Run, Rabbit, Run announces the Rabbit Cup
5 Oct, 2017
The Run, Rabbit, Run 50 and 100 Mile Endurance Runs Presented by Altra is pleased to announce the creation of the inaugural $100,000 Run, Rabbit, Run “Rabbit Cup” to be held in September 14 and 15, 2018 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to be run at the distance of 100 miles. Coupled with the Run, Rabbit, Run’s existing $65,000 purse, Altra’s Run, Rabbit, Run 100 mile run will offer a total purse of $165,000, making it by far the largest trail ultra purse in the world.
The Rabbit Cup will be the first event of its kind in the world and is designed to promote the sport of ultra running in America while creating a lucrative opportunity for those participating in and supporting the sport, as well as supporting the charities of northern Colorado.
There will be 10 individuals or entities who will pay $10,000 to buy a slot for their team at the starting line. Each team will consist of three runners, with one male and one female runner’s times combined to determine total time. In addition to the $100,000 purse money awarded to the fastest teams, all runners will also be eligible for the event’s existing $65,000 individual prize money.
First prize for the winning team will be $50,000, with second awarded $20,000. Third through sixth will earn $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000, respectively.
Those purchasing a slot can race, lease, contract, share or sell their place at the starting line. Slot holders need not name their runners at the time of purchase but must name their runners no later than September 1, 2018. Original slot holders will also have first option to participate in future Rabbit Cup races, and will share equally in any media rights. Slot holders will be entitled to three complimentary 100 mile race entries, as well as complimentary lodging. Other benefits to slot holders will also be provided. Slots are now available for purchase.
“Our Run, Rabbit, Run races have always been first class events, and this event will be no exception. It will be run to the highest standards, as befitting an event that will attract the best athletes in the world to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It will be an event that all who are associated with it will be proud of,” said co-race director Paul Sachs. Paul Sachs and fellow race director Fred Abramowitz will be responsible for marketing and coordinating the event.
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