LIVING JOURNEYS HALF MARATHON
July 28, 2018
RACE START TIME 8:30 A.m.
13.1 miles ascending from 9,370 feet in elevation to 11,472 feet. Participants start at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and climb through Aspen stands and alpine meadows along single track. The steepest two miles of climb just before reaching the top of the Silver Queen lift travel along gravel service roads. At the top racers turn back down the mountain 2.3 miles before returning to single track heading north through deep evergreen forest and open meadows. After a 4 mile descent the trail climbs yet again for a little less than a mile. Once the short climb is finished racers are rewarded with a three mile downhill finish through through scenic alpine meadows bursting with wildflowers, aspen groves and scenic vistas. Runners complete the loop finishing at the base of Mount Crested Butte. Recover under a tent while enjoying brunch and beverages. Pay a little extra and treat yourself to a lift ride or give it to a loyal fan who can ride the lift while you run, and meet you a the top!
There will be five aid stations located at approximately 3.5 miles, at the top of the Silver Queen lift at 5.7 miles, 8.0 miles, and 10.3 miles. Cups will be provided at the base and the top of the Silver Queen, while all other aid-stations will be cup-less.
HALF MARATHON REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Free with a Pledge! Create a fundraising page and collect a minimum of $100 in pledges by 7/27/18 and your registration (Complete Race Experience) fee will be waived. Raise $150 or more and receive the Complete Race and Ride registration. After you register you will see a link to begin fundraising in the Event Email you receive. Free Registration option expires July 24th!
$60 The Complete Race Experience! A perfect summer's day at Mount Crested Butte including registration, schwag, and brunch with organic fruits, foods and award winning beers from Eddyline Brewery. Race shirts guaranteed on all registrations before July 10th.
$75 Complete Race and Ride! Race, recover and ride the Silver Queen lift to the peak. One lift ticket included may be used for you after the race, or may be given to a fan who can ride to the top of the race course at 9:00 am and cheer you on at the top of your ascent. .
$40 No Frills! Pay less but miss out on all the schwag! No race packet will be provided, but don't worry, you still get to join the festivities with brunch and beverages including excellent beers by Eddyline Brewery. No Frills registration closes July 24th!
Mt. Crested Butte is situated in the heart of the West Elk Mountains in southwestern Colorado. At the summit of Mt. Crested Butte (12,162 feet) participants will get a 360 degree view of the West Elk Mountaiins, the Raggeds, the Snowmass/Maroon Bells Wilderness and the Gunnison National Forest.