24hr Race Details
The 24 hour race will cover 100+ miles of amazing country, however, there will be optional points and routes that allow newer racers (or those not having a great day), to shorten the distance and finish in the 24 hours. The race will involve flat water and class 1 river paddling, road, gravel, and single […]

The 24 hour race will cover 100+ miles of amazing country, however, there will be optional points and routes that allow newer racers (or those not having a great day), to shorten the distance and finish in the 24 hours. The race will involve flat water and class 1 river paddling, road, gravel, and single track mountain biking, trekking (trail running, hiking, and bushwhacking) all while navigating an unmarked course with map and compass (topographical maps with checkpoints plotted are provided). All racers are recommended to be at the pre-race meeting Friday evening.

Regarding lodging, the summer is a VERY BUSY time of year in Grand County and lodging is limited. We recommend you reserve your hotel, camp site, or rental house as early as possible. We are sorry we do not have a host hotel this year, so check out the lodging tab in the Never Summer home page for ideas on where to stay. And plan to stay! This is a beautiful area and time of year, so bring your family and friends and make a vacation out of it. Tell the local businesses that this race brought you to the region.

Team Check-In & Map Distribution: 6-8 pm August 5th, 2016. Town Square Pavilion, Grand Lake, CO. 

Racer Meeting for Questions/Overview: 8:00pm August 5th, 2016. Town Square Pavilion, Grand Lake, CO.

Bike and Gear Drop: Details given at Pre-Race meeting

Race Start: 9am August 6th, 2016. Town Square Park, Grand Lake, CO.

Race Finish: 9am August 7th, 2016. Town Square Park, Grand Lake, CO.

Award Ceremony: Please join us for food, drinks, and awards!! 11am at the Western Riviera Event Center on Grand Lake.

Course Details:This is a supported race (we will transport gear for you when needed).Distances (may change depending on permitting):Paddle: 12-17 milesTrek: 15-25 (split up)Bike: 40-60 miles (split up)

Team work, strategy, and stories for a lifetime: unlimited 🙂

Required Team Gear Entire Race
  • First Aid Kit
  • Passport (provided)
  • Compass (2 recommended)
  • Maps (provided)
  • Working Cell Phone
  • Gear bins (individual or team ok. Keep them reasonable)
 
            Required Individual Gear Entire Race
  • Emergency blanket
  • Whistle
  • Headlamp
  • Water Source  
  • Means to carry gear/food/water (i.e. backpack)
 
            Specific required gear for each discipline (individual):           

            Paddling - We provide canoes. 

  • Paddle - optional. We will provide single blade canoe paddles. 
  • PFD - optional.
  • Sufficient clothing for weather & weather changes
    • Beanie/Buff (recommended)
    • Wool or Fleece under-layer (recommended)
    • Paddle Gloves (recommended)
    • Rain Jacket (recommended)
  • Bag at Transition Area for team paddling gear following paddle section (per team)
  • Optional - middle seat for 3 person teams
           
            Biking
  • Sufficient food
  • Sufficient water
    • Water Purification Method (recommended)
  • Mountain Bike
  • Helmet
  • Sufficient clothing for weather & weather changes
  • Spare bike tire or patches (recommended)
  • Bike lights (front white, rear red blinking)
  • Bike Tool (per team)
  • Bike pump (per team)
 
            Running/Trekking
  • Sufficient food
  • Sufficient water
    • Water Purification Method (recommended)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Running/Hiking Shoes
  • Sufficient clothing for weather & weather changes
    • Beanie/Buff (recommended)
    • Wool or Fleece under-layer (recommended)
    • Gloves (recommended)
    • Spare Socks (recommended)
    • Map Case (recommended)

*GPS - You may record your race on a device for fitness information to be accessed after the race. However, use of GPS info or data during the race is considered cheating.