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Registration for the Second Annual RUNDOLA is now open
What: The Telluride Foundation is initiating an annual 4th 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 will ride the gondola back to Telluride or Mountain Village after the race.

Who: Anyone who wants to race, run, hike! The inaugural 2011 Rundola sold out with 200 participants. We are prepared for 300 in 2012. Categories:

 By age group & gender (18 & under; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59 Men & Women 60yrs.+) kids to the top of "kids hill"

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 and the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department.

Registration: The cost is $30 online and include a participant bag of goodies including a race t-shirt and meal voucher. Kids cost $15. Prices increase to $40 & $18 on June 7th. On line registration closes July 2nd and prices raise an additional $5 on July 3rd. To register visit

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