Kessel Run Ultra

50 mile, 60K, 20 Mile, 10 Mile

November 12, 2022

North Fruita Desert, Colorado

Kessel Run Ultra
  • Located on the Road 18 Trails in Fruita, Colorado, this ultra race course has amazing views of the Western Slope. A mix of smooth and technical singletrack, this event will challenge runners for sure! 

Course Information

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.

  • To further reduce waste at aid stations, runners may bring a small reusable bag or bowl for food.

  • Reusable bowls are optional but a great way to reduce waste.

Kessel Run Ultra Race Guide
Travel Information
Race Start/Finish Information 
  • 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. 

Camping Information 
  • The BLM has designated fee camping at the North Fruita Desert. The campground is located just past the start/finish line area. 

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Location: Start Line

Race Morning Packet Pickup
Saturday, November 12, 2022
5:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Start Line

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

7:00 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


Finish Line
  • We'll be serving runner approved snacks and drinks at the finish line. 

Runner Perks
  • All runners will receive a custom race shirt, bib, BOCO Technical Trucker hat. and finisher's medal.