The worlds first & only Self-Sufficient Multi-Stage Mountain Ultra. The Ultimate Mountain Ultra, a 220km multi-stage event over the infamous Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA. Your race starts in the picturesque town of Crested Butte with it's old west style buildings and mountain vistas.
(This trail race takes place in August each year. Visit race website link below for details.)
Location: Colorado, United States
Geographic Area: Snowmass
Nearby City: Crested Butte
Race Length: 220 km (136.7 mi)
20,000 feet (+146 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 15,000 feet (-110 ft/mi)
High Point: 13,000 feet
Low Point: 9,000 feet
85% dirt trails, 10% dirt roads, 5% paved
Website URL: http://www.beyondtheultimate.co/races/the-mountain-ultra (opens new window)
Race Director: BeyondTheUltimate
Phone: + 44 (0) 20 3239 9340
Date of next race: August 2nd 2013
Location: Crested Butte/Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, USA
Terrain: Mountain Wilderness & Single Track
Cost: Int $3400 over 3 stage payments, US Ballot $1200
Deposit: $800 to secure your place
US Ballot Places: US Citizens can apply from Sep 2012
Red Jersey Stage: King of the Mountains, 3 Peaks.
Crested Butte Base Camp: 9000ft
Highest Peaks: 13000ft
Total Incline: Over 20,000ft
Daytime temperature: 23°C - 28°C
Evening Temperature: 15°C
Location: Colorado | Race: - 220km, 5 stages from Crested Butte to Snowmass | Cost: $3400
US Ballot Entry: We will be accepting ballot entries for US Citizens from September 2012, closing December 2012. Ballot Entries limited to 200 at $1200 per entry. All successful ballot entries will be notified January 2012.
Transfers Included: From Gunnison Airport to Crested Butte Base Camp & Snowmass to Gunnison Airport
Food Included: At Crested Butte Base Camp we will provide you with hot boiling water to make up your meals as well as drinking water. We will provide you with food as you come across the finish line as well as a celebration meal during the after party in your Snowmass hotel.
Water: We will provide you with natural drinking water during your time with us from Crested Butte Base Camp until you reach your hotel in Snowmass after the race.
Medical Care: We will provide you with the very best medical care during your race. Our field and race proven team have the experience to make your race a success.
Support: We pride ourselves at having the most comprehensive team to support you in your quest for ultra running success. Included in our support preparations you will have - support staff, medical staff, 4 x 4 support vehicles, helicopter evacuation arrangement and the full support of the surrounding communities.
A Mountain Ultra Marathon
The worlds first & only Self-Sufficient Multi-Stage Mountain Ultra
The Ultimate Mountain Ultra, a 220km multi-stage event over the infamous Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA. Your race starts in the picturesque town of Crested Butte with it's old west style buildings and mountain vistas.
The race then takes a wild and rugged tour of some of the wildest and most remote regions in Colorado all the way through Aspen and finishing in Snowmass. With the whole race taking place at over 9000ft and rising to 13000ft several times this could well be the toughest race in the Ultimate Ultras Series, we won't label this it as the toughest in the world, it's not our place, we'll leave that to you. You will be self-sufficient carrying your own provisions such as food, water, clothing and sleeping arrangements for the entire race, replenishing your 2.5 litres of water along the way at check points and base camps.
To complete this ultra successfully you will have to set up and complete your training to include substantial inclines and declines as well as some altitude exposure. See race itinerary for a day by day account of this amazing event.
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Submitted On: 9/21/2012
By: BeyondTheUltimate (Race Director)