GOLD RUN RUSH

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Summit Mountain Challenge continues, June 21, 2017, with the Gold Run Rush, presented by Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood.

CATEGORIES

RACING AGE IS DETERMINED BY YOUR AGE ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

MEN CATEGORIES

  • Beginner Men
  • Sport Men 19-34
  • Sport Men 35-49
  • Sport Men 50+
  • Expert Men 19-39
  • Expert Men 40-49
  • Expert Men 50+ (will ordinarily race the Sport distance)
  • Pro/Open Men
  • Singlespeed Open Men
  • Clydesdale Men (200lbs)
  • Open Men 60+…an open category with no “Ability” distinction…

WOMEN CATEGORIES

  • Beginner Women
  • Sport Women
  • Expert + Singlespeed Women (One Category)
  • Pro/Open Women
  • Open Women 50+…an open category with no “Ability” distinction…

JUNIOR CATEGORIES

  • Junior Boys 10 & Under (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 11-12 (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 13-15 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 16-18 (60-75 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 10 & Under (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 11-12 (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 13-15 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 16-18 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
REGISTRATION/NUMBER PICK UP

ENTRY FEES

  • Season Pass with Fall Classic $170 offered through Race #2. Includes permanent Number Plate and The Fall Classic (with meal)
  • Season Pass no Fall Classic $125-includes permanent Number Plate
  • Races 1-6 $25 Adults Pre-Registered/$30 Day-of, $15 Juniors 18 & Under
  • Race 7 The Fall Classic $45 Adults Pre-Registered/$55 Day-of includes Post Race Meal, $30 Juniors 18 and Under

There are 3 Ways to Register!!
1.  ONLINE REGISTRATION-CLICK THE BIKEREG LOGOBikeReg_NoTag100BLK

  • Purchase a Season Pass for $170 and receive one race (valued at $25) for free. This makes your cost per race only $24.28 AND it includes The Fall Classic which comes with a post race meal.
    Season Pass holders receive a permanent Number Plate for the summer…no need to go to registration after your first race.
  • Purchase a Season Pass for $125 (does not include the Fall Classic)
  • Register race-by-race for $25 each race.

2.  PRE-REGISTER AT AVALANCHE SPORTS
Avalanche Sports North Store-315 N. Main St., Breckenridge 970-453-4019…Open until 5:00pm…across street from Red, White and Blue Fire Department.

3.  DAY-OF REGISTRATION OPTION
Register on Race Day for $30 beginning at 8:00am by using our Paperless Registration Process.   You can register via your smart phone or computer!
Prefer to wait until you get onsite? No Problem…Beginning at 4:00pm electronic registration kiosks will be available at the venue.  Simply fill out your info electronically, either ahead of time or on-site, and go directly to the Day-of Registration Line to process payment and receive your number plate.
CHECKS OR CASH ONLY…NO CREDIT CARDS…

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

THE START AND FINISH FOR ALL CATEGORIES IS ON QUEEN OF THE WEST ROAD WITHIN THE WELLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD.
PARKING IS IN THE STILSON LOT (WHERE CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING IS IN THE WINTER) with OVERFLOW PARKING AVAILABLE ON STABLES ROAD
SEE BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS FROM PARKING TO START/FINISH AREA!

From Frisco:
Take Highway 9 South toward Breckenridge.
Take left onto County Road 450 at the 7-Eleven.
Bear right at fork onto Reiling Road.
Continue on Reiling Road for approx. 3/4 mile to stop sign.
Turn right onto Wellington Road.
Take first IMMEDIATE left onto Stables Road
Take IMMEDIATE right into Stilson Lot
From Blue River:
Take Main St. North toward Frisco.
Go through Traffic Light at Lincoln and Main and take next right onto Wellington Rd
Go straight through 4 stop signs staying on Wellington.
Turn right onto Stables Road

TO GET TO REGISTRATION/START/FINISH FROM PARKING:
From parking go back out to Wellington Road and turn right.
At stop sign turn right onto paved bike path
At end of bike path turn right onto Rodeo Drive
Turn Left onto Grey Lane
Turn right onto Midnight Sun Rd
Turn left onto Queen of the West
Registration/Start/Finish just up on your right at Central Park Green

START TIMES & DISTANCE

PLEASE CONSULT THE “COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS” SECTION TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR COURSE LAYOUT! IT IS RIDERS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO NEGOTIATE THE PROPER COURSE!

