BRECK CREST HALF MARATHON & 10K-September 5-6, 2020

UPDATE (8.3.2020)

Greetings!
We have made the difficult decision to alter the format of this year’s Breck Crest. We waited as long as we could to see if the event could be held “normally”. Together with our partners in the Breckenridge community, we have decided to host the event in a MODIFIED FORMAT.

The 2020 Breck Crest will be a Strava-based HALF MARATHON and 10K only; no 23 Mile Trail Marathon this year.
The courses will be marked and ready for racing on Saturday September 5 and Sunday September 6.
Racers will be able to run their course anytime during this two-day period.
Again, to be clear, the courses WILL be marked.
There will NOT be any aid stations on course. All racers will need to self-support.

We will be using Strava for results tracking. 
All racers who wish to appear in the results must have a device capable of uploading their activity to Strava. This can be as simple as using Strava’s smart phone app. Many runners prefer a watch that can be synced to Strava and uploaded upon conclusion.
See the Strava Info section for more detail.
Please understand this decision was not made lightly. We appreciate your support of this iconic Breckenridge event and hope you will still be able to participate.

Please read on for more info!
Sincerely,

Jeff Westcott

REGISTRATION

Online Registration Only
All registrants will receive a Breck Crest Tech Tee.

 

ENTRY FEE:
$50 Half Marathon
$40 10K

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

PARKING INFO
https://www.breckpark.com/

Here’s the quick lowdown on Parking:
The parking lot immediately adjacent to the Start/Finish, the TIGER/DREDGE LOT, is now  PAY PARKING. Paid parking begins at 10:00am

  • The first hour is $.50
  • The 1st additional hour is $1.50
  • ​​​​​​​The 2nd additional hour is $2.00
  • The 3rd additional hour is $4.00
  • All Day Rate is $12.00

FREE PARKING
Available at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena
and the Airport Road Satellite Lot.
These lots have Free Ride bus service to town but not necessarily directly to the Start/Finish

COURSE MAPS & DESCRIPTIONS

COURSES ARE MARKED WITH YELLOW RECTANGLES/BLACK ARROWS AT ALL MAJOR INTERSECTIONS.  PINK FLAGGING IS USED AS CONFIRMATION.

THE 10K /HALF MARATHON SPLIT IS SIGNED.

THE FIRST COURSE MARKING ARROW WILL BE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE BURRO TRAIL ADJACENT TO BEAVER RUN RESORT. There will be a “Start Segment” sign here. There will be a “Finish Segment” sign at the top of the metal stairs that take racers under Highway 9.  You are of course welcome to Start/Finish at the Riverwalk Center however we will use the slightly shorter segment for timing and results.
For accurate timing please have hit Record>Start on Strava before you cross the Start Segment sign.
Conversely, run past the Finish Segment sign before hitting Stop>Finish>Save on your device.

For those wanting to compare times to previous years Start and Finish at the Riverwalk Center.

10K TRAIL RUN-THIS IS THE 2019 10K MAP…NEW COURSE MAP COMING SOON
The course will be modified slightly from the 2019 alignment..
Click the thumbnails for the 10K Mile Course Map and elevation map.
Note: The profile appears 4.5x steeper than it actually is! See Vertical Exaggeration in lower left corner.

  
10K COURSE DESCRIPTION

Start at the Riverwalk Center and run south on paved path next to the Riverwalk Tent and Box Office entrance.

Cross Adams Ave., stay on paved path, and run past 10th Mountain Division Statue.
At S. Park Ave turn right and run a short distance on sidewalk
Cross S. Park Ave to sidewalk on other side of street
Turn left onto Village Road, staying on sidewalk
Turn left into Beaver Run Parking Lot directly across from entrance to Double Tree Hotel
Run across Beaver Run Parking Lot to dirt service road
Turn right and run uphill on Service Road toward Beaver Run, go through a gap in the Buck and Rail fence on your left and access the Burro Trail.
Run up the Burro Trail approx. 300 yards and take right onto bridge across Lehman Creek
Stay on this singletrack climbing for approx. 1/4 mile
Trail crosses Horse Trail…stay straight and continue climbing
Turn left onto Service Road and continue climbing up toward Ten Mile Station
Stay on service Road another 1/4 mile and turn right onto Wanderer Trail
Take Wanderer Trail all the way to the Mid Station of the Peak 8 Superconnect Chairlift
Turn right onto service road and descend
Road merges into Sawmill Trail (singletrack) and continues descending
Sawmill Trail ends at bottom of “C” chairlift and you will be on a service road
Bear left onto service road, run approx. 100 yards further, and turn left/uphill into 4 O’Clock Trail
Turn left off of 4 O’Clock Trail through tall grassy area.
Descend Skiway Skyway.
Course ends at top of stairs that take you under Highway 9.

