Event's current local time: 2:44 PM MT
THE 5K COURSE HAS BEEN MODIFIED. The Bluebird Chairlift has a mechanical issue and will not be repaired by July 4th for all the mountain festivities. The modified 5K course is a loop ascending a portion of the Elk trail and descending the Cat Track. The 10K course will be the same as always, ascending and descending the Cat Track.
An uphill challenge at your favorite downhill destination!!!....
Cat Track 10K Run: Runners will ascend 3.1 miles, gaining 1,640" in elevation to the breathtaking summit of Brundage Mountain via the Cat Track. Enjoy 360 degree views of Payette Lake & the McCall area, The 7 Devils Mountains, Granite Peak, Slab Butte and the Wallowa Mountain Range of Oregon. Runners will then turnaround at the Bluebird chair lift at the Aid-Station and descend the same route for a total of 6.2 miles. Free bear sighting is included...in previous years, a black bear ran across the mountain at the start of the race!
The DOWNHILL Cat Track 5K run: Enjoy the views from the Bluebird Chairlift ride to the summit start at 10:15am and run downhill 3.1 miles (descending 1640") along the Cat Track to the finish line. This will be an enjoyable and scenic race for those who want to try mountain running, or bring the kiddos up for a fun 5K!
There will be live music starting at 10:30am. Smokey's Bar & Grill will be open to purchase food and drinks located inside Brundage Mountain Resort and out on the plaza. Bring a chair and enjoy the outside festivities Brundage Mt. will be offering on the 4th!
Prepare your mountain legs for Brundage Mountain's 5K&10K run!
RACE SCHEDULE BELOW:
*Tuesday, July 4th-Race Day Packet Pickup/Runner Check-in from 8:15-9:15am at Brundage Mt.
*Tuesday, July 4th-9:30-9:40-Pre-Race Briefing
*Tuesday, July 4th-10am 10K Race Start. 10:15am 5K Race Start (All 5K runners MUST be at the top of the BlueBird lift by 10:10am for the start of the 5K downhill race)
*NO RACE DAY SIGNUPS!
***Race Entry INCLUDES a logo'd Brundage Mt. Cat Track SWAG item, and a free lift ticket for the 10K'ers you can use on race day. 5K'ers your entry includes your lift ride to the top to the starting line.***
-Awards will be presented to the top finishers in both events around 12pm.
-Please bring your own water bottle for the finish line.
-The Summit Aid Station (mile 3.1 for the 10K'ers) will have cups set on a table for you to grab and gel packets. Please respect each other's personal space. Volunteers will not touch your water bottles or camelbacks, volunteers will use a pitcher to fill your bottle or camelback.
-Race Times will be posted on Ultrasignup.com after the event.