The Kahtoola Uphill is a fun, family-friendly annual mountain race designed to encourage human-powered movement and fundraiser for Friends of Camp Colton. Join us as we celebrate our 11th year!
Racers on the uphill/downhill slope have the option of wearing Kahtoola’s MICROspikes footwear traction, snowshoes, crampons, skis with skins, or a split board for added traction on the steep course. The catch? There’s no telling who will make it to the finish line first, because whichever product helps (or hinders) your way up the mountain is the product you have (or get!) to wear on the way back down.
A racer’s choice of footwear — MICROspikes or ski gear — livens up the competition, given that, in the race’s history, there has never been a consistent winner. Some years, the MICROspikes win; others, the ski gear. The wide range of experience levels, from competitive racers to recreational athletes to just plain winter enthusiasts, also contributes to the fun.
While the competition is fierce and the fun is even fiercer, the event also dishes out a fierce dose of philanthropy. Again, 100 percent of proceeds from the Agassiz Uphill are donated to Flagstaff’s Camp Colton, an environmental and natural sciences camp for children that informs and encourages children’s interaction with the outdoors.
Registration costs range from $40 - $75