This will be our fourth year in Routt National Forest north of Steamboat Springs, CO. Look forward to the usual difficult and hilly terrain, flat water (and possibly windy) paddle, and biking on forest service roads. 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 has been permitted. Racers who have registered should look for updates in their email. There will be an email sent out in late July and another the week of the race. The race start and finish location will be at Steamboat Lake State Park.
We are holding this year’s 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, but the race director will provide canoes for teams and some kayaks (for solos only).
Racers must form teams of 1-4 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.
No equipment rental required. We will provide the boats.
We love our volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for this race, please email [email protected] and let us know if you can volunteer for the entire race or some of the race.
We are taking COVID-19 seriously and want to ensure that all our race participants as well as our 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!
- Saturday, August 19 –
Packet and Map Pick-up: 7:30am to 8:30am
Race Briefing: 8:30am
Race Start: 9:00am
Race Cut-off: 5:00pm
Food Served: 5:00pm
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 8 hour races in Routt County where the terrain is steep and difficult. Racers have 8 hours to complete as much of the course as they can.
- How long are these races? They are 8 hours
- Is there mandatory gear for these races? Yes, LINK
- Do I need to have adventure racing experience to complete them? It is not necessary, but helpful. Definitely map reading skills is a good idea.
- Do I need to have a team to participate? No, there is a solo division available
Cancellation Policy: Racers will receive a full refund if cancelling 60 days out. If cancelling between 60 and 30 days out, a half refund is offered. If cancelling with 30 days, a refund is not possible but the registration can be rolled to the next year.
*If we have to cancel the race due to fire, 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!