The Rundola


Jul 04, 2023 at 8:00 AM

The Rundola

South Oak Gondola Station

Telluride CO, 81435


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 1M

Type: Hill Climb

Participant Limit: 750

Starting Elevation: 8747

High Point: 10562

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

First Year of the Event: 2011

Men's Record: 21:43

Women's Record: 26:06


Telluride’s Fourth of July Foot Race

What: The Telluride Foundation is hosting the annual Fourth of July foot race, the Rundola. The Rundola is an open registration uphill foot race open from Telluride to the ridge the parallels the gondola. Telluride Foundation is the host and organizer.

Where: Runners start at the base of the gondola on the town of Telluride side and finish at the top of the ridge. Runners and hikers will climb up the Telluride Trail (4,600 feet long, 40 feet wide with a 13% grade) or just bushwhack to the top of the gondola. There is an elevation gain of 1,810 feet.

When: The run will start at 8a.m. on July 4th. Runners should walk back to Telluride or Mountain Village after the race. The finish line will close at 10:00 am.

Onsite Registration/Packet Pick-up: Monday, July 3rd from 10:00am until 2:00pm at Oak Street Plaza in the Town of Telluride. Get there early to secure your shirt size, first come, first serve. On-site registration will be available July 3rd (if the race does not sell out) for $40. EMERGENCY packet pick-up on race day, July 4th from 6:45 – 7:45. New registrations on July 4th will cost $50.

Who: Anyone who wants to race, run, hike! You must be registered and have a race bib to participate. No dogs please!


· By age group & gender ( 13 years & under; 14-18 years; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+)

Why: The goal of the event is to incorporate an athletic event into the Fourth of July festivities. An athletic event seems to be the only thing missing from the fabulous weekend of festivities in Telluride. The event is put on by the Telluride Foundation and any proceeds from the event will benefit the Telluride Foundation.

Awards: podium and breakfast will be held at Oak at 10a.m. Medals will be awarded to top three athletes in each category.



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Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 04, 2023

Held on Jul 04, 2022

Held on Jul 04, 2021

Held on Jul 04, 2020

Held on Jul 04, 2019

Held on Jul 04, 2018

Held on Jul 04, 2017

Held on Jul 04, 2016

Held on Jul 04, 2015

Held on Jul 04, 2014

Held on Jul 04, 2013

Held on Jul 04, 2012

Held on Jul 04, 2011