– The Pleasant Valley Fall Trail Run is the inaugural event of the Ski Haus and Lake Catamount Race . Ride . Tour Series. The Fall Trail Run will kick off the series this Sunday October 4, 2015 at Lake Catamount. The Race/Run/Power Walk begins at 10:00 am.
This course/trail is available for the first time ever to the runners and power walkers of the Yampa Valley. Participants will be treated with a wonderful view of the Yampa Valley as they climb and descend the lower slopes of Mount Baldy. The elevation gain per lap is over 1,000 feet. So when you consider the lap distance along with the elevation gain this course will easily elevate your heart rate. Short and stout is a nice description of what to expect. Come and race if you are competitive. Come run and put in a good pace. Come jog and enjoy the scenery. Or come power walk and enjoy the company of friends.
The start begins from the Heritage Cabin on Harrison Trail at Lake Catamount. Runners will climb clockwise the service road (two track) to the Yurt Trail, climb the single track Yurt Trail just below the Yurt, cut right, descend to the Sheepherders Trail, climb up a short distance and loop back to the start/finish at the Heritage Cabin. There will be no aid station on course, however, at the start there will be hot coffee, fresh donuts, cold water, and tasty Skratch hydration drink. One lap or two… 3.5 miles or 7 miles. Your choice but either way be ready for a cool morning start, possible variable weather conditions, potentially unpredictable course conditions and plenty of fun!
Kids 12 years old and younger will run for free. For everyone else there is a $10 entry fee. All entry fees will benefit the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp. You can register the morning of the race at the Start/Finish but the fee increases to $20 and race day registration closes at 9:30 am.
Lake Catamount requests that everyone please stay on course at all times as a courtesy to Lake Catamount and private property owners. Parking available along Harrison Trail road for a limited time only during this event.
Lastly, as mentioned before, this is the inaugural event of the Pleasant Valley Race Ride Tour Series hosted by Ski Haus and Lake Catamount. Coming this winter for 2015/2016 there will seven events featuring Fat Bike and XC Relays. Full Moon Fat Bike Rides. Nordic Skate and Classic Ski Events. And Burgers and Beers. And plenty of fun with friends…
The entire Pleasant Valley Race Ride Tour Series is based on the idea of coming out and having fun. We really want to emphasize participation. Our event name hopefully says it all. Come race if you like. Come just ride if you like. And even better come on out and enjoy a touring pace on either a fat bike or skis if you like. We really just want everyone to have fun! Stay tuned and more details will be available soon.