The San Juan Mountain Runners will be hosting the Winter Rim Romp, the first event of the 2013 Black Canyon Race Series on February 9th at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
The race benefits Montrose Community Foundation and Mended Little Hearts of Western Colorado, assisting families affected by congenital heart defects emotionally and financially. Congenital Heart Defects affect 1:100 children.
Details: visit www.blackcanyonraces.com or see attached race poster
16K/10mile classic cross country ski race
8K/5mile snowshoe race
8K/5mile non-competitive cross country ski
These three events require registration ($20 until Feb 1st @ www.blackcanyonraces.com or $25 race day). Race start at 10am. Loki gloves for all registered racers. Prizes for winners and raffle prizes for all registered participants.
The Rim Romp also presents a free, fun, ranger led snowshoe hike for all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the National Park in winter. The hike leaves at 10:30 from the Visitor’s Center. No registration is required, it’s free, and there are no entrance fees for the National Park in the winter time!
An after party will be hosted by Horsefly Brewery following the race, and all registered racers will enjoy free food and beer, awards, and fun. All participants are welcome to join in the fun after the race.
This is an amazing opportunity to ski and snowshoe a challenging course along the rim of theBlackCanyonof theGunnisonon groomed track with amazing views and lots of wildlife along the route. The race is self-supported, but cookies and hot drinks will be available at the start/finish.