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Additional race information can be found at https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/uncleclydes/.
Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango! Purgatory Resort tubing hill. Run up. tube down. Repeat!
Most laps wins!
Oh, and it's a relay race!
Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race. We will have male, female, and coed divisions for adult teams, as well as race categories for kids and parent/child teams. Teams must consist of two people in order to compete, but we will also allow three-person teams (like mom plus two kids) if you are just out for fun, not prizes and glory.
This event is limited to just 40 teams, so sign up quick!
And since it's Purgatory Resort, you know we will turn this thing into a party. We'll be spinning tunes while you race, high-fiving you each time you pass through the transition area, and giving out cool prizes.
Feel free to wear a costume. Actually, you should probably wear a costume. (Yeah, it's that kind of race.)
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Race Morning Check-In:
Check-in opens 45 minutes before the race. Please be checked in at least 15 minutes before your race begins. Check-in is located at the bottom of the Tubing Hill in the Columbine area.
Allow 15 minutes to park and get to the tubing hill in time to check in.
Clothing & Footwear:
All participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a cold-weather outdoor athletic event. Costumes are encouraged! Traction devices such as YakTrax are permitted but not required.
Race Start Time:
60-minute race: 11:am.
90-minute race: 12 noon.
The goal is for you and your teammate to complete as many laps as possible. You will run up the tubing hill (carrying a tube), then slide down on the tube. When you get to the bottom, you will hand the tube to your teammate in the transition area. Pretty simple.
We will count your number of COMPLETED laps. A partial lap at the end does not count.
You must alternate laps with your teammate for the first 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, this rule no longer applies.
Before entering the tubing chute, please make sure that the hill below you is clear so you don't crash into someone below you. Obey the instructions of the course marshals at all times. Failure to follow common-sense safety rules may result in disqualification.
We will award prizes to winning teams in each race category, as well as prizes for costumes and team spirit.
The closest parking lot is the Gelande Lot, on the west side of Highway 550 about 1/4 mile before the main entrance to the Resort. From there, it's an easy 200 yard walk to the tubing hill.
It could snow. Or be 45 degrees and sunny. Either way, the race is on. The race director does reserve the right to cancel or modify the race if weather conditions make it unsafe.
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