The Discrete Cirque Series Trail Run
Sat, Aug 10
The Cirque Series is redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from the base of world-famous ski resorts, you’ll rally up windswept ridges and glacial cirques to towering peaks. You will then power down a quad-burning descent and break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, and a vendor village. The elevation is serious but the mileage is manageable, and the race is as hardcore as you want it to be. Beat the pros down to earn legend status and cash prizes or enjoy the views and let the challenge be its own reward.
The course begins at 10,780' ft, starting at the base of Arapahoe Basin, Mountain Goat Plaza, head up to the High Noon parking lot, then to last chance. You will cross highway 6, get on the A-Basin summer road. You will follow the summer road up to Black Mountain Lodge. From Black Mountain Lodge you can see the views of the East Wall - some of the coolest terrain at Arapahoe Basin. You will then continue on it to the saddle, crossing over to the top of Montezuma Lift, head out the Lenawee trail. From this viewpoint, you can see all the way back into the old town of Montezuma and all the high peaks that surround Arapahoe Basin, taking world-class views, as you summit Little Lenawee peak. At the summit, you will turn around, head back down. You will head across and hit the Summer road, stride back down. Once you see Black Mountain lodge again you will take a right onto world-class singletrack, which is the Argentine North Fork trail, taking cover in the beautiful shaded forest, the Argentine singletrack twists & turns, an adventure in itself, taking you all the way to the bottom for a finish in Mountain Goat Plaza, where there will be live music and food for all.
8:00 a.m.: Registration/Vendor Village Opens
10:00 a.m.: Race Starts
1:00 p.m.: Awards
1:30 p.m.: Live Music from Rapid Grass
4:00 p.m.: Vendor Village Closes
Please click HERE to register
The celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids is the inspiration for everything Rapidgrass. The Internationally acclaimed mountain music is influenced by an active, outdoor lifestyle. Brought together through music and love for mountains, they define modern, acoustic, Colorado mountain music.
The lineup includes Mark Morris (guitar, vocals); Coleman Smith (violin, mandolin, vocals); Carl Minorkey (upright bass, tenor banjo, vocals); and Alex Johnstone (mandolin, fiddle, vocals). Adjunct player includes Billy Cardine (dobro, vocals, recording producer), Billy plays with Rapidgrass as often as he can as a special guest, but is not a full time member. This front range Colorado ensemble uses classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms to create what is, and can only be described of as, Rapidgrass.
Please click HERE to listen to their music.