July 13, 2019
Kendall Mountain Run
12 Mile and 11 Kilometer
Silverton, Colorado

Meet the mountain this summer in Silverton, Colorado! The Kendall Mountain Run starts in downtown Silverton and traverses jeep roads to within a final 300 vertical foot scramble to the summit of Kendall Mountain overlooking town and the majestic San Juan Mountains. Ascend from 9,318 feet to 13,066 feet to tag the summit! Experience the classic challenge that dates back to the 1908 bar bet!

Online Registration for the 2019 event closes on Tuesday, July 9, at Midnight.

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Start Location

12th Street and Greene
Silverton, CO 81433

Finish Location

Silverton Memorial Park
Greene St, Silverton, CO

Start Time

8:00AM – Start
Both Distances



Make the most of your weekend

Spend the weekend in Silverton testing your endurance limits! Sign up for the Mountain Duo Challenge: Race the 12 Mile Kendall Mountain Run on Saturday, and then keep living the Steep Life by running either the Silverton Alpine Marathon or 50K on Sunday. Get out on the Alpine Loop to see some of the far off towns you can spy from the top of Kendall Mountain!


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Entry Fees*
Until 03/16 Until 06/08 Until 07/02 Race Week
12 Mile $60 $80 $100 $120
11 Kilometer $40 $50 $60 $70
Mountain Duo Challenge Kendall 12M & Silverton Alpine 8 Miler $90 $117 $144 $171
Mountain Duo Challenge Kendall 12 M & Silverton Alpine Marathon $115 $128 $153 $178
Mountain Duo Challenge Kendall 12 M & Silverton Alpine 50K $120 $149 $193 $217
*Prices include Tax

Registration Options
Online via Ultra Signup
Mail-in Entry
Registration will be available at packet pickup on Friday and on race morning

Packet Pickup
Friday July 12
Location TBD

Saturday, July 13

Race Day Pickup 7:00-7:45AM
Location TBD
Silverton, CO 81433

Online registration closes on 07/09 at 11:59 PM. If spots are available, registration will be available at packet pickup and on race day.


Course Summary The 42nd Annual Kendall Mountain Run features a jeep road climb starting from the mountain town of Silverton, Colorado at 9,318 feet to within 300 vertical feet of the summit. The course features a final scramble to the top of 13,066 Kendall Mountain and then returns back down to the finish in Memorial Park where runners are greeted with a post race meal & beer garden! There will be a shorter 11 kilometer option that will turn around at Deer Park.

Aid Stations There will be two aid stations along the course that are each accessed twice. They will feature water, carbohydrate drinks, fresh fruit and other snacks.
Aid Station Distance Chart

Mileage Chart 12 Mile 11 Kilometer Notes/Cutoff
Start 0.0 0.0
Deer Park 3.3 3.3
Notch 5.7 – – 11:30 AM Cutoff (Weather Permitting*)
Summit (Turnaround) 5.9 – – No Aid Station
Notch 6.1 – –
Deer Park 8.5 – –
Finish Memorial Park 12 6.6 1:30 PM Cutoff (5.5 hours)

*If summit conditions deteriorate due to weather or there are predicted incoming storms, race officials will turn runners around at the Notch prior to 11:30 AM.


Kendall Mountain Run (current course)

1:31:05 Jim Walmsley (2017)- Men
1:55:27 Stevie Kremer (2015)- Women

Old Course (Finish at City Hall)
1:34:55 Sheldon Larson (1988)- Men

K2 Double (not held since 2013)
4:09:26 Erik Skaggs (2013)- Men
4:38:15 Keri Nelson (2010)- Women


  • Soft tri-blend race shirt (register before June 7, 2019 to guarantee a race shirt)
  • Scenic and challenging course
  • Chip timed race results displayed at the finish line
  • Post Race Meal in Memorial Park at the finish
  • All finishers will receive a lunch ticket, additional tickets for family & friends may be purchased on site.
  • Beer available for purchase at the finish line from SKA Brewing of Durango!
  • All proceeds from the meal & beer sales benefit San Juan County Search & Rescue.


    Awards to top 3 male & female finishers
    Awards to 1st place male & female Silverton residents
    Awards to 1st place age groups male &female (<20, 20-29, 30-29, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, >70)


    “An earlier rendering of the dash up the mountain during Silverton’s boom days — in August 1908 to be precise — predates the modern day version of the race. On Monday, August 24, 1908, miner Neil McQuieg raced to the top of 13,066-foot Kendall Mountain and back to town on a bet that he could do it in less than an hour and a half. He lost the bet, but only by a minute and 42 seconds.”

    Read the full story…

    Trail Running & Trash
    Please respect the trails and the beauty of the land by disposing of any trash at one of our aid stations. Do not throw trash on the ground–runners caught littering will be disqualified. We ask that you practice “Leave No Trace” along the course to ensure the race continues for many years.

    Cupless Race
    In our continued effort to reduce our races footprint and preserve the trails we love, the 2019 Kendall Mountain Run will be a cupless event.
    What does that mean? There will be no paper cups at the aid stations at this race. Runners will be responsible for carrying their own container to refill along the way. UltrAspire reusable cups may be purchased with registration or on race day OR we encourage you to bring your own! Grab a cup, a hydration vest, pouch, or water bottle and we will fill it at each aid station along the way. We ask you to help us in our efforts by preparing for a cup free race day and thank you in advance for being good stewards of the trails!

    Race Timing
    All runners will be provided with a race bib that must be worn at all times during the race. You will be checked in and out of all aid stations on the course. There will be chip timing at the finish line and your result will show up on the display screen.

    Aid Station Helpers
    This event would not be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers! Sign Up Here!


    Looking for a Unique Experience?
    Check out the incredible, completely off-grid accommodations provided by Red Mountain Alpine Lodge. This is a hike-in only spot off Red Mountain pass, sure to be a memorable stay! (They even have a wood-burning sauna!)

    In Town options For a small town, Silverton has many lodging options. From campgrounds, motels, hotels, and VRBO’s, there are plenty of spots to choose from.
    A few to consider:
    Grand Imperial Hotel
    The Avon
    Teller House
    Triangle Motel
    Prospector Motel

    This is by no means an exhaustive list, just a jumping off point. Have fun Exploring Silverton!



    We’ll see you on the trails!


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