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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 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.

RACE OVERVIEW

Stories Ultra 30-Hour, 15-Hour & 6-Hour
Date:
 Saturday, February 9, 2019
Distances: How ever far you can run, on multiple loops, in 30-Hours, 15-hours, or 6-Hours
Start Time: 6:00am for the 30-hour and 15-Hour | 8:00am for the 6-Hour
Elevation Gain/Loss: Varies by runner
Time Limit: 30 Hours | 15 Hours | 6 Hours
Location: Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs, CO

Note: Timed events are unique in that you can come and go as you please for 6, 15, or 30 Hours!
If you only want to run for 12-hours instead of all 15, well.. sign up for the 15 and come on out for 12-Hours!
Want to run on Saturday… head home or to a hotel for bed then come back Sunday? SURE!
Not up to running up a mountain but want to participate? Contact us for options!
You just have to complete your miles within the hours of each distance:
30-Hour: 6am Saturday – Noon Sunday
15-Hour: 6am Saturday – 9pm Saturday
6-Hour: 8am Saturday – 2pm Saturday

ENTRY FEES
REGISTER HERE

30-Hour Stories Ultramarathon
2018 HPRS MEMBER:
$115 (No additional discounts please – this is the member price)
NON-MEMBER:
$155

Online registration opens on October 2, 2018 and closes February 5, 2019 at 11:59:59pm
Race Day – $120 for members and $160 for non-Members CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

15-Hour Stories Ultramarathon
2018 HPRS MEMBER:
$100 (No additional discounts please – this is the member price)
NON-MEMBER:
$140
Online registration opens on October 2, 2018 and closes February 5, 2019 at 11:59:59pm
Race Day – $100 for members and $140 for non-Members CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

6-Hour Stories Ultramarathon
2018 HPRS MEMBER:
$80 (No additional discounts please – this is the member price)
NON-MEMBER:
$120

Online registration opens on October 2, 2018 and closes February 5, 2019 at 11:59:59pm
Race Day – $80 for members and $120 for non-Members CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

Because Only 2019 HPRS Members may take advantage of member pricing,
and 2019 Membership opens on October 1st, we’ll open registration for this event on October 2nd.
When you register as a member you will receive an email with the discount code for the race.

Those registering after Monday, January 28, 2019 will not receive a race shirt, and awards only as available (limited)
Online Registration closes February 5, 2019 at 11:59pm

What’s Included: For your entry fee you will receive the following; Race Entry, Fully Stocked Aid Station, A Well Marked Course, Unique Bibs, Race Shirt, HPRS Neck Scarf, Unique Finishers Award, Belt Buckles for 100-149 miles and an extra special buckle for 150 miles or more, Guaranteed Camping Spot at the race site complete with indoor heated restroom (Friday and Saturday nights for 30-hour, Friday night for 15-hour, Not included with 6-hour), admission fee into the state park (two days for 30-hour, one day for 15 and 6-hour). You are also entitled to a Free Download of a final documentary film should one be made and 1 complimentary ticket to any film premiere should we have one.

REGISTER HERE

Become a member first and save! Membership pays for itself!
Non-Members are encouraged to register as an HPRS member prior to registration.
To learn more about or to become a HPRS Membership CLICK HERE.
Pace Membership = $20 making your total race registration $100, $120, or $135
Crew Membership = $35 making your total race registration $115, $135, or $150
Adversity Membership = $55 making your total race registration $135, $155, or $170
To learn more about member benefits, check out our Membership Page by CLICKING HERE
HPRS Members receive 10%-25% off all other HPRS Races and various running retailer discounts!

COURSE DETAILS
15-Hour or 30-Hour Stories Ultra

COURSE: This is one-of-its-kind for a timed event on a multi-loop course. The multi-loop course features 4 loops that each builds distance and gain upon itself collectively. 
Loop 1: Red = 2.65 Miles with 249′ of gain
Loop 2: Green = 3.63 Miles with 400′ of gain
Loop 3: Blue = 6.09 Miles with 597′ of gain
Loop 4: The Purple People Eater = 7.24 Miles with 951′ of gain
This entire sequence accounts for 19.61 Miles with 2,197′ of Gain
Once a runner completes this sequence, they will start it again with the Red Loop, then the Green Loop and so on.
Complete the sequence 5x, plus one more red loop, for 100.7 Miles with 11,234′ of elevation gain.

The Golden Hour: Gold Loop = 0.67 Miles with 69′ of gain
This loop will be used during the final GOLDEN HOUR of each race. 1p for the 6-hour, 8p for the 15-hour, and 11a Sunday for the 30-hour.
Family, friends, pacers, volunteers.. everyone is welcome to run the Gold Loop during the Golden Hour.

6-Hour Stories Ultra

COURSE: This is one-of-its-kind for a timed event on a multi-loop course. The multi-loop course features 2 loops that each builds distance and gain upon itself collectively. 6-hour participants will only run on the Red and Green loops, alternating loops each time out. 
Loop 1: Red = 2.65 Miles with 249′ of gain
Loop 2: Green = 3.63 Miles with 400′ of gain
This entire sequence accounts for 6.28 Miles with 649′ of Gain.

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.

THE CUT-OFF: You must complete your last loop within the window of your event. If you are in the 6-hour and you finish your final loop at 6:00:01 on the race clock, your final lap will not count. The same goes for 15:00:01 in the 15-hour and 30:00:01 in the 30-hour respectively. 

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 7.24 miles in the 15 and 30-hour events. Runners in the 6-hour event will never be more than 1 mile from the aid station. 

CREWS AND PACERS (15 and 30-Hour ONLY): Crew access at anytime from “race headquarters” near the main aid station and start/finish line. Pacers can join their 30-hour runner starting Sunday at 6 AM. This means you will have to make friends with other racers if you want a buddy to run with before this. Participants aged 60 years or older may have a pacer at any time. 

DROP BAGS/VEHICLE ACCESS: Drop bags are welcome at the main staging area, which is the same location as the start/finish and aid tent. We will have an area designated specifically for drop bags that you may utilize at the beginning and/or end of every loop. You are also welcome to access your vehicle which will be parked in the area immediately surrounding the main staging area as well. 

Pre-Race Check in: 30 & 15-Hour Packet and bib number pickup will take place from 4:45-5:45 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. 6-Hour Packet and bib number pickup will take place from 6:30-7:45 AM at the Start/Finish Area. All runners must check-in with race staff the morning of the run by 7:45 AM. Runners not checked in by 7:45 AM will not be scored as official runners of the event.

Pre-Race Brief: 30 & 15-Hour Race morning at the starting line at 5:45 AM, 6-Hour Race morning at the starting line at 7:45 AM

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

Awards: All official finishers will receive a unique finishers award. An additional unique belt buckles for 100 mile and 150 mile finishers only. We’ll also present special awards: Best Blood and The Purple People Eater.

NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED

    

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

JOIN US AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF. DISCOVER YOUR HUMAN POTENTIAL!