Emerald Mountain Epic Trail is part of a two-day Emerald Mountain Epic event in Steamboat, Colorado. Saturday is dedicated to mountain bikers, Emerald Mountain Bike Epic, and Sunday is dedicated to runners who need challenging trails. This event is for everyone! Attracting everyone from first-time riders to pros, Steamboat Springs Colorado attracts a mass group of people once a year to experience some world-class single track, food, and a festival-like setting in the beautiful natural Steamboat setting. You can register for biking, running, or participate in several categories that combine both to potentially win cash prizes or claim one of the crowns of Emerald Mountain Epic Royalty.
Trail Runners can join two races; the full marathon or the half marathon. The FULL is 26.2 miles with 3,300 feet of elevation gain, and the HALF is 13.1 miles with 1,500 feet gain. The race course is the same loop the mountain bikers did the day before, with hills that lead to gorgeous views and steep descents to open meadows. Aid stations keep all runners fueled through the 100% dirt trail. See a full list of cash rewards and prizes for the various weekend events.