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Steamboat Marathon Race Information

All races are scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. and finish at the courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs. For information on the race, please use the links below.

Marathon and Half Marathon Information

Time Standard

The marathon and half marathon course will close at 1:00 p.m., 5 ½ hours from the start time, a marathon pace of about 12:30 minutes per mile. We strictly enforce this policy. Race services, aid stations and traffic control will not be provided on the course after 5 ½ hours. An early start is not available. If you’re unable to run the full Marathon in less than 5 ½ hours, please register for the half marathon.

Important: Non-registered runners, pacers/escorts, inline skates, bikes, dogs, and baby joggers are strictly prohibited.

10K Run and Walk Information

Entry Limit: No Limit
Entry Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019

This SATF Certified course begins and ends at the courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The 10K starts on 5th Street and heads northeast up 5th Street to Maple Street, then heads north on Amethyst Drive past the Steamboat Springs Middle School to Strawberry Park Road. Here you will take a right onto Strawberry Park Road, until you reach the aid station.

Follow County Road #36 also known as Strawberry Park Road to North Park back towards town. Take a right at Missouri Street then a left onto 7th Street, a right onto Pine Street, left onto 11th Street and a final left onto Lincoln Avenue to the finish.


All races will take place rain or shine. For more info on current weather conditions, please click below to view weather and a live view of conditions in Steamboat Springs.


Free transportation to both the marathon and half marathon starting areas will be available for participants only. Buses will leave from the parking lot at the corner of 8th and Oak Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Marathon Pick Up

Buses board 5:45 to 6:15 a.m. at 8th and Oak streets

Half Marathon Pick Up

Buses board 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. at 8th and Oak streets

Note: Buses will bring your personal items back to the finish area. Please provide a bag and identify it clearly with the bag tag provided in your race packet.


Parking is extremely limited at both starting areas. Traffic on our open course is an added hazard and is strongly discouraged. It is strongly discouraged to park near the detour on Route 44 or anywhere on the course. Participants should plan to park near the bus pickup and race finish area located downtown between 5th and 7th street.

Course Information

Road Closure

From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. we will be closing the westbound lanes of Lincoln Avenue from 5th to 11th for the finish of all the races. The side streets off of Lincoln Ave to Oak Street that will be closed are 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th.

We will have traffic controls in place for vehicular traffic on Hwy 129. Northbound traffic on 129 will be diverted to the left lane just past the entrance to Elk River Estates and proceed north to Cullens Corner where traffic controllers will be in place. Southbound traffic on 129 will be diverted at Cullens Corner onto RCR 44, and then back onto 129 at the intersection of 44 and 129 just north of the airport. From Cullens Corner to the start of the half marathon at approximately Moon Hill there will be one way traffic, controlled by a pilot car leading the traffic on the west side of the road. Traffic controls and pilot car operations will be in place.

Aid Station Sponsors


All awards will be presented throughout the morning at the finish area on the courthouse lawn. Note: Recipients of overall awards will not be eligible to receive age division awards. We are proud to present awards from local manufacturers in Steamboat Springs such as Smartwool.

Age Classes

Male and Female: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Please note that these age classes have changed from 2018. The ones reflected above are new for the 2019 race.

Schedule of Events

Please see the schedule of events for information on the health and wellness expo. Please reference the course and race details for additional information on transportation.

Friday, May 31

12 - 5 p.m.: Health and Wellness Expo
Where: Ski Haus, 1457 Pine Grove Road

Saturday, June 1

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Health and Wellness Expo
Where: Ski Haus, 1457 Pine Grove Road

Sunday, June 2

5:45 - 6:15 a.m. Transportation pick up to the start of full marathon
6:00 - 6:30 a.m. Transportation pick up to the start of half marathon
7:30 a.m. Start of the Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K
11:45 a.m. Kid’s Fun Run
1:00 p.m. All race courses close
*Post Race Stretching on the finish area lawn led by Old Town Hot Springs at 9, 10, 11, & 12 p.m.

Blog and Training Tips

Get inspired with training blogs from Steamboat runner, marathon veteran and nutritionist Cara Marrs, and Old Town Hot Springs, your Official Fitness Facility.

We've put together a video with the help of local runners Marietta Roberts and Scott Larson to show you some of our favorite stretches to do before and after your race. Click below to watch this useful video with some training tips on stretching.

How to Get Involved

Find information below for options on how you or your business can be a part of this long standing running event in Steamboat Springs.

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