THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
To all Stakeholders in the Buena Vista Optimist Club’s
Collegiate Peaks Trail Run
It is with deep regret that we are announcing the cancellation of this year’s race – scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020.
While this decision is based upon full consideration of many factors, the primary focus is upon the unprecedented risks currently associated with the COVID-19 Virus. More specifically, this decision is taken with regard to the best interests of our race’s runners, visitors, volunteers, and our community at large.
FOR THOSE ALREADY REGISTERED:
We will be refunding all registration fees. You will all be receiving notifications as to the details of this over the very near term.
To all of our runners, whether already registered or not, we thank you for your support of our event, for your hard work & training hours, and for the joy of trail running that we all share!
On behalf of the Collegiate Peaks Trail Race and the Buena Vista Optimist Club Board of Directors, we very much look forward to the opportunity to offer the race next year – and in seeing as many of you and your friends & fellow runners as can make it then! That date is likely to be Saturday, May 1, 2021. Watch this site for further details on next year’s race.
Take The Challenge
The Collegiate Peaks Trail Run takes place in Buena Vista, Colorado and offers two race distance options - 25 miles and 50 miles. The race was established in 1991 and provides a significant challenge of not only time but also physical and mental stamina.
Beginning and ending near the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, the course primarily follows single-track and jeep trails along part of the old historic Midland Railroad as well as through other scenic areas north and east of town. Encompassing great scenery and spectacular views, much of the course runs through lands managed by the National Forest Service and/or Bureau of Land Management. 25-milers do the loop once (clockwise) and the 50-milers do it twice (the second time around, counterclockwise). The course starts at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level and is an up-and-down course with over 3,500 feet in elevation gain/drop on each loop!
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