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Clubs and Trifecta

Prize Change: Due to expressed concerns from the parks, we will no longer offer the 50% and 20% discount to those who complete a club or the trifecta. We will still continue with the clubs and trifecta, but instead will be sending those who complete the challenge an awesome piece of memorabilia. We’re still hammering out design and details, but we’ll announce as soon as it’s finalized. We will be honoring the discount for anyone who completed a club or the trifecta in 2016.

Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves at the summit of the Chasm Lake hike, or at the top of Hallett Peak within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

1) A clear view of your face

2) Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible

3) Your finisher medal in plain view

will join the club and forever be immortalized on our website. We will post all those pictures here, along with the runners name and city.

The same rules apply for the Trifecta (one picture for each of the three activities).

Continental Divide Club

Hallett Autumn ClassicThe Continental Divide Club is a salute the hardcore among us. To join the club, hike Hallett Peak, which just so happens to sit right on the Continental Divide. This is one the most classic hikes in the entire park, but it’s super challenging.

This is a very challenging hike. It’s long and you gain a lot of elevation. But if you know how to keep putting one foot in front of the other all day, you can totally do it. You can read more about the hike, as well as get directions and instructions herehere and here.

 

***Keep in mind, you should start early in the day. Thunderstorms are common in afternoons during August, and it may take you 5-6 hours to reach the summit and 2-3 hours to get back down. Also, due to the high elevation, you will need more water than you think you do. Take a lot of water and please, do not underestimate this hike.

SEE WHO MADE IT INTO THE 2013 INAUGURAL CONTINENTAL DIVIDE CLUB

SEE WHO MADE IT INTO THE 2014 CONTINENTAL DIVIDE CLUB

SEE WHO MADE IT INTO THE 2015 CONTINENTAL DIVIDE CLUB

Chasm Lake Club

imagesThis year we are introducing a second club hike: The Chasm Lake Club. Chasm Lake is a beautiful crater lake along the Longs Peak trail. The hike is 8.4 miles roundtrip with a total elevation gain of 2,450 feet. Hikers should leave early in the morning to avoid crowds and afternoon thunderstorms.

SEE WHO MADE IT INTO THE 2014 INAUGURAL CHASM CLUB

SEE WHO MADE IT INTO THE 2015 CHASM CLUB

 

 

 

Rocky Mountain Trifecta

rm trifectaThe Rocky Mountain Trifecta is comprised of 3 different activities. You must complete all 3 in order to complete the Trifecta. Same rules as the clubs apply: take your picture at each of the 3 with your bib and finisher medal and send them to us 72 hours after finishing the race.

The Trifecta is meant to be challenging, but less strenuous. These are iconic activities inside the park that should be experienced, but are doable with children. The 3 activities that makeup the Trifecta are:

1) Bear Lake
2) Alberta Falls
3) Trailridge Rd.

If you complete the Trifecta, you will have a rewarding and pretty broad experience in the park. To complete the challenge, be sure and take your picture (with your finisher medal and race bib) at each of those spots.

SEE WHO COMPLETED THE 2014 ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRIFECTA

SEE WHO COMPLETED THE 2015 ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRIFECTA

 

 

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Bear Lake
Bear Lake is beautiful, and incredibly easy to get to. You drive to the Bear Lake parking lot and it is a 1/4 mile to a beautiful view of the lake and Hallett Peak. The hike around the lake is beautiful and easily can be done with children. Those attempting the Hallett Peak hike will start at Bear Lake.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alberta Falls
A beautiful waterfall inside the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trail Ridge Road
Trail Ridge Rd is an incredible byway that goes from Estes Park to Grand Lake, crosses the continental divide, climbs above the tree line, and offers incredible views. Our challenge to you is to drive to the top of Trail Ridge Rd and to make the short hike to the tallest peak.

 

 

We are still working to process and post the club and trifecta members from the 2016 race. Thank for your patience!