pm
Sunday, August 13th: 12 noon
Seating in gym will begin one hour prior to concert.

Please be aware that the Concerts are now held in the Silverton School gym, not at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.

12pm & 7pm

36th Annual Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival

Authentic arrangements played in an astounding manner with Paul Maybery conducting. Free brass band concerts, featuring musicians from all over the country.

Concert times are as follows:
Friday, August 11th: 7:00pm
Saturday, August 12th: 12 noon and 7:00pm
Sunday, August 13th: 12 noon
Seating in gym will begin one hour prior to concert.

Please be aware that the Concerts are now held in the Silverton School gym, not at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.

All Day

Celebrate Silverton’s mining heritage at this annual three-day competition. There are events for men, women, and children and range from horseshoes, hand mucking, machine drilling, tug-of-war, arm wrestling, and much more.

Children’s events are on Friday. Some evening activities, including live music.
Food, beer and other beverages are sold on site. Concessions benefit the Fire Department. Come cheer on the competitors and help keep our mining heritage alive!

12pm

36th Annual Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival

Authentic arrangements played in an astounding manner with Paul Maybery conducting. Free brass band concerts, featuring musicians from all over the country.

Concert times are as follows:
Friday, August 11th: 7:00pm
Saturday, August 12th: 12 noon and 7:00pm
Sunday, August 13th: 12 noon
Seating in gym will begin one hour prior to concert.

Please be aware that the Concerts are now held in the Silverton School gym, not at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.

All Day

Celebrate Silverton’s mining heritage at this annual three-day competition. There are events for men, women, and children and range from horseshoes, hand mucking, machine drilling, tug-of-war, arm wrestling, and much more.

Children’s events are on Friday. Some evening activities, including live music.
Food, beer and other beverages are sold on site. Concessions benefit the Fire Department. Come cheer on the competitors and help keep our mining heritage alive!

6am

50 Kilometer and Marathon (~26.7 Mile) loop in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The course follows the “Alpine Loop” jeep roads past the ghost mining towns of Howardsville, Eureka, Animas Forks and Gladstone. High point is California Pass at 12,930 feet!

Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Start Times
7:00 AM 50 Kilometer
8:00 AM Marathon (26.7 miles)

Location
Start / Finish at Memorial Park
Greene & 18th Street
Silverton, CO 81433

Course Summary
Follows Alpine Loop mining road counter-clockwise linking historic mining ghost towns, Howardsville, Eureka, Animas Forks & Gladstone. High point is 12,930 ft atop California Pass. Low point is Silverton at 9,318ft. Total vertical gain is 3,800 for the marathon and 4,400 for the 50k. The 50K runners will complete an out and back to Niagara Gulch before joining the Marathon course.

Bib / Shirt Pickup
Friday, August 18 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location TBD
(Registration will be available)

Saturday, August 19
6:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Memorial Park
(Race Day registration will be available)

Aid Station
Six aid stations well-supplied (except aid #6) with food, water & sports drink. It is highly recommended that you carry water with you between aid stations. Aid Station Helper Form

Race Perks
Technical fabric race shirt (Men’s & Women’s styles)
Barbecue in Memorial Park at the finish
Finisher pint glass
You’re in Silverton, what else do you want!?!

 

Awards
Awards (finisher pint glass) will be given to finishers in the marathon if completed in under 10 hours and to the 50k finishers if finished in under 11 hours. Special awards for Men’s/Women’s Overall winners. Awards ceremony around 1PM, Saturday August 20.

Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering at one of our aid stations or at the start/finish line sign up here:
Silverton Alpine Marathon & 50K Volunteer Sign Up 

Registration Options

 

Online at Ultra Signup
Mail-In Entry
Available at packet pickup & race day too!

 

All Day

 

http://silverton1000.com

The 8th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is August  24.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Aug 25st at 10am.  

NEW for 2017 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2017 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 tie of 7am on August 23th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 7th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 26th, the 48 hour on August 23th, and the 24 hour on August 28 th. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on August 29, 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).


http://silverton1000.com

The 8th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is August  24.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Aug 25st at 10am.  

NEW for 2017 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2017 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 tie of 7am on August 23th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 7th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 26th, the 48 hour on August 23th, and the 24 hour on August 28 th. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on August 29, 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).


http://silverton1000.com

The 8th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is August  24.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Aug 25st at 10am.  

NEW for 2017 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2017 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 tie of 7am on August 23th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 7th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 26th, the 48 hour on August 23th, and the 24 hour on August 28 th. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on August 29, 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).


http://silverton1000.com

The 8th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is August  24.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Aug 25st at 10am.  

NEW for 2017 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2017 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 tie of 7am on August 23th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 7th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 26th, the 48 hour on August 23th, and the 24 hour on August 28 th. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on August 29, 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).


http://silverton1000.com

The 8th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is August  24.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Aug 25st at 10am.  

NEW for 2017 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2017 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 tie of 7am on August 23th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 7th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 26th, the 48 hour on August 23th, and the 24 hour on August 28 th. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on August 29, 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).


http://silverton1000.com

The 8th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is August  24.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Aug 25st at 10am.  

NEW for 2017 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2017 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 tie of 7am on August 23th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 7th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 26th, the 48 hour on August 23th, and the 24 hour on August 28 th. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on August 29, 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).


http://silverton1000.com

The 8th Annual Silverton 1,000 and multi-day Challenge have the following start dates:

End date for the runs, except the 1,000 Mile Challenge, is August  24.

An awards ceremony for the 100 miler, the 24, 48, 72 Hour & 6 Day events will be on Aug 25st at 10am.  

NEW for 2017 – 100 miler!!!

That’s right!!! New for 2017 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 tie of 7am on August 23th. Do you have what it takes?

24, 48 and 72 Hour Run

The 7th Annual Silverton Multi-Day Challenge is actually 6 races in one. The 72 hour race will start on August 26th, the 48 hour on August 23th, and the 24 hour on August 28 th. All events, with the exception of the 1000 mile challenge, will end on August 29, 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).

7:30am

REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 7:30AM. RACE IS AT 9:30AM.
TROPHIES – TSHIRTS FOR REGISTRANTS.
Run will take place regardless of the weather.
Second annual run will be held (rain or shine) on a one mile loop at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area. Loop consists of trail and dirt roads with a 250 foot climb and descent. Participants receive a wrist band. There will be trophies for professional and amateur levels from first to third place.
Proceeds go to the cost of the event. Any funds left after costs will go directly to the school and/or individuals selected by the board deemed to benefit on a sports and/or educational level in the form of equipment, expenses related to an event and/or scholarships.