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“How beautiful the world would be, if it were full of stories shared between you and me.”

We all have a story, one that has helped define the person we are today. What if we voiced these stories out loud? What if we shared a piece of who we are with one another? Come tell us your story, hear others share theirs, and run deeper.

The Stories Ultra is a one of a kind timed event with spectacular views of the High Peaks and Rocky Mountains. We will be nestled amongst the buttes and hills of Castle Rock, CO for this 30-hour timed run. The course features unlimited daytime miles on pristine single track trails, and a night time loop on a 1-mile paved surface, held at Castle Rock’s Phillip S. Miller Park (permit pending). We will write a unique question on the back of your bib to ponder as you run. 50k in, we will start asking each of you to share your story, inspired by this question, with us. What are we doing with these stories? They will become a part of either a feature length documentary film, or a part of our weekly Ultra Stories podcast. The more we share, the better we connect. Most importantly, these stories, yours, ours, and theirs, will become part of a whole new story; the story of the human experience and the celebration of human potential.

Not up to running for 30-hours? Do you want a piece of the action while your family and friends run themselves ragged? We’ll also be hosting a kids 1-Mile Teddy Bear Run (stuffed animal companions encouraged), and The Teddy Bear’s Revenge 5k! Even the kids race will have just enough challenge to wear everyone out. Our 5k will be…another story. We hope to inspire a story of your own to share with others after the race. Even if that story is about how you now refuse to use the stairs, and will opt for the elevator instead, #thankyouverymuch.

RACE OVERVIEW

Stories Ultra 30-Hour
Date:
 SATURDAY, February 24, 2018
Distances: How ever far you can run, on multiple loops, in 30-Hours.
Start Time: 6:00 am
Elevation Gain/Loss: Varies
Time Limit: 30 Hours
Location: Phillip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, CO (permit pending)

The Teddy Bear 1-Mile Kid’s Fun Run
Date: SUNDAY, February 25, 2018
Start Time: 9:00am
Elevation Gain/Loss: 118′ on a 1-Mile Paved Loop
Time Limit: 1 Hour
Location: Phillip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, CO (permit pending)

Teddy Bear’s Revenge 5k
Date: SUNDAY, February 25, 2018
Start Time: 10:00am
Elevation Gain/Loss: 459′ on a 3.32 multi-loop
Time Limit: 1:30
Location: Phillip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, CO (permit pending)

ENTRY FEES
REGISTER HERE

(Note: Our permits for this event are pending. We will have official word from Castle Rock on or around December 19, 2017. Should our permit for this event be denied, we will refund you, or issue a credit for, the fees you’ve paid to HPRS; but you will lose the fees you’ve paid to Ultrasignup.)

30-Hour Stories Ultramarathon
December 1 – February 20, 2018: $125
Race Day – $140 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

Those registering after Tuesday, February 13, 2018 will not receive a race shirt, and awards only as available (limited)
Online Registration closes February 20, 2018 at 11:59pm

The Teddy Bear 1-Mile Kids Fun Run
FREE!
(Registration is day of ONLY)

Teddy Bear’s Revenge 5k
December 1 – February 20, 2018:
$15
Race Day – $20 CASH ONLY (Awards by limited availability only)
What do you get for your 5k Entry Fee?: 

Entry into the race, unique finishers award, 1 aid station.
You may purchase a Teddy Bear’s Revenge 5k T-Shirt at checkout (additional fees apply). 

Those registering for TBR 5k after Tuesday, February 13, 2018 will receive an award as available (limited)
Online Registration closes February 20, 2018 at 11:59pm

REGISTER HERE

(Note: Our permits for this event are pending. We will have official word from Castle Rock on or around December 19, 2017. Should our permit for this event be denied, we will refund you, or issue you a credit for, the fees you’ve paid to HPRS; but you will lose the fees you’ve paid to Ultrasignup.)

COURSE DETAILS
30-HOUR Stories Ultra

COURSE: The 30-Hour is a unique, one-of-its-kind for timed events, multi-loop course. Runners will start with the Blue loop featuring just 2.10 miles in length and 249′ of elevation gain; most of which gain comes via the “mini-incline.” Once returning to the main aid station, the multi-loop process begins. The multi-loop course features 4 additional loops that each builds distance and gain upon itself collectively. 
Loop 1: Blue = 2.10 Miles with 249′ of gain (autonomous loop)
Loop 2: Red = 2.18 Miles with 266′ of gain
Loop 3: Red + Green = 3.28 Miles with 381′ of gain
Loop 4: Red + Green + Gold = 5.16 Miles with 591′ of gain
Loop 5: Red + Green + Gold + Purple = 6.42 Miles with 745′ of gain
This entire sequence accounts for 19.14 Miles with 2,232′ of Gain

Once a runner completes this sequence, they will start it again with the Blue Loop, then the Red Loop, then Red + Green, and so on. 

