Historical Data

IMOGENE PASS RUN
Historical Summary
Year Date Starters Finishers Male Winner
& Time
Female Winner
& Time
Running
Conditions
Weather Conditions
1974
(#1)
September 29
(Sunday)
6
(6M)
6
(6M)
Rick Trujillo
Ouray
2:21:18
No Particapants Qualified
Good
Clear, calm, cool on starting line (33ºF).
Cool but calm throughout race.
1″ snow on high from previous night.
1975
(#2)
September 1
(Monday)
10
(9M,1F)
9
(8M,1F)
Rick Trujillo
Ouray
2:58:34
Cynthia Wright
Silverton
4:50:47
Good Warm morning in Ouray.  Cool but calm at Pass.
Course dry.  Warm in Telluride.
1976
(#3)
September 12
(Sunday)
21
(20M, 1F)
20
(19M,1F)
Rick Trujillo
Ouray
2:15:56
Dora Frost
Denver
4:17:45
Qualified
Good
Clear, calm, cool throughout race after a week of near constant rain.  1″ fresh snow on high from previous night.
1977
(#4)
September 11
(Sunday)
27
(24M, 3F)
13
(10M,3F)
Robert Burrell
Paonia
2:49:18
Lori Lund
Silverton
3:28:39
Bad Light rain at start.  Continuous light-moderate rain throughout race.  Wet snow above12,900 ft. w/ 2″ fresh snow on pass.
1978
(#5)
September 17
(Sunday)
42
(37M, 5F)
37
(32M,5F)
John Cappis
Los Alamos, NM
2:35:21
 Lori Lund
Silverton
3:16:42
Bad Light rain at start.  Continuous light rain to 11,000 ft, changing to wet snow.  2″-6″  fresh snow above 12,000 ft.  Wind, fog and rain by Tomboy.  Dry below 10,000 ft.  Hazy sun as last runner arrived
1979
(#6)
September 9
(Sunday)
52
(43M, 9F)
47
(39M,8F)
Rick Trujillo
Ouray
2:18:16
Kim Pier
Gunnison
3:00:37
Good Clear, calm, warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1980
(#7)
September 7
(Sunday)
37
(31M, 6F)
35
(29M,6F)
Ned Overend
Durango
2:23:15
Kim Hampton
Telluride
3:37:43
Good PC but sunny, calm, warm throughout race.
Course damp from heavy rain previous day
(no snow).
1981
(#8)
September 13
(Sunday)
61
(52M, 9F)
59
(51M,8F)
Ned Overend
Durango
2:19:56
Melissa Duffy
Montrose
3:00:20
Qualified
Good
Clear, calm, cool throught race.
4″ fresh snow on Pass from previous day.
1982
(#9)
September 12
(Sunday)
? 156
(136M, 20F)
Kieth Austin
Crested Butte
2:32:10
Muffy Ritz
Telluride
2:50:10
Moderate Light rain at start.  Continuous light rain
throughout race.  No wind.
1983
(#10)
September 10
(Saturday)
? 170
(141M, 39F)
Clint Roberts
Fraser
2:23:06
Melissa Duffy
Montrose
2:44:19
Good Clear, calm, warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1984
(#11)
September 8
(Saturday)
? 176
(145M, 31F)
Clint Roberts
Winter Park
2:17:36
Carol Rogers-Dunning
Carbondale
2:36:37
Good Clear, calm, warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1985
(#12)
September 7
(Saturday)
186 181
(143M, 38F)
Clint Roberts
Winter Park
2:27:54
Carol Rogers-Dunning
Carbondale
2:49:44
Bad Clear skies at dawn.  Light rain at start.  Rain (at times heavy) continuous throughout race.
Snow above 10,500 ft, w/ 8″ fresh on pass as last runner reached summit.  Light wind.
