The 42nd Annual Mount Sopris Run Off & 4 Mile Fair Run is back for 2021! Come and join us for this funky, fun and challenging 14 mile race. We will also have a super fast downhill 4 Mile Fair Run held the same day.
Both races are held in conjunction with, and finish at, the Carbondale Mountain Fair which is celebrating its 50th year.
The 14 mile race starts at the Emma School House near Basalt, climbs 1500 feet up West Sopris Creek Road, then descends 1700 feet past the 4 mile start and into Carbondale, finishing in Sopris Park where Mountain Fair activities are just beginning.
The 4 Mile Fair Run has a DIFFERENT STARTING LOCATION than the 14 mile race. Racers will meet at Soprs Park in Carbondale and take a bus to the start of the race. This race is fast and fun downhill affair that is perfect for families to do together.
Bus service is available before the 4 Mile race (from Sopris Park) to get you to the start and after the 14 mile race to get you back to your car (if needed).
For more information call 970.704.0909
Event details and schedule
Sopris Run Off - 14+ Miles
6:30am- Day Of Race Registration Begins
7:30am- Mt Sopris 14 Mile Run-Off Starts at Emma Schoolhouse
10:15am- Awards Ceremony begins
11:00am- Bus Departs Sopris Park (Finish Line) to Shuttle Runners Back to Emma Schoolhouse (start)
Where: The Race Starts at the Emma School House (Basalt) and runs to Sopris Park (Carbondale)- Runners are expected to get to the starting area by their own means. There will be a bus to take you back to the start.
Course: Half Road & Half Dirt Road with 1500 feet of elevation gain & 1700 feet of elevation loss.
This is a point to point race that starts in Emma and finishes in Carbondale at the Mountain Fair. There is parking at the start & we will transport any clothing to the finish line. A bus is available to return runners to the start of the race from the finish line @ 11am.
There will be 4 aid stations with water & energy drink, energy food available at the 7 mile aid station, at the end of the uphill (top of the crown).
4- Mile Fair Run
6:15 am Pre-Race Registration
7:15 am Bus Departs Sopris Park to Shuttle 4 Mile Runners to Start
7:45 am 4 Mile Fair Run Starts
Register & meet at Sopris Park (Mountain Fair) in Carbondale, starting @ 6:15am. A bus will take you to the start of the race @ 7:15am.
The run is mostly downhill and very fast if you are going for a PR! It's also a great event for families to do together.
Waivers: Every participant will need to sign a waiver in order to start the race. Participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal gaurdian to a sign a waiver for them.