Imperial Challenge 2017
THE IMPERIAL CHALLENGE 2017 – It’s a pseudo-triathlon, Breckenridge style, that started 26 years ago with a bunch of locals who wanted a low-key, fun, tough challenge to celebrate the beginning of spring. Bike/Run. Hike. Ski.
- 10K ride or run from the Breckenridge Rec Center to the base of Peak 8
- Skin or hike up 3523′ to the top of Peak 8
- Ski down to the base of Peak 8
I love this event for the amazing attitudes of the racers. You will see tutus, cutoff shorts, wigs, and costumes. Don’t be fooled, there are some fierce competitors too. The Overall Top 3 Women, Jill Sorenson, Jaime Brede and Nikki LaRochelle, finished within seconds of each other! Amazing! The Overall Champion and three-time winner of the Imperial Challenge, Chris Car, finished in impressive 1:22:10 – whoa!
There were first timers and seasoned racers such as, Doc PJ, who hasn’t missed an Imperial Challenge in 26 years!