Come Join Us for the Ouray Mountain Trail Run!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
- Course: 12 mi, +3800 ft climbing (course map)
- Entry Fee: $40 through race day
- Awards: Top 3 male and female
2014 OMTR Video
Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2014 Ouray Mountain Trail Run! Enjoy this movie from the race:
2014 Race Recap
Dear Ouray Mountain Runners,
WOW! This years run was the best yet with a lot of new participants and a weather window that brought perfect conditions for both run and raffle. This was immediately followed by rain that night which continued for four days with snow down to 9000′ and plummeting temps. Yikes.
The course was marked “within an inch of it’s life” to quote a local runner but with all the new participants from out of the area we had no one lost and I feel good about that. Shannon and Kevin Koch made surprise appearances after rumor of Kevin’s Ironman training conflicting with our run but his event was cancelled due to smoke from wildfires. Kevin has placed first in most years he has run and I thought the man to beat this year would be Terry Daley who always turns in impressive times hovering around 2 hours. It was all put to rest when Brendan Trimboli from Durango scorched the course with the only time under two hours. Brendan at 1:59:39 Kevin at 2:10:27 and Terry with 2:17:21 all came in within 18 minutes of each other.
Liz Weiss,,the women’s first place winner, came in 18 minutes later with a time of 2:32:39 followed a few minutes later by Heidi Marks (2:34:52) and a few after that was Shannon Koch (2:37:43). Michelle Benshoff came all the way from Waynesboro Pa. to turn in the 4th place time of 2:42:17. Impressive.
The field of participants was varied and fun with new faces and all the fun regulars in attendance. The girls from Grand Junction came in under four hours with the drama of a leg cramp within site of the finish.Last year’s women’s winner, Kara Hellige, along with Chelsea Farley and Brecken Larsen came up from Durango and donned super hero costumes to put up some respectable times. Brecken was kind enough to opt out of the run at aid station #1 and help with the finisher board.
All the volunteers were especially on top of it this year and the new ones were just fantastic. Liz, Padrino, Abbey, and Randy preformed like old hands along with Nancy Hamilton who volunteered with Dan Novak at Aid #1.
The merchants in town really got behind us this year with tons of great things for the raffle not to mention the gently used stuff which was off the wall with people taking home a fishing vest, spinning bike, and even a trolling motor.
Thanks to all for another great year,