1986
(#13)
September 6
(Saturday)
184 181
(151M, 30F)
Sheldon Larson
Boulder
2:14:21
Virginia Egger &
Karen Miller
(both Telluride)
2:50:00
Good Clear, calm, cool-warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1987
(#14)
September 12
(Saturday)
? 261
(214M, 47F)
Sheldon Larson
Boulder
2:12:36
Karen Miller
Telluride
2:53:08
Good Clear, calm, cool-warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1988
(#15)
September 10
(Saturday)
367 360
(280M, 80F)
Matt Carpenter
Vail
2:13:36
Lynn Brown
Durango
2:47:13
Moderate Mixed weather.  Light rain at start.  Alternate
sun & brief but intense wind and rain-sleet
squals throughout race.  No snow.
1989
(#16)
September 9
(Saturday)
355
(10 walkers)
351
(266M, 85F)
Matt Carpenter
Vail
2:09:41
Linda Wood
Montrose
2:45:56
Good Clear, calm, cool-warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1990
(#17)
September 8
(Saturday)
472
(63 walkers)
472
(335M,137F)
Stan Fox
Silverton
2:17:04
Donna Falkenhain
Colorado Springs
2:49:50
Good Clear, calm, cool-warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1991
(#18)
September 7
(Saturday)
628
(155 walkers)
563
(370M, 193F)
Matt Carpenter
Colorado Springs
2:15:05
June Day-Lucore
Denver
3:05:03
Bad Dark clouds, wind, threats of rain at dawn. Hazy sun at start.  Light rain by 2 mi.  Thick fog above Upper Camp Bird, w/ light falling snow (2″ fresh on Pass), warming to rain by Tomboy.  OC damp finish.
1992
(#19)
September 12
(Saturday)
663
(168 walkers)
643
(395M, 248F)
Scott Elliott
Boulder
2:14:15
Karen Gormen
Gunnison
2:53:45
Moderate Clear, cool, calm at start.  PC by lower Camp Bird.
Significant chill factor near summit w/ strong gusty
winds (60 mph?).   PC, warm, light breeze at finish.
Course dry.
1993
(#20)
September 11
(Saturday)
663
(183 walkers)
652
(398M, 254F)
Matt Carpenter
Colorado Springs
2:05:56*
Danelle Ballengee
Boulder
2:43:18
Good Clear, calm, cool-warm throughout race.
Course dry.
1994
(#21)
September 10
(Saturday)
730
(236 walkers)
713
(419M,294F)
Stephan Smalzel
Salida
2:12:16
Lisa Kiesler
Telluride
2:40:48
Good PC w/ sun, cool-warm, light breeze  throughout race.  Course dry.
1995
(#22)
September 9
(Saturday)
756
(248 walkers)
732
(419M, 313F)
Stephan Smalzel
Salida
2:15:30
Anissa Dorchner
Boulder
2:40:15
Moderate Clear, calm, cool at start.  Tail runners met light wind,
fog, spits of rain at the Pass.  PC sunny skies w/ pleasant breeze & temperatures all day at finish.
1996
(#23)
September 7
(Saturday)
770
(210 walkers)
754
(412M, 342F)
Christopher Parks
Gunnison
2:16:16
Kari Distefano
Telluride
2:47:21
Good Clear, calm, cool-warm throughout race.  A light
dusting of snow on Pass from storm the day before.
1997
(#24)
September 6
(Saturday)
863
(279 walkers)
840
(456M, 384F)
Matt Carpenter
Colorado Springs
2:07:32
Kari Distefano
Telluride
2:47:39
Moderate Mixed weather.  PC, calm, warm dawn.  Dry start under OC sky.  Light-moderate rain off and on by
11:00 am, continuing into evening.  No lightning, mod.
wind only near summit.  No snow.
1998
(#25)
September 12
(Saturday)
900
(220? walkers)
702
(418M, 284F)
Matt Carpenter
Colorado Springs
2:10:20
Cindy O’Neill
Manitou Springs
2:46:14
Moderate OC, cool, calm start. Two “rolliing storms” w/ second at 9:00-10:30 am bringing mod- heavy rain throughout and cold wind/sleet at pass.  No lightning or snow. Alternating hazy sun – light rain into the evening.
