The Grand Traverse Mountain Run is a point-to-point ultra marathon from Crested Butte to Aspen, Colorado. The course follows the route of the Grand Traverse Backcountry Ski race. In total, runners travel 40 miles across the Elk Mountains with over 6,000′ of elevation gain.
INDIVIDUAL Registration Cost:
December-February ——–30% Discount ——— $105.00
March-May ———————20% Discount ——— $120.00
June-September 3rd ———– 10% Discount ——— $135.00
September 4th (walk-up) ——- 0% Discount ——— $150.00
Dual Sport – Individual Registration Cost:
December-February ——–20% Discount ——— $168.00
March-May ———————20% Discount ——— $192.00
June-September 3rd ———– 20% Discount ——— $216.00
September 4th (walk-up)——- 20% Discount ——— $240.00
Grand Traverse Triple Crown
Individuals who will be, or have completed the 2020 GT Ski, may enter themselves into the 2020 Triple Crown competition by registering as a Dual Sport competitor through either online summer registrations. Please reference your Ski confirmation #, or Team Name.
Refund Policy – updated May 20, 2020
Refund requests will not be accepted beyond August 25th
We are proceeding in good faith to bring these events to fruition in an atmosphere of significant uncertainty. In the event of cancellation due to public health mandates, we will offer a 50% refund on paid registration fees. Deferred registration to future GT events (as was offered for the 2020 GT Ski event cancellation) will NOT be an option.
The Racer Manual and this website outline all requirements, procedures, and policies for the Grand Traverse Mountain Run race on a regular year. Given the ever-evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 epidemic, all procedures and services are subject to change.
Racers should prepare for the following possible mandates and potential alterations to 2020 GT Mountain Run & Bike races:
- Mandatory face coverings worn at Start Line & Aid Stations.
- Multiple seeded wave starts with delineated start positions.
- Outdoor socially distanced bib pick-up.
- Virtual pre-race briefing held online.
- Aid nutrition reduced to only pre-packaged items.
- Possible elimination, or leisure time restricted Finish Expo.
- Finish meal provided in a to-go fashion.
- Possible elimination of Return Shuttle service.
- Possible elimination, or reduced capacity of Sag Shuttles for cut-off racers.
Pandemic Cancellation Policy:
Should GT event permits be revoked at anytime due to Public Health mandates, we will offer a 50% refund on paid registration fees.
Deferred registration to future GT events (as was offered for the 2020 GT Ski event cancellation) will NOT be an option.
Friday, September 4th, 2020
Bib Pick-up & Registration
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Crested Butte Nordic Center — 620 2nd Street in Downtown Crested Butte.
Racers may register In-Person, or Online up until 6 PM the day prior to the race.
Non-Mandatory racer meeting covering course details and race updates.
Crested Butte Nordic Center — 620 2nd. Street
Saturday, September 5th, 2020
Late Bib Pick-up
Start Line – 200 Block of Elk Avenue (In front of Post Office)
Downtown Crested Butte – Start Line located on 200 Block of Elk Avenue (In front of Post Office)
Finish & Vendor Expo
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ajax Park, Aspen – Located at 1001 S. Ute Avenue
Enjoy the finish line ambiance with cold beer and BBQ meal!
Ajax Park, Aspen
IMPORTANT: All information is subject to change. For the safety of racers and volunteers, weather conditions may require a change in the race start time or location, the official course, or race rules – or may lead to cancellation.
Return transportation may be booked through online race registration. Capacity is limited, no additional shuttles will be added once sold out.
Aspen to Crested Butte
$40/pp – Departing Saturday, 6:00 PM from Ajax Park.
Our Lodging Partners provide diverse lodging choices for our Grand Traverse racers.
Link to Lodging Partner page.