Although the air will be noticeably thin at the starting line, Echo Lake's 10,600 feet of elevation is just the beginning.

BE INSPIRED!

Ascent Drop Bags: All Ascent racers are urged to send a drop-bag to the summit. Even when there are warm temperatures at the starting line, the summit can be cold, windy, and has the potential for snow at any time of year. Please send warm clothing to the summit in your drop! All summit bags must be loaded into the summit truck by 6:00 a.m.

Round-Trip Drop Bags: All racers are urged to send a drop-bag to the summit. Even when there are warm temperatures at the starting line, the summit can be cold, windy, and has the potential for snow at any time of year. Please send an extra layer and any other items you may need for the run back down to the finish line in your drop! All summit bags must be loaded into the summit truck by 5:00 a.m.

Getting Ascent Runners Down the Mountain: Shuttles will be provided to transport runners down from the finish line atop Mt. Evans to the start line at Echo Lake. Runners must get into the shuttles in a timely manner. In the past, we have had problems getting runners to board the early shuttles, which created lines later in the day. Vans may be limited to 50% capacity this year due to COVID regulations. This is the reason for the lower entry limit in 2021.

Please board a shuttle promptly after finishing, as each van needs to make 2 trips in order to get everyone down.