Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge

Saturday, August 25, 2018
6:00 AM

There are still spots available for runners. A maximum of ten 2-person teams will compete during the challenge. Eight slots remain for two-person teams, which must be declared by August 1. To register a team, contact Casey Smith at There is no entry fee.

Donations are being accepted now through August 24th.

Money raised will support:
The Challenge will raise funds for suicide prevention efforts, such as providing additional community training/classes in suicide prevention, developing suicide prevention education resources in Spanish, expanding support groups around loss and interventions/crisis interventions in schools, and developing collateral material.

Challenge route information:
The Boulder Skyline Traverse is a 16.3 mile route that traverses the five peaks that top Boulder’s western landscape. The run starts at the south mesa trailhead and ends at MHP’s Ryan Wellness Center (1000 Alpine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304) in Boulder. 

Story behind the Challenge:
Earlier this year, Boulder’s local trail runner Bill Briggs challenged Samantha Mangum, Mental Health Partners (MHP) Wellness Coach and extreme mountain climber (she summited Mt. Aconcagua last year to raise funds for MHP’s “End the Stigma” campaign), to a new adventure to raise funds for MHP’s efforts in the community. When fellow MHP team member Christine Dykema heard about the challenge, she suggested proceeds could support MHP’s suicide prevention and education efforts. 

Join us after the Challenge:
Also, join us for the Challenge After-Party at 5:00pm on August 25that Under the Sun Eatery & Pizzeria (627 South Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80305) to celebrate the runners with an awards ceremony and to learn about MHP’s upcoming suicide prevention trainings.