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Make Your Labor Day Weekend Estes Epic! The 2019 Estes Epic is a FREE race. That’s right, it will be completely FREE to participate in our 2019 event for both the bike and the run. In lieu of a registration free, we are accepting donations for the Estes Park High … MORE
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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '19

    Overall Rating: Really good...and hard...and high! Course Difficulty: I wasn't completely recovered (whatever that means) from the 100 mile a couple of weeks ago, so hard became harder. If you're … MORE

    Overall Rating: Really good…and hard…and high!

    Course Difficulty: I wasn’t completely recovered (whatever that means) from the 100 mile a couple of weeks ago, so hard became harder. If you’re not from higher altitude, you will struggle with this one a little. There is about 2500′ of elevation gain each way, and the altitude makes it that much more difficult. The terrain was about 24 miles of paved, gravel, or dirt roads-and about 10 miles of double and single track trail.

    Course Scenery: Nothing like the mountain views. This course wound through the Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, which is simply breathtaking.

    Race Production: It was good. The race was a fundraiser for a local HS cross country team, and many of the students were working the aid stations-they did fantastic. Course was marked really well, and no issues with packet pick-up, start, or finish.

    Race Swag: Cool buckle with the starting elevation and a nice comfort tee.

    My Performance: I had a hard time with the altitude. Three of my middle miles were 45 minutes or more, simply because I couldn’t stand up; it was just bad. My stomach wasn’t happy. So, even if it was my first DFL, I finished my first mountain ultra.

    Final notes: As far as races go, this one had everything; including a 12hr time limit, which is the only reason I could finish. If you aren’t up for a 100 miler over 11000′ mountains, but still want to try your hand in higher altitude, this is a great run to participate in.

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    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    M_Sohaskey Sep 07, 2019 at 11:14am

    "DFL" is 100% better than "DNF"... well done, Keith! I know all too well what high altitude does to sea-level sissies like us, and it ain't pretty. Brilliant job toughing… MORE

    "DFL" is 100% better than "DNF"... well done, Keith! I know all too well what high altitude does to sea-level sissies like us, and it ain't pretty. Brilliant job toughing this out and getting it done 💪, and glad the mountain scenery made it worth the while. And all for a good cause! Sounds like a win-win to me. 😊 LESS

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