2019 Mt. Sneffels Marathon-Half Marathon- Kids Fun Run

Ouray, CO

2019 Mt. Sneffels Marathon-Half Marathon- Kids Fun Run


Come run in the beautiful Switzerland of America, and help support the children of Ouray County, in the Mt. Sneffels 19th annual Half Marathon, the 9th annual Full Marathon and Kids Fun Run on Saturday August 17, 2019, the event previously voted Best Get Away Weekend by Colorado Runner magazine readers!

Registration is limited to the first 1,000 registrants

(Elite Runners please contact our Elite Race Director)

Register now! Reserve your spot and get the best value!


  • Ouray Hot Spring Park(Fellin Park),1001 Main St., Ouray, Co.
  • Ridgway Athletic Park, Sabetha Dr.& CR 23, Ridgway, Co.

Registration Fees:

  • Feb. 1-14 Marathon $65; Half Marathon $50

  • Feb. 15-Jul.12 Marathon $80; Half Marathon $65

  • Register by Jul. 12th to reserve race shirt size

  • Jul. 13 - Aug. 14 Marathon $90; Half Marathon $75

  • Aug.16- Marathon $100 *( see Walk up/Late)

  • Aug.16-17- Half Marathon $85**(see Walk up/ Late)

  • Kids Race Feb 1st - July 12th $10; Jul.13-Aug.17 $15

  • Register by Jul. 12th to reserve race shirt size

  • Register by Aug. 5th for personalized race bib

On-line registration ends Aug.14, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Walk up /Late Registration/ Package Pick up_**_

Ouray Hot Springs Park - Aug. 16 -17

    • Marathon (no race day registration) $100
  • ** Half Marathon $85 ----- Kids Race $15

The Course will take you along our best kept secret, the scenic county roads that connect the city of Ouray, nestled in the San Juan Mountains, named for Chief Ouray of the Ute Indians, a paradise of Hot Springs, Waterfalls and Wildlife along with a Rich Mining History, to the Old Railroad and Ranching valley town of Ridgway, Gateway to the San Juans. The course wanders past beautiful ranchlands, open spaces, a small lake and the Uncomphagre River. The majority of the course is on dirt roads.

The Races Start & Finish

  • Starts
  • Marathon: Ridgway Athletic Park Elev. 6985
  • 1/2 M: Ouray Hot Spings ( Fellin) Park Elev. 7792'
  • Finish
  • All Races finish at the Ridgway Athletic Park Elev. 6985

Full Marathon: start at 6:30 am. Ridgway Athletic Park. Participants run to Ouray Hot Springs(Fellin) Park turn around and run back to Ridgway Athletic Park.

Half Marathon: starts at 7:30 am in Ouray, 1230 Main St. at the entrance to the Ouray Hot Springs Park /Pool parking lot and Ouray Visitor Center. Participants run to finish line in Ridgway at the Ridgway Athletic Park.

Kids Fun Run: starts at 10:30 am at the Ridgway Athletic Park. Participants run (1 mile) 2.5 loops around the soccer field. Parents can run along as well to help with their little ones.

All races will finish at the Ridgway Athletic Park.

Plenty of Aid Stations along the way and food for all at the finish.

Course & Timing close at 1:00 pm

For safety reasons no bicycles, strollers or pets are allowed on the race course.

Perks: Marathon & Half Marathon: Race tech shirt, collectable race bib, race bag, half price entry to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and the Box Canyon Falls, the weekend of the event, and a free local micro-brew at the finish (age 21 & over, bring your ID).

Awards: Finisher Medal for all races, gender & age category winners, award ceremony and award presentation for top level males & females. All awards have a unique local touch that will be a keepsake you will treasure.

Finish Line Activities: Settle in and cheer on your friends and the runners as they come across the finish line. Hob Knob with the elite runners. Enjoy a local micro-brew at the Beer Garden, cheer on the kids at the Kids Fun Run, led by some of our elite runners, pick up some great race merchandise, check out what the vendors have to offer and cheer the winners at the awards ceremony.


  • Marathon- no pre-race transportation.
  • Half- Marathon-pre-race shuttle service starts at 6:30 am from Rotary Park Parking area, located 1 mile north of the Ouray Hot Springs Park on Hwy 550, to the Ouray Hot Springs Park.
  • Finish Line: shuttle will begin transportation at 9:30 am from the Ridgway Athletic Park back to Ouray's Rotary Park and the Ouray Hot Springs Park.

Lodging: is limited so reserve early. Race Lodging Sponsors

Area Information: Ouray & Ridgway visitor centers

The Cause: The Mount Sneffels Education Foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives and educational experiences of the youth of Ouray County

Refunds/Transfers/Cancellations: Similar to other races in the industry, The Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon does not refund entry fees. In addition, an entry fee into this year’s race does not transfer to next year’s event. This policy applies to individuals with injuries, unexpected business, family emergencies, etc. Additionally, the fee is nonrefundable if the event is canceled due extreme weather or other conditions that may impact the race course, to the threat of or acts of God, war, terrorism, disaster, earthquake, government regulation and/or for economic/financial reasons. While Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon does not offer refunds or deferrals, registrants may transfer their registrations to a different event on the same day or to another person.

Race Registration questions: msefouray@gmail.com

Race Director:

Tamara Gulde tamara@mountainfevershirts.com

Elite Athlete Coordinator:

Frank Van Landingham frankvan49@gmail.com

CHECK MtSneffelsMarathon.com for details and updates.