KIDS’ LOOP= 4 MILES

5:10 Junior Boys 11-12
5:11 Junior Girls 11-12
5:12 Junior Boys 10 & Under
5:13 Junior Girls 10 & Under

ONE 7 MILE LOOP
5:45 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15
5:46 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15, Junior Girls 16-18

ONE 10.5 MILE LOOP then ONE 7 MILE LOOP= 17.5 MILES
6:15 Pro-Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, Expert Men 40-49
6:16 Singlespeed Men
6:17 Expert Men 50+
6:18 Pro-Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women (One Category)

ONE 10.5 MILE LOOP
6:20 Sport Men 19-34, Junior Boys 16-18
6:21 Sport Men 35-49
6:22 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale, Open Men 60+
6:23 Sport Women, Open Women 50+

COURSE MAP & DESCRIPTIONS

To find your way while pre-riding, I STRONGLY recommend purchasing a “Breckenridge and Summit County Hiking and Biking Trail Map” available at most bike shops and at the Visitor Center, Blue River Plaza, Breck. Oh…and bring it with you!  Proceeds from the sale of this map support Open Space and Trails!


PLEASE REFERENCE START TIMES/DISTANCES TO DETERMINE the COURSE LAYOUT FOR YOUR CATEGORY! 
IT IS RIDERS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND NEGOTIATE THE PROPER COURSE!
“KIDS’ LOOP”-APPROX. 4 Miles
Start on Queen of the West Rd.
Turn left onto Union Mill Rd
Turn right onto French Gulch Rd
At 1 mile turn right into B+B Trailhead parking area
Climb B+B Trail
Merge left onto Reiling Dredge Trail
Cross French Gulch Rd into Reiling Dredge Trailhead parking area
Climb Minnie Mine Trail
At end of Minnie Mine Trail turn right to Lower Side Door Trail
Cross blonde-colored mine tailings pile and continue on Lower Side Door Trail
At “Y” turn left onto Prospect Trail/Prospect Gulch Road (THERE WILL BE SIGNS HERE KIDS LEFT/ALL OTHERS RIGHT)
Go past garage on McLeary property and descend switchbacks
Left onto Gold Run Road
AT VERY BOTTOM OF GOLD RUN ROAD TURN HARD RIGHT ONTO BETTY’s TRAIL…THIS WILL REQUIRE YOU TO SLOW WAY DOWN!!
Ride Betty’s Trail a short distance to the Johnson driveway and cross French Gulch Road (POLICE HERE) to Midnight Sun Rd
Left onto Queen of the West and Start/Finish
Course Map for KIDS’ LOOP
Gold Run Kids 2014

 

