Date: July 19, 2014
Distance: Kendall Mountain Run – 12 Miles
Location: Silverton, Colorado
What: The 37th Annual Kendall Mountain Run features a jeep road climb starting from the mountain town of Silverton, Colorado at 9,318 feet to within 300 vertical feet of the summit. The course features a final scramble to the top of 13,066 Kendall Mountain and then returns back down to the finish in Memorial Park where runners are greeted with a barbecue and post race party.
Prize Purse: $2,500
Online registration on Ultrasignup
Elite Athlete Entry: A minimum 10 spots will be reserved for elite athletes. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for entry.
About US Skyrunner Series: After the International Skyrunning Federation has brought some of the toughest alpine racing experiences to runners in recent years, 2014 is the start of the US Skyrunner Series. Consisting of races in three Skyrunning disciplines (Sky, Ultra and Vertical), the Series combines existing mountain races with new events created in the true spirit of Skyrunning. Find out more at US Skyrunning.
Kendall Mountain SkyRace
Saturday, July 19, 2014 – 9:00 AM
Start at 12 Street & Greene
Finish at Memorial Park
There will be two aid stations along the course that are each accessed twice. They will feature water, carbohydrate drinks, fresh fruit and other snacks.
Gender specific race shirt
Chip timed race results displayed at the finish line
Barbecure in Memorial Park at the finish
Points in the US Skyrunner Series
Prize money to the top 3 male & female runners
1st place male & female Silverton residents
1st place age groups male & female (<20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, >70)
Race & Course History
“An earlier rendering of the dash up the mountain during Silverton’s boom days — in August 1908 to be precise — predates the modern day version of the race. On Monday, August 24, 1908, miner Neil McQuieg raced to the top of 13,066-foot Kendall Mountain and back to town on a bet that he could do it in less than an hour and a half. He lost the bet, but only by a minute and 42 seconds.” Read the full story…
Kendall Mountain Run
1:34.55 Sheldon Larson (1988)
1:58:45 Mallory Kneller (2008)