Crestone Marathon, Half Marathon, and 100 Mile Fun Run

The race has been cancelled. I received the following email.

Subject: Crestone 100 
To: matmahoney@yahoo.com 
CC: "Ralph Swain"  
From: "Kristi K Murphy" <kkmurphy@fs.fed.us>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 09:14:57 -0600 
       
 


Mr. Mahoney,

It was brought to my attention that you were planning an event in the
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness on the Rio Grande National Forest.  I am
officially informing you that this event can not take place in Sangre de
Cristo Wilderness.

You are not allowed to run competitive events in designated Wilderness
Areas in accordance with FSM 2323.13 (h).  Please cancel this event and any
other events being held in designated wilderness areas.  Also, the National
Forest requires special use permits be in place prior to any special events
being held on National Forest land.  Please contact me if you have further
question.

I have also attached a copy of your web site.  I see you have other events
planned on the National Forests and some in designated Wilderness Areas.

http://www.mattmahoney.net/coslam.html

Thank you for your time.

Kristi K. Murphy
Recreation Technician
Saguache Ranger District
Rio Grande National Forest
719-655-2547

The following letter was sent to all participants from the Rio Grande National Forest Sagauche Ranger District:
File Code:	2320
Date:	  July 10, 2003
Crestone 100 Participants
Dear Participants,
It was brought to my attention that you are planning to participate in an event in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness on the Rio Grande National Forest. The event is called the Crestone 100 and your names and email addresses are located on the participant list in this web site, http://www.mattmahoney.net/coslam.html. I am officially informing you that this event is not authorized and will not be authorized to take place in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. Competitive events are not allowed in designated wilderness areas in accordance with FSM 2323.13(h). If you do participate in this event you will receive a violation notice, under 36CFR 261.10(k). This is a class B misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $5000 and/or 6 months in jail. I also noticed in the web site above that other events are planned on other National Forests. Please contact the appropriate National Forest to see if these events are authorized or approved. Please contact me at 719-655-2547 if you have further questions.
Sincerely,
	
/s/ Thomas Goodwin	 
THOMAS GOODWIN	 
District Ranger/Field Manager