New Date – Sunday September 20th!
Eagle, CO | Sept 20, 2020 | 9:00AM
We’re excited to bring the 2020 Mountain RATS Festival to Eagle, CO. We are grateful to have this chance to celebrate the Eagle outdoor community. We will have a full list of protocols and rules to make this event go off in a triumphant and respectful manner. As the pandemic continues to evolve, there is a strong chance some of these protocols will too. We promise to communicate any changes via email, social media and our website – but it is ultimately your responsibility to read, understand and follow the full list.
This is a friendly community based event. Politics has no place here in relation to these rules. Our ability to hold these races is contingent on following these safety rules put into place. If you do not wish to abide by the rules you will be asked to leave the venue. This is a chance for all of us to get off social media, enjoy the mountains and challenge ourselves. We can accomplish this if we’re able to ensure everyone is following county health guidelines.
Here is a summary of the main points:
- ALL participants (runners & volunteers) are required to:
- Sign a COVID-specific waiver
- Wear a mask at all times, except when 1) running 2) eating/drinking
- Limited Menu & Service at Aid Stations
- Crew and Spectators Strongly Discouraged
- Modified Awards Ceremony
- Wave Starts
2020 Races are a go!
We’re continuing to closely monitor local regulations and recommendations for the September Mountain RATS events in the town of Eagle. Health and safety is our number one priority and this extends to racers, volunteers and staff. At this time we are very optimistic for the Mountain RATS Festival. The town of Eagle is currently cleared for gatherings of up to 175 people and we will begin letting people off the waitlist on July 15th.
With the current regulations and number of participants registered and on the waitlist, we are expecting everyone will be able to race. However, there is always the possibility that as restrictions change we may have to cap the number of entrants. If this becomes the case, we will be using the following criteria on a first come, first served basis that will be determined by the date your Mountain RATS registration was received.
1. Racers who transferred from Desert RATS Trail Running Festival, Rabbit Valley Half and Desert RATS Classic before May 1st
2. Racers who registered for Mountain RATS with waitlist status (in the event that the races have to be postponed to 2021 we will allow the 85% deferral option as stated in our refund policy on UltraSignup)
3. Racers who transferred from other races May 1st or after.
We feel very fortunate to have such great news from the town of Eagle and will keep you updated on what the event will look like. The town is doing an amazing job of managing health and safety. We can’t wait to see you all in September!
Start your fall in the mountains on a scenic, flat and fast course in Eagle, Colorado. All ages and abilities are invited; you can walk, jog, run or race. Kids, strollers & well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
Our start/finish line is right in the heart of Eagle Ranch Colorado. Afterwards, relax and have fun with the entertainment and refreshments provided by our sponsor, Color Roasters! Entry fees include: place winner awards, custom buff, aid station goodies, a finisher’s memento and post-race refreshments.
Location & Parking
Color Coffee Roasters (717 Sylvan Lake Rd) will host the packet pick-up.
The start/finish line will be on the grass next to the store in the heart of Eagle CO. Your race number and packet will also be available at this location Friday night and Saturday morning.
Parking will be on the streets near the start/finish.
The Eagle 5K course will be scenic, flat & fast through the heart of Eagle Ranch. (Click to enlarge)
5:00-7:00p- Registration & Packet Pick Up at Color Roasters
8:00a-8:07a – RATS50 Mountain bike start Wave #1 (Under 20, 20-29, 30-39)
9:10a – Eagle 5K start Wave #2 (30-39, 40-49)
9:20a – Eagle 5K start Wave #3 (50-59, 60+)
3:00p – RATS50 Mountain bike cut-off
Finisher’s mementos will be handed to you as you cross the finish line and awards will be given out at ceremonies next to Color Roasters. Don’t miss out on a chance to win raffle prizes and socialize with other runners.
Racers will receive customized finisher’s awards as they cross the finish line. Awards and mementos will not be mailed after the event.
Want to help out? Email Kyla.
In order to be environmentally friendly and cut down on the amount of trash we produce, we will not provide cups. Please bring a water bottle, cup or hydration pack.
Weather in Eagle can vary. The averages for September are a low of 38F and a high of 72F degrees.
Staying on Course
Racers must stay on the designated course. Shortcutting will result in a disqualification.
In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of the runners or officials.
Federal, State, and County laws and ordinances must be followed at all times.