2018 Schedule of Trail Runs

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MAY 12, SAT. 10.00am        SIGNAL PEAK
    
Course: Cemetery trail to Contour Connector to Contour trail. Then up to Ridge Trail West, then down Old Car trail to the start.
Distance: Approx 6 miles, all on single track trails and dirt roads.
Meet: At the trailhead of the Gunnison Spur of the Colorado Trail in Gunnison. This is on Escalante Drive on the Western State Colorado University campus, about 1/4 mile east of the Mountaineer Bowl stadium. 
Director: Heidi Lovett 
                                
MAY 19, SAT. 8.00am        ROMP IN THE ROCKS*
10km and half marathon at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison.  www.thegoinitiative.org

JUNE 7, THUR. 6.00pm        SNODGRASS TRAIL 
Course: 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. 
Distance: Up to 6 miles, all on single track trail. Runners can turn around at any point.    
Meet: At The Alpineer in Crested Butte to carpool by 6pm or at the Snodgrass trailhead on Washington Gulch road by 6.20pm.
Director: Skip Berkshire        

JUNE 17, SUN 9.30am        LUPINE LOOP
Course: From Gunsight Pass road down Slate River road to Lupine II trail, then up Smith Hill road to Gunsight connector trail, down to Gunsight Pass road and a second loop on the GB trails and return to the start.
Distance: Approx 8 miles, all on single track trail and dirt roads.
Meet: At the parking area on Gunsight Pass road, just off Slate River road about 4 miles north of Crested Butte.
Director: 

JUNE 22, FRI. 7.30pm        WALROD GULCH SUMMER SOLSTICE RUN 
Course: Start at Walrod, up Lower Cement Creek trail 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: 6 miles, all on single track trail and dirt roads
Meet: At the Walrod Gulch trailhead on Cement Creek road approx 3 miles from Hwy 135.. Hang around after the run for the 22nd  annual “Brian’s beer, brats, boys and babes bash” so bring warm clothing and enjoy a beer (or soda) and a brat around the bonfire.
Director: Brian Dale
                        
JUNE 28, THUR. 6.00pm        GOTHIC TO MT CRESTED BUTTE 
Course: A preview of the first part of the 4th July 1/3 marathon course. From the Gothic townsite to Mountaineer Square in Mt Crested Butte.
Distance: 5 miles, all on dirt roads and paved roads.
Meet: In the ski area main parking lot, opposite the Nordic Inn in Mt Crested Butte for a 6.00pm shuttle to Gothic. The run will start approx at 6.30pm and will be followed by dinner, beer and refreshments at The Avalanche restaurant close to the finish.                
Director: 

JULY 4, WED. 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. 50th anniversary run!  www.rmbl.org

JULY 14, 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
This run is part of the Eddyline Trail Series

JULY 22, SUN. 9.30am        MEANDER TRAIL ON CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN 
Course: Lower Meander to Meander then Painter Boy trail to Prospector and back to the start. Great views of East River valley and meadows of stunning wildflowers,                
Distance: 6 miles on single track trail, dirt roads and a short section of paved road. 
Meet: At the Snodgrass parking area on Gothic road, north of Mt Crested Butte.
Director: Bradley Richmond

JULY 28, SAT. 8.30am        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
This run is part of the Eddyline Trail Series

AUG 3, FRI. 6.00pm        LOWER LOOP    
Course: From the Town of Crested Butte to Woods Walk, Budd trail and Upper Lower Loop to Gunsight Pass road then Lower Lower Loop to Peanut Lake road and back to the start.
Distance: 8 miles on single track trail, dirt roads and a short section of paved road.
Meet: At the Meyer house at 124 Maroon Ave in Crested Butte.. 
Director: Katie Meyer

AUG 12, SUN. 8.30am        PARADISE DIVIDE LOOP
Course: From Rustler’s Gulch down Gothic road to the Gothic campground, up trail 403 to the head of Washington Gulch, then up and over Paradise Divide and around to Schofield Pass. Climb trail 401 then descend back to Rustler’s Gulch. Great views of all the valleys north of Crested Butte and meadows of wildflowers.                
Distance: Approx 15 miles, all on single track trail and dirt roads.
Meet: At the Rustler’s Gulch turnoff about 2 miles north of Gothic. Please carpool if possible and carry food, water and energy drink. 
Director: Andrew Breibart
                
