APRIL 30, SAT. 9.30am RACE FOR FREEDOM*
5km run in Gunnison. www.race-for-freedom.com
MAY 15, SUN. 10.00am HARTMAN ROCKS
A springtime run and nice warmup for the upcoming Sage Burner race at Hartman Rocks. We will run approximately 6 miles on trails starting up Bambi’s and then a clockwise route on Nine 0, Back In and then Sawtooth and returning down Bambi’s trail. Meet at the Bambi’s trailhead on Gold Basin road south of Gunnison. (The trailhead is about 5 miles beyond the main parking area)
Director: Heidi Lovett
MAY 21, SAT. 7.00am SAGE BURNER TRAIL RUN *
25km and 50km courses at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison. www.sageburnertrailrun.com
MAY 22, SUN. 7.00am THE ORIGINAL MEOWLER*
30 mile mountain bike and 10 mile trail run at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison. www.gunnisontrails.com
JUNE 4, SAT. 9.30am LAKE SAN CRISTOBAL 5k10k *
5km, 10km and ½ marathon road races in Lake City. www.lsc10k.com
JUNE 7, TUE. 6.00pm SNODGRASS TRAIL
An out and back run on the Snodgrass trail through aspen groves and with nice views of Crested Butte mountain from Washington Gulch to just short of the Gothic road. Maximum distance of 6 miles but run shorter if you prefer. Meet at the Alpineer in Crested Butte to carpool at 6pm or at the Washington Gulch trailhead at 6.20pm.
Director: Skip Berkshire
JUNE 17, FRI. 7.30pm WALROD GULCH SOLSTICE RUN
Celebrate the summer solstice with a twilight loop run around Walrod Gulch. Starting at Walrod, run up Cement Creek Road to the Homeowners trail then down to Pioneer guest ranch. Cross Cement Creek road then onto trail 409, up past the caves and over trail 418 to Walrod Gulch and back to the start. Distance of about 6 miles. Meet at the Walrod Gulch trailhead on Cement Creek Road. The run is followed by the 20th annual “Brian’s beer, brats, boys and babes bash” so bring warm clothing and hang out around the bonfire for a beer (or soda) and brat.
Director: Brian Dale
JUNE 26, SUN 9.30am LUPINE LOOP
A double loop run starting at Gunsight Pass road and then to Lupine II trail, up Smith Hill road to Gunsight connector trail to Slate River road and then a second loop on the GB trails to finish back at the start. About 6 miles. Meet at the parking area on Gunsight Pass road, just off Slate River road about 4 miles north of Crested Butte. THIS RUN HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A CONFLICT WITH A BIKE RACE. HOWEVER WE WILL HOLD A GROUP RUN STARTING AT 8.30AM. MEET AT THE SAME PLACE AND BE PREPARED TO RUN AS A GROUP ON AN UNMARKED COURSE. NO CHARGE FOR THIS RUN.
Director: Emma Chase
JUNE 30, THUR. 6.00pm GOTHIC TO MT CRESTED BUTTE
A chance to hone your strategy on the first part of the upcoming Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3 marathon. The distance is 5 miles on gravel road and pavement starting in Gothic and finishing at the town center in Mt Crested Butte. Pizza, beer and refreshments at The Avalanche Restaurant after the run. Meet at the main ski area parking lot entrance opposite the Nordic Inn in Mt Crested Butte at 6.00pm for transport to Gothic.
Director: Cynthea Gunderson
JULY 4, MON. 8.00am GOTHIC TO CRESTED BUTTE 1/3 MARATHON *
8.6 miles on gravel and paved roads starting in Gothic and ending on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. www.rmbl.org
JULY 8, FRI. 6.00pm MEANDER TRAIL ON CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN
An evening loop run on the beautiful trails on the back side of Crested Butte Mountain. Run Lower Meander to Meander then Painter Boy trail to Prospector and back to the start. Enjoy great views of the East River valley while running through meadows of incredible wildflowers. Distance is about 6 miles. Meet at the Snodgrass parking area on Gothic road, north of Mt Crested Butte.
Director: Bradley Richmond
JULY 16, SAT. 9.00am THE GRIN AND BEAR IT GREEN LAKE RUN*
The classic Grin and Bear It trail run. 9 miles round trip from the Crested Butte Nordic Center to Green Lake and back. www.cbnordic.org/grinandbearit/
JULY 23, SAT. 8.00am LIVING JOURNEYS HALF MARATHON *
A half marathon on the dirt roads and trails on Mt Crested Butte. Start in the base area and wind up through the Westside trails and top out at the top of the Silver Queen chairlift and return via the top of Painter Boy and the Columbine trail. www.livingjourneys.org/half-marathon/
JULY 31, SUN. 8.30am PARADISE DIVIDE LOOP
A long run circumnavigating Mount Baldy. Start at the Rustler’s Gulch trailhead north of Gothic and run down the road to Gothic campground. Turn west and climb trail 403 to the head of Washington Gulch. Follow the dirt road up and over Paradise Divide at the head of the Slate River valley and over to Schofield Pass. Climb trail 401 and then descend on the trail back to Rustler’s Gulch. Distance is about 15 miles with some serious climbing and incredible views and wildflowers. Meet at the turn off to Rustler’s Gulch about 2 miles north of the Gothic townsite and please carpool if possible. Carry your own food, water and energy drink.
