Summer Trail Run #3

Thu, Aug 13 - Sun, Aug 16

Admission: $15

Join us for race #3 of a three-part series of uphill challenges.  Things are looking a little different this year, we are going Virtual.  The new format will give you Thursday - Sunday to complete the race and to upload your time to Strava.  At the end, we will still be sending out prizes to the winners. Races begin in Mountain Goat Plaza at 10,780’ with twists and turns along the way; races will finish in the base area. The trail runs at A-Basin are a challenging way to see the mountain.

A-Basin's Responsibility

  • Create the segment
  • Mark the course
  • Verify the racers run
  • Compile Results by Category
  • Award prizes to Top 3 in each category

What the Runner will have to do

  • Register at
  • Have a STRAVA profile (free versions available) and be familiar with how to use it.
  • Run the segment accurately and in the permissible timeframe (from Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to Sunday at 4:00 p.m. NO NIGHT RUNS)
  • Scroll to the bottom for more information on strava 


  • $15 A-Basin Gift card for 1st 
  • $10 A-Basin Gift card for 2nd 
  • $10 A-Basin gift card for 3rd


$15 for the run 
$30 for the run and a $20 lunch voucher


Course Description

Course Description
Competitors will run from the base area along the Argentine-North Fork Trail to the summer road where they will take a right and go up the road until Black Mountain Lodge.  They then connect with the top of the Argentine North Fork Trail (uphill of Black Mountain Lodge). From here racers will head down for 200 feet and will take a hard right (before heading back into the trees) up our new trail Half-moon.  Racers will run 0.5 miles up and then turn around and come back down.  Once down to the Argentine North Fork trail Racers will follow what trail to the base with a finish in Mountain Goat Plaza.  

The total distance of this race is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 830 feet.  

Click HERE for the Segment

Other information

  • All guests will have four days to complete the race Thursday-Sunday
  • You can complete the race from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day 
  • This event is for humans only and no dogs will be allowed on the trail during the race. Please leave your dogs at home or with a friend in the base area.
  • All summer events are NON-REFUNDABLE and will go on rain or shine!

All racers will need a STRAVA user profile. If you don’t have a Strava account already we suggest getting one and becoming familiar with it. There is a free version.

There are two ways to use Strava:

1.  Download the App to your phone.

  • Make sure GPS is enabled
  • Phone is charged
  • Make sure Battery Saving mode is OFF
  • Hit Record…and then hit Start
  • A rolling start is necessary for accurate timing. Be sure to hit “Record” and “Start” before you go past the Start Segment Sign. And, conversely, run past the Finish Segment sign before you hit “Stop”>”Finish”>”Save” (this terminology is Strava specific. We recognize that those running with GPS head units have different steps and lingo)
  • Strava will recognize the portion of your run that matches our Strava Segment and we’ll take it from there.

2. Use a GPS unit from a company such as Garmin, Suunto, Polar.

  • Run the segment
  • Upload to Strava after your run
  • Strava will match your Run to our Segment and we’ll take it from there.


  • If you “Star” the segment the App will alert you as your getting close to the start of the segment.
  • This can be very useful for PRE-RUNNING before the course gets marked.
  • There is a star next to every segment you look up in your dashboard. Simply click that Star.  Free Athletes:
  • Approaching a segment: You will hear an audible cue (a chime) if enabled, and see a notification when approaching a starred or popular segment.
  • Starting a segment: You will see your current progress on a map, but will not see comparison metrics (PR or KOM/QOM/CR)
  • Completing a segment: When you complete the segment, you will be shown your final performance results and will be transitioned back into the normal recording experience. 

Strava Subscribers:

  • Approaching a segment: When approaching a starred or popular segment, you will be transitioned from your recording screen to a Live Segment notification. You will hear an audible cue (if enabled) and see the segment name and your position relative to that segment.
  • Starting a segment: When you pass into a segment, you’ll be shown a bird’s eye view where you can follow your avatar as well as the avatars for your PR (if one exists for this segment) and KOM/QOM/CR progress.
  • Completing the segment: When you complete the segment, you will be shown your final performance results and will be transitioned back into the normal recording experience.