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2012 Salida Colorado Competitions and Races
March 10, 2010 - The Salida to Turret Marathon
This great trail race features three competitive distances, 2 miles, 13.1 miles and an full marathon at 26.2 miles. The marathon course takes runners to the historic mining town of Turret Colorado. This is a challenging scenic run with the last nine miles of the marathon being on a section of the newly completed Salida Mountain Trails North Backbone.
Read more about the Turret Marathon.
May 27, 2012 - The Arkansas River Bluegrass Marathon and Half Marathon
This special event combines a half and full marathon in the morning, with great free Bluegrass in the park in the afternoon. This first of it's kind road running race in the valley features a scenic course with aid stations every two miles. The course is USATF certified for those real competitors.
More about the Salida Marathon and Half Marathon.
June 14 - 17, 2012 - The 63rd Annual New Belgium FIBArk Whitewater Festival.
Based in Salida's Riverside Park, this venerable whitewater festival features, some of the best Kayaking, Rafting and Canoeing competitors in the nation. Four days of everything river. In addition to river competitions, there are lots of equipment vendors and demos, great food and a wide variety of musical entertainment. Don't miss the legendary Hooligan Race.
Find out more about FIBArk.
July 2012 - The Salida Classic Bike Races
Also known at the Salida Omnium, this professional and amateur series of bike races offers something for everyone. Each day features a different race, a time trial, a criterion and a road race. All with great opportunities to spectate. Amateur racers of all ages are encouraged to participate.
Find out the scoop on the Salida Classic.
August 11, 2012 - The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race
Not exactly in Salida, this is the premier mountain bike event in Leadville Colorado, just up the valley. The LT100 course is know to be one of the most difficult off road century rides around. Top racers compete every year, including Lance Armstrong. Not for everyone, this is a long hard race, but it is fun to watch the suffering.
More about the Leadville 100 bike race.
August 20 - 21, 2012 - The Leadville Trail 100 Run
This crazy running race takes runners over mountain passes, to 12,600 feet (twice!), through high country, low country with river crossing and even some snowy patches. Known for years as the 100 mile race to do, this race is so tough, there is a required medical check-in for all participants. A great way to see the mountains, for runners and for spectators.
More about the LT 100.
August 20 - 26, 2012 - 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge
This professional road bike race was designed by Lance Armstrong, to be the premier North American cycling race. This seven day stage race will take the riders 600 miles through some of the Rocky Mountain's highest passes.
Find out more about the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
August 25, 2012 - The Monarch Crest Crank
The 14th Annual Monarch Crest Crank is a fundraising ride for the Chaffee County Alliance Against Domestic Abuse. For the first time this year, riders will have a choice of rides. For avid mountain bikers, they can choose the Monarch Crest Trail, one of America's Best high altitude Single track rides. Another option is a scenic route around the amazing Salida Mountain Trails system, just across the river from Salida. Finally, there is the casual Historic Salida Cruiser Tour, a ride around some of Salida's notable historical spots.
See more about the Monarch Crest Crank.
September 1 - 2, 2012 - The Tenderfoot Tri/Duathlon
This two day event features an adult duathlon and triathlon on Saturday and a kids Triathlon on Sunday. The triathlon action all starts at the Salida Pool, starting with a 1000meter swim, followed by a 24 mile bike ride and finishing at the pool with a 7 mile run. A great time for all levels of competitors and spectators.
More about the Salida Triathlon
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