With glorious views of the Collegiate Peaks and 4,000ft of ascent along the way, these 30 miles of buttery single track and forest roads are perfect for everyone from the first time 50k’er to the veteran trail runner. Although the Arkansas Valley is famously known for its high alpine peaks, it’s a well kept secret that there’s a stash of arid, desert style trails just outside of Buena Vista (BEW-na Vista), CO - giving the West Line a feel like no other.
West Line Winder is hosted by the 14er Fest which takes place Sept 24 - 26th in Buena Vista, CO. At the heart of the festival, you'll find that 14er Fest seeks to join together a wide variety of trail users, including both motorized and non-motorized trail enthusiasts. It's visions is to create a platform where all trial groups can recreate and work together to keep trails open and maintained. Join us for trail events, clinics, festival camping, live music, local libations and amazing vendors.
The race starts on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 7am and runners have 11 hours to complete the course. There are five aid stations (not counting the Start/Finish) that are fully stocked with water, Tailwind and typical aid station fare as well some tasty treats to surprise you. The race is capped at 300 runners and registration is $145 no matter when you sign up. With registration runners will receive: course specific 50K training plan, finishers award, gender specific race t-shirt, free full resolution professional images, live runner tracking, entry to the 3 Day 14er Festival ($30 value), and beer token ($5 value),
As an added challenge, runners can attempt the Sawatch 50/50 by registering for the Sawatch Ascent 50k on the same weekend! Finishers of the Sawatch 50/50 will get a special award and place awards for the top 3 overall men and women. Runners can camp at the Sawatch Ascent start/finish line (Nathrop, CO) for $15/night - space is limited to 35 spots.
Cancellation, Deferral, and refund Policy: Runners can defer 50% of their entry to the following year so long as they request it by September 1st. We also carry cancellation insurance which covers most natural disaster related events. It does not cover pandemic related cancellations though. If the race cancels and it's covered under our insurance, you will receive a FULL refund. If the cancelation is not covered under the policy then there is no refund or deferral available. Please see the website for the full details.
When: Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at 8:00am (1hr early start available)
Where: Intersection of E. Main St & N. Court St., Buena Vista, Colorado (coordinates: 38.8432, -106.1279)
Cost: $145 (50% deferral available before Sept 1)
Course: 30 miles, 4000ft of ascent, average elevation 8,500ft
Trail type: 22.4 miles of singletrack, 6.9 miles of forest (gravel) road, 1.3 miles of paved roads
Cutoff: 11 hours
Extra challenge: Sign up for the Sawatch Ascent 50K (Nathrop, CO) on Sunday, Sept 25th to participate in the Sawatch 50/50!
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
50kIncludes: Shirt, finisher award, 100ml bottle of Laws Whiskey, 14er Fest event pass (3 days), beer token, professional race pictures, and live runner tracking.Activity Starts: 9/24/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 9/24/2022 18:00Registration opens : 1/3/2022 02:01Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿♂️Requires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt