Hayden Cog Run looms as running and biking race season approaches

From The Steamboat Pilot & Today

by Joel Reichenberger

Matt Milde runs down the Cog road near Hayden during last year’s Hayden Cog Run. The grueling early-season running race is back this year, one of the first events of the running and biking season.

Skiing and snowboarding season has already given way to running and cycling season for many local athletes who started airing up their tires and lacing up their sneakers before the lifts stopped turning. The competitive season for those athletes is coming up quickly, as well.

The first event of the Steamboat Springs Running Series is less than two weeks away, and an important deadline is even closer than that.

The Hayden Cog Run will celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 5 with a grueling early-season test, 8.4-miles up the Cog road in Hayden.

Signing up for the race in years past has usually included a race t-shirt, and it does again this year, but years of leftover boxes of shirts have encouraged organizers to set Wednesday as a deadline for signing up online and getting a shirt.

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Weekend Preview: Have a Great Weekend!

Triathlon Events

Saturday March 3rd

 

27th Annual Steamboat Springs Pentathlon

Steamboat Springs


Moab Off Road Duathlon

Moab, Utah


Sunday March 4th

 

Moab Spring Trail Run

Moab, Utah


Mark Your Calendar:

Wednesday March 7th for Don’t Doubt Mental Training with Mental Skills Coach Will Murray

 



Cycling Events

Saturday March 3rd

 

Frostbite TT

Ft. Collins


Gravelanch Series Ride #1: Dirt & Donughts

Boulder


Mineral Belt Mayhem

Leadville


Sunday March 4th

 

DU City Park Criterium

Denver


DUST2 2nd Annual Winter Fat Bike Race

Pagosa Springs


Supertraining Ride

Boulder

Tri the Boat

Steamboat Springs

 

Sprint – Olympic – Half Distance

Back for its fifth year Tri The Boat continues to evolve. We will run our full compliment of races on the same day, Sunday June 24th. Great swim and bike courses and unforgettable run courses which utilize the crushed gravel and picturesque trail system that surrounds Stagecoach Reservoir will highlight your day.

Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley and the beautiful water of Stagecoach Reservoir, these races offer spectacular surroundings and challenging competition.

 

Event details and registration here

27th Annual Steamboat Pentathlon

Steamboat Springs

 

This year marks the 27th Anniversary of the Steamboat Pentathlon!

The Steamboat Pentathlon, hosted by the City of Steamboat Springs Parks & Community Services Department, is a one-of-a-kind winter event featuring five athletic disciplines in one race!  

ALPINE SKIING/SNOWBOARDING – SNOWSHOEING – NORDIC SKIING – MOUNTAIN BIKING – RUNNING

 

Event details and registration here

UPDATE: Hiker dies of snake bite was an IRONMAN athlete

Photo provided by Daniel Hohs’ blog Activeperformance.org

Original Story by The DenverPost

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Daniel Hohs, who died Saturday after being bitten on the ankle by a rattlesnake while hiking on a Jefferson County trail, was an endurance athlete who used his training to help manage his bipolar disorder.

Hohs, 31, had just moved to Golden from Steamboat Springs.

He became an Ironman when he completed his first full-distance race in Louisville, Kentucky in August 2014.

Hohs had been training with Heather Gollnick’s IronEdge triathlon team in Steamboat Springs.

“Dan was so vibrant,” Gollnick said. “He had this huge smile and this energy that just made you happy. It was contagious to everyone.”

In October 2014, Hohs wrote an essay titled “How Endurance Sports Saved My Life” for the website activeperformance.org.

The Chicago-area native struggled with depression while attending the University of Michigan and was admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility, where he had a major manic episode that left him sleepless for three days. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Read the entire story here

Original post on 303cycling
https://303cycling.com/hiker-dies-after-rattlesnake-bite-at-mt-galbraith-in-golden/

 

TRI THE BOAT receives a Special USA Triathlon Designation for 2017

 

TRI THE BOAT in beautiful Steamboat Springs CO is back and better than ever. This epic two day event features Sprint & Olympic Distance Racing on June 24th and the Half Iron Distance June 25th. Each race distance also features relay, aqua bike and dry land categories.

This year, the half- iron-distance event has been designated the 2017 USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Long Course Regional Championship, meaning the top 10 percent of finishers in each age group qualify for the 2017 National Triathlon Championship.

The race has also gotten a little facelift, with a new transition area, new swim course layout, new run course and new finish area. Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley, the swim takes place in the picturesque Stagecoach Reservoir. The two-loop bike features newly paved rolling terrain, and the vast majority of the new run course takes place on packed dirt trails with scenic lake views before the waterfront finish.

 

Beat the May 31st price increase and take advantage of our special 10% off any distance race through the month of May – enter at checkout: 303TRIATHLON

 

Visit the new website for complete info and maps.

 

Triathlete Magazine has named TRI THE BOAT one of the summer’s best “non M-Dot” triathlons.  Read the full article here

 

Still on the fence?  Here’s RD Heather Gollnick to help you make up your mind.

Tri The Boat – Message from Race Director Heather Gollnick from Chris Tamucci on Vimeo.

Weekend Preview: A Little of This, A Little of That

Triathlon Events

Saturday March 4th

 

26th Annual Steamboat Pentathlon

Steamboat Springs


 

USATri60 Indoor Triathlon

Colorado Springs


 

Cycling Skills Clinic with Justin Chester

Parker



 

Cycling Events

Saturday March 4th

 

Mineral Belt Mayhem

Leadville


 

Frostbite Time Trial

Ft. Collins


 

Cycling Skills Clinic with Justin Chester

Parker


 

VitaMtb Clinic

Sedona, Az


 

Sunday March 5th

 

DU City Park Crit

Denver

26th Annual Steamboat Pentathlon

The Steamboat Pentathlon, hosted by the City of Steamboat Springs Parks & Community Services Department, is a one-of-a-kind winter event featuring five athletic disciplines in one race!  

 ALPINE SKIING/SNOWBOARDING – SNOWSHOEING – NORDIC SKIING – MOUNTAIN BIKING – RUNNING

 This year marks the 26th Anniversary of the Steamboat Pentathlon!

 DATE: Saturday, March 4th, 2017

 LOCATION: Howelsen Hill, Steamboat Springs, CO

 START TIME: 10:00 AM

Tri the Boat – Half

Half-iron distance, Sunday, June 25th

USAT Rocky Mountain Regional Long Course Championship Race

Back for its fourth year Tri The Boat is better than ever with some great course changes including a new transition area, new swim course layout and all new run courses which utilize the crushed gravel and picturesque trail system that surrounds Stagecoach Reservoir. In addition, Tri The Boat has been designated as the 2017 USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Long Course Championship on Sunday.

Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley and the beautiful water of Stagecoach Reservoir, these races offer spectacular surroundings and challenging competition.

For more info: http://www.tritheboat.co

Tri the Boat – Sprint & Oly

Sprint & Olympic Races on Saturday, June 24th.

Back for its fourth year Tri The Boat is better than ever with some great course changes including a new transition area, new swim course layout and all new run courses which utilize the crushed gravel and picturesque trail system that surrounds Stagecoach Reservoir. In addition, Tri The Boat has been designated as the 2017 USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Long Course Championship on Sunday.

Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley and the beautiful water of Stagecoach Reservoir, these races offer spectacular surroundings and challenging competition.

For more info: http://www.tritheboat.co