Feb 24, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Running Up for Air – Staunton

12102 S Elk Creek Rd

Pine CO, 80470


Entry Fee $70
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $140
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 3H, 6H, 12H
  • 24H

Series: Up for Air Series

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 200

Starting Elevation: 8000

High Point: 9500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2018


Now in its fourth year, the Colorado edition of Running Up for Air (RUFA) offers a unique mountain endurance challenge for runners willing to step up in the ongoing effort to improve the quality of our air. Like the Wasatch front in Utah, the front range of Colorado, extending from Pueblo in the south to Ft. Collins in the north, is subjected to unsightly and unhealthy winter air, due, in large part, to regular inversions. RUFA is a powerful way for athletes to use their passion and dedication to raise both awareness and funds to support the meaningful work of carefully vetted nonprofits focused on improving air quality.

For 2022, Colorado’s RUFA will be back at Staunton State Park, about 45 minutes from central Denver, with magnificent trails and stunning views. Staunton enables the Colorado nonprofit that organizes RUFA, Suffer Better to offer a longer and more interesting loop and to add a 24-hour event to the options (12, 6 and 3 hours) available to runners.

Scheduled for February 25 and 26 (the 24-hour edition launches at 6 pm on Friday, 2/25) RUFA-Staunton, offers runners 3, 6,12, or 24 hour events. Registration is now open at: https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/Pine/RUFASTAUNTON




Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 24, 2023

Held on Feb 25, 2022

Held on Mar 06, 2020

Held on Mar 09, 2019

Held on Mar 31, 2018

Event Results