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 eight 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. Every team must have at least one adult who is 18 or older (exceptions to this are made on a case by case basis) Youth under the age of 18 are encouraged to participate with an adult, as long as they have signed permission 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 for the top three finishing teams will be announced soon.
Other prizes will include awards for best costumes, best demonstration of good sportsmanship, and possibly others that are still being determined.
We will also be rewarding the teams that raise the most funds to support Partners in Routt County (an optional part of your participation). If you would like more information about team fundraising, click here.
*Current PRC staff, board members and their families are not eligible to win cash prizes.
When does the race begin, and how long will it last?
Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. on June 23rd, 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 at Slopeside Grill in Ski Time Square. All of the challenge course is within the city limits of Steamboat Springs. Following the race, from 12-1, there will be a BBQ lunch for all participants, volunteers, and supporters.
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 assigned challenge locations — they will include physical, mental, and skill based activities for the average person. The goal is to successfully complete all of your challenges and race to the finish line as fast as you can. Prizes will be awarded to top three finishers. Lunch is provided after the race.
How do I register for the race?
You can register and pay online by clicking here. You can also stop by our office in Sundance Plaza to fill out a registration form, or click here to download the form, which can then be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to our office. Payment must be received at the time of registration via PayPal, check, or cash. Early registration deadline is May 31st for best deal!
If we would like to increase our participation by helping to raise funds for Partners, how can we do this?
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 can be found here. There will be approximately 15 challenges, with each team assigned a minimum number that they must complete.
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 for participant prior to the race. Race 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. The registration fee for each team of two, prior to May 31st, is $100 ($50/person) and is expected to be paid at the time of registration. From June 1-15th the cost will be $125/team, and registration the week of the event (June 16-21) will be $150/team. 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 Becky at 970-879-6141 ext. 301 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 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 – 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.
Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Please call or email Becky at 970-879-6141 ext. 301 or email@example.com