At the end of the 2014 season, we promised bigger and better things for 2015 and we
plan on delivering. Here’s what we’ve got in store for the 2015 Gnar Runners’ Race Series, Presented by Altra:
- May 9, 2015: Quad Rock 25 & 50 Mile Trail Races
– Race Cap: 350 total runners
– 50 Mile Early Entry: $85 (same bargain pricing as the very first year).
– Location: Lory State Park & Horsetooth Mountain Park, Fort Collins, CO
- July 25, 2015: Never Summer 100km
– Race Cap: 200 runners
– Early Entry Fee: $140
– Location: State Forest State Park, Gould CO near Cameron Pass
– Stoke Levels: Through the Roof
- September 5, 2015: Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon
– Race Cap: 300 runners
– Early Entry Fee: $50
– Location: Lory State Park, Fort Collins, CO
- October 4, 2015: Blue Sky Trail Marathon
– Race Cap: 275 runners
– Early Entry Fee: $60
– Location: Horsetooth Mountain Park, Fort Collins Co
What’s New for 2015?
First and foremost, we are extremely excited to be adding the Never Summer 100km to the Gnar Runners’ race calendar. We’ve been scouting this area and working with local land managers for well over a year now, in an effort to bring you the most outstanding course possible in this beautiful corner of Northern Colorado. Nestled between Rocky Mountain National Park and the Rawah Wilderness in the Cameron Pass area, this mountain-getaway event provides a huge alpine tour of the incredible Never Summer and Medicine Bow Mountains. Don’t miss out!
As always, we seek to offer the best bang for the buck that we possibly can, without scrimping on any of the things that make Gnar Runner events the top-notch experiences that you’ve come to expect. We have maintained first-year pricing for the Quad Rock 50, which at $85 continues to represent great value. And get this: we’ve dropped the early entry fee for the Blue Sky Trail Marathon to $60, while extending the cut-off to nine hours. We really, really want you to come check out the fantastic Blue Sky trail this fall!
Part of the reason we’re able to offer such great value for all our races is because we’ve worked tirelessly to partner with quality local and regional sponsors that share our vision for affordable, top-shelf events. This year we are incredibly excited to be working with Utah-based Altra Running as the Presenting Sponsor for the whole series. We’ll be working with our retail partner Altitude Running at training runs and on race-day to get you in a pair of Altra shoes to try out, if you’re not already familiar with the benefits of zero-drop running and Altra’s unique foot shaped toe box.
Other series sponsors for the 2015 season include the following great local businesses, with more to come:
We’ll have other exciting sponsor deals to promote as the season gets underway, in addition to tons of sponsor swag to give out during the BBQ awards and raffle at each and every race. I don’t think your excitement levels for the 2015 season could be quite as elevated as ours, but we sure hope they’re close.
Be Gnarful out there!