Thanks to all of you that made that first Alpine Shop Trail Run Series such a success! We made it out of the park last night before getting soaked – and a huge thanks to all of you that came out despite the threat of some serious storms.
Big River Running will have the results up shortly and we’ll have everything linked up as soon as we can.
A huge thanks goes out to Big River Running for all the timing and assistance throughout the year to help get this series off the ground. Also, our thanks go out to New Belgium Brewing for providing Fat Tire Beer for us all month long. Also, we want to tell all of our trail run sponsors how much we’ve appreciated their help as well: The North Face, Wigwam, Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Salomon and Columbia Sportswear.
We’ve had plenty of people ask us if we could continue this into October. We’re still looking into that possibility at this time and we’ll post an update later on this month. For now, thanks again for making this a great month of races on the trails. We’ll be back bigger and better next summer.
Thanks for joining the adventure!
We hope you won’t let a little rain keep you from coming out tonight for the final race of Alpine Shop’s Inaugural Trail Run Series, presented by Big River Running. Tonight’s races are sponsored by The North Face and we’ve got visors and caps to give away all night long along with a number of pairs of TNF trail runners to raffle off, as well.
Tonight’s advanced course is going to be about 3.5 miles. Start time will be the usual 6:30 pm. For beginners, please expect to start your race around 6:45 tonight. With sunlight failing on us quicker and quicker, we need to make sure we have enough daylight to get you through your race AND make sure you’ve got time to enjoy some refreshments following your finish. Start and Finish lines will remain in the same spot – in the meadow past the Ranger station, just before the horse trailer turnaround.
This is the final race of the year, so if you haven’t joined us before now, this is your last chance until next summer! (Unless we do figure out some other way of adding on some events this fall!) Like we’ve said before, we started this series to get people outside having fun in an active setting. The important word being “fun.” We mix a little healthy dose of competition in and then celebrate it all with free food and adult beverages (for the adults, of course). Grab some freebies from the Alpine Shop tent and sign up for raffle prizes all evening long.
Series sponsor Big River Running will have results up at BigRiverRunning.com almost immediately so you can check your times.