Emma Coburn's VIRTUAL Elk Run 5k 2019
September 21, 2019
(No event in Crested Butte)
Emma Coburn's Elk Run 5k is BACK for year 3! This year is a little different, though. WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL. What the heck does that mean? Well, Emma is racing at the IAAF World Championships at the end of September, which is when we normally host Elk Run. We looked into alternative dates and things just aren't working out. We don't want to skip a year completely, so we are trying something different and we hope you will dive in with us.
Here is what we want to do... This will be a social media driven virtual run. There will be no actual event in Crested Butte this year. On September 21, people around the world will run a 5k as part of Emma Coburn’s Elk Run 5k. Participants will post pictures of their run with hashtags #VirtualElkRun5k and #ElkRun5k on social media. For the first time, people around the world will get to run the Elk Run 5k!
So, what is in it for you? Each participant will receive the same awesome race swag bag that we have put together that last 2 years. You will also receive this year's hat (the ONLY way to get a hat is to sign up) and we'll send a race bib. Remember this is for a wonderful cause. Race registration fees go towards our goal of raising $30,000 for Living Journeys. That part doesn't change. We will be back in Crested Butte, Colorado in September 2020 for year 4 of Elk Run 5k, and we thank all of the participants from the last 2 years for joining us in Crested Butte. Together, we have raised over $50,000 for Living Journeys...and had lots of fun on the way. Let's make the 2019 Virtual Elk Run 5k another big success!