1999
(#26)
September 11
(Saturday)
915
(280? walkers)
895
(475M, 425F)
Aaron Ciszek
Steamboat Springs
2:20:05
Marla Croke
Telluride
2:45:40
Moderate Mixed weather.  Intense, fast moving rain-electrical storm at dawn.  PC, calm, cool, dry at start.  Valley fog and OC by 8:30 am.  Gusty cold wind w/ grapple and skiff of snow at summit, 9:30-10:00 am, rain below 12,500 ft either side.  No lightning.  PC, dry by 11:30.
2000
(#27)
September 9
(Saturday)
905
(271 walkers)
862
(455M, 407F)
Bernie Boettcher
Silt
2:27:32
Kari Distefano
Telluride
2:46:59
Good Clear, calm, cool at the start, w/ dusting of fresh snow
on high from storm the day before.  Cold moderate
wind at Pass for middle pack runners.  Sunny, calm,
pleasantly warm at finish all day.
2001
(#28)
September 8
(Saturday)
1057 992
(542M, 450F)
Larry Helfant
Telluride
2:21:27
Kari Distefano
Telluride
2:46:29
Qualified
Good
Mostly cloudy, dry, calm and cold at start.  Variable Pc to foggy on Ouray side, with very light falling snow and breeze in Upper Camp Bird area.  Sun and light breeze at Imogene summit.  Clear and calm on Telluride side, but cold despite sun.
2002
(#29)
September 7
(Saturday)
1090 1053
(586M, 467F)
Ray Harvey
Ouray
2:21:33
Najeeby Quinn
Gunnison
2:46:21
Bad Night of electrical  thunderstorms.  OC, calm, and cool w/ light drizzle at start.  Nearly continuous light to moderate rain throughout course.  Patchy fog LCB to Tomboy, w/  moderate wind gusts at Imogene summit.  No lightning or snow.  OC damp finish.
2003
(#30)
September 6
(Saturday)
1163 1141
(649M, 492F)
Bernie Boettcher
Silt
2:26:15
Najeeby Quinn
Gunnison
2:51:52
Good Night of steady moderate rain.  OC, calm, and cool but dry at start.  Damp footing, but no rain, calm, and cool throughout course.  Fog at Imogene summit til ~11:00, changing to PC w/ sun.  Pleasant temperatures at finish until new storm arrived in mid p.m.
2004
(#31)
September 11
(Saturday)
1124 1099
(598M, 501F)
Bernie Boettcher
Silt
2:22:48
Lisa Goldsmith
Nederland
2:50:33
Good Friday with moderate to intense rolling storm cells with rain and snow on peaks, clearing in evening.  Clear, calm, pleasantly cool at start and throughout race.  Damp but firm footing, w/ deep snow 150 m either side of pass.  Sunny, calm, pleasantly warm finish.
2005
(#32)
September 10
(Saturday)
1183 1171
(656M, 515F)
Rickey Gates
Boulder
2:22:00
Najeeby Quinn
Anchorage
2:46:38
Good Friday with moderate to intense afternoon rolling storm cells with rain and snow on peaks, clearing in evening.  Clear, calm, pleasantly cool at start and throughout race.  Damp but firm footing throughout course.  Sunny, calm, pleasantly warm finish.
2006
(#33)
September 9
(Saturday)
1117 1074
(584M, 490F)
Zach Crandall
Fort Collins
1:39:00**
Najeeby Quinn
Anchorage
1:53:37**
Qualified
Good
Friday: moderate to intense rolling storm cells w/ valley rain and snow on peaks above 11,500′; PC by night.   Race: PC, calm, pleasantly cool, damp footing but sunny PC throughout official short course.  Patchy ≤8″ snow on pass, w/ alternate sun and foggy white-out.
2007
(#34)
September 8
(Saturday)
1152 1103
(627M, 476F)
Bernie Boettcher
Silt
2:22:37
Lisa Goldsmith
Nederland
2:41:24
Good Clear, calm, pleasantly cool at start and throughout race.  A few remnant patches of snow near the summit from a dusting one week earlier.  Dry and firm footing throughout course.  Sunny, calm, pleasantly warm finish.
