Come celebrate fall in the mountains with a trail running challenge! An exciting day of festival fun and adventure on the trails near Eagle, Colorado. With the start/finish line right in the heart of Eagle’s new fall festival, Septemberfest, friends and family can enjoy themselves while you push yourself in the rugged mountain race. Afterwards, relax with a beer, hot meal, or just sit and listen to live music. Racers can choose from a Half Marathon, Marathon or 50K.
In order to be environmentally friendly and cut down on the amount of trash we produce, we will not have cups at the aid stations. Please carry a water bottle, cup or hydration pack on the course.
Finisher’s mementos will be handed to you as you cross the finish line and awards will be given out at our Awards Ceremony (details TBD).
All registered racers will get a free beer from Bonfire Brewery and entry into Septemberfest.
This year’s host hotel will be the AmericInn in Eagle, CO.
Address: 85 Pond Rd, Eagle, CO 81631
Phone: (970) 328-5155
Tell them you are with the Mountain RATS race for a discount.
Start/Finish Area and Parking
Color Coffee Roasters (717 Sylvan Lake Rd) will host the packet pick-up. The start/finish line will be on the grass next to the store in the heart of the Septemberfest celebration. Your race number and packet will also be available at this location Friday night and Saturday morning.
Parking will be on the streets near the start/finish and surrounding the Septemberfest.
Weather in Eagle can vary. The averages for late September are a low of 38F and a high of 72F degrees.
There will be emergency vehicles throughout the event and all necessary materials to nurse any bumps, cuts, bruises, or blisters will be at the start/finish area. In addition, a certified Emergency Medical Technician will be in attendance. Aid stations will NOT have aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.
Staying on Course
Racers must stay on the designated course. Shortcutting will result in a disqualification. If you go off course, you must return to the same point you exited in order to continue.
In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of the runners or officials.
Federal, State, and County laws and ordinances must be followed at all times.
30 Days or more prior to the Event: 85% credit of registration fee (excluding UltraSignup fees).
Less than 30 days prior to the Event: No refunds or credit given.
Credits may be applied to any future Gemini Adventures race and will be valid for 12 months.
Registered runners may also switch between distances. No refunds or credit will be given for dropping down in distance. If stepping up in distance, the added current pricing of the longer distance will be charged (excluding Ultrasignup fees).
To request credits, log in to your UltraSignup account, and go to Registration History. Select Edit for the event, and scroll to the bottom of the page where Cancel Registration is linked. Follow the prompts.
The Mountain RATS courses will be challenging, beautiful, and almost 100% dirt.
We will have nine aid stations located throughout the 50K course, six for the marathon and four for the half (at approximately five-mile intervals).
Aid Stations will have: gels, potato chips, peanut butter and jelly rolls, chocolate, bananas, ice water and Tailwind Endurance Fuel hydration.
To reduce waste, cups will not be provided at the aid stations.
Aid stations will NOT have aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.
32mi with ~6000′ of climbing
Strava 50K Map
Printable 50K Map
Spring Creek (13mi) Cut-off 11:40pm
School House (20.5mi) Cut-off 2:00pm
Finish Cut-off 5:30pmMarathon
26.2 miles with ~5000′ of climbing
Strava Marathon Map
Printable Marathon Map
Spring Creek (17mi) Cut-off 2:30pm
Easy Rider (21.5mi) Cut-off 3:30pm
Finish Cut-off 5:30pmHeavy Half
14.4 miles with ~2500′ of climbing
Strava Heavy Half Map
Printable Heavy Half Map
There are no cut-offs for the Heavy Half Marathon!
5:00-7:00p- Registration & Packet Pick Up at Color Coffee Roasters
6:00-7:45a – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up at Start Line (Color Coffee Roasters)
7:00a – Marathon/50K race start
8:00a – Half Marathon start
5:30p – Marathon/50K cut-off
6:15:00 – Andrew Vargo (2017)50K Female
7:28:58 – Lauren Kosman (2017)Marathon Male
5:12:46 – Keegan Winkeller (2017)
4:27:06 – Mriah Blair (2017)
Heavy Half Male:
2:05:31 – Geoff Grimmer (2017)
Heavy Half Female:
2:05:14 – Kim Dobson (2017)