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We’re headed back to Colorado for the next event in the Endurance Race Series! On Saturday, August 9th, runners will flock to Beaver Creek, hitting the trails for either a 10k or half marathon course. Participants should expect a more challenging route than the Keystone, CO event in July (endurance officials rate Beaver Creek an 8 out of 10 in terms of difficulty), but the course promises equally scenic views.

The Route Through Beaver CreekBeaver Creek Scenery

The race begins in the middle of stunning Beaver Creek, a town that boasts fantastic potential for outdoor adventure. The race route is a circuit that, when completed, makes a boomerang shape. Runners first head east and navigate through the trees along the base of the surrounding mountains. After about a mile, the trail leads deeper into a forest and the elevation continually rises. On the way, runners will get sporadic breathtaking views of the town between the trees. Several miles in, the trail shifts back south, heading deep into the forest for a steady climb alongside the mountains.

Getting to the Finish Line

The 10k finishes with a big downhill stretch back into the heart of the town. The half marathoners will circle back to run that route once more, then complete an additional leg through the streets of Beaver Creek Village. Both routes include about 80% single track and 20% dirt road. The half marathon route has an elevation gain of 1,400 feet, the 10k has 700; both promise unforgettable views to get you to the finish line.

Come Out and Cheer

Each event in the Endurance Race Series is family-friendly. At Beaver Creek, there is even a kids race that starts at 10am. Bring everyone out for a fun-filled day to participate or cheer on these amazing athletes. Wigwam will be there too, so make sure to stop by our booth and check out our latest trail running styles. We’re excited to see you there!

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