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The 35th Annual Grin and Bear It Trail Run

July 14, 2018


9.3 grueling miles from the Town of Crested Butte to Green Lake and back with 1,700 vertical feet of elevation gain and loss.  Participants will start at the Crested Butte Nordic Center and climb up to Journey’s End Road on the Bench where they will then turn onto the Green Lake Trail. The 4.5 mile trail winds its way up and over Gibson’s Ridge, across Trapper’s Road, ending at Green Lake.  Runners then return on the same route, finishing at the Nordic Center.

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Aid Stations

There will be an aid station with water, Acli-mate, and Clif Product, at approximately 2.5 and 6.5 miles.  This is a cup-less event so make sure to bring a water bottle to fill at the start finish and at the aid stations.

Food and Drink

A  BBQ meal, including vegetarian options, will commence immediately at the race finish.  Complimentary beer, provided by Elevation Beer Co will  be served.

Bib Pickup

July 15th from 8 AM to 8:45 AM – Crested Butte Nordic Center

Directions to Crested Butte Nordic Center


Located on the Gunnison National Forest under permit from the Forest Service U.S.D.A.


Crested Butte Nordic Center
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States + Google Map

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