silverton 1000

Silverton 1000


Friday, August 11th – 17th, 2017

6 day | 72 hour | 48 hour | 24 hour | 12 hour | 6 hour

Silverton, Colorado

Welcome to the Silverton 1000 Multiday Run consisting of six separate running events all starting at 9:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time on the following days:

Friday, August 11, 2017 – 6 day | 72 hour | 48 hour | 24 hour

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – | 72 hour | 48 hour | 24 hour | 12 hour | 6 hour

Sunday, August 13, 2017 – | 72 hour | 48 hour | 24 hour

Monday, August 14, 2017 – | 72 hour | 48 hour | 24 hour

Tuesday, August 15 2017 – | 48 hour | 24 hour

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – 24 hour



The race course is located at the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area in Silverton, Colorado.

1 Kendall Place, Silverton, CO 81433

Course Summary

All runs take place on a 1 mile trail loop around the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area in beautiful Silverton, Colorado at elevation 9318. Each 1 mile loop of the course features a challenging 250 feet of elevation gain and subsequent loss. While the 24hour, 48 hour, 72 hour, and 6 day runs are all “go as you please” format, meaning you may run or rest when you choose, in order to be eligible for the 1000 mile run challenge, you must complete at least 1 mile/loop of the course each consecutive hour of the event. In addition, there will be cutoffs in the 1000 mile run challenge of 350 miles in 6 days, 700 miles in 12 days, and all 1000 miles in 18 days.


Expect varying conditions during the day as Silverton experiences very unpredictable weather. Daytime temperatures could be anywhere from below freezing to temps into the 70’s. Nighttime temperatures will most likely be below freezing!  In other words, if you are driving up from Phoenix to escape the summer heat you should prepare for warm and down-right cold! This event is not for the faint of heart! You will positively need some warm clothes – tights, gloves, hat, jacket, etc. Forecast for Silverton, CO

Bib/Shirt Pickup

Pick up will be at the race site beginning Thursday evening and available throughout the week before each event.

Aid Stations

Located a the Start/Finish line, a full aid station will be provided during the first 6 days of the event, as well as breakfast and dinner each day. It is impossible to supply food that caters to all individual tastes. If you desire specific types of food and drink, bring them along with your normal race gear. After 6 days, if you qualify to continue in the 1000 mile challenge, there will be water and other minimal aid, but, we ask that you pretty much try to be self sufficient after that. A dedicated crew would be a really good practice for all 1000 mile challengers.

Food and Beverages Provided (subject to change)

Water, cola, pretzels, oatmeal, tortillas, cheese, sports drinks, M&M’s, graham crackers, coffee, potatoes, soup, fresh fruit, peanut butter, cookies, etc.

Race Perks

Gender specific cut race shirt

Chip timed race results displayed at finish line

Finisher award pint glass

Crews & Pacers

Crews are welcome to support runners at the finish line. Pacers are not allowed.


There will be different buckle awards for 100 through 500 miles achieved. If you are the overall  winner in your event, you will also receive a unique award. You may enter any race to qualify for any one buckle that represents your total distance. There will also be a $1000 award to the first to finish the 1000 Mile Challenge!

We will present progressive achievement awards to runners who have accumulated 1000 miles, 2000 miles and onward, over the years in the Silverton Challenge.  These awards are given regardless of which event you have competed in, over the accumulated years.

Volunteer Helpers

We cannot produce these trail runs without the help of our amazing volunteer team. You can even help and run on race day. If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, photography, videography, social media and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or race goody and Aravaipa Race Credits. Silverton 1000 Volunteer Form


Entry Fees*

Until 5/26 Until 7/14 Until 8/8 Race Wk
6 day $400 $430 $460 $520
72 hr $280 $300 $320 $360
48 hr $200 $220 $240 $280
24 hr $120 $135 $150 $180
12 hr $80 $90 $100 $120
6 hr $50 $60 $70 $90

Save $10 with our no-shirt option! Shirts guaranteed on race day if ordered by 7/14, otherwise shirts will be sold on race day if available.

*Prices do not include tax

Entrant Limit

150 Runners

Entrant Lists

Registration Options

Online via Ultra Signup

Mail-in Entry

Online registration closes on 8/8 at 11:59PM. Registration will be available after online registration closes at all packet pickup locations and race day as long as we have not reached our capacity.




Course Map and Elevation Profile



Race Day Tracking

Your time and distance for each completed lap will be recorded automatically using the MyLaps timing system. Up-to-date lap totals will be displayed on a display, and will be broadcast to the race website as often as possible. Invite your friends to watch your progress online during your run.

Each runner will wear a small transponder chip on a velcro strap around their ankle. No manual lap recording will be done.

Note: When you finish your race, you must return your transponder chip to one of the race personnel in the timing tent! The transponders cost upwards of $135 each, and you are responsible for the cost if you don’t return your chip.

Live updates will be available race day on ultracast.