“7 MILE LOOP”
Start on Queen of the West Rd.
Turn left onto Union Mill Rd
Turn right onto French Gulch Rd
At 1 mile turn right into B+B Trailhead parking area
Climb B+B Trail
Merge left onto Reiling Dredge Trail
Cross French Gulch Rd into Reiling Dredge Trailhead parking area
Climb Minnie Mine Trail
At end of Minnie Mine Trail turn right to Lower Side Door Trail
Cross blonde-colored mine tailings pile and continue on Lower Side Door Trail
Take Lower Side Door Trail to “Y” intersection.
Turn right onto Prospect Trail
Stay left at next major “Y” continuing on Prospect Trail
Bear Right at next “Y” and Continue up and over mine tailings area (usually has a campfire ring)
Descend off tailings area and make immediate right at next fork. (GH 25 Extension Mill Road)
At bottom of Descent turn Left onto Draw Rd and ride through somewhat muddy area.
Right at next “T”and Enter the Fall Classic Singetrack, Buck + Rail Fence at entrance.
Fall Classic Singletrack ends at Gold Run Road. (THERE WILL BE SIGNS HERE, “7 MILE LEFT/ALL OTHERS STRAIGHT”) A marshal will be posted here too so ask if you are unsure which way to go!
Turn left onto Gold Run Road (Do Not Take Left onto Western Sky here and do not take Slalom Singletrack)
Gold Run Road to Pavement and take left onto Western Sky Trail just after pavement begins…look for retaining wall on your left
Ride Western Sky Trail to where it crosses pavement.
Cross pavement onto Chantilly Trail and begin descending back toward Gold Run Road…Gold Run Road is first Dirt Road you come to after descending Chantilly Trail Switchbacks. It comes up quickly so heads-up
AT VERY BOTTOM OF GOLD RUN ROAD TURN HARD RIGHT ONTO BETTY’s TRAIL…THIS WILL REQUIRE YOU TO SLOW WAY DOWN!!
Ride Betty’s Trail a short distance to the Johnson driveway and cross French Gulch Road (POLICE HERE)to Midnight Sun Rd
Left onto Queen of the West and Start/Finish
COURSE MAP AND ELEVATION PROFILE FOR 7 MILE LOOP
Gold Run 2013

“10.5 MILE LOOP”:
Start on Queen of the West Rd.
Turn left onto Union Mill Rd
Turn right onto French Gulch Rd
At 1 mile turn right into B+B Trailhead parking area
Climb B+B Trail
Merge left onto Reiling Dredge Trail
Cross French Gulch Rd into Reiling Dredge Trailhead parking area
Ride/Climb Minnie Mine Trail
At end of Minnie Mine Trail turn right to Lower Side Door Trail
Cross blonde-colored mine tailings pile and continue on Lower Side Door Trail
Take Lower Side Door Trail to “Y” intersection.
Turn right onto Prospect Trail
Stay left at next major “Y” continuing on Prospect Trail
Bear right at next “Y” and Continue straight up and over mine tailings area (usually has a campfire ring)
Descend off tailings area and make immediate right at next fork. (GH 25 Extension Mill Road)
At bottom of Descent turn Left onto Draw Rd and ride through somewhat muddy area.
Right at next “T” and Enter the Fall Classic Singletrack, Buck + Rail Fence at entrance.
Fall Classic Singletrack ends at Gold Run Road…cross Gold Run Road onto Slalom Singletrack
Descend Slalom Singletrack and turn right onto Upper Flume Trail
Take Upper Flume all the way to Gold Run Road
Turn Hard Right onto Gold Run Road and climb through old ghost town of Preston
Gold Run Road past top of Slalom Singletrack staying on Gold Run Road
Take to Pavement and turn left onto Western Sky Trail just after pavement begins. Look for retaining wall on your left
Ride Western Sky Trail to where it crosses pavement.
Cross pavement onto Chantilly Trail and begin descending back toward Gold Run Road…Gold Run Road is first Dirt Road you come to after descending Chantilly Trail Switchbacks. It comes up quickly so heads up!
AT VERY BOTTOM OF GOLD RUN ROAD TURN HARD RIGHT ONTO BETTY’s TRAIL…THIS WILL REQUIRE YOU TO SLOW WAY DOWN!!
Ride Betty’s Trail a short distance to the Johnson driveway and cross French Gulch Road (POLICE HERE) to Midnight Sun Rd
Left onto Queen of the West and Start/Finish

COURSE MAP AND ELEVATION PROFILE FOR 10.5 MILE LOOP
Gold Run 2014
Gold Run 2014 Elevation Profile

 

AWARDS & POST RACE PARTY

The best part of the evening and guaranteed to be one of the best parties of the summer!
This year the post race awards will be at Central Park Green on Queen of the West Rd. in The Wellington Neighborhood.

MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE AWARDS
The Top 3 in all categories will be recognized!