Events 2018-04-09T12:53:06+00:00

Happy Hour Events

All events will take place at Runners High, 905 Bear Creek Ave, Morrison, CO
6:00 pm – Fun Run / 7-8:30 p.m. Happy Hour
Food provided by RAD – Real Athlete Diets and Beer from Sufferfest


All events will be broadcast on FB Live

There will be great prizes given away at each event.
Each event will be a wonderful opportunity to meet training buddies, and carpool partners.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Start Your Season off Right with Jason Koop and Courtney Dauwalter

Jason Koop is a renowned running coach, coaching many of the top ultra runners. He is the Director of Running at Carmichael Training Systems.

Courtney Dauwalter is redefining what is possible. She recently won the Moab 240 outright by more than 10 hours. That is just 6 weeks after winning the competitive Run Rabbit Run 100 miler. In February 2017 she broke the American Women's 24 hour Record by running 155.4 miles.

This dynamic duo will inspire, coach and make you laugh! You don't want to miss this event. Super valuable prizes will be raffled off. (such as an entry to the CTS training camp).

Tasty Brew from Southern Sun Beer in Boulder.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Sisu Panel and Dirty 30 Training Program details and kick off with Dina Griffin

Come listen and ask questions of a handful of 2017 SISU Award Winners. These gutsy, determined people chose to run the very challenging, Golden Gate Dirty 30 as their first ultra and they will be here this night to tell you how to have a successful race.

At Dirty 30 we want you to feel success and finish strong. That is why Megan has created a one of a kind, all inclusive training program that will help you succeed. Adam St. Pierre of Carmichael Training Systems and Dina Griffin, Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Sports Dietitian and athlete as well as Amy Hartline, Life Coach will get you on track and keep you on track for huge success! Come hear about this program that starts on Feb. 12th.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Gear up for Dirty 30 with Salomon Running and Orange Mud

Get the skinny on the gear that will help you be successful at the Dirty 30. You will need a great trail running shoe and you will need a functional, sturdy, reliable hydration pack. Products reviews and demos.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Fueling for Endurance with Dina Griffin

Avoid bonking, hitting the wall, the gut bomb and throwing up.  Dina will give you the science behind fueling during endurance events and how to maximize your energy intake without going overboard. Dina has run the Dirty 30 as well and brings a lot of knowledge to her experience.  She is a Registered Dietitian as well as a Board Certified Sports Dietitian.

This will be a fun interactive night with games, prizes, good brew from Sufferfest and delish food from RAD - Real Athlete Diets.  If you cannot be present you can find this event on FB Live!

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Run Your Best Dirty 30 with Dave Mackey

Come meet Dave and hear about his journey from being one of the top ultra runners in the US to falling and getting his leg pinned and crushed under a bolder, having to be evacuated by search and rescue to having his leg amputated and now getting back out there and racing again . . .in less than 2 years . . . He will be running the Dirty 30 this year with you and has a lot of great tips to share so you may have your best race. Come get inspired. You will also get a chance to mingle with 5 plus year finishers who can give you specifics on how to plan your race.


Course Preview Runs

A Great way to –

  • Get a feel for the course so you know what to expect on race day. Every single person who has done this race says it is harder than they thought. These preview runs are a great way to familiarize yourself with this course.
  • Demo Salomon shoes and Orange Mud Hydration Packs
  • It is also a great way to get to know others, meet new running partners and find people to carpool with.

Megan leads these runs and makes sure you understand the layout of the land – – it is confusing with 65 course junctions on this course (don’t worry, it will be well marked on race day), but it is good to get a good sense of how it all fits together.

She makes every effort to make sure there are faster runners who know the course well who can lead the faster runners. If you are one of these, please reach out to Megan. She would love your help. Megan will wait for the back of the pack.


May 5, 2018 - Aid 3 to Finish - 7:00 am

We will meet at the Visitor Center on Hwy 46 and Crawford Gulch Rd (the 2nd Crawford Gulch Rd). We will then caravan to the start finish at the Red Barn and leave most cars there. We will then carpool back to Aid 3 at Horseshoe TH and start here. We will run from Aid 3 to the finish. Please bring the course map and the written course description with you. There is no way I can make sure everyone sticks together.

May 6, 2018 - 12 mile course - 7:00 am

We will meet at the Over Flow Parking Lot ACROSS from the Red Barn. This is the Dirty 30 Start / Finish. We will run the 12 mile course start to finish. This is a great way to get some back to back tough training in. We will start running at 7:15 am. Please bring the course map and written course description with you. There is no way I can make sure everyone sticks together.

May 12 - Start to Aid 3 - 7:00 am

We will meet at the Visitor Center and we will caravan to Aid 3. We will leave most cars here and then carpool to the Start. We will run from the start to Aid 3. Please print out and bring the course map and the written course description. There are many junctions and there is no way I can make sure everyone sticks together.


Dirty 30 Running Trail Crew Events

Come help take care of the trails we love so much. Give back and be a good steward of the land.

Dirty 30 organizes a trail work day every year at Golden Gate Canyon State Park and in Silverton, CO. This is a great way to not only give back and help take care of the trails we get to play on, but it is a great way to make lasting friendships. This is some of the most rewarding work I have ever done. It is hard work, but it is incredibly gratifying. I am filled with pride when I go back years later and see the work I did has held up and improved the area.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park Trail Work days –
Saturday May 19, 2018 – 7:30 am
Visitor Center Parking lot
Corner of Hwy 46 and Crawford Gulch Rd
(the 2nd Crawford Gulch Rd coming from Hwy 93 in Golden)

Email Race Director Megan if you are interested in participating. If you sign up please make every effort to show up.

Credit will be given to those needing trail work hours to qualify for race events.  Please bring your trail work forms that need signed. Please arrive prepared to work on mountain trails.  Wear/bring: long pants, rain jacket, sun glasses, sun screen, water, lunch, boots, work gloves.


Trail Boss Training

In order to build a sustaining trail work program we need volunteers who are willing to get trained as a trail boss and lead a trail crew. Megan was forced into this if she wanted to get the permit for the Silverton Ultra Marathon and is completely amazed at how rewarding and fun this work is. She went from annoyed and frustrated for being made to do this to super grateful. She looks forward to this every year. Please consider joining her. You will be able to help lead the trail work in Golden Gate Canyon State Park as well as in Silverton – – people who get trained as a trail boss and lead 2 days of trail work at the Silverton Ultra Marathon and Hardrock 100 Trail work days (July 14-15, 2018) will get an extra lottery ticket for 2019 lottery. (that means you will get a ticket for getting trained and a ticket for 2 days trail work).

Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20- Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 7:30 am

Email Megan if you are interested in joining this class. There is a $70 fee. This is a 2 day class taught by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. We need as many Trail Bosses as we can get so please do not hesitate to sign up.

April date TBD - Durango, CO

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado work with Trails 2000 to put this training on. If you get trained here Trails 2000 covers the cost of the training.

July 14 & 15, 2018 - Silverton, CO

Silverton Ultra Marathon (SUM) has teamed up with the Hardrock 100 to adopt trails on the SUM course and we are working on getting the entire Hardrock Course turned into system trails were we can adopt those sections of trails as well. We need as many volunteers and trail bosses we can get to make this effort a success.

Please email Megan if you are interested in joining us in Silverton.