The Animas Surgical Hospital Durango Double
presented by Ska Brewing
Saturday, October 12th - 25K & 50K Trail Runs
Sunday, October 13th - Marathon & Half Marathon
The Durango Double - a festival for runners is held each October under the changing Fall colors and is a weekend-long festival celebrating running, health and fitness and the spirit of human achievement. Unmatched for beauty, you’ll agree that Durango is truly a runner’s paradise.
Have you ever been to Durango, Colorado?
Well, Durango is an amazing little mountain town in Southwest Colorado. It’s one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit and there is tons of stuff to do.
There are great trails for mountain biking, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a historic train that runs from Durango to the mining town of Silverton, we are 36 miles from the archeological wonders of Mesa Verde National Park, there are cool shops and galleries on historic Main Avenue and best of all for runners over the Columbus Day weekend, October 6th and 7th, there is the Durango Double, a road and trail festival for runners.
We have a Trail 25K 50K on Saturday, October 6th and the Durango Marathon and Half Marathonon Sunday, October 7th.
At the Durango Double you can run any one race or you can “Do the Double” by running a trail race on Saturday and a road run on Sunday. Wait, it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Doing the 25K & half marathon double is just a little longer than a marathon, but half way through you get to stop, eat pasta, drink beer, sleep and then get up and finish the next day and you don’t have to be in marathon shape! Your longest training run only needs to be 15 – 18 miles; so this is the perfect option for someone who is training for a late fall marathon or who has not quite gotten all the long run miles done for marathon training.
Plus, if you do the Double and you are going to do something unique and you going to get a very cool Mesa Verde-style platter to commemorate your achievement.
From Jeff Galloway - "Durango produces the best series of races in a weekend that I have seen in my 47 years of running. The town is interesting; there are lots of other things to do. The locals are friendly and make you feel like you are special. This is a well run event and I recommend it above all others for a Fall weekend trip!" Thanks, Jeff!