Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide
Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango! It’s on the tubing hill. Run up… tube down. Repeat!
Most laps wins!
Oh, and it’s a relay race!
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 60 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.)
New this year, we will have a 60-minute heat beginning at 10am and a 90-minute heat at 11am. The 60-minute heat is recommended for kids, families, and less competitive folks. The 90-minute heat is identical to last year’s race and is recommended for anyone who wants the full suffer-fest.
Note: If for some reason we have fewer than 40 total teams, we reserve the right to combine the two heats and start the event at 10:30am. We doubt this will happen, but if it does we will e-mail you several days before the race to let you know.
Race Morning Check-In:
Check-in opens at 9:15am. Please be checked-in no later than 9:45am for the 60-minute race. Be checked-in by 10:45 for the 90-minute race.
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! YakTrax are permitted but not required.
Race Start Time:
The 60-minute race will start promptly at 10am. The 90-minute race starts at 11am.
The goal is for you and your teammate to complete as many laps as possible. 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.
You must alternate laps with your teammate for the first 30 minutes.
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.
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.