Clear Creek Challenge
Presented by Remote Productions, INC
A benefit for the Alpine Rescue Team
The Clear Creek Challenge (CCC) will be a three-part event, consisting of cross-country running, on and off road biking, and class III/IV whitewater paddling. The event will take place June 3rd, with a nine o'clock start time. There will be both team (3 people) and individual competitions.
CCC will highlight many of the wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities that Clear Creek has to offer. The course will bring competitors through a vast majority of our county. There is an estimated three to five hundred competitors for this inaugural event, along with an additional one to two thousand support crew and spectators. In addition to highlighting recreational opportunities in Clear Creek, spectators and competitors will be encouraged to visit local businesses. CCC is a fund raising event for Alpine Rescue Team.
The first leg, running, will be starting at Loveland Valley Parking area on Forest Service land. This will be a five-mile, cross-country run on the Bakerville to Loveland trail. The second leg, biking, is a 17-mile course that will begin at the Steven's Gulch Parking area in Bakerville. The course will follow the frontage road into Silverplume (apx. 5 miles), where it will then join the paved bike trail into Gerogetown (apx. 5 miles). After leaving the bike trail, competitors will go through downtown Georgetown via 6th Street, then head north onto Main Street. Next, competitors will head toward the Silver Creek trail (apx.7 miles) which begins at the first switchback of Saxon Mountain Road. The Silver Creek Trail follows the historic 1880's wagon road to the townsite of Silver Creek and down into Lawson. It is here that the paddling, and final, portion of the race will begin. This will be a 12-mile, class III/IV, whitewater run of Clear Creek. This section will take competitors through the towns of Lawson, Dumont, and Idaho Springs. The finish line will be at the take out located across from Kermit's Restaurant. Standby for more info regarding entry fees. For more info contact [email protected]