2008
(#35)
September 6
(Saturday)
1109 1072
(597M, 475F)
Timmy Parr
Gunnison
2:18:40
Keri Nelson
Gunnison
2:40:29
Good Clear, calm, pleasantly cool at start and throughout race.  Dry and firm footing throughout most of course, except for local icey patches in shaded area below the Headwall before sunup.  Sunny, calm, pleasantly warm finish.
2009
(#36)
September 12
(Saturday)
1168 1127
(643M, 484F)
Timmy Parr
Gunnison
2:15:06
Keri Nelson
Gunnison
2:35:59*
Good Partlly cloudy, calm, pleasantly cool at start and throughout race. Trace new snow on summits from  dusting on Thursday.  Dry and firm footing throughout all of course.  Clouds increasing in later stages, but calm, dry, pleasantly warm finish. Rain/hail at awards.
2010
(#37)
September 11
(Saturday)
1173 1148
(649M, 499F)
John Tribbia
Boulder
2:19:56.3
Keri Nelson
Moab
2:38:40.4
Good Clear, calm, pleasantly cool at start and throughout race.  Dry and firm footing throughout most of course, except for local icy patches in shaded area below the Headwall before sunup.  Sunny, calm, pleasantly warm finish.
2011
(#38)
September 10
(Saturday)
1227 1199
(649M, 556F)
Michael Smith
Flagstaff
2:09:28.4
Jennifer McCarthy
Flagstaff
2:48:37.5
Good Clear-PC, calm, pleasantly cool at start and through most of race.  A very light overnight dusting of snow above ~12,000 ft., but damp and firm footing for most of course, except for local icy patches at creeks and headwall.  Overcast, calm and cool at awards.
2012
(#39)
September 8
(Saturday)
1194 1170
(618M, 552F)
Daniel Kraft
Telluride
2:14:52.6
Sarah Wagner
Flagstaff
2:51:03.9
Good Clear-mostly clear, calm  throughout run.  Pleasantly cool at start and  over the summit.  Dry footing throughout the course, with local rough or gravely sectors from earlier heavy rains .  Sunny, calm, pleasanly warm finish.
2013
(#40)
September 7
(Saturday)
1241 1205
(626M, 579F)
Jason Wolfe
Flagstaff
2:17:23
Sarah Wagner
Flagstaff
2:48:32
Good Totally clear, calm, pleasantly cool at start and to ~11:00am.  Then PC with mostly sun to 4:30 pm, with a pleasantly warm finish.  Footing mostly damp and firm from earlier monsoon rains.  Variably PC to mostly OC with local brief but intense rain showers into evening.
2014
(#41)
September 6
(Saturday)
1259 1219
(653M, 566F)
Daniel Nally
Denver
2:25:42
Nora Coenen
Telluride
2:41:21
Good Partly cloudy, calm, pleasantly cool at start.  PC-mostly clear throughout run despite forecast of rain. Footing mostly damp and firm from earlier monsoon rains.  Cool breeze on summit.   Sunny, calm, pleasantly warm finish.
2015
(#42)
September 12
(Saturday)
1311 1275
(653M, 622F)
Timmy Parr
Leadville
2:16:05.5
Nora Coenen
Germany
2:43:30.8
Good Totally clear, calm  throughout run.  Pleasantly cool at start and over the summit.  Dry footing throughout the course, with local rough or gravely sectors from earlier heavy rains, especially on the upper two miles Telluride side.  Sunny, calm, pleasanly warm finish.
2016
(#43)
September 10
(Saturday)
1210 1176
(641M, 535F)
Timmy Parr
Leadville
2:15:44.3
Sara Kadlec
Boulder
2:41:42.5
Good Totally clear, calm  throughout run.  Pleasantly cool at start and over the summit.  Pleasantly warm to hot temps at finish.  Dry footing throughout the course, with local rough or gravely sectors. Deep early snow of August 25 was completely gone by race day.
* = Course Record **= Short Course, Finish in Ouray

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