TBK Bank Thirsty 13 Half Marathon

Sat August 29, 2020 Durango, CO 81301 US Directions

Thirsty 13: Race plus Brewfest ticket

8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT

Thirsty 13: Race plus designated driver ticket

8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT
Our Presenting Sponsor

TBK Bank is here to help you cross your financial finish lines, because we’re on your team. TBK Bank is proud to be a part of the thriving Durango community and presenting sponsor of the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon.


It's a race.  It's a Brewfest.  It's the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon!

Are you thirsty for gorgeous scenery?  You won't find a course more beautiful than this one.  With the majestic La Plata mountains in the background, you'll cruise through the lush pastures of Wildcat Canyon and past the pristine waters of Lake Nighthorse.  This beautiful, point-to-point course has it all!

Are you thirsty for a PR?  The course is mostly downhill, so you might think your watch is broken when you hit the finish line.  From start to finish, you drop 1400 feet in elevation.  Don't be surprised if you knock five minutes off your previous best.

Are you thirsty for a Brewfest?  When you accomplish something as big as finishing a half marathon, you want a celebration that is worthy of your accomplishment.  We have 50 great breweries waiting to congratulate you on your run!  Your post-race party is the San Juan Brewfest, and your ticket is included with your race entry fee.

Note:  Due to COVID-19, the Brewfest has been canceled for 2020.  We are hopeful that the race itself will still proceed as planned.

So.... Who's thirsty?

Packet Pickup:

Friday, August 28, Noon - 6:30pm, TBK Bank, 259 W. 9th Street

If you can't make it on Friday, packets will also be available on race morning from 6:00 - 6:45am at Ska Brewing.  If you need to pick up your packet on race morning, please arrive by 6:30am to ensure we can get everyone checked in on time.

If possible, please come on Friday, as this makes life easier for everyone on race morning.


We will transport you by bus from Ska Brewing to the start line at Hesperus Church on Highway 140. There is no parking at the start line, so please plan to ride the bus. You are also welcome to have a friend drop you at the start.

The buses depart Ska at 7am sharp.


We will have a parking coordinator at Ska Brewing to direct you to available space in the following lots:  Ska Brewing, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, the Armory, La Plata Electric Association, San Juan Basin Health, Century Link.


Average temperature at 8am in late August is 55 degrees -- perfect running weather!  Expect temperatures to reach the low 70s by 10am and mid 80s in the afternoon.  While thundershowers are common in August, they rarely occur in the morning.

Aid Stations:

There are aid stations on the course approximately every two miles.  Each station will have water, PowerAde, first aid, and friendly volunteers.  The station near mile 8 will also have bananas and other snacks.


Toilets will be available at Ska Brewing, at the start line, and at mile 5.4 and mile 9.7 on the course.

Finish Line Celebration and Awards Ceremony:

When you cross the finish line, we'll put an official Thirsty 13 finisher's mug in your hand, and send you to the bar where you can fill it with a complimentary Ska beer.  And get ready for the best finish line food you've ever had, compliments of Nini's Taqueria.  The awards ceremony will begin at 11am.

And then...

San Juan Brewfest!

Grab a quick shower, and let's all head over to Buckley Park, where 50 breweries are waiting to congratulate you on your run.  The Brewfest is from 1pm - 5pm.  We encourage you to wear your race shirt so we can find each other and celebrate together.

Bring your ID, and remember that your Brewfest ticket is non-transferable.


Our official hotel partner is Homewood Suites.  They are the closest hotel to the finish line, just one block from Ska Brewing.  Give them a call at 866-238-4218 to reserve your room and be sure to mention group code "T13" or group name "2020 Thirsty 13 Race."

Volunteers Needed:

Do you have a friend or family member who will be at the race and wants to help out?  Volunteers get a race shirt, food and beer, and an invite to our volunteer appreciation party.  Volunteering is way more fun than just standing around waiting for a runner to finish, so please encourage your friends and family to sign up or e-mail the race director.  And if you want to volunteer, we need help the day before the race at packet pickup.

Ska Brewing
225 Girard Street
Durango, CO US 81301
Policy On Refunds and Transfers

As with most races, we cannot offer refunds, transfers to other runners, or transfers to future races.  This applies regardless of the reason or special circumstances for the request.  We appreciate your understanding.

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