Sat September 24, 2022 Buena Vista, CO 81211 US
Events

50k

$160 7:00AM MDT - 6:00PM MDT Registration ends September 22, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT
High Lonesome 100 qualifier!

Sawatch 50/50

Pricing

Not only do we care about providing an event that is financially accessible to as many as possible, we also really hate making you buy things you don't want. During registration, you can select not to receive a t-shirt or a medal which will reduce your cost by $10 for each option you remove. We call this the "No Frills" registration. 

No matter what option you select, all registrants will receive the following: a course specific training plan, live runner tracking, professional course photos, a 100ml Laws Finishers Whiskey bottle, and live music at the finish courtesy of 14er Fest!

$120 - No Frills Registration - no shirt, no medal

$140 - General Registration

$160 - General Registration + 14er Fest Pass
*Buying a 14er Fest pass ($45 door value) includes: a stainless steel glass, beer/cocktail token ($7 value), raffle ticket ($5/ticket for over $4k in prizes), discounts at restaurants and bars in town, a $10 donation to BVSC, and access to all 14er Fest events and workshops throughout the weekend

Description

With glorious views of the Collegiate Peaks and 4,000ft of ascent along the way, these 30 miles of buttery single track and forest roads are perfect for everyone from the first time 50k’er to the veteran trail runner. Although the Arkansas Valley is famously known for its high alpine peaks, it’s a well kept secret that there’s a stash of arid, desert style trails just outside of Buena Vista (BEW-na Vista), CO - giving the West Line a feel like no other.

The West Line Winder is put on by Freestone Endurance (the same folks that bring you the High Lonesome 100) and is a perfect fall race for any runner!

Please Note: While we do not have a vaccination mandate at the race, all runners are required to disclose their vaccination status in order to register. 

West Line Winder is hosted by the 14er Fest which takes place Sept 23 - 25th in Buena Vista, CO. At the heart of the festival, you'll find that 14er Fest seeks to join together a wide variety of trail users, including both motorized and non-motorized trail enthusiasts. It's visions is to create a platform where all trial groups can recreate and work together to keep trails open and maintained. Join us for trail events, clinics, festival camping, live music, local libations and amazing vendors. 

The race starts on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 7am and runners have 11 hours to complete the course. There are five aid stations (not counting the Start/Finish) that are fully stocked with water, Tailwind and typical aid station fare as well some tasty treats to surprise you. The race is capped at 300 runners and registration is $120-160 no matter when you sign up. See the pricing section above for more info about the cost.

As an added challenge, runners can attempt the Sawatch 50/50 by registering for the Sawatch Ascent 50k on the same weekend! Finishers of the Sawatch 50/50 will get a special award and place awards for the top 3 overall men and women. Runners can camp at the Sawatch Ascent start/finish line (Nathrop, CO) for $20/night. Space is limited to 35 spots and can be purchased at the Sawatch Ascent webstore.

Cancellation, Deferral, and refund Policy: Runners can defer 50% of their entry to the following year so long as they request it by September 1st. We also carry cancellation insurance which covers most natural disaster related events. It does not cover pandemic related cancellations though. If the race cancels and it's covered under our insurance, you will receive a FULL refund. If the cancelation is not covered under the policy then there is no refund or deferral available. Please see the website for the full details. 

Key details:

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 7:00am 
Where: Intersection of E. Main St & N. Court St., Buena Vista, Colorado (coordinates: 38.8432, -106.1279)
Cost: $120 - $160 (50% deferral available before Sept 1)
Course: 30.6 miles, 4000ft of ascent, average elevation 8,500ft
Trail type: 22.4 miles of singletrack, 6.9 miles of forest (gravel) road, 1.3 miles of paved roads
Cutoff: 11 hours
Extra challenge: Sign up for the Sawatch Ascent 50K (Nathrop, CO) on Sunday, Sept 25th to participate in the Sawatch 50/50!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.westlinewinder.com.

Camping is available at the Sawatch Ascent 50k Start/Finish line near Mount Princeton Hot Springs. If you'd like to purchase camp sites, please click on the section header to go to the Sawatch Ascent webstore. 

Place
402 E Main St
Buena Vista, CO US 81211
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