Posted on 01 Apr 2024

Run, Ride, Raft, and Cheer: Steamboat's Summer Races

Whether you’re up for a fun 5K or ready to conquer a challenging 100-miler, consider signing up for a race in Steamboat. The scenery alone will leave you breathless (in a good way!)

Colorado’s mountain resorts are chockfull of adrenaline-pumping running, biking and whitewater events all summer long. There are races for everyone, from weekend warriors to hardcore ultra-athletes. So, lace up the running shoes, clip into the bike pedals, or start paddling, and make these epic events the highlight of your summer vacation. And if you’d rather take in the awe-inspiring surroundings from a camp chair, grab your cow bell and cheer from the sidelines!

Steamboat Marathon | June 2

Run alongside the roaring Elk River through the emerald green pastures with the snow-capped mountains all around and you’ll experience why the Steamboat Marathon, a certified Boston Qualifier race, was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America.” There’s also a ½ marathon and 10K.

Tour de Steamboat | July 13

The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that attracts 1,200 cyclists for a one-day ride through beautiful Northwest Colorado. There are three different road ride routes—26, 46, and 66. There are also 2 gravel routes - a 100 and 50 mile.

Emerald Mountain Epic | August 3-4

The Emerald Mountain Epic presented by Hard Headed attracts some of the nation's best mountain bike and trail running racers, while still offering incredible opportunities for athletes of all skill levels to test their meddle. The race is a uniquely rewarding and challenging experience in that it is 90% singletrack with major elevation gains.

SBT GRVL | August 18

SBT GRVL is a world-class gravel race experience held on the greatest gravel roads anywhere in and around the magnificent Steamboat Springs. The unique combination of the quiet roads surrounding a thriving resort town create a setting for an incredible gravel bike race. Note: the 2024 race is sold out but plan ahead for next year.

Continental Divide Trail Run | August 24

Test your limits running at or above 10,000 feet elevation along the Continental Divide on the 50K course. There's also a 16 mile and 5 mile course, each with big elevation gains. But the run through beautiful aspen and pine forests and sweeping views of the Yampa Valley will make you forget the burning of your lungs and legs.

Run Rabbit Run | September 13-14

These spectacular 100 and 50 mile courses go up and up and up Mount Werner to 10,568 feet elevation; then up and down and up and down, then across the Continental Divide and some hops through the town of Steamboat. Both courses will test the endurance and spirit of any runner, whether you're a tortoise or a hare!



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