As night falls, 9 PM will cut off our trail time and runners will be directed onto the Mill House Paved Loop. A 1 mile loop with 128′ of gain, starting and ending at the main aid station. All runners, regardless of where they are on the multi-loop sequence will be ushered onto the paved loop at this time, and will complete 1-mile loops until 6am Sunday. 

At 6am on Sunday, we’ll reopen the trail multi-loop sequence, and runners will continue from where they left off in the sequence the night before. The final hour of the event will return to the 1-mile paved loop at 11am on Sunday.

STORIES: As runners hit the 50k mark, they become eligible to be taken off course to tell their story. A race staff member will ask the runner at the aid station to exit the course. Runners will follow the staff member, bring all the aid they like, and share their story while being video and audio recorded. You have 10 minutes to tell us whatever story is at the front of your mind. We hope to inspire your story with the question we’ve written on the back of your bib. Don’t be shy, everyone has a story that matters, and we are thrilled that you will be sharing yours with us. Once your story is complete, you will be released back onto the course to run, rest, or do whatever else you see fit.

STRICT CUT-OFF: 30-Hours means 30 hours. Make it back to the finish line by 30 or that last loop won’t count! Plan wisely, or just run the last one faster…

AID STATIONS: This race will feature just one aid location. The aid station will be at the crux point where all loops (as described above) start and end. At most, runners will be away from aid for 6.42 miles in the daylight, and at night runners will be passing the aid station every mile.

CREWS AND PACERS: Crew access at anytime from “race headquarters” near the main aid station and start/finish line. Pacers can join their runner starting Sunday at 6 AM as the runners head back to the trails. This means you will have to make friends with other racers if you want a buddy to run with before this.

There is a good amount of parking at this location, please just avoid parking near the Rec Center.

Pre-Race Meeting: We’ll also have a Town Hall meeting at 7p on Friday Evening, outside at the Amphitheater (inside the Miller Activity Center in weather is inclement) which is next to the Start/Finish area. Please Bring Your Own Camp Chairs, let’s hang out!

Pre-Race Check in: Packet and bib number pickup will take place from 5-5:45 AM at the Start/Finish Area. All runners must check-in with race staff the morning of the run by 5:45 AM. Runners not checked in by 5:45 AM will not be scored as official runners of the event.

Pre-Race Brief: Race morning at the starting line at 5:45 AM

Post-Race Celebration: There will be a post race gathering somewhere warm, TBA

Awards: All official finishers will receive a unique finishers award. We’ll also present special awards: White Rabbit, Rip Van Winkle, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and Sam I Am.

NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED

The Teddy Bear 1-Mile Kid’s Fun Run

COURSE: 1.02 miles around the paved Mill House loop.

CUT OFF: 1 Hour

AGE RESTRICTION: Kids 10 years old and under please.

PACERS: Parents may run with their children for safety and encouragement. We also encourage our kiddos to run with their favorite stuffed creature.

Pre-Race Check In: 8:15-8:45 AM runners will check in with race staff. Runners will receive their homemade rudimentary bib number.

Post-Race Celebration: Please join our combined post race celebration, somewhere warm, TBA.

Awards: All official finishers will receive a unique finishers award.

NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED

Teddy Bear’s Revenge 5k

COURSE: A 3.35 mile lollipop loop featuring three “mini-incline” loops. 3 times up the mini incline, and three times down the single track. The last loop will end on the single track back to the main aid location.

CUT OFF: 1:30 hours will be given to officially finish the 5k.

Pre-Race Check In: Packet and bib number Pick-Up will take place from 9-9:45am at the Start/Finish Area. All runners must check-in with race staff the morning of the run by 9:45AM. Runners not checked in by 9:45 AM will not be scored as official runners of the event.

Pre-Race Briefing: 9:45 AM at the starting line

Post-Race Celebration: Please join our combined post race celebration, somewhere warm, TBA.

Awards: All official finishers will receive a unique finishers award.

Shirts: Available to purchase during online registration ONLY for an extra $12 fee. 

Permits: This event is being held in accordance with (pending) permits from the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado. We ask that you please respect and care for the land this event is held on to help ensure the future of this race and to limit our environmental impact.

Any additional race information, changes, and updates will be sent to registered entrants ONLY via e-mail communication.

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