In its inaugural year, Mountain Rats trail running races are some of the most challenging trail races to come to the Eagle Valley. Gemini Adventures alongside Color Roasters and Bonfire Brewing will be teaming up with the Town of Eagle to present a weekend of athletic feats, great eats, drinks, and fun for the whole family with the inaugural Septemberfest taking place on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 in Eagle Ranch Village. The Mountain Rats races will be held on Saturday, September 23.
Mountian Rats routes weave and flow through beautiful singletrack, alpine forests, meadows, and truly showcase the rugged beauty of the Eagle County trail system. Competitions include a 50K, trail marathon, a heavy half marathon. The Mountain Rats races will start and finish at the Septemberfest venue on Capitol Street in Eagle.
At 7:30 a.m. (50K & Marathon) and 8:00 a.m. (Heavy Half Marathon), racers will depart from the start/finish line located at Septemberfest’s main stage. All racers will depart along the same community path system where the Heavy Half turns up for the Horton trail head, while the 50K and Marathon continue to the Arroyo trail head. Both courses will be supported by Gemini Adventures aid stations located throughout the incredible single track system of Eagle County. An awards ceremony will be held on main stage in the afternoon on Saturday, September 23.
”We’re so excited to bring the world class Eagle trails to the fall racing scene! This one could be a bit of a sufferfest, but the rewards will be huge,” said Kyla Claudell, race coordinator. “Elevation and rugged mountain running will test trail runners and offer a true backcountry adventure. All that fun followed up with tasty microbrews and soul-stirring bands will equal an unforgettable experience.”
Race spots are still available for all three trail running competitions. Visit www.geminiadventures.com to learn more. For more information on Septemberfest in Eagle, visit www.septemberfesteagle.com.
2017 Septemberfest Schedule:
Friday, September 22:
3:30 p.m. – Gates Open
4:30 p.m. – The Broadcast, Main Stage
5-7 p.m – Mountain Rats Race Registration & Packet Pick Up
6:30 p.m – BIG Something, Main Stage
8:30 p.m – Fruition, Main Stage
10 p.m – Post party with Hardscrabble @ 7 Hermits Brewing Company
Saturday, September 23:
7:30 a.m – Mountain Rats 50K & Trail Marathon Start
8:00 a.m – Mountain Rats Half Marathon Start
3:30 p.m – Gates Open
4:30 p.m – Bonfire Dub, Main Stage
6:30 p.m – MarchFourth, Main Stage
8:30 p.m – Anders Osborne, Main Stage
10 p.m – Post party with The Altitones @ 7 Hermits Brewing Company
If You Go:
What: Septemberfest Presented by Soleil Homes at Brush Creek
Where: Eagle Ranch Village, Eagle, Colorado
When: Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23, gates at 3:30 p.m.