Red Feather Trail Jamboree: September 17, 2022

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  • UTMB Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 20K Qualifying RaceUTMB Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 50K Qualifying RaceStart: Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
  • Distance: 50K (4,200′) or Half Marathon (1,700′)
  • Min/Max Elevation: 7,350′ / 8,500′
  • Average Elevation: 7,800′
  • Terrain: 80% singletrack, 20% dirt road
  • Fauna: Moose, raptors, elk, mule deer, black bears, mountain lions
  • UTMB Qualifier: 50K – 50K (OCC); Half Marathon – 20km
  • Registration Caps: 400 total
  • Time Allowance: 11 Hours (50K), 10 Hours (Half Marathon)
  • Date: September 17, 2022
  • Start Time: 7:00a (50K), 8:00a (Half Marathon)

Welcome to the Red Feather Trail Jamboree, an event put on by trail runners for trail runners.

Come enjoy the clean air and wild spaces of the Red Feather Lakes region in Northern Colorado! Take advantage of the opportunity to explore some new trails on the private land of the Ben Delatour Scout Camp and surrounding national forest. These courses are especially designed to be beginner (or PR) friendly with buttery smooth trails, moderate climbs, plentiful aid and generous course cut-offs. With miles through moose-heavy forest and fields, streams and rocks, this route has something for everyone. Facilities at the race venue include campgrounds and cabins for rent, a community dinner in the dining hall and an on-site shower house. We want to make this a fun, family-friendly weekend for all! Beginning with a single day of racing in 2022, we plan to expand to a full 3-day weekend trails celebration in 2023.

We aspire to not only offer a first class trail racing experience on a scenic and impeccably marked course, but also a top-notch event experience that will leave your bellies full and the stories flowing.


Registration

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Current Entrant Lists

50K Race Fees:
April 1 - 30: $95
May 1 - July 31: $120
Aug 1 - Sept 15: $130

Half Marathon Race Fees:
April 1 - 30: $75
May 1 - July 31: $85
Aug 1 - Sept 15: $99

What You Get in Return for Your Registration Fee:

  • A beautiful, well-marked and challenging course
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable race and aid station staff & volunteers
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Gender specific race T-shirt
  • Finisher award
  • Free race photos
  • Post-race BBQ
    • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and non-alcoholic options are available as part of our standard race fare
  • Professional medical & emergency communications coverage
  • Real-time results processing with splits from all aid stations (*If possible)

Waiting List

If the race fills, a waitlist will be established. If you are selected from the waitlist, you are given the opportunity to accept/decline the invitation. Your credit card will not be charged until you accept. Your fellow runners in line appreciate your prompt response.

Transfer Credit & Distance Change Policy

If you are not able to race, we will be able to offer a race transfer credit that can be applied to any future Gnar Runners race (valid for 12 months). Credit deadlines are as follows:

Until May 15: 100% credit of registration (excluding UltraSignup fees).
May 16 - July 31: 75% credit of registration (excluding UltraSignup fees).
August 1 - September 5: 50% credit of registration (excluding UltraSignup fees).

To request a transfer credit please Contact Us.

Cancellation Policy

With the exception of waitlist transfers, entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event the race is cancelled due to extreme weather, fire, disease or for some other unforeseeable event, we cannot offer refunds or credits.


Course & Aid Stations

The 50K course will have approximately 4,200ft of vertical gain.
The Half Marathon course will have approximately 1,700ft of vertical gain.

Course Maps

Red Feather Trail Jamboree Map

Interactive Map

Course GPX File

Facility Map of the Ben Delatour Scout Camp

Trail Map of the Ben Delatour Scout Camp

Course Profiles

Red Feather Trail Jamboree 50K Elevation Profile Red Feather Trail Jamboree Half Marathon Elevation Profile

Aid Stations - 50K

Aid Station Mile Split Total Gain Descent Cut-Off
High Adventure 6.1 6.1 1190 1150 -
Elkhorn 5.6 11.7 810 880 11:00a
Lady Moon 6.5 19.2 960 790 -
Lady Moon 7.5 25.7 640 640 4:00p
Elkhorn 2.8 28.5 500 270 -
Finish 2.8 31.3 160 470 6:00p

Aid Stations - Half Marathon

Aid Station Mile Split Total Gain Descent Cut-Off
Elkhorn             2.1 2.1 260 90 -
Lady Moon 6.5 8.6 960 790 -
Elkhorn 2.8 11.4 390 190 -
Finish 2.2 13.6 90 280 6:00p

All full service aid stations will stock the following items:

  • VFuel bulk gel and sports drink. (Please bring your own gel flask for refills)
  • Water and ice
  • Salty snacks: Pretzels, potato chips, corn chips
  • Fruit: Oranges and Bananas plus additional variety depending on what might be available
  • Sweets: Cookies, M&M's, Gummy bears
  • Soda: Coke, Ginger Ale

*Aid stations will not provide water cups. All runners are required to carry their own water bottle or hydration pack.*

Course Marking

The course will be well marked with pink flagging and pink pin flags. Important intersections will be supplemented with flour ground markings and directional arrows. On longer stretches of trail without intersections, confidence flagging will be placed approximately every quarter mile. Turns will be marked heavily.

