Rocky Mountain Endurance Series
Featuring Marathon, Half Marathon, XC, Half XC, and Junior distances; from beginners to seasoned pros, for all ages and abilities. No license is required to race. Our venues are family friendly with a kids zone and free kids race. Our races will test the stamina and consistency of athletes throughout the season. Join past champions and emerging competitors to compete for the title of RME’s overall series winner.
New this year is an expanded Junior offering, with free racing for Juniors 11-18! Categories include 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. Distances vary between 5-20 miles. If a strong Junior wants to race more mileage than the designated race distance, they may “race up in age” and compete in the longer race in the age group above them. A Junior Pit Zone at each race creates a friendly environment for them to hang with their peers.
Continuing this year are 10 mile – Half XC, and 20 mile – XC distances. A Clydesdale category for the heavier riders is offered in the Half Marathon.
Series Rankings will be maintained for Marathon, Half Marathon, XC, and Teams. 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.
Early Registration pricing is available for each event up to one month before race day, then regular pricing begins. On-line registration through Eventbrite closes Wednesday before race day at midnight. On-site registration is available for all races with an additional $10 fee. No refunds! No refunds are given for weather cancellations, or rescheduling due to weather. Only exception to refund policy is due to medical conditions with a doctor’s note.
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 two years ago, this course rips!
Two weeks later, Lakewood hosts the return of the 11th annual Battle the Bear. We have united all the races and popular kids zone into one exciting day at Bear Creek Lake Park at the new venue down below underneath the cottonwoods.
The third race of the Series is a new one called Indian Creek. Hosted at Roundup Ranch, we are excited to present this challenging new course on the western edge of Denver outside the small town of Sedalia.
The series continues two weeks later with the incomparable PV Cycle Derby. The scenic Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch outside Elbert 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.
The fifth race of the Series at Keystone Resort returns us to a race many of you remember from years past, Snake River.
This year’s finals, and most prestigious race of the Series is the epic Breckenridge 100, which includes the B-68 and B-32. These races will crown the Series Champions. They begin and end in historic downtown and include demanding loops through some of Summit County’s beautiful high alpine trails.
Our events include athlete goody bags and custom clothing for the first 200 Marathon registrants, post-race meal, Oskar Blues cold brews, awards party and podium prizes, free kids race, and convenient camping. We encourage competitors to spend the weekend at our scenic venues and enjoy the camaraderie of racers, fans and sponsors.