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Synergy Athlete Half Marathon
July 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm$35
A supreme half marathon benefiting Living Journey’s–Living Journeys is a local non-profit that raises money to provide support to those living with cancer in the Gunnison Valley. The course is 13.2 miles going from 9,370 ft to 11,472 ft. Participants will start at the base of the Red Lady Lift of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and climb through Aspen stands and alpine meadows along single track. The steepest two miles of the climb is 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 scenic alpine meadow, aspen groves and scenic vistas. Runners complete the loop finishing at the base of Mount Crested Butte.