The Steamboat 50 Mile Ultra Marathon is this Saturday (9/15) on Mount Werner/Rabbit Ears Pass.
It's too late to register, but visit their website and come to Steamboat anyway to check it out if you don't have any plans.
These people are absolutely crazy in my mind and what could be better than watching 100+ ultra marathoners run up the 3500 feet of Mount Werner, down the Continental Divide to Rabbit Ears Pass, then turn around and run back.
What part of this sounds normal???
Actually I guess you can't watch the entire race unless you're lucky enough to own a small plane... but you can spend the day drinking beer at Slopeside (the start/finish area) and by the end of the day I bet you'll feel just as bad as these runners do. Look at the elevation map.
Good luck folks!