This years Sleeping Indian Hill Climb, 28k and fun run are a part of the first annual 14er Fest weekend. Visit https://14erfest.com/ for more details on the weekend. All race proceeds benefit Chaffee County Search and Rescue North.
Sleeping Indian Hill Climb
The Sleeping Indian Hill Climb starts in the middle of downtown Buena Vista and runs up and down Sleeping Indian Hill (AKA Midland Hill). The first and Last .4 miles of the run are on paved and dirt road with the rest of the run on technical and steep single track trail. The race is an out an back course. You will gain just over 1600 feet in 2.5 miles. The total distance for the Hill Climb is 5.8 miles. You can race it, jog it or walk the course. The route is demanding, but beautiful and a really fun trail to experience here in Buena Vista.
Aid Stations: There are 4 total Aid Stations for the 28k @ mile 6, mile 8, mile 13.7, and mile 16. There is water, Hammer Heed, Chips, Bananas, and other assortment of snacks.
Course Map and Elevation profile:
Sleeping Indian 28K
The Sleeping Indian 28K is a new addition to our hill climb and incoporates more of the single track trails we have in Buena Vista. The race starts with 1700ft of climbing to the top of sleeping indian hill and continues out to our newest trail Bacon Bits resulting in about 2600 feet of gain/loss over the entire course 17.3 mile race course. The 28k is for those runners really wanting to push themselves and serves as a great training run for those of you in the area training for longer races. This run is not for the faint of heart.
Course Map and Profile:
Mile Fun Run
The mile fun run will be a short family friendly run for all ages. It will run toward the BV River park and back to the start/finish line in front of Trailhead and Spoon It Up.
Local time: 3:55 PM
The Race begins outside the Trailhead and The Watershed on East Main Street..
The day before September 30th at The Watershed from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Day of Packet Pick-up will be at the start line of the race and open from:
7:00am 7:45pm for the 28k
8:15am to 9:15am for the Hill Climb and Mile Fun run
Awards and Awards Ceremony
Overall awards to top three men/women in each race and raffled awards based on bib numbers pulled from a hat.
Awards Ceremony will be held at Noon for the Hill Climb and1:00pm for the 28k
Important Rules and Considerations
1. Stewardship of our public lands: Any runner caught messing with the local ecology will be pulled.
2. If you throw any trash, including drink cups, on the ground, you will be DQ’d. Never litter ANYWHERE.
3. Foot travel only and no pacers
4. 1 time cut-off at 7 hours for 28K
5. Pack it in/pack it out
6. Carry a water bottle, no cups on course
7. Help other runners if need.
8. No dogs on course (Please keep dogs on lease at start finish line)
9. Obey race officials instructions.
No refunds for registration - your registration is a donation to Chaffee County Search and Rescue North