Toilets

Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish as well as various locations around camp, the Elkhorn Trailhead/Aid and the Lady Moon Trailhead/Aid.

Crew Access

Family and friends can meet their runners at the Elkhorn and Lady Moon Trailheads. Carpooling is highly recommended to limit traffic and parking congestion at the trailheads.

All trails are open to the public, so family and friends are allowed to run, hike, or bike on the course; however, pacing or crewing outside designated aid stations is not allowed and will result in the disqualification of your runner.

Detailed Course Directions - 50K

Start to High Adventure Aid Station (Mile 6.1):

From the Museum Lot Start/Finish, start east on the single track toward the Safari Club. At the T-intersection, turn right and continue heading south-by-southwest on the single track toward the Coral Rock Dining Hall. Continue past the dining hall heading south-by-southeast to the T-junction with the Camp Perimeter Loop Trail. Turn Left (east) and follow the perimeter loop for roughly 4.5mi through varied terrain, heading generally (but not exclusively) east and north to the road crossing of Larimer County Road 68C. Cross the road and arrive at the first aid station in the parking lot of the High Adventure Base.

High Adventure (Mile 6.1) to Elkhorn Aid Station - 1st Visit (Mile 11.7):

Continue following the Camp Perimeter Trail for about 3.5mi through the High Adventure Base northeast, eventually turning back west through a wooded section, then south back toward CR68C. Turn right at the road junction and follow CR68C 1.5mi to the sign for the Elkhorn Trailhead. Turn right into the trailhead and the aid station.

Elkhorn Aid Station - 1st Visit (Mile 11.7) to Lady Moon Aid Station - 1st Visit (Mile 19.2):

Hop onto the single track Elkhorn Creek Trail heading west for 2 miles, then turning north. There are numerous social trails crossing throughout this section; pay attention to course markings! At the T-intersection with the Granite Ridge Trail, turn left (west) for a half mile, then right at the big 4-way intersection to head north on the Molly Moon Trail. Follow Molly Moon as it curves east and junctions with the Lady Moon Trail after a couple miles. Turn left (north) on the Lady Moon Trail up to the Lady Moon Trailhead and aid station.

Lady Moon Aid Station - 1st Visit (Mile 19.2) to Lady Moon Aid Station - 2nd Visit (Mile 25.7):

Continue north on from the Lady Moon Aid Station through the parking area and cross the paved Red Feather Lakes Road (CR74E) into the Mount Margaret Trailhead. Take the Mt Margaret Trail northwest to the intersection with the Dowdy Trail Link. Turn left at the link for 100 yards, then right onto the Dowdy Trail heading north. Follow the Dowdy Trail until it rejoins the Mt Margaret Trail at the big 5-way intersection, and turn left (west) onto the Frog Pond Trail. After a quarter mile, turn right (north) onto the North Loop Trail and follow its loop north-turning-east-turning-south back around to the Mt Margaret Trail. Turn right (SW) on the Mt Margaret Trail and follow it back through previously visited intersections, always staying on the Mt Margaret Trail heading generally south, back to the Mount Margaret Trailhead. Cross the paved CR74E into the Lady Moon Trailhead and aid station.

Lady Moon Aid Station - 2nd Visit (Mile 25.7) to Elkhorn Aid Station - 2nd Visit (Mile 28.5):

Follow the Lady Moon Trail south to the Elkhorn Trailhead and Aid Station. Really, that's it.

Elkhorn Aid Station - 2nd Visit (Mile 28.5) to Finish (Mile 31.3):

Head SE out of the trailhead back to CR68C, and turn left (east) onto the road. Follow the road 2 miles, past the junction you turned onto the road back at mile 10, back to the main camp entrance. Turn right onto the main camp road, past the entrance station, and enjoy the downhill to the finish at the Museum Lot.