Course Records

6 Day | Men: 350 Miles – Jeremy Ebel (’13) | Women: 233 Miles – Margaret Schlundt (’14)
72 Hour | Men: 156 Miles – Ed Ettinghausen (’13) | Women: 160 Miles – Colleen Zato (’16)
48 Hour | Men: 117 Miles – Joshua Holmes (’14) | Women: 109 Miles – Rochelle Garanez (’14)
24 Hours | Men: 91 Miles – Cody Bradford (’13) | Women: 76 Miles – Ivy Lefebvre (’13)
12 Hours | Men: 55 Miles – Justin Lutick (’13) | Women: 50 Miles – Abby McQueeney Penamonte (’12)
6 Hours | Men: 33 Miles – Aaron Keller (’13) | Women: 25 Miles – Laurie Nakauchi (’12)




The Kendall Mountain Recreation Area is just a third of a mile from downtown Silverton, nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. The Town of Silverton features a small grocery and hardware store, a post office, restaurants, hotels, B&B’s, the narrow gauge train, and much more.

The timing and aid station tent will be housed within two 20-foot by 20 foot tents. You can setup your own tent adjacent to the timing or aid tents, in the ice rink area for no charge. There are also other areas next to the trail where you can pitch your personal tent and/or aid station but when doing that, there are some restrictions and a very nominal town camping fee.

Note: The timing and aid station tent is intended for runners to rest during their event, so noise should be kept to a minimum. However, people will be going in and out of the tent at all hours, so, runners should not expect complete quiet. If you require complete quiet, this will not be the place for you to set up your personal space.


We are excited to offer several camping and tent rental options at the 2017 Silverton 1000 Multiday Run.

The camping area opens Thursday, August 11 at 10:00 AM for camping setup.

Tent and cot rentals will be available for your convenience. These will be located at the same camping area directly next to the start/finish. You may reserve a tent and/or cot when you register for the race or sign-up with the link below.

Online via Ultra Signup

All rentals will require setup when you arrive. You may check in to receive your tent anytime after 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 11th. Tents will reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Small Tent – $15 – These are 7 feet by 7 feet, a simple two person camping tent that is tall enough to sit up in, but not to stand. Cot rentals are not available for small tents.

Large Tent – $25  – These are 8 feet by 12 feet and are large enough to stand up in (for most people) and may also fit two cot rentals.

Large Tent + 1 Cot – $35

Large Tent + 2 Cots – $45


Rules and Etiquette

Races begin on your designated day promptly at 9:00 AM. If you arrive late for the start of your race you may still compete, but the time you’ve missed is lost and cannot be made up.

A pre-race meeting will take place before each event at 8:45 AM. At the 9:00 AM start, you will begin circling the trail clockwise. Thereafter, you will change direction every six hours (at 3:00 PM, 9:00 PM, etc.).

You may leave the trail at any time. If and when you decide to continue, you must return to the course at the exact same place you left it, and complete the lap you were on when you stepped off the track, in the same direction as you were going, regardless of the direction other runners are moving when you return. This ensures that you are credited with the correct number of laps.

Except for the 1000 Mile Challenge, there are no DNFs or in any of the multi-day runs. Additionally, once you have started your race you may not drop down to a different event. The objective in the multi-day runs is only to go as far as you can (or desire) in the allotted time. Of course, the more time you spend moving forward on the trail, the more distance you will accumulate.

If you wish to stop completely well before the official end of your race, inform the race director or whoever is in the timing area at the time, that you are quitting or leaving early and remember to turn in your chip!

An awards ceremony will follow an hour after the conclusion of the 24, 48, 72 and 6 day events. These will be held on the day each race finishes.

NO CUTTING THE CURVES. You must STAY OUTSIDE the cones or markers on the curves. The layout of the trail at Kendall Mountain is such that you would have to be pretty devious to cheat. Nonetheless, if you cut the curves you will be disqualified.

It is your responsibility to know the rules. They exist to provide a good experience for all runners. If you are caught cheating you will be asked to leave and will not be allowed at future Silverton running events.

Trail etiquette does not require lone runners to yield the inside lane to runners wanting to pass, regardless of whether the one being passed is running or walking at the time. It is assumed that each participant is there to do his or her best, and has an equal right to pursue personal goals. In a race of this type, it is to be expected that even the best will walk for periods of time, particularly those in the longer races. Always pass others on the outside if they are on the inside lane.

An exception to this policy is the case of two or more persons running or walking together. Persons traveling around the trail in groups should always leave an inside channel open so faster runners do not have to travel far to the outside to get around them.

In all cases, remember to show common courtesy, and that most of us run for the enjoyment and thrill of the experience.


Trail Running & Trash

Please respect the recreation area and the beauty of the town by disposing of any trash at our aid station or designated receptacles in the recreation area.


Hotels and Restaurants

Silverton Lodging Options

Local Restaurants



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