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This will be our fourth year in Routt National Forest north of Steamboat Springs, CO, but our first year putting on a 36-hour race in this area. Look forward to the usual difficult and hilly terrain, flat water (and possibly windy) paddle, and biking on forest service roads and trails. The 2023 race will start and finish at Steamboat Lake State Park. The elevation on the course will range between 8,000 ft and 9,500.
If you plan to camp or get a cabin at Steamboat Lake State Park or Pearl Lake State Park, reserve your spot early.
The 2023 race is still under planning and the permit application has been sent to the National Forest Service. More updates will be added as necessary.
We are holding this race at Steamboat Lake State Park which is located north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Racers will navigate the unmarked course by hiking/trekking, mountain biking (dirt road/trail), and paddling (lake flat water class I). Racers may bring their own boats. The race director will provide canoes for teams, PFDs, and paddles.
Racers must form teams of 2-4 in order to participate.
If your team participates in 3 or more RMAS races, your team will be eligible to win the RMAS overall series prize. Review the rankings page for more information.
Please click here for a list of all required gear and equipment. (Note: gear list has not been created yet.)
No equipment rental required. The race director will bring canoes.
Racers may bring their own paddles and PFDs.
Racers may bring their own boats as well.
We love our volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for this race, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and the race director will be in touch.
We want to ensure that all our race participants, as well as the surrounding community, are safe. If necessary we will implement a plan and guidelines in order to keep all involved healthy. More information regarding this will be passed on as race day approaches. For more information, click here.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Stay tuned for more information as the race day approaches!
Friday, August 18 –
Packet and Map Pick-up: 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Bin and Paddle Bag Drop off: 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Race Briefing: 10:30pm
Race Start: 11:00pm
Race Cut-off: Sunday, 11:00am
There are several campgrounds (state and federal) in the area near or on Steamboat Lake State Park and Pearl Lake State Park. Additionally, there are a few resorts with cabins in the area. Book any of the above early, because they fill up quickly. There is also free camping in the National Forest. Ask the race director if you want free camping options.
Additionally, there are many places to stay in and around Steamboat Springs, including cabins, hotels, and campgrounds.
Check out the race’s RULES.
- What type of races are these? This is an 36 hour race in Routt County where the terrain is steep, rocky, and difficult. Racers have 36 hours to complete as much of the course as they can.
- How long are these races? These races can range from 4 hours to 10 days. This particular race is 36 hours.
- Is there mandatory gear for these races? Yes, please review this list.
- Do I need to have adventure racing experience to complete them? It is not necessary, but helpful. Definitely map reading skills is a must.
- Do I need to have a team to participate? Yes, teams of 2 to 4 (Co-Ed or open) can participate.
Cancellation Policy: Racers will receive a full refund if cancelling 60 days out. If cancelling between 60 and 30 days out, half refund is offered. If cancelling within 30 days, a refund is not possible but the registration can be rolled to another race.
*If we have to cancel the race due to fire or other disaster, all registered racers will receive as much of a refund as possible.
NEED A TEAMMATE?
Are you needing a teammate to compete with in one of our races? Check out the Adventure Race Teammate Finder Facebook page for other racers looking for partners!