Detailed Course Directions - Half Marathon

Start to Elkhorn Aid Station - 1st Visit (Mile 2.1):

From the Museum Lot Start/Finish, head NE for a quick 100 yards, then take a sharp left onto the camp road heading toward the Archery Range and Horse Corral. Follow this road for two-thirds of a mile until it junctions with Larimer County Road 68C. Turn left (west) on CR68C and follow it 1.4mi to the sign for the Elkhorn Trailhead. Turn right into the trailhead and the aid station.

Elkhorn Aid Station - 1st Visit (Mile 2.1) to Lady Moon Aid Station (Mile 8.6):

Hop onto the single track Elkhorn Creek Trail heading west for 2 miles, then turning north. There are numerous social trails crossing throughout this section; pay attention to course markings! At the T-intersection with the Granite Ridge Trail, turn left (west) for a half mile, then right at the big 4-way intersection to head north on the Molly Moon Trail. Follow Molly Moon as it curves east and junctions with the Lady Moon Trail after a couple miles. Turn left (north) on the Lady Moon Trail up to the Lady Moon Trailhead and aid station.

Lady Moon Aid Station (Mile 8.6) to Elkhorn Aid Station - 2nd Visit (Mile 11.4):

Follow the Lady Moon Trail south to the Elkhorn Trailhead and Aid Station. Really, that's it.

Elkhorn Aid Station - 2nd Visit (Mile 11.4) to Finish (Mile 13.6):

Retrace your steps from the initial leg back to the finish. Head SE out of the trailhead back to CR68C, and turn left (east) onto the road. Follow the road 1.4 miles and turn right (south) back down the camp road past the horse corral and archery range to the main camp road. Take a quick right at the junction and turn into the finish.


Race Rules

Race rules are designed to provide a safe and fair experience for everyone involved and to help ensure our ability to produce the race again next year. Major rule infractions by racers will result in immediate disqualification of the racer. Please do not argue with or harass our volunteers. Please direct any questions and feedback to us here.

  1. The 50K will be limited to 11 hours. The Half Marathon will be limited to 10 hours. Both races will end at 6:00p. 50K runners must also comply with intermediate cut-offs listed in the Aid Station section of this page.
  2. At each aid station, volunteers will record runner bib numbers. Runners are responsible for making sure that aid station volunteers record their number. Please make sure that your bib number is visible from the front and call out and confirm your number when passing through an aid station. This is important so that we can keep track of runners and know that you are not lost or injured.
  3. If you need to drop out of the race for any reason, you must check out with the nearest aid station or course volunteer.
  4. Purposeful littering is prohibited and will result in an immediate disqualification.
  5. Stay on the trail. No bushwhacking or short cutting. In case of wet trail conditions, please run through any muddy sections to avoid widening the trail. Yield to pedestrian and horses. Mountain bikers should yield to runners, but please use common sense in all circumstances.
  6. Pacers are not allowed. Crewing is allowed at designated aid stations only.
  7. No mechanical aid (poles, traction devices, etc.) unless approved by race staff prior to the race for a specific reason.
  8. Dogs are not allowed on the course with runners.

Schedule

Friday 9/16:

4:00-8:00p: Optional Packet Pickup at the Boy Scout Ranch - Coral Rock Dining Hall
4:00-8:00p: Camping Check-In at Packet Pickup
TBD: Camp gates close for evening

Saturday 9/17:

TBD: Camp gates open
6:00-7:45a: Check-In & Packet Pickup
6:55a: 50K Pre-Race Briefing
7:00a: 50K Race Start
7:55a: Half Marathon Pre-Race Briefing
8:00a: Half Marathon Race Start
9:30a: Lead Half Marathon Runners Finish
9:30a: Post-Race BBQ Begins
11:00a: 50K Elkhorn (1st Pass) Cut-Off
11:00a: Half Marathon Awards
11:30a: Lead 50K Runners Finish
2:00p: 50K Awards
4:00p 50K Lady Moon (2nd Pass) Cut-Off
6:00p: Finish Cut-Off

Parking & Directions

Parking will be available at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch beginning at 4:00p on Friday.

Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Museum Lot will be the primary location (next to the start/finish), and additional details may be added prior to race weekend.

Runners are highly encouraged to come camp on Friday night prior to the race! A plethora of campsites are available, most with dedicated parking. We will be offering dinner in the camp dining hall, a community campfire, and want to make this a fun, family-friendly weekend outing for all!

We ask runners to instruct any family & friends arriving throughout the day on Saturday to be mindful of runner traffic as they enter the camp.

Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is limited. Our impact this first year will determine both the number of runners and parking regulations for future races.

Driving Directions

2331 County Rd 68C, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

Cell coverage is limited to non-existent once you leave the Fort Collins area. Have directions loaded/printed before you start driving!