The Summer Races You Don’t Want to Miss!
Lace up your sneakers, grab some water and your favorite running partner, and get ready for the summer race season! Complementing a summer full of fun events, Purgatory offers a variety of foot races, suitable for all abilities from new and young runners to seasoned mountain athletes. Make sure to sign up early for these races to guarantee your spot and take advantage of the lowest registration rates.
Mutt n’Strut, June 22
Do you love training for races with your dog and then feel guilty leaving him or her behind on race day? Fido will be the guest of honor at the only dog-friendly race in Durango! Bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Mutt n’Strut for one of the races, or enter the Doggy Olympics. Professional dog trainers will be available to offer coaching. Registration is offered for only $10 to those who sign up by May 31.
Muck & Mire, August 3
Do you get bored running in a straight line? Do you feel accomplished when you come home from a run with mud splattered all over? Then you’ll love the Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race! This family-friendly event is fun for all ages and good for both racers with a competitive side and those that just want to have fun. Make sure to register before June 14 for the lowest rate and guarantee your spot at our most popular event of the summer!
Mountain Marmot, September 21
Do you love a good old fashioned challenge? You’ll enjoy tackling the Mountain Marmot, which starts at the base of Purgatory before ascending to almost 11,000′ and back down again. At 12 miles, this non-technical course is tough but very doable- don’t be intimidated! This race coincides with peak leaf season, offering plenty of stunning views to motivate you as you find your flow. Sign up by July 15 for the lowest registration fee.