Elk Run 5k

Elk Run 5k is a premier event founded by Olympian Emma Coburn with the intention to attract runners of all abilities. Come for the run and stay for the post race festival! The race takes place in Emma's hometown, beautiful Crested Butte, CO on September 29, 2018.


 Race Founder

Emma Coburn

2016 Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist. 

2017 World Champion

Emma Coburn Rio
Elk Run 5k

Race Information

Date of Race: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Race Start Time: 10:00 AM

Where: Crested Butte, CO

Start/Finish: 3rd and Elk Ave

Website: Elkrun5k.com

Distance:  5k (3.1 miles)

Field Size: 1,000

Post Race Entertainment: 6 Million Dollar Band 80's Cover Band

Post Race Thank You Dinner: Elk Ave Prime (requires additional ticket to attend)

Contact: Joebosshard@gmail




Entry Fee

Not only does your entry fee help us reach our goal to raise $30,000 for local charity, Living Journeys, it also gets you a whole bunch of stuff!  How does an official race bag, official race hat, sponsor goodies, local discounts, post race food, drinks and music sound?  Oh yea, and you get to run with Olympic medalist, Emma Coburn.  Cool!

  • Before July 1st - $30
    • Sign up early and get a discount. Includes race bib, timing chip, race swag and post race food & drinks!
  • July 1st - August 31st - $35
    • Includes race bib, timing chip, race swag and post race food & drinks!
  • September 1st – September 30th - $40
    • Includes race bib, timing chip, race swag and post race food & drinks!
  • Gunnison Valley Students - $25
    • Discount for Gunnison Valley Students.  Includes race bib, timing chip, race swag and post race food & drinks
  • After Race Thank You Dinner ONLY - Before July 1st- $110
    • The evening of the race come celebrate with Emma, elite runners, and event sponsors at a post race dinner at Elk Ave Prime. With your ticket you will get great food and drinks. (NO RACE BIB)
  • All Included (Race & Dinner) Before July 1st - $130
    • Includes race bib, timing chip, race swag, post race food & drinks AND ticket to post race Thank You Dinner at Elk Ave Prime.

** No refunds or transfers**

Packet Pick Up

Let's do this thing!  The only way to run with Emma and participate in the Elk Run 5k is to have a race bib and a timing chip. Once registered, you have two options to pick up your packet.

  • Option 1
    • Join us at the Brick Oven Pizzeria Friday evening, September 28th,  from 5:00 - 7:00pm.
    • Pre race party with Emma Coburn. Discounts on food & drinks.
  • Option 2
    • We hope to see you Friday evening, but if you can't make it you have another option to pick up your bib.
    • We will have race packet pick up available immediately before the event on 3rd & Elk Ave., September 29th, from 8:00 - 9:45am.
    • The race starts at 10:00 am so get there early!




Charitable Giving

  The race will support Gunnison Valley non-profit, Living Journeys. The race will provide significant fundraising opportunities. Living Journeys provides financial assistance, emotional support, and enrichment programs to Gunnison Valley residents affected by cancer. Emma has worked with Living Journeys in years past and is excited to partner with this wonderful organization once again.