Howelsen trail race awaits Saturday |

Howelsen trail race awaits Saturday

Michelle Barnes competes in the Steamboat Springs Running Series Howelsen Hill 8-Miler. The event returns on Saturday.

The Steamboat Springs Running Series is back Saturday with its first true trail run of the summer.

The Howelsen Hill Trail Run begins at 8 a.m. from Olympian Hall at the base of Howelsen Hill. It will feature a longer course — eight miles mostly on singletrack on Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain — and a shorter course of four miles.

Registration is available online at The eight-mile race costs $30 and the four-mile version $25. A "no-frills" option is also available, omitting the race T-shirt, for $20 and $15.

The race is the fourth of the summer for the Running Series and the last trail run until a July 8 jaunt up Hahn's Peak.

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Howelsen Hill Trail Run

What: 8- and 4-mile trail running races on Emerald Mountain

Where: The races start at Olympian Hall at the base of Howelsen Hill.

When: 8 a.m.

Cost: $30 for the 8-mile race and $25 for the 4-mile race online at, or $20 and $15 without a t-shirt.

Packet pick-up will be at Twisted Trails from 4 p.m. to 6 on Friday.