The course begins at 10,780', start at the base of Arapahoe Basin and make its way up the Argentine North Fork Trail to Black Mountain Lodge. At Black Mountain Lodge the racers will climb the summer road for a short distance and then climb up the ridge to the world famous Pallavicini Chair. From the top of the Pallavicini chair they will continue their way up towards Lenawee chair. Just before the racers reach the summit they will veer to the right and run along the Zuma cornice, which has some of the best views, Summit County has to offer. They will run down to tree line and then turn around and run back along the Zuma cornice. Once they are back at the top they will run out towards the North Pole hiking gate which will take them to the top of Little Lenawee Peak. Once they summit Little Lenawee they will head back the same way and connect to the Humbug trail. At the bottom of Humbug they will reconnect with the summer road and run this until they hit Black Mountain Lodge. At the lodge they will head left down into exhibition and follow an old trail through 13 cornices and lower international which will then connect to the Argentine North Fork Trail with a finish in the base area. Where there will be live music and food for all.
**Course subject to change**
Each competitor receives a Cirque Series hat, raffle ticket, & finisher medal.
*SPORT: This category is for people that don't have a ton of mountain experience, and wouldn't call themselves strong runners. But are ready to test themselves.
*EXPERT: This category is for people with a lot of mountain experience, consider themselves strong hikers with competent running skills.
*PRO: This category is for professional runners.
Two aid stations. Approx at mile 3 and mile 6. We will have yummy ProBar gummies & bars. Gnarly Nutrition electrolyte beverages. And water.
Cancellation / Refund Policy:
The race organizers reserve the ability to cancel the event due to unsafe weather. Race organizers will make the best decisions when it comes to protecting the safety of all runners. This means we reserve the right to adjust, cancel, reroute, or reschedule as we see fit.
Because the bulk of our costs come before the event even occurs we will not be able to extend refunds to those who wish to cancel their registration. In the instance of mega wild weather we will assess things appropriately and fairly, to the best of our abilities. If the race is popular enough to create a waiting list, we will also treat your entry fairly with specifics TBD.
Race registration is non-transferable and cannot be rolled over to subsequent races, unless extenuating medical or life circumstances occur. We will always treat our community fairly but also ask that you be sympathetic about the realities of putting on a great event.
Results will be posted here 48 hours after the event.