5 Peaks racers will now have a choice between a Sport course (4-8 km route), and an Enduro Course (10-17 km route) and a ~3k Kids Peaks event at all venues.
While the Sport course is perfect for the beginner trail runner, our Enduro course will continue to offer challenging runs, with a few new twists and turns! For those who just can't get enough trail running, the 1/2 Marathon will meet their needs! The Kids Peaks Challenge will offer a fun ~3k trail for anyone under 18, while the free Children’s Challenge is open to children 8 and under, offering up to a 1 km course for fun.
NEW for 2013 - We’re added a 3km Timed Kids event to encourage families to come out to races together and get involved. Kids ages 8 and up will be eligible to register for a great rate of $15(early bird), $20 regular and $25 race day entry. Parents are allowed and encouraged to run the course with their kids at no charge, and will still have time to do their own sport or endure course afterwards. Medals and prizing will be awarded.
- Registrants may switch races, or distances at anytime online through the registered racer area. Deadline for changes is the Wednesday at midnight prior to the race. NO race day changes will be allowed.
- The best 4 finishes within a series will be used to score points towards the series title. Racers must participate in a minimum of three 5 Peaks races of the same distance within a series in order to qualify. In the event of a tie, the win will go to the racer with the overall fastest time. The ½ marathon distance may not be used in the points race standings.
Don't be intimidated. These runs are for everyone. We welcome all competitors, whether you're gunning to become a backcountry running champion or simply want to take on a new physical challenge, 5 Peaks is for you. The seasoned veteran will rip through a course in about an hour, while most of the pack will jog/hike the trail finishing the race in about an hour and a half.
There will be some new locations and new course options this year and all promise to be spectacular!