in celebration of our 20th race year, we have opened up the 2020 registration early. Take an extra discount if you register before NOV.15, 2019. use code NOV2019


The Course will take you along our best kept secret, the scenic county roads that connect the city of Ouray, nestled in the San Juan Mountains, named for Chief Ouray of the Ute Indians, a paradise of Hot Springs, Waterfalls and Wildlife along with a Rich Mining History, to the Old Railroad and Ranching valley town of Ridgway, Gateway to the San Juans. The course wanders past beautiful ranchlands, open spaces, a small lake and the Uncomphagre River. The majority of the course is on dirt roads.

2020 Marathon Race Notes & Map

 

2020 MARATHON RACE NOTES

PLEASE CHECK RACE WEB SITE AFTER 6:00 AM ON DAY OF RACE FOR ANY RACE/COURSE CHANGES CAUSED BY INCLEMENT WEATHER: WWW.MTSNEFFELSMARATHON.COM

Packet Pickup location is at The OURAY COMMUNITY CENTER (at City Hall) 320 6th Ave. Ouray

Fri.Aug.14th 5–8pm /Sat.Aug.15th 6am @ Ridgway Athletic Park

THE COURSE:  The marathon course is the same as last year.  We highly recommend that you study the map prior to the race.  In general, the race starts at the Ridgway Athletic Park in Ridgway and marathoners run south toward Ouray, turnaround in Ouray’s Hot Springs Park and return to Ridgway using the exact same course to the finish line at Ridgway Athletic Park.  Please note that there is an out and back spur on CR 3 (via CR 3A) in the first 3 miles of the race and the same out and back spur at approx. Mile 23.  You must run down CR 3 for approximately one mile where there is a volunteer at the turnaround to record bib numbers to ensure all marathoners get to the turnaround two times during the race. No dogs, bicycles or strollers are allowed on the course. We will have Mt. Sneffels race officials on mountain bikes leading the front runners of both races. No timing after 1:00 pm.

ELEVATION & GOOGLE COURSE MAP  http://www.mtsneffelsmarathon.com/course/media

  • MILE MARKERS: Mile markers on the course for the marathon are in red. You are sharing the course with the half-marathon runners and their mile markers are in a lime green shade.

  • AID STATIONS: There will be 13 (6 of which will be serving both directions on the course) aid stations with water and Gatorade. Water, Gatorade and Fruit will be at the Coal Creek Aid Station. Additional snacks and a beer tent will be located at the finish line park. EMTs will be on call and /or located at the finish line. PORT A POTTIES will be located at both start, finish and along the route near most aid stations.

  • If you have a medical condition please carry your medication with you, just in case of an emergency.

  • START and FINISH LINE

    • Located at south end of RIDGWAY ATHLETIC PARK, Chipeta Drive and CR 23 in Ridgway

    • Start 6:30 am

o   Finish - We will disassemble finish line at 1:00 pm. 

  • When you arrive at the finish in Ridgway you will be guided by the volunteers to the finish line.

  • Please make sure your bib number is visible when you cross the finish line and stay in the roped off finish line area until someone has handed you your finisher’s medal!

  • If you go back on the course to pace someone, PLEASE remove your bib entirely as it has embedded disposable chip timing. Please use caution and be aware that there may be marathon and half- marathon participants coming the opposite way.

PARKING START/FINISH LINE   

  • FINISH LINE PARKING: 23CR @Ridgway Athletic Park. Parking is along the town streets to the north of the Ridgway Athletic Park along Chipeta Drive, Moffat Streets and beyond. There will be some limited parking in designated parking areas at the north end of the park near the tennis courts and across the road. Please do not park past the road cones north along 23CR near the finish line or south of the finish line turn off, as it congest traffic, the race course and creates issues with shuttle bus turn arounds.

