MOUNTAIN RAID TRAIL RUNS

October 13th, 2013

4 MILE TRAIL RUN:

The way up to North Peak is almost entirely on dirt roads and about 1.5 miles long. The road travels along Lower Lazy River until turning left on Lower Escapade. Runners make their way over to Lower Risky Business and follow that up the mountain. They’ll then make a right onto Peak Easy which will take them straight below the Peak Lodge onto Second Mile. They’ll continue onto Sensation all the way until Aurora Basin before turning right onto the AP Trail. Runners will continue on the AP Road until they reach Second Thoughts, where they’ll take a straight shot through the North Peak Condos before coming out onto Sundance. From there, racers will run down by the Zip-Line and in to the South Ridge Lodge for the Finish Line.

October 13th 2013

12 MILE TRAIL RUN:

Runners start off on the same dirt road as the 1-Peak course, and then fork to the left near the base of Easy Street. They stay on utility roads all the way up to the base of Heat’s Off, and then start the steep ascent on Heat’s Off and Salvation. This section of the course will be truly epic and hated by most runners, but it’s better to get it done at the beginning of the race when people are fresh. The 8-Peak course is designed so that runners make two significant ascents and descents. The first descent starts from North Peak and goes all the way to the base of Jordan Bowl. The second long ascent takes runners up State-Fair, Cyclone, Aludra, and Sirius all the way up to Spruce Peak. The second descent is a 1,300 ft vertical drop along Lollapalooza. The 8-Peak course is also a figure-8 design with runners double-tracking in opposite directions along a short flat stretch of the Sensation Work Rd. The last 2 miles of the 8-Peak course follows the same route as the 1 peak course.

 

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