The 2011 edition of the Gore-Tex TransRockies Run is still fading from memory, but registration is already open for the 2012 edition, which is scheduled to take place beginning next August 14. But runners who are interested in joining the field will have to hurry, as there are a limited number of entries available, and they are already filling up fast.
There are two options for running the TransRockies – solo or as part of a team. If you elect to go solo, the course is 59 miles in length from Buena Vista to Camp Hale, Colorado and takes three days to complete (August 14-16). The route also features 8400 feet of vertical gain and is limited to just 100 runners, which made it a sell out this year.
The second option is the team run, which is 120 miles in length, features 20,000 feet of climbing, and stretches from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek. This is a six day event (August 14-19) that is limited to 180 teams of two, and was 75% sold out in 2011. Registration for both team and solo options can be found by clicking here.
Spectacular views, great trails, and a tough course have made the TransRockies one of the more popular trail running events in North America over the past few years, as evidenced by how fast it has sold out. If you’d like to take part in the event in 2012, you’ll definitely want to register soon, and first time participants will even get a free DVD of the past race. Sign up now and get started on your training program. August 2012 will be here before you know it.