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NO! Racers and spectators will not be allow to drive down Crawford Gulch Rd unless you are one of the 1st 80 cars with 3, 50K & 12 Mile racers on board. Everyone else will be directed to the Gilpin County Fairgrounds Parking Lot to catch the shuttle bus. Trust me. This is an excellent alternative to very limited parking.
You can transfer to another distance at Golden Gate D30, the same year you registered, as long as there is a spot available to transfer to. If the race is full you will be placed on the wait list until a spot opens. If you are transferring from the 12 mile to the 50K you will need to pay the difference in the race entry fee. If you are transferring from the 50K to the 12 mile refunds will not be granted.
Absolutely! They will need to take the shuttle bus to get to the start / finish area as well as Aid 2 and Aid 3 (50K)
Please see the shuttle tab on the Race Day Prep page for details.
You may be dropped off at the start. There are 2 spots, where there will be a parking marshal just before the Start / Finish Area. You will be able to pull in there, let your runner out and then turn around. No time for lingering. You can then send your driver to the shuttle parking lot to take the bus back to the start.
No. Sorry no camping at Red Barn. Please see the Where to Stay Page for places to camp.
Reverand’s Ridge Camp Ground is about 35 min. from the start by driving. It is near mile 11 of the 50K race off of Gap Rd. There are group sites at Aspen Camp Ground as well.
Comp entries are a benefit of the Golden Gate Dirty 30 sponsor package. Elite ultra racers are invited on an individual basis. If you are interested email the race director. In most cases the Race Director is looking to see that you have a resume of winning ultra distance trail races and are willing to help promote the Dirty 30 by writing a race report and sharing on your social media.
Race entries are non-transferable. If you give your entry to your friend and they get hurt or an emergency happens we need to have emergency info for them. There are a lot of logistics that go into making sure every racer is accounted for, safe and can be taken care of if something goes wrong. If we don’t know who is on the course there is no way to manage this safety requirement. Also, with a wait list there are racers waiting in line to get into the race. Thank you for your cooperation.
Yes! Treat yourself to a massage. 1$/minute. There will be lots of great deals by our sponsors at the EXPO and there will be Dirty 30 swag available as seen on the Dirty 30 store.
I encourage you to go for the challenge. This is not the easiest trail race course out there, and I am sure it is not the hardest either. This course will challenge you, it will help you define new limits for yourself and show you what else is possible. I say, "GO FOR IT!" Get out of your comfort zone. This is where livin' starts! I say go for it! Those who finish the Ultimate Direction Golden Gate Dirty 30 as their first ultra race will be awarded the SISU Award.
Yes. Please pack a finish line drop bag that has a change of clothes, rain jacket, hat, flip flops, warm clothes, your plate and silverware and cup. We will have these ready for you when you arrive at the post race party. Mark them clearly with your name and race number.
Please help us to eliminate excessive trash and save money. There will be some paper plates for those who forgot to bring theirs, but don’t risk standing out amongst your fellow racers by being the only one with a paper plate.
Yes but Please let racers on the bus first, then if there is room non-racers may ride. Non-racers can wait for the next bus.
Yes. They may buy a lunch ticket for $10. It includes a beer, a burger, or a brat or a veggie burger with all the fixins, rice chips, pasta salad, and ice cream.
Please see the refund / deferment policy on the Registration Page.
Still have an unanswered question? Contact the Race Director.