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Flaming Foliage Relay Race

September 8, 2023 - September 9, 2023

If you’ve ever experienced fall in the Rocky Mountains you know what a magical time it is. If you’ve never been up high when the leaves are starting to change, you are definitely missing out. With cool temperatures, sunny days, and stunning scenery, many people believe autumn is the best time to get out and enjoy the high country. And while a drive up through the mountains in the fall can be a nice way to spend a day, we think you should take it one step further. We think you should get out and experience it on foot!

The Flaming Foliage Relay takes the best parts of the old Outward Bound Relay route and throws in some new and scenic challenges. This relay begins in the quaint town of Idaho Springs and traverses 165 miles and three rugged mountain passes before finishing in charming Buena Vista on the banks of the Arkansas River. Along the way you’ll run on roads and trails through some of the most amazing scenery Colorado has to offer. Join run.Colorado relays for the Flaming Foliage Relay Friday September 8th through Saturday September 9th, 2023.

The Flaming Foliage Relay is 165-mile team oriented relay road race with 30 legs. Each team consists of either ten runners and two vehicles (the vast majority of the teams) or five runners and one vehicle (Ultra teams). The relay begins by following the original Colorado Relay course. Created by Outward Bound in 1998, this route takes runners from Idaho Springs to Georgetown, up and over the summit of Guanella Pass (11,669 ft) , on a series of singletrack trails to go over Georgia Pass (11,598 ft) to Breckenridge, then on bike paths through Frisco to Copper Mountain.


September 8, 2023
September 9, 2023
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