RACE BIBS: Bibs have disposable timing chips embedded in them. We will time the race for 6.5 hours and you must make it to the halfway point (Ouray Hot Springs Park) within 4 hours (an official will be recording bib numbers). If you take longer, that’s OK, but we won’t be able to give you an official time. Bibs have 3 tear tabs which may be used for ½ priced entry to the Box Canon Falls and Ouray Hot Springs Pool on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of race weekend only, and one for a complimentary micro-brewed beer at the finish line. You must be 21 years old and I.D.’s will be checked. BRING YOUR PHOTO ID.

SHUTTLE BUSES: Complimentary shuttle buses from Ridgway to Ouray (including a drop-off option at Rotary Park) will run throughout the morning starting at approximately 9:30 am.

AWARDS: Age category awards will be available at the awards area in the big tent. If you miss picking up your award, it is your responsibility to contact us and pay for shipping. The ceremony for the Top winners for the full and half-marathon will start at approximately 11:30 at the Finish Line Park( Ridgway Athletic Park)

RACE RESULTS: Race results link http://halsports.net/event/mt-sneffels-marathon-and-half-marathon/.  You can also download the races timing company free app. There you can get results under your specific event mini-app. To download on either the App Store or Android Play Store, go to:  https://live.sporthive.com/event. 

CANCELATION of RACE: We reserve the right to cancel or stop the race if inclement weather or other unforeseen incident threatens our aid station volunteers or runners.

The following restaurants in Ridgway should be open Saturday morning for coffee/breakfast:

Cimarron Coffee and Books, 380 Sherman St. (Hwy. 62), Ridgway, 7 am   Provisions, 616 W. Clinton, 7:30 am

Kate’s Place, 615 W. Clinton, Ridgway, 7 am KOA Campground, 225 CR23 (between Ridgway and Ouray), 7:30 am

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PROGRAMS WHICH ENRICH OURAY COUNTY STUDENTS' LIVES AND TO BROADEN THEIR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES.

 

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THE MOUNT SNEFFELS EDUCATION FOUNDATION WWW.MTSNEFFELS.ORG


2020 Half Marathon Race Notes and Maps

PLEASE CHECK RACE WEB SITE AFTER 5:30 AM ON DAY OF RACE FOR ANY RACE/COURSE CHANGES CAUSED BY INCLEMENT WEATHER: WWW.MTSNEFFELSMARATHON.COM

Packet Pickup @ Ouray Community Center 320 6th Ave., Ouray Fri.Aug.14th 5–8pm / Sat.Aug.15th 6:00-7:00 am. Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the race start line which is a 5-7 minute walk to 1230 Main street next to the Ouray Visitor Center and Hot Springs Park Parking lot.

THE COURSE:  The start of the half-marathon race will be on Ouray’s Main Street, immediately adjacent to the Visitor’s Center @ 1230 Main Street. Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for approximately 20 mins, starting 10 mins. before the race.  The runner’s first mile will take them up to the south end of Main Street (funnel to the left-hand side of road) and turn around at 3rd Ave.  Proceed north on Main Street back down to the Hot Springs park where they will run a counter-clockwise ¾ lap around the asphalt track and then exit the park.  Run down 2nd Street south all the way to 3rd Avenue and at that T in the road, turn right and follow road up onto Oak Street. Once the runners get on Oak Street/CR 17 in Ouray, you remain on the same road (turns into CR23) for approximately 7.5 miles until you come to a “T” intersection.  You will take a left (note that marathon runners will turn right at the “T” onto CR3A)  and run straight west, on to CR23 and heading up Heartbreak Hill and continue on CR23 all the way to the finish in Ridgway.  Please check the course map for the half-marathon before starting. No dogs, bicycles or strollers are allowed on the course. We will have Mt. Sneffels race officials on mountain bikes leading the front runners of both races. No Timing after 1:00 pm

RUN WITH THE ELITES! You! yes you! can join in on this spectacular run with elite runners

ELEVATION & GOOGLE COURSE MAP  http://www.mtsneffelsmarathon.com/course/media

  • MILE MARKERS: Half-Marathon mile markers are in LIME GREEN. You are sharing the course with the Marathon runners and their miles markers are in RED.

