Jul 29, 2023 at 7:30 AM

National High School Trail Championships and Citizen’s Race

F and Sackett

Salida CO, 81201


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Entry Fee $20
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $30
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 5.4M

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 7057

High Point: 7558

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2017

Men's Record: Sullivan Middaugh 31:52, 2020

Women's Record: Aubrey Surage 37:28, 2021


The National High School Trail Championship (NHSTC) is a trail race for high school athletes. The Beas Knees Citizens’ Race, which gets things kicked off is for those not in high school and has historically featured some top collegiate and masters talent as well. By example, Taylor Stack, 2021 DII Steeple Champion, holds the citizens’ race record. The fifth annual NHSTC/Beas Knees is slated for Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Salida, Colorado. The race features switchbacks, climbs, descents and rocks to give athletes the opportunity to showcase their strength, finesse and trail running prowess.

We are thrilled to be able to host the Beas Knees Citizens’ Race and National High School Trail Championships on July 24. The course will remain the same as in 2020 and we anticipate the competition to be running at a high level as usual. As always, we want to encourage you to “Rub a little dirt on it!”



Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 29, 2023

Held on Jul 30, 2022

Held on Jul 24, 2021

Held on Jul 25, 2020

Held on Jul 27, 2019

Held on Jul 28, 2018

Held on Jul 29, 2017

Event Results