June 17 Update: We have received approval from all of the necessary local agencies. Kendall Mountain is ON! Please check your email for details. If you are interested in signing up, please join our waitlist and we will send you an invitation to complete your registration.
This year's event will take place with approved modifications from the Town of Silverton, San Juan County & the Bureau of Land Management. We will have socially distanced wave starts of just 10 runners at a time every 5 minutes. Our normal start will now be spread out between 6:30am & 8:30am. We will do everything we can to make this event as contactless as possible from packet pickup to aid stations and the finish line. Runners & spectators will be required to wear masks unless running or eating.
Additionally, runners will be expected to be more self sufficient than normal and aid stations will feature only pre-packaged nutrition. One other change is the creation of a lollipop loop at the top of Kendall Mountain to eliminate the out and back section of single track. Instead, once summiting you'll go "up and over" to the Town side of the mountain before picking back up the jeep road and heading back down the mountain.
We will publish additional information to make your trip to Silverton as safe as possible for you and the Town.
The Kendall Mountain Run starts in downtown Silverton, Colorado and traverses jeep roads to within a final 250 vertical foot scramble to the summit of Kendall Mountain overlooking town and the majestic San Juan Mountains. Ascend from 9,318 feet to 13,066 feet to tag the summit and take in the view before descending back down the back of Kendall Mountain and linking back to the jeep road. Finish in historic Memorial Park in downtown Silverton.
Silverton Mountain Duo
Make the most out of your weekend and truly get out to explore the beauty of the San Juan's. Cap your weekend off by running the historic Kendall Mountain 12 miler on Sunday. Get your legs and lungs ready for this climb by running the Silverton Alpine 8 mile, Marathon or 50K on Saturday!! If you want to take on this challenge, be sure to sign up for both races via this sign up page to get a discount on your duo entry!
In our continued effort to reduce our races footprint and preserve the trails we love, the 2020 Kendall Mountain Run will be a cupless event.
What does that mean? There will be no paper cups at the aid stations at this race. Runners will be responsible for carrying their own container to refill along the way. UltrAspire reusable cups may be purchased with registration or on race day OR we encourage you to bring your own! Grab a cup, a hydration vest, pouch, or water bottle and we will fill it at each aid station along the way. We ask you to help us in our efforts by preparing for a cup free race day and thank you in advance for being good stewards of the trails!
Anything else you may need to know is located on our Kendall Mountain Run website!
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. For other options, please check out our Race Withdrawal Policy
Kendall Mountain welcomes the whole family this July! Email us for a special coupon code for kids 14 years and under!
Local time: 6:05 AM