Cirque Series - Arapahoe Basin, CO

Sat August 10, 2019 Keystone, CO US 80435 Directions
Events

Sport Division (beginner / intermediate)

$59 10:00AM MDT - 5:00PM MDT Registration ends August 10, 2019 at 4:00pm MDT

Expert Divison

$59 10:00AM MDT - 5:00PM MDT Registration ends August 10, 2019 at 4:00pm MDT

Pro Division

$59 10:00AM MDT - 5:00PM MDT Registration ends August 10, 2019 at 4:00pm MDT

Volunteer

$0 8:00AM MDT - 5:00PM MDT Registration ends August 10, 2019 at 4:00pm MDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.cirqueseries.com/a-basin.

Additional Fees
National Forest Fee: $2.00
Place
28194 US-6
Keystone, CO US 80435
Description

Join us for our 3rd year of the Cirque Series at Arapahoe.  6.8 miles featuring 1'890' ft vert.

Prizes
Prizes will be distributed at the end of each event and for the overall series winners. There are three categories in which the prizes will be given out: Sport, Expert and Professional. The below cash prizes are based on 500 participants, if less than 500 participants sign up prize list will be porportianly adjusted to the overall number of participants.  Prizes for overall placement are as follows:

Pro
1st place -  $700
2nd place - $300
3rd place - $200

Expert
1st - $400 in Gear
2nd - $300 in Gear
3rd - $200 in Gear

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

Peak Freak - the first male & female athlete to summit the iconic peak wins a prize from Black Diamond & On Running.

Grom Award - the youngest competitor will win a prize from Liberty bottles

Middle of the Pack Award - the person that finished exactly middle will win a prize form Kodiak cakes.

Overall Winner + Points
The racers with the most points at the end of all 6 races will be declared the overall 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 - 44pt    7 - 28pt    12 - 18pt 17 - 8pt
3 - 40pt    8 - 26pt    13 - 16pt 18 - 6pt
4 - 36pt    9 - 24pt    14 - 14pt 19 - 4pt
5 - 34pt    10 - 22pt    15 - 12pt 20 - 2pt

PRIZE MONEY OVERALL
 
PRO
1ST - $1000
2ND - $500
3RD - $300

EXPERT
1ST -$500 IN GEAR
2ND-$400  IN GEAR
3RD-$300  IN GEAR

SPORT
1ST -  $400 IN GEAR
2ND - $300  IN GEAR
3RD - $200  IN GEAR


**Men's and Women's Divisions

Registration
The last day to register is on the day of the event. 

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 Honey Stinger gels, water & Gnarly Hydrate on course for all participants.
Gnarly Hydrate & water will also be available at finish line. 

Contact us:  julian@discreteclothing.com

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Questions?
Packet Pickup

Early Packet/bib pick-up, Thursday Aug. 8, 3pm-6pm, Icelantic Skis retail store, 1300 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

August 10 Saturday: 7:00am-9:00am - 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.  We strongly encourage to pick up bib the night before the race.

COURSE DESCRIPTION & INFO

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.  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.  

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

**course subject to change as necessary

SAFETY LANGUAGE

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.

2018 RACE INFO

Sport Category Registrations:  67% of runners

Expert Category Registrations:  28% of runners

Pro Category Registrations:  5% of runners

Prizes will be distributed at the end of each event and for the overall series winners. There are three categories in which the prizes will be given out: Sport, Expert and Professional. The below cash prizes are based on 500 participants, if less than 500 participants sign up prize list will be porportianly adjusted to the overall number of participants.  Prizes for overall placement are as follows:

Pro
1st place - $700
2nd place - $300
3rd place - $200

Expert
1st - $400 in Gear
2nd - $300 in Gear
3rd - $200 in Gear

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

Peak Freak - the first male & female athlete to summit the iconic peak wins a prize from Black Diamond & On Running.

Grom Award - the youngest competitor will win a prize from Liberty bottles

Middle of the Pack Award - the person that finished exactly middle will win a prize form Kodiak cakes.


Two Aid Stations:
We will provide Honey Stinger gels, water & Gnarly Hydrate on course for all participants.
Gnarly Hydrate & water will also be available at finish line. 

Cancellation / Refund Policy:
The race organizers reserve the ability to cancel the event due to unsafe weather. 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. In the instance of mega wild weather we will assess things appropriately and 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 and cannot be rolled over to subsequent races, unless extenuating medical or life circumstances occur. We will always treat our community fairly but also ask that you be sympathetic about the realities of putting on a great event.

Cateories:
*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
Results will be posted here 48 hours after the event.

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Contact Us
julian@discreteclothing.com

Accommodation partner - Summit County Mountain Retreats

Summit County Mountain Retreats is happy to offer all racers a 10% discount on nightly rate for a vacation rental. They manage vacation rentals throughout Summit County, but the majority are in Keystone, which is less than 5 miles from Arapahoe Basin.

They offer a variety of vacation rentals in Keystone, from cozy studios to spacious condos, townhomes and stand-alone mountain homes. So, whether you’re racing or coming to support a runner, don’t forget to book your stay. And, to show your encouragement for the competitors, they’re offering a 10% discount on the nightly rates from August 9 through August 11. Just enter promo code CIRQUE19 when booking on website. scmountainretreats.com

Promo code is valid through August 11.

Any nights of stay before August 9 or after August 11 are not included.

Discount taken from rates that are subject to change.

Applies to new reservations or reservations made on the same day this promotion was sent out.

Cannot be combined with other SCMR promotions.

*Some properties not applicable. Fees and taxes are not discounted.

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