27th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon Presented by GRIGGS ORTHOPEDICS
February 2, 2013
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON ON FRIDAY FEB 1 FROM 3:00 – 7:00 PM AT THE VISITOR’S CENTER IN CRESTED BUTTE (AT THE 4 WAY). THERE IS NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!
Part of the American Ski Marathon Series and an American Birkebeiner qualifying race, the Alley Loop is also Crested Butte’s largest costume party and biggest Nordic event of the year. The Alley Loop’s unique course starts and finishes in the heart of downtown Crested Butte at Second and Elk. In between it meanders through snow-lined alleys, behind false-fronted stores and restaurants, over footbridges and alongside residences. The adult races, longer than 5k, head out to the expertly groomed Nordic trails on the pristine outskirts of Crested Butte. The 5k has a NEW route which stays in town and no longer tackles that big hill! In addition to the fun races for all ages and abilities, the event also features a Friday night pub-ski crawl, Saturday Taste of the Alley and New Belgium Beer Garden, and an awards ceremony with great prizes and a raffle.
Friday Fat Tire Bike Race
For more information, please visit elkmountainevents.com
Friday Night Pub-Ski
Friday Night pub-ski crawl is a pub crawl on skis. To take advantage of Elk Ave being shut down and full of snow, participants can ski between the great bars participating. If you do the pub-ski and the Alley Loop the you’ll be entered into a special raffle! The participating bars include: West End, The Baccanale, The Eldo, The Brick, Maxwells, The Talk, The Last Steep, The Princess, Wooden Nickel, and Mexicalli Grill. The route will be on Elk between Second and Third and will be pre-assigned. Do this in a group of 4 or do it on your own. You will play a game, do something nutty or answer a trivia question at 6 of the 10 bars to earn points. The person or group with the highest points will win a special prize! Pick up your game card when you pick up your race bib on Friday night at the Visitor’s Center from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Then meet in front of the Post Office at 5:30PM on Friday. The pub-ski ends at 7:30 PM. If you are doing the Alley Loop, registration is $5. If just doing the pub-ski, it’s $10. Day of registration (Friday) is $15 entry. Please plan to pick up your game card at the registration at the Visitor’s Center at the 4 way from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
Looking for somewhere great to eat breakfast before the race? West End Public House will have a special breakfast menu for purchase from 9:00 AM to noon. Lunch service will start immediately following. Come hang out at a warm place, right at the start/finish area at Second and Elk while enjoying great food!
Not interested in skiing? We need volunteers, it takes numerous folks to put on this funky classic CB race. If you are looking to get involved, email email@example.com and put volunteer in the subject line. Positions range from pre-race organization to day off course marshal’s, aid stations, start, finish, awards, etc. We need you!!
Would you like to train better and become a stronger athlete, minimize injury and perform better? Griggs Orthopedics can help! GO is offering a significant discount to Alley loop participants – an 8 week program for $75 and a 4-6 week program for $50 for optimal Alley Loop training. You can purchase this when you register, just click the ‘register now’ button above. They are willing to customize a performance program beyond this as well. In person, on line or both are available. Call 970-964-8472 for more info or to get GOing. GO train! GO race!
- Check out the 2010, 24th Annual Alley Loop Video.
- 2011, 25th Annual Alley Loop Video
- Course Maps – 2013
- Previous years results
- CB Street Closures & Parking Restrictions
- ON-LINE registration available December 1 until Thursday, January 31 at 6 pm (Mountain Time)
- IN PERSON registration is only on Friday Feb 1st at the CB Visitor’s Center (at the Chamber at the 4-Way) from 3-7 pm along with bib-pick up.
- Bib-pickup begins on Friday Feb 1st at the CB Visitor’s Center from 3-7 pm and Saturday morning at West End from 8-10 am Note there is no additional chip pick up on Saturday. Chips are affixed to the bibs.
- There will be NO registration at the Nordic Center.
- There will be NO day-of race event registration.
- If you do not have access to a credit card contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you registered
|Event||42K||21K||10K||5K||Kids’ 3K||Kids 1.5K|
|Register Before January 1||$60||$50||$25||$20||$10||$10|
|Register After January 1||$65||$55||$30||$25||$10||$10|
|Friday, Feb. 1 (Day Before, 3 – 7 p.m.)||$70||$60||$40||$30||$15||$15|
Friday, February 1st from 3-7 pm, at the Crested Butte Visitor’s Center (at 4-way) and Saturday morning from 8-10 am at West End located at the corner of Elk and Second. There is no registration the day of the race!
New this year, the chips are affixed to the bibs so there is NO additional chip pick up. Once you have your bib you are good to go!
9:30 – 3 km Kids Race
9:35 – 1.5 km Kids Race
9:40 – 42 km Classic Race
10:00 – 42 km Skate Race
10:05 – 21 km Freestyle Race
10:10 – 10 km Freestyle Race
10:15 – 5 km Freestyle Race
New this year, “King of the Loop” presented by Grigg’s Orthopedics. The first person to cross the start line on the first lap of the 42k skate will win a cash prize. Winner must complete the entire 42K to win “King of the Loop.”
Each racer who completes the 42k skate in under 3 hours, will receive a commemorative bell.
Kids Awards (1.5k and 3k) will take place at 11:30am at the Brick deck.
Racers Awards (5k – 42k) will take place at 4pm at Montanya Rum Distillery 130 Elk Ave
CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds given.
Contact: CBNC 970-349-1707 x 4 or email email@example.com
PHOTOS from the 2012 race
Thank you to our 2013 Alley Loop Sponsors