What: The Telluride Foundation is hosting the annual Fourth of July foot race, the Rundola. The Rundola is an open registration uphill foot race open from Telluride to the ridge the parallels the gondola. Telluride Foundation is the host and organizer.
Where: Runners start at the base of the gondola on the town of Telluride side and finish at the top of the ridge. Runners and hikers will climb up the Telluride Trail (4,600 feet long, 40 feet wide with a 13% grade) or just bushwhack to the top of the gondola. There is an elevation gain of 1,810 feet.
When: The run will start at 8a.m. on July 4th. Runners should walk back to Telluride or Mountain Village after the race. The finish line will close at 10:00 am.
Who: Anyone who wants to race, run, hike! You must be registered and have a race bib to participate. No dogs please!
Why: The goal of the event is to incorporate an athletic event into the Fourth of July festivities. An athletic event seems to be the only thing missing from the fabulous weekend of festivities in Telluride. The event is put on by the Telluride Foundation and any proceeds from the event will benefit the Telluride Foundation.
Awards: podium and breakfast will be held at Oak at 10a.m. Medals will be awarded to top three athletes in each category. First place finishers in each cate.gory receive a prize from Northface & Telluride Sports Fastest man & fastest woman overall will each receive a Yeti Cooler.
Sponsors: Yeti Coolers, Telluride Sports, Northface, HomeLoan Insurance, Lumiere Telluride, Fuel Telluride, Alpine Bank, Telluride Properties & Animas Plastic Surgery
Supporters: Thank you to Telluride Ski & Golf, U.S. Forest Service, and the Town of Mountain Village