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Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3rd Marathon

July 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

$15 – $45

8 am Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3rd Marathon starts in Gothic and ends right at 3rd street and Elk Avenue. Cheer for the racers on the Rec Path or between 1st and 3rd streets on Elk Ave!

John C Johnson Memorial Run

Wednesday, July 4, 2019 @ 8:00 a.m. 

This years marathon is dedicated to the founder of RMBL Dr. John C. Johnson who visited the Gothic townsite for the first time on July 4th, 1919.  

Join us for the  annual  Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3rd Marathon, an event benefiting The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. 

The run begins in Gothic, 8.56 miles north of Crested Butte, Colorado.

 Register for the Race

Walk-up registration:  July 3rd, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Crested Butte Visitor Center (intersection of Elk and 6th St)

Late Registration:  the morning of the event, July 4th, 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. at the Crested Butte Visitor Center – ONLY if the cap of 600 runners has not yet been met.

No registration will occur in Gothic.


Racer Details:

Bib Pick-Up: Bib pick-up will take place at the following two locations.

  • July 3rd, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m –  Crested Butte Visitor Center (601 Elk Ave)
  • July 4th, 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. – Crested Butte Visitor Center (601 Elk Ave)

We need race volunteers!  Please sign up here!

Transportation:  Free shuttle buses will depart for Gothic beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the 4-way stop in Crested Butte, adjacent to the Visitor Center (601 Elk Ave.).

Strollers can be taken on the bus only if collapsible. No dogs are allowed on the buses!

The last bus departs Crested Butte at 7:20!

Mt. Crested Butte Shuttle Pick-Up – will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:25 a.m.  Please wait on Gothic Road, adjacent to the Grand Lodge. Buses WILL NOT pull into the transportation center round-about.

Please do not drive to Gothic the day of the race! There is no parking available for race participants!

Gear Shuttle: You may leave a bag with extra gear, labeled with your name, in the RMBL van in Gothic before the start of the race. The van will be at the finish line in Crested Butte located next to RMBL Offices at 308 3rd Street. Any gear left in the van after the race will be taken up to Gothic and placed in the Gothic Store to be picked up as soon as possible.

Early Starters: Those wishing to start before the 8:00 a.m. start time must inform registrars at bib pick-up. To prevent problems with timing, non-competitive participants will not receive a timing chip on their bib.

Restrooms: Restrooms are located at the north end of CB Visitor Center (outside access). There will also be  port-o-lets located in Gothic.

Results: Will be posted at the finish line at 3rd St. & Elk Avenue, as well as online – link will be posted.

Awards: Medals will be given to the following finishers – First male, First female,  and fastest male and female in each age group. The age groups: 1-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Race awards will be presented after the parade is over at the music stage on 3rd & Elk Avenue

Runners in the Gothic to CB 1/3rd Marathon. Photo from RMBL Archives

Out of town winners should be sure to claim their prize the day of the race.  Race awards will not be mailed.

Refunds: All registrations are non-refundable.

For more information:  email [email protected] or call 970-349-7420.

2018 Race Results Here: https://www.sportstats.us/display-results.xhtml?raceid=97205

2017 RACE RESULTS HERE:  http://raceresults.sportstats.us/display-results.xhtml?raceid=45942



July 4, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$15 – $45
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