Mountain Madness Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, June 30, 2019 • Steamboat Springs, CO • Course Map

A tradition in this ski and summer outdoor resort town for three decades, the Mountain Madness Half Marathon & 10K is part of the Steamboat Springs Running Series of events, which offer runners the chance to come out and participate in long-distance runs ranging from 5K and 10K races to half- and full-marathons, in both road races and trail running events.

Along with the springtime Hayden Cog Run, the Mountain Madness Half Marathon is one of the oldest events in the series, and takes runners along an out-and-back course from the town’s Howelson Hill Park downtown along River Road, with plentiful rolling hills and all paved surfaces throughout the race. Organizers note that while the 10K is open to both runners and walkers, the half marathon is for runners only.

More than 200 runners and walkers turn out each year for the event’s annual summertime running, which takes place entirely on an out-and-back course along River Road.

For those running the 13.1-mile half marathon, the course offers ample views of the Yampa River that cuts through the town as well as the mountains that rise over the city in the distance, which are a popular destination both for skiing in the winter and hiking, trail running, mountain biking and kayaking in the summer.

Even experienced runners can have a difficult time if they don’t arrive in Steamboat Springs in time to acclimate to the area’s high elevation, which sits at nearly 7,000 feet above sea level in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

The town itself is as much an attraction as the mountains areas surrounding it, as its streets and architecture are designed to give the feel of the old West, and are filled with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to take in after you’re done with the race.

A view of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Ben Ramirez/flickr)

A view of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Ben Ramirez/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northwestern Colorado, just over a three-hour drive from Denver, Steamboat Springs is nestled up high in the Rocky Mountains and typically experiences mild to moderately warm weather in the summer.

On race day (June 30), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 80ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Mountain Madness Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:00 AM – 10K


  • $45 and up for the half marathon
  • $35 and up for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Steamboat Springs’ Mountain Madness Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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