FIBArk 2017 – Running and Mountain Bike Races

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  • FIBArkFIBArk Hill Climb – Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • FIBArk 5K/10K Road Races – Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • FIBArk 10K Trail Run – Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • FIBArk Mountain Bike Races – Sunday, June 18, 2017

Volunteers for all races are needed and very much appreciated! A limited number of free race entries are available for those willing to volunteer for one of the events. By volunteering as a course marshal for one of the races, you may receive free entry to the event you plan on competing in. Contact Matt at or at 719-539-6738 for more information.

On-line registration for all FIBArk events is available here.  Paper registration forms are available to drop off at the pool or to mail in.  Download the 2017 Running Registration Form and waiver or the 2017 Mountain Bike Registration Form and waiver.

Paper registration forms can be dropped off or mailed to the pool at 410 West Hwy 50, Salida, CO  81201.

All pre-registrations must be received by noon on 6/14!  Race day registrations will be charged an additional $5.  Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.


FIBArk Running Races


Compete in all three of the FIBArk running races and contend for the Triple Crown title. The male and female competitor with the best combined time for all three events wins. Triple Crown competitors must run the 10K on Saturday.

Thursday, June 15
4:00-5:45 pm registration, 6:00 pm start
Start and Finish at F Street and Sackett Avenue

This one-of-a-kind race is a signature kick-off to FIBArk events. Beginning at the intersection of F Street and Sackett Avenue participants will run and scramble straight up Tenderfoot (aka “S” Mountain) and back down. Believe it or not, the winners do it in less than 12 minutes! Prizes go to the top three male and female competitors, middle of the pack and oldest runner. ALL participants qualify for bragging rights!

Click here to see results dating back to 1974 for the FIBArk Hill Climb. A big thank you goes to Donna Rhoads for compiling this information. We have included the women’s results as far back as we can find them and will continue to update this document if we do find more results.

5k & 10K ROAD RACES • $35
Saturday, June 17
6:45-7:45 am registration, 8:00 am start
Start and finish at Nuno Park, Corner of Pitkin and W. Park Avenues (just one block from Thonoff Park) 

Participate in the FIBArk road races Saturday morning and have all day to enjoy other FIBArk events!  These two courses are on scenic county roads, starting and finishing on the mesa near the County Courthouse.  Awards will be given to the top three male and female competitors, as well as the top three male and female athletes in each age category.  For 2017 we have changed the location of the start and finish to Nuno Park.  Ride the Rockies will also be in town that day and will be finishing their last leg of the 447 mile ride from Gunnison to Salida at Thonoff Park.

10K Road Race Map5K Road Race Map.

We will also host a FREE, untimed 1 mile kids fun run at approximately 8:30am at Nuno Park.  Participants do not need to fill out a registration form (parents need to complete a City of Salida Recreation waiver) – just show up!

10K TRAIL RUN • $35
Sunday, June 18
6:45-7:45 am registration, 8:00 am start
Start and finish at the F Street Bridge

Join Salida Recreation on the last day of FIBArk for this fun and challenging race.  The 10K trail run will take you behind Tenderfoot Mountain on the Arkansas Hills Trail System. The terrain is varied and includes dirt road and single track.  The trail run is also the finale of the Triple Crown Competition. Awards are given to the top three male and female finishers.

The 10K Trail Run is the same as the 2016 Expert/Single Speed Mountain Bike Course. The Expert and Sport Mountain Bike Courses for 2017 have changed (see below). We will not enforce a time cut off, but please be aware you will be sharing the course with mountain bikers if you take longer than 2 hours to finish the race.  Therefore, this is not an ideal race for participants who plan to walk the majority of the course.

Download Map of the 10K trail run.


FIBArk Mountain Bike Races

Sunday, June 18
9:00-9:45 am registration, 10:00 am start
Start and finish at the F Street Bridge

Join us for this great new addition to the FIBArk line-up!  Registration categories include Single Speed, Cat 1 (Expert/Semi Pro), Cat 2 (Sport), Cat 3 (Beginner) and Kids (ages 12 to 16). All races will take place on the Arkansas Hills Trail System; course length and difficulty is dependent on race category. Parents, please note that all kids MUST have a bike in working order (at the minimum, both brakes work and both tires are inflated). We will have a sweep rider for the kids/beginners race, but your child should be prepared to be out on mountain bike trails on their own. Helmets are required for all riders.

Mountain Bike Maps:
Expert and Sport Maps coming soon!
Beginner Mountain Bike Race

For past results, head to the next page.