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Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

Saturday, Mar 5, 2022 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Purgatory Resort • Durango, CO

Event Description

Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango! It’s on the tubing hill. Run up and tube down. Repeat!

Most laps wins!

Oh, and it’s a relay race!

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From the Purgatory Website:

Competition Categories:

Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race. We will have male, female, and coed divisions for adult teams, as well as race categories for kids and parent/child teams. Teams must consist of two people in order to compete, but we will also allow three-person teams (like mom plus two kids) if you are just out for fun, not prizes and glory.


This event is limited to just 35 teams per heat, so sign up quick!

Note: Sign up ONCE per team. Your teammate does NOT have to sign up separately.


$30 per team by February 15

$40 per team by March 3

$50 per team on race morning, unless we are sold out.


We provide the tubes. No need to bring your own.


Since it’s at Purgatory Resort, you know we will turn this thing into a party. We’ll be spinning tunes while you race, high-fiving you each time you pass through the transition area, and giving out cool prizes.


Feel free to wear one (Yeah, it’s that kind of race).

Two Heats:

We have a 60-minute heat beginning at 11am and a 90-minute heat at 12 noon. The 60-minute heat is recommended for kids, families, and less competitive folks. The 90-minute heat is recommended for anyone who wants the full suffer-fest.

No elbow-throwing in the 60-minute heat. No elbow-throwing in the 90-minute heat either, but we will permit some friendly shake-n-bake.

Race Morning Check-In:

Check-in opens 45 minutes before the race. Please be checked-in no later than 15 minutes before your race starts.

Check-in is located at the bottom of the Tubing Hill in the Columbine area.

Clothing & Footwear:

All participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a cold-weather outdoor athletic event. Costumes are encouraged! YakTrax are permitted but not required.

Race Start Time:

The 60-minute race will start promptly at 11am. The 90-minute race starts at 12 noon.

The Rules:

The goal is for you and your teammate to complete as many laps as possible. You will run up the tubing hill (carrying a tube), then slide down on the tube. When you get to the bottom, you will hand the tube to your teammate in the transition area. Pretty simple.

We will count your number of COMPLETED laps. A partial lap at the end does not count.

You must alternate laps with your teammate for the first 30 minutes.

Safety First:

Before entering the tubing chute, please make sure that the chute is clear so you don’t crash into someone below you. Obey the instructions of the course marshals at all times. Failure to follow common-sense safety rules may result in disqualification.


We will award prizes to winning teams in each race category, as well as prizes for costumes, team spirit, and best cheering section.


Park in the Gelande lot (off Highway 550, about 600 yards before the entrance to the Resort).


It could snow. Or be 45 degrees and sunny. Either way, the race is on. The race director does reserve the right to cancel or modify the race if weather conditions make it unsafe.

Race Course:

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