BRECK CREST HALF MARATHON = 13.1 Miles
Click this thumbnail for the Half Marathon Course Map and Elevation Profile.
Note: The profile appears 3.4x steeper than it actually is! See Vertical Exaggeration in lower left corner.

 

  

 

HALF MARATHON COURSE DESCRIPTION
Start at the Riverwalk Center and run south on paved path next to the Riverwalk Tent and Box Office entrance.
Cross Adams Ave., stay on paved path, and run past 10th Mountain Division Statue.
At S. Park Ave turn right and run a short distance on sidewalk
Cross S. Park Ave (Police Officer Here) to sidewalk on other side of street
Turn left onto Village Road, staying on sidewalk
Turn left into Beaver Run Parking Lot directly across from entrance to Double Tree Hotel
Run across Beaver Run Parking Lot to dirt service road
Turn right and run uphill on Service Road toward Beaver Run, go through a gap in the Buck and Rail fence on your left and access the Burro Trail.
Stay on the Burro Trail ignoring any smaller spurs. (The Burro Trail is marked with Blue Diamonds)
Run up Burro Trai, ignoring any small spurs to “T” intersection and turn left (south) onto the jeep road.
Cross Crystal Creek Road and stay on singletrack.
Singletrack merges with Spruce Creek Road.
Take Spruce Creek Road approx. .7 miles to AID STATION #1.
Climb Wheeler Trail to intersection of Peak 9 Road AID STATION #2 HERE.
Turn right and downhill onto Peak 9 Road.
Descend Peak 9 Road…a long way…past the Peak 9 Restaurant…zigzag your way across the frontside of the Peak 9 intermediate ski terrain…and turn left onto the Peak 9 to Peak 8 Trail. AID STATION HERE
Continue on Peak 9 to Peak 8 Trail.
Turn right onto Prospector Trail and descend.
Turn left at Peak 9 Storage onto road.
Bear right onto singletrack.
Turn right onto dirt road for a short distance
Turn hard left onto wooden bridge.
At end of bridge turn right and then…
immediately left onto singletrack trail and climb.
At switchback stay straight onto 4 O’Clock Trail.
Turn left off of 4 O’Clock Trail through tall grassy area.
Descend Skiway Skyway.
Course ends at top of stairs that take you under Highway 9.

THE FORMAT and STRAVA INFO

Here’s what we’ll do:

  • Mark the course
  • Verify your run
  • Compile Results by Category
  • Send Tech Tee to you
  • Send Medals  to Top 3 Overall Female and Male 
  • Send Medals to 1st Place in Age Divisions
  • Compile Overall Standings

Here’s what you do:

  • Register at Runreg.com
  • Have a STRAVA profile (free versions available) and be familiar with how to use it.
  • Run the course accurately and in the permissible timeframe (Saturday and Sunday September 5-6, 2020 during daylight hours) at 

All racers will need a STRAVA user profile. There is a free version.
There are two ways to use Strava:
1.  Download the App to your phone.

  • Make sure GPS is enabled
  • Phone is charged
  • Make sure Battery Saving mode is OFF
  • Hit Record…and then hit Start
  • Be sure to hit “Record” and “Start” before you go past the Start Segment Sign. And, conversely, run past the Finish Segment sign before you hit “Stop”>”Finish”>”Save” (this terminology is Strava-specific. We recognize that those riding with GPS head units have different steps and lingo)
  • Strava will recognize the portion of your run that matches our Strava Segment and we’ll take it from there.
  1. Use a GPS unit from a company such as Garmin, Suunto, Polar.
  • Run the segment
  • Upload to Strava after your run
  • Strava will match your run to our Segment and we’ll take it from there.