Rocky Mountain Endurance Series

 RME web graphic

Rocky Mountain Endurance Series provides Mountain Biking and Trail Running races and rankings.  Saturday is the bike race with various distances: Endurance (~50-60 mile), XC (~30 mile), and Appetizer (~20 mile).  Juniors 15-18= 20 miles, Juniors 13-14=10 miles, Juniors 11-12=5 miles.

Sunday is the trail run race and features Half Marathon, 10K and 5K distances. There is no trail run race at Breckenridge.  Rankings will be maintained in each discipline for only the two longer distances, not the Appetizer or 5K. Our races offer something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned pros, for all ages and abilities. No license is required to race!

2013 Ridgeline Rampage Main Venue

Your race entry fee includes a well marked course, friendly staff, event T, timing and scoring, frothy refreshments, medical support, fully stocked Aid Station, awards party and prizes throughout the field. Endurance and Half Marathon competitors get extra suffering and love with a post race meal, athlete goody bag and more hugs.

The RME Junior League continues in both Series, with racing and specific age categories for Juniors 11-18.  Distances vary between age groups.  Juniors 15-18= 20 miles, Juniors 13-14=10 miles, Juniors 11-12=5 miles.  If a strong Junior wants to race farther than their designated age group distance, they may “race up in age” and compete in the longer  race in the age group above them.  Check out the Race Crew page to see how Juniors or Seniors can work off their entry fee on the Race Crew.

Series Rankings will be maintained in each discipline for the two longer distances – Endurance and XC bike, and Half Marathon and 10K run.  Teams Rankings in the Biking Discipline will also be compiled. (see team page for details) Finishers in the top twenty in each category  receive rankings points from each race  (100, 95, 90…. 15, 10, 5).  Track the standings on our race results page throughout the season. Join past champions and emerging competitors to compete for the title of RME’s overall series winner!

trail runnersThe Trail Running Series is only a 4 race Series (no Breck this year) and will offer three distances: Half Marathon, 10k and 5K. Wanna do both days of racing? We offer a “Dual Threat” category which gives you an additional 5% off of both day’s entry fees. Check out the details on our registration page.  Or, if you have a spouse, friend or foe that doesn’t have a chance to keep up with you on two wheels, invite them to join us for this inaugural run series. The Running Series features all of the great benefits that RME has to offer with age group awards, Series rankings, delicious Half Marathon brunch, and more.

Our races….

The Series kicks off in late April at Ridgeline Rampage - a tight, rolling 10-mile circuit through Gambel Oak and Pinyon overlooking Castle Rock and Pikes  Peak. Newly designed three years ago, this course rips!

medicine bow mountain bike-race

Two weeks later, Lakewood hosts the return of the 12th annual Battle the Bear. Join us at the new race venue that debuted last year underneath the cottonwoods.

The third race of the Series returns to the new course introduced last year at Indian Creek.  Hosted at Roundup Ranch, we are excited to return to this challenging new course on the western edge of Denver outside the small town of Sedalia.  The USFS has strictly limited participation to 250 this year, so register early as this one will fill up.

The Series continues two weeks later with the incomparable PV Derby. The scenic Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch outside Elbert, Colorado hosts an unparalleled tour through prairie grassland and low hills of the Black Forest.  PV is a remarkable venue where the whole family will enjoy the fantastic camping and camaraderie of this hidden gem.

Wheeler Pass switchbacksThis year’s finals, and most prestigious race of the Series is the epic Breckenridge 100, which includes the B-68 and B-32. The Award Ceremony here will crown the Series Champions.  The races begin and end in historic downtown and include demanding loops through some of Summit County’s beautiful high alpine trails.