Before the Race

Race Packet Pick-up: We prefer that you pick up your race packet/bags and/or register on Saturday from 9:30-3:30 at Independence Run & Hike in Carbondale. ( You can also register or get your packet on race day at Thompson Park in Marble.  The races start early and timing and scoring can be a real chore, so the earlier the better please.   

Food: There will be coffee and bagels and muffins and fruit available for participants before the race as well as water and GU gel.

Personal Items:  You can send up clearly marked personal items to aid stations with the volunteers (ie. socks, food, jacket, fluids, etc) 

Hikers and Walkers: Hikers will be timed and are eligible for raffle prizes but not eligible for age group prizes.

Changing your race:  You can change your race from 12.5k to 25k with no penalty or vice versa.  You log into your account and change away.

 During the Race

Lead King Loop 25k

The 6 LKL Course aid stations will have GU energy gel (3,4,5) and water.  If you would like to leave an item (drink, gel, shirt) have it at the start area by 7:00 am or the night before

Quarry Trail Climb 12.5k

The 3 QTC Course aid stations will have water and GU products.

   Kids Race 2.5k

There will be no aid stations on the kids course but parents are allowed to run/hike with the kids.

   Medical Support

There will be EMT support at the start of the course and aid station volunteers are instructed to relay messages to the start if someone needs assistance.

After the Race

Times: We will post unofficial results directly after the race.  Times should be posted on imathlete the next day.

Awards:  The top three finishers in each age group (20's through 70's  in 10 year increments)will receive prizes.  

Food:  All participants can participate in the post race feast from Slow Groovin BBQ and a pot luck from MCS families.  Family members may purchase a ticket to eat during race day. 

Raffle:  All participants in the QTC and LKL will be entered in the raffle for great prizes from local and national businesses.  In the past we have had over 50% of our participants win a prize ranging from skis, hotel nights, shoes, restaurant gift certificates and gear.   Kids racers will have their own raffle.

Course items :  We will have a central place this year for on course lost and found.

  Start Times

LKL hikers - 7:00   LKL runners 8:30   QTC hikers 9:00   QTC runners 9:30   Kids race 11:45    Awards 12:00