Steamboat's 20th Annual Pentathlon
Steamboat Springs will be having their 20th Annual Pentathlon this year on Saturday, March 5th, 2011. You can enter as a team or as an individual. If you would like to know a few details here is a list of the Standard Course as well as the Scheduled Times:
Stage 1 - (Alpine Skiing 400 Vertical Feet) Alpine skiers charge 400 feet up Howelsen Hill on foot, put on their choice of alpine, nordic, telemark or snowboard equipment & race down 400 vertical feet to the transition area to begin the snowshoe cource. This course is an expert run, expect hard packed conditions.
Stage 2 - (Snowshoeing 2.5 miles) Snowshoers travel south from the transition area up "Long John: following a path through meadows and then proceeding down a beautiful winding path back to the transition area.
Stage 3 - (Cross Country Skiing 4 miles) Nordic racers will traverse on an intermediate/expert mountain course on a groomed track utilizing a portion of the Hakan Spar loop and the Bluffs loop. Skiers may choose either classic or skate skiing style.
Stage 4 - (Mountain Biking 12 miles) Racers bike on a winding road which follows along the scenic Yampa River for an out-and-back course. The road remains open to traffic, so caution is of utmost importance when competing in this portion of the race. Helmets are mandatory & draftng will not be permitted. Only 26 x 1.9" or larger size tires are allowed.
Stage 5 - (Running 5 miles) Racers run along a paved surface on the Yampa River Core Trail for an out-and-back course. Race participants return to the finish line in the transition area to Howelsen Hill.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, March 4th, 2011
- 5:30pm Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting at Olympian Hall in Howelsen Hill Lodge
- 6:00pm Race Packet Pickup at Olympian Hall in Howelsen Hill Lodge
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
- 9:00-9:45am Alpine Ski Practice Runs
- 9:15-9:45am Mandatory Racer Check in at Information Tent in Transition Area
- 10:00am Race Starts
- 12:00pm Lunch in Howelsen Hill Lodge
- 1:00pm Awards Ceremony Begins