Sawatch Ascent 50k

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This fantastic ascent takes runners on a vertical route of 11k as they soar up and down beautiful peaks and take in their sprawling surrounds from several high vantage points. As one of the most scenic races on the Colorado Calendar, this is not one to miss.
Participants
50k
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Calendar
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
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Nathrop, United States
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The event experience
Scenery

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Elevation

100 to 250ft elevation gain per mile

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Where and when
Location
Nathrop, CO 81211, USA
Start times
Mon, Sep 26, 2022
50k:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Sawatch Ascent 50k
50k
Distance
50km
Route information
This epic course winds runners 50 kilometers through beautiful Nathrop. Participants will head up Chalk Creek and meet the Colorado Trail, they will then enter a junction with the Browns Creek Trail and pass the lake on the north shoreline before reaching the Skyline aid station.
From the 18-25.7 mile mark, runners will follow quaint mining roads and reach a junction with the colorado trail before beginning a downhill section.
Runners will head towards the small ridge and experience breathtaking views of the Chalk Hills, Mount Princeton, and the finish line. Before reaching Mount Princeton Hot Springs, runners will head up "Swear Hill', a summit known for its tricky ascent and sweeping views at the top. After this, participants have just a 1/2 mile jog to the finish line.
What's included
  • Custom Event T-Shirt
  • Laws Whiskey Award
  • Finishers award
  • High res professional pictures
  • Live runner tracking
  • Finish line BBQ and drinks
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Custom Event Medals
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Winner Trophies
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Winner Trophies
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How to get there
Nathrop, CO 81211, USA
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Directions
The event is at Nathrop, Colorado, with coordinates 38.740282, -106.161237. Take the US Highway 285 and follow until reaching Nathrop after passing Buena Vista.
Parking
Parking details will be released closer to the event start.
Camping
Camping is permitted at the event and opens on Wednesday at 4pm and closes on Sunday at noon.
Event day logistics
Friday
4:00 - 7:00 pm - Packet Pickup and Drop Bag Drop Off at Buena Vista Community Center
Saturday
4:00 - 7:00 pm - Packet Pickup and Drop Bag Drop Off at Buena Vista Community Center
Sunday
6:30 - 7:45 am Packet Pickup and Drop Bag Drop Off at Start/Finish (coordinates: 38.740282, -106.161237)
7:00 am Early start begins - 11hr cut off
8:00 am Wave Starts Begin - 10hr cut off
6:00 pm Finish Line Cutoff
7:00pm Finish Line Area closes (BBQ ends)
Packet Pickup
There will be an early packet pickup for the event at Buena Vista Community Centre between 7:00 - 4:00 on Friday and between 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday.
Aid Stations
There are aid stations on the course, details will be provided for runners closer to the event day.
Toilets
Information about toilets will be provided closer to the race day.
T-Shirt
All competitors will receive a Race T-Shirt for participating in the event.
Photos
A professional photographer will be taking pictures throughout the event.
Live Runner Tracking
All runners can be tracked throughout the race.
BBQ
There will be a BBQ at the event which runners can tuck into after they complete the 50k course.
FAQs
How do I pick up my Race Packet for the Sawatch Ascent?
There will be an early packet pickup for the event at Buena Vista Community Centre between 7:00 - 4:00 on Friday and between 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday.
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Are there aid and water stations at the Sawatch Ascent?
There are aid and water stations on the course, details will be provided for runners closer to the event day.
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How do I get to the Sawatch Ascent?
The event is at Nathrop, Colorado, with coordinates 38.740282, -106.161237. Take the US Highway 285 and follow until reaching Nathrop after passing Buena Vista.
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