Cirque Series - Arapahoe Basin, CO

Sat September 10, 2022 Keystone, CO 80435 US Directions

Sport Division (beginner / intermediate)

$79 10:00AM MDT - 4:00PM MDT Registration ends September 10, 2022 at 10:00am MDT

Expert Divison

$79 10:00AM MDT - 4:00PM MDT Registration ends September 10, 2022 at 10:00am MDT

Pro Division

$79 10:00AM MDT - 4:00PM MDT Registration ends September 10, 2022 at 10:00am MDT


$0 8:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Registration ends September 10, 2022 at 10:00am MDT
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Additional Fees
National Forest Fee: $2.00
28194 US-6
Keystone, CO US 80435

Join us for Cirque Series at Arapahoe.  7.4 miles featuring 2,010' ft vert.

Prizes will be distributed at the end of each race and for the overall series winners. There are three categories in which the prizes will be given out: Sport, Expert and Pro.  Prizes for each race are as follows:

1st place - $2000 cash each race
2nd place - $500 cash each race
3rd place - $300 cash each race

1st - $500 in Gear each race
2nd - $300 in Gear each race
3rd - $200 in Gear each race

1st - $300 in Gear each race
2nd - $200 in Gear each race
3rd - $100 in Gear each race

Grom Award - youngest competitor wins a prize from On Running.

OG Award - wisest competitor wins a prize from

Lexie Award - the "unofficial MVP" of the race will win a prize from

Middle of the Pack Award - the person that finished exactly middle will win a prize from On Running.

Overall 2022 Season Winner + Points
The racers with the most points at the end of all races will be declared the overall 2022 winner.  The top 20 racers of each event will obtain points. The following is the per stage breakdown as a function of place:

1 - 50pt    6 - 30pt    11 - 20pt 16 - 10pt 
2 - 40pt    7 - 28pt    12 - 18pt 17 - 8pt
3 - 36pt    8 - 26pt    13 - 16pt 18 - 6pt
4 - 34pt    9 - 24pt    14 - 14pt 19 - 4pt
5 - 32pt    10 - 22pt    15 - 12pt 20 - 2pt

1ST - $2500 Overall 2022 season 
2ND - $500 Overall 2022 season 
3RD - $400 Overall 2022 season

1ST - PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2022 season 
2ND- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2022 season 
3RD- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2022 season

1ST - PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2022 season 
2ND- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2022 season 
3RD- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2022 season

**All OVERALL podium placers will also receive Cirque Series 2022 PEAK FREAK belt buckle.  

**Everyone that runs all six '22 races will receive a Cirque Series 2022 PEAK FREAK belt buckle.  

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We cap race at 500 runners, please sign up early.

Bibs / Timing Chips
Cirque Series will utilize Competitive Timing to time the event with a disposable chip placed on the back of your bib. Please do not fold, crush or remove the chip from the bib. You may dispose of the chip/bib after the race is over.

Rules / Guidelines
Please help us preserve the beauty of our mountains and assist in maintaining an enjoyable, safe event for everyone involved.

Please respect private property near the trails. Do not trespass.
No littering: Participants are encouraged to carry water and food during the event.
Please dispose of all waste and recyclables in the proper containers.
Please be respectful of all Forest Service officials.
Do not impede another runner.
Leave no trace: Pack-in pack-out.

Food & Water stations
We will provide Wasatch Nectar honey, water & Gnarly Hydrate on course for all participants.
Gnarly Hydrate & water will also be available at finish line. 

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Packet Pickup

Friday Sept 9, 2022: TBD

Saturday Sept 10, 2022: 7:30am-9:30am - Bib pickup available at the race venue. Please arrive early enough to pickup your packet and get ready. We will start promptly at 10:00am.  


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 view point 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. This portion of the downhill will include the new singletrack called Half Moon Vista.  Once you see Black Mountain lodge again you will take a right onto another 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.  

**The race course is located on approved established trails in the White River National Forest. 

**course subject to change as necessary


The course is the most direct route to the high alpine, it is steep, but intuitive, you will be pushing hard for the summit, putting yourself to your capacity, lungs, grit, and strength. Please note, we will have the course well marked, it is imperative, for your safety, you follow precise path of flagging.  On Little Lenawee summit area in particular, please be prepared to slow down, pay close attention to your footwork in the technical areas, if you kick a rock loose, immediately yell 'rock' to notify fellow competitors you have kicked a rock loose. If you are further down the course and you hear, 'rock!', please do not look up, please turn your back and protect your head.  We can't stress this section enough, careful footwork, look out for the safety of yourself and fellow competitors equally.


Sport Category Registrations:  67% of runners

Expert Category Registrations:  28% of runners

Pro Category Registrations:  5% of runnersWe will provide Wasatch Nectar & Gnarly Hydrate for all participants.

Cancellation / Refund Policy:  the race organizers reserve the ability to cancel the event due to unsafe weather, any variety of circumstances, etc. Race organizers will make the best decisions when it comes to protecting the safety of all runners. This means we reserve the right to adjust, cancel, reroute, or reschedule as we see fit.

Because the bulk of our costs come before the event even occurs we will not be able to extend refunds to those who wish to cancel their registration. We will assess things appropriately & fairly, to the best of our abilities. If the race is popular enough to create a waiting list, we will also treat your entry fairly with specifics TBD.

Race registration is non transferable & cannot be rolled over to subsequent races. We will always treat our community fairly but also ask that you be sympathetic about the realities of putting on a great event. Anyone running under a bib assigned to another athlete will be banned from future Cirque Series Races, we take this very seriously because it creates a safety issue.

*SPORT: This category is for people that don't have a ton of mountain experience, and wouldn't call themselves strong runners. But are ready to test themselves.

*EXPERT: This category is for people with a lot of mountain experience, consider themselves strong hikers with competent running skills.

*PRO: This category is for professional & sponsored athletes.

Results will be posted here 48 hours after the event.

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