We recommend reading all of the FAQ’s to get a full understanding of the event.
Who is eligible to participate in the race?
Anyone who is nine years or older and believes they are physically and mentally able to participate in the event. We suggest you read through the list of FAQ’s to make this determination.
We encourage youth to participate!
Youth ages 9 and up must sign up with a teammate who is 18 or older.
New for 2019: Youth ages 14 and up can now sign up to compete on a team together without an adult.
All youth under the age of 18 must submit a signed and completed consent form from a parent/guardian.
Teams can be couples, friends, family members, mentoring partnerships, co-workers, or any other duo!
What prizes can we win?
Prizes will be awarded for the top two finishing teams in each category, as well as to teams for best costume and best sportsmanship. You can find more information about race categories and prizes here.
New for 2019: The top fundraising teams will also win prizes! Team fundraising is an option part of your participation, and all funds raised will support the youth mentoring programs of Partners in Routt County. To learn more about team fundraising, click here.
*Current PRC staff, board members and their families are not eligible to win prizes.
When does the race begin, and how long will it last?
Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. on June 22nd, and the race will begin at 9 a.m. All participants must return to the starting area by 12:00 (noon) whether they have completed their challenges or not.
Where will the event take place?
The race will start and finish outside Slopeside Grill in Torian Plum Plaza. All of the challenge course is within the city limits of Steamboat Springs. Following the race, there will be a post-race lunch party at Slopeside for all participants, volunteers, and supporters. Lunch tickets are included in the cost of team registration. You may also purchase additional lunch tickets for supporters who come to cheer you on at the finish line.
As a race participant, what can I expect?
Teams of two will race by foot, bike or public transportation only (no other motorized forms of transportation are permitted) in a three-hour time span completing challenges along the way. At the start of the race, each team will be given an envelope with their challenge instructions — the challenges will include physical, mental, and skill-based activities for the average person. The goal is to successfully complete your challenges and race to the finish line as fast as you can. Prizes will be awarded to top three finishers. A post-race lunch party is held at the conclusion of the race, and lunch is included in your registration.
How do I register for the race?
You can register and pay online by clicking here. You can also stop by the Partners office in Sundance Plaza to fill out a registration form; or request a PDF registration form by emailing email@example.com. Payment must be received at the time of registration via PayPal, check, or cash. Make sure to register by June 15!
If we would like to increase our participation by helping to raise funds for Partners, how can we do this?
Thank you for asking! Once you complete the registration process, you can click here to read more about online and offline fundraising options.
How many teams will be able to participate and how many challenges will there be?
We are anticipating about 60 teams. A list of registered teams will be available here. There will be approximately 20 challenges, with a minimum number that must completed.
What kind of challenges will we have to complete?
Teams will compete in a variety of mental, physical, and skill-based challenges at locations and businesses throughout the city of Steamboat. Perhaps the greatest challenge will be getting to the challenge sites (all can be accessed via the Core Trail) and back to Slopeside Grill without a motorized vehicle.
What are the race rules and how will they be enforced?
Race rules will be posted online for participants to view prior to the race. Challenge Marshals will be located at each challenge location to monitor racers and check off on successful completion of the challenge. Teams violating the rules will be disqualified from the race. No motorized vehicles are permitted. Teams may travel by foot, bike, bus, skateboard, roller blades, etc, but no cars.
What should we wear?
First and foremost it is the responsibility of each team to dress comfortably and appropriately for whatever the weather forecast is that day! Event t-shirts will be provided when you check-in on the morning of the event. As part of the fun factor, we encourage costumes, or adding flare to whatever you wear that day. You will also be given a race bib to pin on for team recognition.
What is provided for the teams?
Each team member will receive an event t-shirt, energy snacks, and lunch following the race.
Is there an entry fee?
Yes. Early bird registration is $100/team through June 1. Regular registration is $125/team through June 15. Limited rush registration is available for $150/team through June 20. See next question for more information.
I want to participate, but my teammate and I are not able to pay the full entry fee.
There are a couple of options. The first is to raise funds to cover your registration fees by asking your friends/family/coworkers, etc. to help sponsor your team. For more information about this, click here.
Thanks to a generous donor, we do have a limited amount of scholarships available to help cover registration fees. In order to be eligible, your team must include a youth under the age of 18. For more information about this please contact Maura at 970-879-6141 ext. 300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can friends and family cheer us on?
You betcha! We encourage supporters to be present at the start and finish as well as at challenge locations. You can call/text your friends and family to let them know where you will be and when.
What should I bring with me?
Consider your means of transportation and bring what is needed to make that successful. Remember, no motorized vehicles will be allowed. We also encourage water, snacks, sunscreen, cell phone, and a positive attitude.
What happens if there is bad weather on the day of the race?
Rain or shine, the race will happen. We hope it is a warm, sunny day! Check the forecast ahead of time and be sure you are dressed appropriately.
Do I have to be in great physical shape?
No. All you need is a fun “can do” attitude, and to be willing to work together with your teammate to complete the challenges. You can decide if you want to run/walk, ride a bike, or use the public transit system to get around! You could also skateboard, scooter, or roll. The most physical part of the race is getting from the ski area to town and back without a motorized vehicle (unless you choose to use public transportation – the free city bus).
I can’t participate in the race; are there other ways I can get involved?
There are a couple of ways that you can get involved besides participating in the race. You could volunteer to help a few days before the event, or the day of. You can make a donation to Partners in lieu of participation or in honor of at registered team. Or you can learn more about year-round volunteer mentor opportunities with Partners!
Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Please call or email Maura at 970-879-6141 ext. 300 or email@example.com.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON JUNE 22!