AUG 5, FRI. 6.00pm LOWER LOOP
A mellow evening run from Crested Butte to Gunsight Pass road via the Woods Walk, Budd trail and the Upper Lower loop returning on the Lower lower loop trail to town. A moderately flat course with a distance of about 7 miles. Meet at the Meyer house at 124 Maroon Ave in Crested Butte.
Director: Katie Meyer
AUG 13, SAT. 8.30am TEOCALLI RIDGE
Run up West Brush Creek jeep road and then turn onto trail 554 across the face of Teocalli Mountain and then down Teocalli Ridge trail back to Brush Creek road and to the start. This classic trail has recently had a makeover which makes it much nicer to run. Approx 14 miles with a good amount of vertical. Meet at the junction of Brush Creek and West Brush Creek roads, about 5 ½ miles off Hwy 135. Carry your own food, water and energy drink.
AUG 20, SAT. 8.30am RENO, FLAG, BEAR AND DEADMAN GULCH OR RENO DIVIDE
A great opportunity to run one of Crested Butte’s classic bike rides. Start on Cement Creek road and run up the Reno Divide road. At the top either take Reno Ridge trail over to Deadman Gulch or run Flag Creek to Bear Creek and then Deadman Gulch trails. Both courses then finish down the Deadman Gulch switchbacks back to the start. The long course is about 20 miles and the Reno Divide course is about 13 miles all on single track trail or dirt roads. Carry your own food water and energy drink. Meet at the Deadman Gulch trailhead almost 7 miles up Cement Creek.
Director: Marcel Medved
AUG 28, SUN. 9.00am WATERFALL CREEK
A loop run starting on the Fenceline trail parallel to Cement Creek Road and then climbing and crossing back under Double Top on the Waterfall Creek cutoff trail. Return to Cement Creek road on the Warm Springs trail. Views of Italian Mountain and a run through aspen and evergreen woods. Distance is about 9 miles all on single track trail and with a few creek crossings. Meet at the Fenceline trailhead about 6 miles up Cement Creek road.
Director: Greg Chase
SEPT 3, SAT. 6.00am SUMMER GT *
Approx 36 miles from Crested Butte to Aspen roughly following the renowned winter Grand Traverse ski route. www.elkmountainstraverse.com/summer/
SEPT 10, SAT. 10.00am GUNNISON HIGH TRIATHLON*
Sprint triathlon. www.gunnisontri.com
SEPT 18, SUN. 8.30am LEAD KING LOOP *
25km and 12.5 km dirt road courses starting and finishing in Marble. www.leadkingloop25k.com
SEPT 24, SAT. 8.00am CAMP 4 COFFEE, CART TO CART TRAIL RUN
A half marathon and 19 mile course. The 19 mile course will run from Crested Butte to Crested Butte South via Tony’s trail, Upper upper loop, Brush Creek Road, Canal trail, Strand bonus, Trail 409, Walrod cutoff, Walrod Gulch and Cement Creek road. The half marathon will shuttle to Brush Creek road and then follow the 19 mile course to the finish. The start and registration will be at Camp 4 coffee at 4th and Elk Ave in Crested Butte and the finish at Camp 4 coffee in CB South. Post race refreshments will be provided by Camp 4 and beer from Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista.Transport back to Crested Butte will be provided. Entry fee to this run is $30 and includes a cool collectable coffee mug for all finishers. More info at www.cbmountainrunners.org
Director: Martin Catmur
OCT 5, WED. 6.00pm WOODS WALK TRAIL - TITAN FUNDRAISER
See how you measure up against Crested Butte’s finest student athletes. Run with the High School Cross Country team on a mellow end of season run from Crested Butte to Peanut Mine and return on the old railroad grade. All proceeds from this run will go to the Titan Booster Club supporting High School sports. Distance 4 miles. Meet at Totem Pole park at 3rd St and Maroon Ave in Crested Butte at 5.45pm for registration. The run will be followed by pizza at The Brick Oven and the drawing for the Paradox Footwear raffle.
* These events are not Mountain Runners events and require additional entry fees.
$25 annual membership in the Crested Butte Mountain Runners includes entry into all runs except as noted above. Non members pay $5 per run. Many runs have suitable distances for walkers and less serious runners. Refreshments are provided after each run but runners should carry their own food and drink while running if necessary. Information an all runs may be obtained from Martin Catmur at (970) 349-5326.
Run to win! The Paradox Footwear Mountain Runners raffle. Win a pair of shoes.
Attend four or more Mountain Runners runs and be entered into the end of season raffle. Your name is entered after you have attended (or directed) four runs. At the final run we will draw names for two pairs of trail shoes from Paradox Footwear. When you are in the market for a pair of shoes, check out the selection at Paradox Footwear at 428 Elk Ave in Crested Butte.
Thanks to our run sponsors and supporters:
Eddyline Brewery Ice Mountain Jewelry Team Prep USA The Avalanche
Camp 4 Coffee Cristiana Guesthaus Crested Butte Nordic Center Yoga CB, LLC
Paradox Footwear Brick Oven Pizza Griggs Orthopedic Teocalli Ventures, LLC
Check out our website at www.cbmountainrunners.org for schedules.
Located on the Gunnison National Forest under permit from the Forest Service USDA.