The Rad courses feature fast gravel. (Photo by Linda Guerrette)
Athletes will take on the 110-mile Stubborn Delores
Life Time on Wednesday announced that the seventh wild card event in the Life Time Grand Prix by Mazda is The Rad Dirt Fest on Sept. 30 in Trinidad.
The Grand Prix athletes will take on the 110-mile Stubborn Delores course.
The Rad is a fun and fast gravel course, adding a long gravel event into the mix while giving athletes a more relaxed event, according to a news release from Marisa Dobrot of Verde Brand Communications. It also showcases Trinidad and a new event.
The Rad Dirt Fest features impressive views of the Spanish Peaks, small-town charm and miles of smooth gravel and trails. The Rad was introduced by Life Time in 2021. With all new courses for the 2023 event, the three distances include the Stubborn Delores with 10,000 feet of climbing, the 70-mile Anteloop, and the 40-mile Frijole. The courses feature fast champagne gravel, along with course features like old ruins, old cars and stunning mountain views. The courses will take athletes from downtown Trinidad out to the beautiful gravel roads faster than in previous years. Similar to Unbound Gravel, Life Time will switch up the course every two years to reduce impact on farmers, ranchers and hunters.
Race day includes a festival with food trucks, beer, whiskey, live music and giveaways. The winners of Stubborn Delores will be awarded a hand-painted guitar. In the evening, businesses will host after-parties, and on Sunday there is a hangover ride to the iconic Trinidad sign followed by coffee and doughnuts.
Trinidad is 13 miles north of New Mexico in southern Colorado, with a mix of high-altitude and desert terrain. The town is steeped in history, with its streets lined with bricks marked with “Trinidad.” The city is a haven for artists and musicians, hosting an art festival and a blues festival in the summertime and displaying artwork throughout the town.
Outdoor opportunities include fishing, hunting, hiking, biking and camping. Additionally, Trinidad is also home to a diverse range of wildlife such as tarantulas, mountain lions, and antelope that one might come across while out on the course.
Trinidad is a haven for artists and displays artwork throughout town. (Linda Guerrette)
Historic Trinidad, Colorado. (Photo by Linda Guerrette)
The courses feature fast gravel and course features like old vehicles built into the side of the road. (Photo by Linda Guerrette)
Race day includes a festival with food trucks, beer, whiskey, live music and giveaways. (Photo by Linda Guerrette)
The historic oversized Trinidad Brick Co. brick, originally made in Trinidad, Colorado. The company stopped making them in 1978. (Photo by Linda Guerrette)
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