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Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango!  It’s 90 minutes… on the tubing hill.  Run up… tube down.  Repeat!

Most laps wins!

Oh, and it’s a relay race!

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Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race.  We will have male, female, and coed divisions for adult teams, as well as race categories for kids and parent/child teams.  Teams must consist of two people in order to compete, but we will also allow three-person teams (like mom plus two kids) if you are just out for fun, not prizes and glory.

This event is limited to just 50 teams, so sign up quick!

Just $25 per team.

We provide the tubes.  No need to bring your own.

And since it’s at Purgatory Resort, you know we will turn this thing into a party.  We’ll be spinning tunes while you race,  high-fiving you each time you pass through the transition area, cooking S’mores for your finish line snacks, and giving out cool prizes.

Feel free to wear a costume.  (Yeah, it’s that kind of race.)

Race Details:


Race Morning Check-In:

Check-in opens at 9:30am.  Please arrive no later than 10am. Check-in is located at the bottom of the Tubing Hill in the Columbine area.

Clothing & Footwear:

All participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a cold-weather outdoor athletic event.  Costumes are encouraged!

Race Start Time:

The race will start promptly at 10:30am.

The Rules:

The goal is for you and your teammate to complete as many laps as possible in 90 minutes.  You will run up the tubing hill (carrying a tube), then slide down on the tube.  When you get to the bottom, you will hand the tube to your teammate in the transition area.  Pretty simple.

We will count your number of COMPLETED laps.  A partial lap at the end does not count.

Safety First:

Before entering the tubing chute, please make sure that the chute is clear so you don’t crash into someone below you.  Obey the instructions of the course marshals at all times.  Failure to follow common-sense safety rules may result in disqualification.


We will award prizes to winning teams in each race category, as well as prizes for costumes, team spirit, and best cheering section.  Big thanks to Steamworks Brewing for donating prizes for the event!  (And yes, there will be appropriate prizes for kids as well.)


Park in the Lower or Upper Columbine lots.  Both are about 200 yards from the tubing hill.  If they are full, which is not likely, you can park in the Gelande lot (off Highway 550, about 600 yards before the entrance to the Resort).


It could snow.  Or be 45 degrees and sunny.  Either way, the race is on.  The race director does reserve the right to cancel or modify the race if weather conditions make it unsafe.

Race Course: