Friends may spill over-the-top stories of their hiking adventures, but it's doubtful their climbs actually resembled an Indiana Jones movie. Jon Kedrowski has spent a night atop every fourteener in Colorado and climbed Mount Everest, but his greatest ascent came with knowledge that the Taliban was out to kill him.
Many athletes agree that endurance sports are 90 percent mental. Aspiring triathletes can train their brains with four sport psychology workshops teaching focus and attention control, energy management, and how to build confidence before and during a race. Attend one or all four of the interactive group sessions instructed by a member of G.U.T.S. Coaching Services. Mon 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The best women soccer players in the world are kicking the Colorado rapids off the field—but just for a day. The U.S. Women's National Team, currently ranked number one by FIFA, will face off against China PR (ranked 18th). The Americans hold a decided advantage over China, with a 30-8-12 all-time record. Both teams will use the match to stake claims on a World Cup spot next year in Canada.
If you’re not comfortable hucking tricks in the park, but don’t mind watching from the sidelines, check out this free-flying ski and snowboard event which brings the terrain to the street. An oversized snow kicker on Elk Avenue in downtown Crested Butte is the stage for big air, big tricks—and big wipeouts.
Gather your ski friends and think pink for the world's biggest ski day to conquer breast cancer. Participants dressed head-to-toe in pink costumes will hit the slopes. Enjoy a costume contest, spirit rally, and aprés-ski festivities. All proceeds benefit patient care at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Sat 8:30 a.m.
Team up with your fittest friend and put your time with CrossFit to the test. Incorporating a variety of skill sets and levels of athletic ability, teams will participate in three rounds including running, burpees, squats, and rowing challenges. Games are open to all athletes 16 and older. Sat 7 a.m.
Leave your clean-freak tendencies at the starting line; this colorful run is all about getting messy. As the Color Run's first 5K on snow-packed trails, this chilly jaunt douses runners in neon powder at every kilometer marker. Watch as your white running gear turns to tie-dye by the time you hit the finish line. Sat 1 p.m.
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