AUG 18, SAT. 8.30am        RENO, FLAG, BEAR AND DEADMAN GULCH OR RENO DIVIDE
Course: Cement Creek road to Reno Divide road. At Reno Divide either take Reno Ridge road to Reno Ridge trail and then down Deadman Gulch trail back to the start or Flag Creek trail to Bear Creek trail to Deadman Gulch trail and back to the start. 
Distance: Approx 13 miles for the Reno Divide run or 20 miles for the Reno, Flag, Bear run. All on single track trails and dirt roads. 
Meet: At the Deadman’s Gulch trailhead about 7 miles up Cement Creek road. Carry food, water and energy drink. Marcel will provide the best lunch after the run. 
Director: Marcel Medved

AUG 26, SUN. 9.00am        WATERFALL CREEK    
Course: Cement Creek trail to Waterfall Creek trail, then to Waterfall Creek Cutoff trail and then down to Cement Creek road on the Warm Springs trail. Views of Italian mountain, Cement mountain and the Cement Creek valley on trails through woods and meadows.
Distance: Approx 9 miles, all on single track trails with a couple of creek crossings.
Meet: At the Cement Creek trailhead about 6 miles from Hwy 135 up Cement Creek road. Carry food, water and energy drink.                .
Director: Greg Chase

SEPT 1, 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

SEPT 8, SAT. 8.00am         PARK TO PEAK TO PINT*
A 16 mile run from Rainbow Park in Crested Butte to the peak of Mt Crested Butte and then to the base area of the ski resort. Or a 10 mile option without the peak summit. www.thegoinitiative.org
This run is part of the Eddyline Trail Series

SEPT 16, SUN. 8.30am        LEAD KING LOOP *    
25km and 12.5 km dirt road courses starting and finishing in Marble. www.leadkingloop25k.com

SEPT 22, SAT. 8.00am        CAMP 4 COFFEE, CART TO CART TRAIL RUN
Course: From Camp 4 Coffee in Crested Butte to Camp 4 Coffee in 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 or shuttle to Brush Creek road and then follow the course to the finish. 
Distance: 19 miles without the shuttle, 13.5 miles with the shuttle. Mostly single track trail with some dirt  roads and a short section of paved road 
Meet: At Camp 4 Coffee at 4th St and Elk Ave in Crested Butte. Registration for this run is $30 and includes post race refreshments from Camp 4 Coffee, beer from Eddyline Brewery and a finishers coffee mug. Transport back to Crested Butte will be provided. More info at www.cbmountainrunners.org
Director: Martin Catmur
This run is part of the Eddyline Trail Series

SEPT 29, SAT. 10.00am        EMMA COBURN’S ELK RUN 5k*
5km race starting and finishing on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. Hosted by Emma Coburn, current World Champion Steeplechaser.  www.elkrun5k.com

OCT 3, WED. 6.00pm        WOODS WALK TRAIL - TITAN FUNDRAISER
Course: From 3rd St and Maroon Ave in Crested Butte to Peanut Lake road and back on the Woods Walk trail. Run with the High School Cross Country team. All entry fees and donations go to the Titan Booster Club supporting High School sports.
Distance: 4 miles on single track trails, dirt roads and paved roads.
Meet: At Totem Pole Park in Crested Butte, 3rd St and Maroon Ave. Pizza at the Brick Oven follows the run along with the drawing for the Paradox Footwear raffle.

NOV 22, THUR. 9.30am        THANKSGIVING DAY TURKEY TROT    
Course: To be decided, depending on snow
Distance: About 3 miles. On paved roads, dirt roads and maybe single track trail.
Meet: To be decided. Registration for this run is free and the run will be followed by refreshments and a raffle for a coveted Crested Butte Mountain Runners miniature turkey.

* 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.  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) 275-7763.

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.

Some runs are located on the Gunnison National Forest under permit from the Forest Service USDA.
Some runs are held on Crested Butte Land Trust (CBLT) property. 
No part of the fee for this activity is being paid to CBLT; CBLT is permitting the described activity to occur on CBLT lands free of charge.
 
 
Eddyline Brewing is proud to present the fourth annual Eddyline Trail Running Series. This series of four trail running events includes trail races along scenic trails in Crested Butte.  From July to September, each race offers new terrain, vistas, and mountain views at distances ranging from 9 to 19 miles. Earn points at each event to compete for prizes and every race supports an important nonprofit organization in the Valley.
Sign up for each race separately. Registration in any event automatically enters you in the series! www.livingjourneys.org/trailseries