Saturday, Oct 3, 2009

Blue Sky Trail Marathon

Horsetooth Mountain Park

Fort Collins , CO 50km , 26.2m , 13.1m

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 3, 2009

The Discounted Double

Register for BOTH the Sept 6th Black Squirrel Half Marathon AND the Oct 5th Blue Sky Trail Marathon and save REGISTER HERE for the discounted price.

Registration details

There are two registration options: single marathon registration and Black and Blue Double registration, which is a discounted entry into both the Blue Sky Trail Marathon and the Black Squirrel Half Marathon,  which will take place on September 6. For more information on the Black Squirrel Half Marathon, please click here.  

Course Information

Welcome to the seventh running of the Blue Sky Trail Marathon, Fort Collins's original and only trail marathon.

Taking place on the trails between Horsetooth Mountain Park and the Devil's Backbone Open Space, the course takes you on a north-south tour of the easternmost hogbacks of Northern Colorado's mighty Front Range.

With over 3,300 feet of elevation gain and an equal amount of elevation loss, the route offers a little bit of something for everyone. It is designed to appeal to both veteran trail runners and those looking to experience their first trail racing adventure. The generous eight hour cut-off should ensure a successful day for everyone.

The course is 100% dirt and 90% sweet Colorado singletrack. The terrain ranges in difficulty from smooth dirt trail to technical rock gardens. A small portion of the route is on smooth dirt road (no motor vehicle access) and gravel bike path, with the meat of the running done on the beautiful and distinctive redstone hardpack of the Blue Sky Trail.

After the race, kick back and enjoy the always-popular barbecue and generous sponsor giveaways.

Local time: 4:20 PM
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