EPIC 2013 Athlete Testimonials

Thinking about racing the Epic Mountain Challenge this year? This is what athletes that raced had to say about their experience.

"One helluva weekend of racing-vacation" Joseph Gray

 “The Epic Mountain Challenge was a very well executed event last year, bringing together some of the best mountain bikers in the country and a few international stars. “ Josiah Middaugh

 “A challenging and competitive event with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.” Travis Macy

“I left the EPIC Mountain Challenge feeling as though I was part of a new family.  Incredible group of participants with plenty of time to make new friends, extremely genuine and organized promoters/volunteers, enormous/equal prize money, and an "epic" ;) course layout.  Looking forward the EMC 2014 more then any other event this year. “ Heidi Rentz

"This was one of the greatest races I did.  Not only was the half marathon course challenging yet exciting (I was the runner), but the camaraderie among not only teammates, but also other teams was wonderful and special.  Everyone was cheering for everyone, regardless of what team they were on.  The anticipation of waiting for results and rankings made every minute of the weekend thrilling, yet nerve racking.  Everything about the race and weekend was something I had a hard time leaving.” Stevie Kremer

"Ben (Allen) and I always look to challenge our abilities both mentally and physically. The Epic Mountain challenge offered us a unique opportunity to go beyond our limitations in trail running and mountain biking. We discovered a new pain and mental toughness we had never encountered before and the competition was second to none racing against world class multi-sport athletes all champions in their own fields of XTERRA, trail running and mountain biking. Set in the stunning town of Pagosa Springs The Epic Mountain challenge catered well for all athletes and offered a wonderful friendly atmosphere through out the whole weekend. Ben and I had a blast, learnt a lot  and will be back next year for sure!" Jacqui Slack

 “The Epic Mountain Challenge lived up to its name. As it was truly Epic.  I have never seen some many top quality athletes so thoroughly destroyed by a race and yet loving every minute.”
Joshua Merrick

 "Epic Mountain Challenge is a unique multi-sport stage race, in spectacular surroundings. Make a weekend of it - small town feel with big heart and a lot of adventure on offer." Dan Hugo

 “I have such great memories from the Epic Mountain Challenge weekend! A highlight of 2013 for sure, can't wait for 2014!” Emma Garrard