Experience the awesome changing fall colors, massive aspen groves, and the sweeping fall views of Colorado’s most spectacular mountains in the inaugural Tava's Shadow Ultra. This fall Colorado classic 100k, 50k and 25k trail ultra takes place entirely on the beautiful rolling meadows of Mueller State Park. The beautiful looped course is 100% smooth single/double-track trail.
Saturday, September 17th, 2022:
100K, 50K and 25K
Race Day Schedule:
Saturday, September 17th-
5:15 AM: Packet Pickup Begins
6:30 AM: 100K Start
7:00 AM: 50K Start
8:00 AM: 25K Start
Midnight: Course Closes
Maps, Elevation Profiles, Aid Station Charts:
All runners will begin the first loop in a clockwise direction. Each consecutive loop is run in the opposite direction of the previous loop.
100k/50k/25k Course Map
-The 100k/50k/25k consist of a 15.3 mile loops.
-100k = 4 Loops
-50k = 2 Loops
-25k = 1 Loop
-Aid station distance ranges from 4.3-6.1 miles.
-Elevation Range: 9,189' - 9,743'
100K: Elevation Gain 10,104'
50K: Elevation Gain 5,052'
25K: Elevation Gain 2,526'
All aid stations will be well stocked with Tailwind, Muir Energy Gels, sweet and salty snacks, fruit, and soda. The Hart-Lee Homestead Aid Station will also be cooking bacon, quesadillas, potatoes and other warm options!
Friday, September 16, 2022
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Saturday- Beginning at 5:15AM
Registration closes on September 14, 2022. All registrations include;
Gender Specific race shirt
BOCO Trucker Hat
Personalized bib and finishers' award
Belt Buckle for 100K finishers
Well stocked aid stations
Beautiful and easy to follow course
Register online via Ultrasignup
Crew and Pacing:
Ultra running is a community sport and we encourage crew and pacers! All distances are allowed crew and are able to access their runners at the Livery (start/finish) and Hart-Lee Homestead aid stations. Each runner will be given one crew pass. This pass must be on display when parked in the Grouse Mt. parking lot for the Hart-Lee Homestead aid station.
Pacing is only allowed for the 100k only. 100k runners are allowed a pacer on the last lap or after sunset (8:15PM). 100K runners are allowed as many pacers as they like, but only one at a time.
Colorado Springs: Head west on Highway 24 for 25 miles then turn left on CO Highway 67 South. Continue for 3.8 miles and then turn right into Mueller State Park. Parking for the event will be 1.5 miles along the main road on the right. On the morning of the race, all runners will be greeted at the entrance of Mueller State Park and directed towards parking.
Parking will be located in the Livery/Equestrian and nearby parking lots. All runners will be directed to the appropriate lot. To allow the longer distance runners (100m, 100k) to have access to their vehicles during the race, these runners will be given priority to park in the Livery/Equestrian parking lot. The parking is limited and we ask that runners carpool when possible.
Crew Accessible Aid Station
-Hart-Lee Homestead Aid Station is accessible, easy to locate, and within 10 minutes of the start/finish line (see map). Please be sure to have your crew pass visible inside of your vehicle while parked at the Grouse Mountain trailhead. Follow the trail and course markers north for about 400m to the aid station.
-Livery Aid Station is located at the start/finish line. This parking lot is large enough to accommodate all runners in the 100K and 50K. Vehicles will be easily accessible.
Travel and Lodging:
Colorado Springs Municipal Airport: Colorado Springs has the closest and most convenient airport. It takes about 55 minutes to drive from the airport to the event.
Denver International Airport: The Denver airport is not as close as the Colorado Springs airport, but will usually offer better flight options and be less expensive. It takes about 2 hours to drive from the airport to the event.
Mueller State Park offers 132 campsites and are by reservation only. The various campsites can accommodate walk-in tent campers to full hook-up RVs. There are cabins available to rent within the park.
Things to See and Do
Devil’s Playground (664A) to Northwest summit of Pikes Peak: This approximately 14 mile out and back summit of Pikes Peak is one of the most spectacular trails in the Front Range. The summit to “America’s Mountain” is significantly less crowded than Barr Trail and offers spectacular views of the Great Divide course.
The Crags Trail (664): This 4.5 mile out-and-back is popular with families and offers incredible views of Pikes Peak and the Great Divide course! The magnificent rock formations at the turnaround are uniquely stunning and definitely worth the trip.
Bierwerks: Located in Woodland Park. Although Bierwerks specializes in German beers, they have a wide variety of delicious beer. There is usually a couple of food trucks serving lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Paradox Brewing: Located in Divide. Overlooking Pikes Peak, Paradox specializes in sour beers! They offer indoor and outdoor seating.