Imogene Pass Run

Satya Gomberg, Staff Writer

TELLURIDE — Imagine yourself on a mountain pass, surrounded by inspiration and pure breathtaking peaks.  This past weekend, the Imogene Pass Run took place stretching from Ouray to Telluride, Colo. 

The 17.1 mile run includes nine miles up and eight miles down, and is not an easy feat. However, year after year, runners come from afar to sign up to push themselves to reach a summit elevation of 13,114 feet.

It is a great obstacle to overcome and can bring a feeling of accomplishment that is not met in normal day-to-day life. Timmy Parr from Leadville, Colo. took first, winning the overall men’s division with a time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 4 seconds. The women’s winner was Taylor Nowlin from Flagstaff Ariz., her time was 2 hours 44 minutes and 8 seconds. 

Kylie Grace, a local from Montrose Colo., knows what it’s like to set a goal and achieve it.  This year was her first year to run Imogene. “Overall, running Imogene Pass was a great experience. It was challenging and fun, more fun than I expected,” she said.  “Thanks so much to all the event coordinators and volunteers for a great race.”

Grace is overjoyed and excited about this wonderful experience. Like many, it was her first time running the race.

Another first time runner was Gretchen Treadwel.  She echos Grace’s sentiment.  “From your play-by-play it seems like you and I sorta ran together! Glad I wasn’t the only first-timer,” she said.