The GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run Introduces Run3
The GORE-TEX ® TransRockies Run – traditionally open only to teams of two for the entire six-day duration of the event – today announced the inception of RUN3, a race-within-a-race for individual runners.
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The GORE-TEX Â® TransRockies Run â€“ traditionally open only to teams of two for the entire six-day duration of the event â€“ today announced the inception of RUN3, a race-within-a-race for individual runners.
The individuals in RUN3 will run only the first three stages of the race, starting in Buena Vista, Colorado and ending in Camp Hale, covering the first three stages of 21, 14 and 24 miles for a total distance of 59 miles.
In only its fourth year, the GORE-TEXÂ® TransRockies Run has become a leader in the growing field of multi-day stage races, and by adding RUN3; the event becomes more accessible and attractive to a wider range of participants.
The RUN3 will offer Open Men’s and Open Women’s divisions. Registration opens initially for TransRockies Alumni only from February 23rd to March 8. After this exclusive period, RUN3 will open to the public.
Aaron McConnell, Race Director, said, â€œSome of the most consistent feedback that we’ve heard was that people would love to do the event, but that it is either too hard to find a compatible teammate, or it simply doesn’t fit into their busy lives. With RUN3, we take care of both barriers to entry and open the race to a much larger audience.â€
In 2009, the field for the TransRockies grew from 130 to 260 after the inaugural field of 112 in 2007. But McConnell believes that the expanded race field will be easily accommodated, â€œWe have filled our race fields according to a pretty strict set of permit restrictions, and each year have sold out just about exactly what we needed.â€
McConnell continued, â€œWe’re expecting roughly 400 entries this year, and the advent of RUN3 certainly will make it easier to reach that goal, especially given the increased interest that multi-day runs are getting.â€
The 2010 Gore-Tex TransRockies run will cover nearly 117 miles, climbing over 12,000 vertical feet during the six stages and challenge athletes with soaring altitudes of close to 13,000 feet.
For more information on the run or details on the individual stages visit www.transrockies.com.
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