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2018 Steamboat Stinger Registration Open

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – April 2, 2018 

Steamboat Stinger
Steamboat Stinger Bike and Trail Running Races

Honey Stinger, the leading manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, is proud to announce that registration is now open for the Steamboat Stinger mountain bike and trail running races on Aug. 11-12, 2018. Back for its 8th year, the Steamboat Stinger showcases some of Steamboat’s finest singletrack on Emerald Mountain in the heart of town.

Starting at the base of Howelsen Hill Ski Area, the Saturday, Aug. 11, race will feature a 50+-mile mountain bike race composed of two 26.2-mile loops, and the race on Sunday, Aug. 12, will feature a full and half trail marathon. The course explores Routt County’s scenic backcountry of open meadows, aspen forests and wild sage gardens before returning to the transition and finish area. A course map is available online:

“We love that the Steamboat Stinger brings together some of the state’s top mountain bikers and runners each August for a fun and challenging event,” said Honey Stinger marketing director and Steamboat Stinger founder, Len Zanni. “This year, we are especially excited to give participants more racing options with the addition of the Bumble Bee category.”

Participants can compete in both races, or racers looking for an extra challenge can race in both the 50+-mile solo mountain bike race as well as the 26.2-mile trail marathon. The fastest combined time for both bike and run will take home the title of King Sting or Queen Bee. For participants who aren’t ready to take on the full Queen Bee or King Sting, the Steamboat Stinger includes a new category for 2018. The “Bumble Bee” combines one lap of the 50+-mile duo mountain bike race with the half marathon. There will be awards following the races honoring the finishers in first, second, and third place for each category, listed below.

To register, please visit: . Spaces for both mountain bike and trail running races are limited. For more information about the races, please visit:


Solo Mountain Bike Race (50+ miles)

• Solo Pro/Open Men

• Solo Pro/Open Female

• Solo Citizen Men

• Solo Citizen Female

• Solo Singlespeed Male

• Solo Singlespeed Female

• Clydesdale – 200+ lbs

Duo Mountain Bike Race (25+ miles/rider)

• Duo Male

• Duo Female

• Duo Co-ed

Trail Running Races

• Marathon Male

• Marathon Female

• Half Marathon Male

• Half Marathon Female

King Sting & Queen Bee (50+-mile MTB race and marathon)

• King Sting

• Queen Bee

Bumble Bee (25+-mile MTB duo race and half marathon)

• Male Bumble Bee

• Female Bumble Bee

About Honey Stinger

Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Honey Stinger makes convenient, nutritious and great-tasting honey-based foods including energy and snack bars, 70% organic protein bars, organic energy gels, organic waffles, gluten free organic waffles, and organic chews. Fueling the country’s top cyclists, runners, triathletes and teams, including USA Nordic, Honey Stinger products may be found at specialty sporting goods retailers, grocers, convenience stores and online at


Noah Wetzel