The 2011 GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run celebrated five great years in the Colorado Rockies with another outstanding week of running across the top of North America. On the start line in Buena Vista, multi-time participants mixed with lots of first-time runners for the biggest-ever TransRockies Run field.
Despite the growing numbers, the 2011 TransRockies Run maintained its intimate feel with nights spent gathered around the campfire and fast friendships formed during the course of hard days shared on the trail.
With the growth of the TransRockies Run, the elite field gets deeper every year and competition gets tougher. The podium in both the Open Women and Open Mixed Divisions came down to the finish line on the last day with second and third places being separated by less than 20 seconds in both cases. The Men’s Open division was just as hard-fought with three different teams winning stages during the week and record times set on almost every stage during the week.
The GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run wasn’t the only international event taking place in the Colorado Rockies in August. The inaugural US Pro Cycling Challenge Bike Race took place this year during the same week and the TransRockies crew was treated to an exciting day in Vail when we shared the village with fans and teams in town for North America’s biggest bike stage race.
Once again, the Rockies treated TransRockies to ideal running weather and trail conditions. After the scorching first day, runners enjoyed dry conditions with occasional overcast which kept temperatures more comfortable. The only rain all week fell when the skies emptied with everyone was safely off the trails and enjoying the closing banquet at Beaver Creek.
Signup for the 2012 GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run is open now and the excitement is already building as the first phase of early bird registration has sold out and Phase 2 is already 50% sold out. 2012 is already shaping up to be our biggest and best event yet!
For full registration details for the 2012 TransRockies Run, click HERE.