Winter Rim Romp Feb 9

Feb 1st @ 5:38 am in Local Events, News, People, Public Service, Sports by Scott Staley

Winter Rim Romp 2013

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 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 @ 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.

Race Coordinator

Becky Sondergard

Cell: 970-201-6203