July 13, 2019
Kendall Mountain Run
12 Mile and 11 Kilometer
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.
12th Street and Greene
Silverton, CO 81433
8:00AM – Start
MOUNTAIN DUO CHALLENGE
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!
|Until 03/16||Until 06/08||Until 07/02||Race Week|
|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|
Friday July 12
Saturday, July 13
Race Day Pickup 7:00-7:45AM
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|
|Notch||5.7||– –||11:30 AM Cutoff (Weather Permitting*)|
|Summit (Turnaround)||5.9||– –||No Aid Station|
|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
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)
RACE & COURSE HISTORY
“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.”
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.
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!
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
This is by no means an exhaustive list, just a jumping off point. Have fun Exploring Silverton!