Kessel Run Ultra
Located in Fruita, Colorado, just a quick drive from the Front Range, this is the ultimate Racecation Adventure!! Known for its world class single track, the trails of Fruita are a hidden gem for trail running. Enjoy sweeping views of the San Juan Mountains and the Colorado National Monument as you run through the high desert. All distances begin on fast, flowing singletrack and work their way to the steep ups and downs of the Zippity-Do-Da Trail. The longer distances climb switchbacks up to the rim of the Bookcliffs to overlook the majestic Grand Valley. If you love perfect running weather and stunning views, this race is for you!
Kessel Run Ultra 50 Mile Course Map
Kessel Run Ultra 50 Mile Interactive Map
50 Mile GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 5031'
Highest Point 7352'
Elevation Gain 6447'
Elevation Loss 6450'
Kessel Run Ultra 60K Course Map
Kessel Run Ultra 60K Interactive Map
60K GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 5030'
Highest Point 7351'
Elevation Gain 5033'
Elevation Loss 5036'
Kessel Run Ultra 20 Mile Course Map
Kessel Run Ultra 20 Mile Interactive Map
20 Mile GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 5030'
Highest Point 5541'
Elevation Gain 2034'
Elevation Loss 2034'
Kessel Run Ultra 10 Mile Course Map
Kessel Run Ultra 10 Mile Interactive Map
10 Mile GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 5030'
Highest Point 5503'
Elevation Gain 1086'
Elevation Loss 1086'
Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information
Cupless Aid Station Information
That's right! We have gone cupless!
What does that mean?
Water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and at every aid station.
Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles, and reusable cups
Gloved volunteers will pour sodas/misc drinks into runners' reusable cups.
Directions to Start/Finish Line
GPS Coordinates (Click for Google Map):
The start/finish is located across the street from the 18 Road Parking in Fruita. Runners will park in the designated special events parking area. Follow directions of parking attendants. Please see the Google Map below to obtain driving directions.
The BLM has designated fee camping at the North Fruita Desert. The campground is located just past the start/finish line area.
Date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Start Line
Race Morning Packet Pickup
Saturday, November 11, 2023
5:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:
You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet.
Runners may pick up the goody bag and shirt of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.
Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.
Entries are non-transferable
See race guide for all information about packet pickup.
Race Morning Schedule
5:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.- Packet Pickup at Start Line
6:00 a.m.- 50 Mile Start
6:00 a.m. - 60K Start
8:00 a.m. - 20 Mile Start
9:00 a.m. - 10 Mile Start
10 minutes before each race start - pre-race announcement
RUNNERS MUST ATTACH CHIP TO SHOE. NO CHIP ON SHOE = NO TIME
We'll be serving runner approved snacks and drinks at the finish line.
All runners will receive a custom race shirt, bib, BOCO Technical Trucker hat. and finisher's medal.
The FAQ page contains information about:
-Other runner requirements
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