  • AID STATIONS: 6 aid stations are along the route and will have Water & Gatorade. Water, Gatorade and a snack will be at the Coal Creek Aid station. Additional snacks and a beer tent will be located at the finish line park. EMTs will be on call and/or located at the finish line. PORTA POTTIES will be located at both start, finish and along the route near most of the aid stations.

  • If you have a medical condition please be sure to carry your medication with you , just in case of an emergency.

 FINISH LINE ATHLETIC PARK RIDGWAY - We will disassemble finish line at 1:00 pm.   

  • When you arrive at the finish in Ridgway you will be guided by the volunteers to the finish line.

  • Please make sure your bib number is visible when you cross the finish line and stay in the roped off finish line area until someone has handed you your finisher’s medal!

  • If you go back on the course to pace someone, PLEASE remove your bib entirely as they have embedded disposable chip timing. Please use caution and be aware that there may be marathon and half- marathon participants coming the opposite way.

PARKING START & FINISH LINES

  • START LINE VISITORS CENTER @ OURAY HOT SPRINGS POOL PARK: Parking is “very limited” at the Pool parking lot. A portion of the road, HWY 550 /Main Street, leading to the Hot Springs Pool will be closed at 7:20 am. Starting at 6:45 am, if you are coming into Ouray from the north (from Ridgway), please park your vehicle at Rotary Park (located just north of MM 95 on Hwy.550) and take our complimentary shuttle, running every 5 min. to the starting line. We will have a sign at the entrance of Rotary Park that says “Race Event Parking and Shuttle”.

  • FINISH LINE PARKING: 23CR @Ridgway Athletic Park. Parking is along the town streets to the north of the Ridgway Athletic Park along Chipeta Drive, Moffat Streets and beyond. There will be some limited parking in designated parking areas at the north end of the park near the tennis courts and across the road. Please do not park past the road cones north along 23CR near the finish line or south of the finish line turn off, as it congest traffic, the race course and creates issues with shuttle bus turn arounds.

RACE BIBS: have disposable timing chips embedded in them. They also have 3 tear tabs which may be used for ½ priced entry to the Box Canon Falls and Ouray Hot Springs Pool on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of race weekend only, and one for a complimentary micro-brewed beer at the finish line. You must be 21 years old and I.D.’s will be checked. BRING YOUR PHOTO ID.

SHUTTLE BUSES: Complimentary shuttle buses from Ridgway to Ouray (including a drop-off option at Rotary Park) will run throughout the morning starting at approximately 9:30 am.

BAG TRANSPORT: If you want us to transport your race bags, or anything else from Ouray to the finish line for you, we will have a “bag wagon” at the Lower level outside of the Ouray Visitor center area for your convenience. Please label your bag and items. Please pick up your items as soon as you finish the race. We are not responsible for lost or unclaimed items.

AWARDS: Age category awards will be available at the awards area in the big tent. If you miss picking up your award, it is your responsibility to contact us and pay for shipping. The ceremony for the Top Race winners for the full and half-marathon will start at approximately 11:30 at the Ridgway Athletic Park area ( Finish Line)

RACE RESULTS: Race results link http://halsports.net/event/mt-sneffels-marathon-and-half-marathon/.  You can also download the races timing company free app. There you can get results under your specific event mini-app. To download on either the App Store or Android Play Store, go to:  https://live.sporthive.com/event. 

CANCELLATION of RACE: We reserve the right to cancel or stop the race if inclement weather or other unforeseen incident threatens our aid station volunteers or runners.

The following restaurants in Ouray should be open Saturday morning for coffee/breakfast:

Artisan Bakery, 460 Main St., Ouray. 7 am   ***Official Race Sponsor

Campbells Cajun Cuisine, 636 Main St., Ouray,

Ouray Café, 1700 Main St. Ouray, Timberline Deli, 803 Main, Ouray

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PROGRAMS WHICH ENRICH OURAY COUNTY STUDENTS' LIVES AND TO BROADEN THEIR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES.

THE MOUNT SNEFFELS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

WWW.MTSNEFFELS.ORG

Half Marathon Elevation Graph

Half Marathon Elevation Graph

 

            

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