Crested Butte has given so much to Emma. Now she wants to share it with others. 

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All the race information you need.

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This event has partnered with local charity Living Journeys.  Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to donate to this wonderful organization. 

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Have Emma pace you during the Elk Run 5k

Want to be paced by World Champion and Olympic Medalist, Emma Coburn? Now is your chance! Bid to run with Emma during the inaugural Elk Run 5k.

Experience Crested Butte's World Class Running- Video by Matchstick Productions


Don't want to run but would like to help out? We could use a few good people before, during, and immediately following the event

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Events like this wouldn't be possible without the help of sponsors.

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About Crested Butte
Check out all that Crested Butte and Gunnison Valley has to offer. This tiny town will amaze you!

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Where to Stay
Need lodging? We have partnered with a local hotel to provide you with a discounted rate

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Elite Runners
We want the best and the fastest. Race in the thin air of Crested Butte. Who will go home with the $$$?

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The course is flat and fast....well fast for 8,800 ft above sea level.

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2017 Results - Available following the event


Fact Sheet
The innagural Elk Run 5k

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The Course

The course starts in the heart of Crested Butte at 3rd and Elk Ave. Race up and down historic Elk Avenue. While the course is flat, the elevation is high. Test your limits at 8,800 ft above sea level!

Start/Finish Address: 3rd and Elk