Park to Peak to Pint Race

** Due to current county Covid requirements surrounding events, coupled with CBMR closing on 9/7, this year’s event is canceled. We were considering a virtual event but would prefer to have it on the same course. We are hopeful to have this event back in action in 2021! **


Welcome to our 5th Annual PARK to PEAK to PINT Race on September 12, 2020. Once again, we are proud to be a part of the Eddyline Trail Series! For more information, click here.

We think that fall is the best time of year to run on the many, many trails in Crested Butte—cooler temperatures, spectacular views and leaves blanketing the trails.. truly amazing. And what better way to celebrate this awesome time of year than to host a trail run that starts in the town of Crested Butte (Rainbow Park), through the Upper Loop trail system, then on to the trails of Crested Butte Mountain Resort…ALL THE WAY TO THE PEAK!! From there racers will end at the Base Area to enjoy the infamous CB Chamber Chili and Beer Festival. OR we have an option to do a shorter course, which doesn’t include the Peak (10 miles total). Regardless of what race you choose, it’s sure to be a full day of FUN!

This race is open to all levels and all adventurers; however this is not a course to be taken lightly. We expect most runners to finish in the 2-4 hour mark, which is average. Please be sure you are well equipped, well-trained and very well prepared for all types of weather! We will have cutoffs at two different intersections, to ensure the safety of all participants and volunteers. Although we will have Gatorade/water stations at a couple different points, we highly recommend bringing your own hydration and food sources.

Park to Peak to Pint Race

    • Long Course:  $65: (includes peak) PARK TO PEAK TO PINT
    • Short Course:  $50: (excludes peak) PARK TO PINT

Park to Peak to Pint Race

*All racers get 15% off a Beer and Chili Festival ticket

REGISTRATION opens June 10, 2020 and closes at midnight Thursday September 10, 2020



The official trails/course is mapped below, approximately 16 miles (Park to Peak to Pint).

  • RAINBOW PARK (Start!)
  • Across McCormick Ranch
  • Tony’s Trail
  • Upper Loop
  • Happy Hour Trail
  • Lower Westside
  • Upper Westside
  • Road to top of Silver Queen
  • Peak Trail TO THE PEAK
  • Down Peak Trail
  • Down Silver Queen Road to Primer
  • Painter Boy
  • Columbine
  • Up Up and Away
  • BASE AREA (Finish)!

Peak Trail – PLEASE NOTE: The Peak Trail (top of Silver Queen to the peak of Mt. CB) is exposed and can be dangerous in some spots! You will be scrambling at times, with exposure on both sides. The route to the top is fairly evident, but please know that you will be hiking AT YOUR OWN RISK. We will have a course marshal along the way, along with a CBMR safety patroller to assist you in your decision-making along the way, but YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. At the top (12,162 feet) you will be greeted with a 360-degree view of the Gunnison valley which will not disappoint!! We promise it will be well worth the hike!

Course Markings – Course will be marked with ORANGE flagging. Please note the road on the Mountain which will have two-way traffic. Please remain to right side both up and down on this part of the course!


2019 Results Click here for results

2018 Results HERE

2017 Results HERE


MALE/FEMALE Park to Peak to Pint (RACE Category) – Entire course is ~16 MILES, about 3400 elevation gain

MALE/FEMALE Park to Pint (REC Category)- Short course without Peak, -10 MILES, about 2000 elevation gain

SCHEDULE (tentative, subject to change)

Thursday – September 10- Online registration closes!

Friday-September 11- 4:00-6:00 pm: Late Registration, gO Orthopedics Crested Butte Location (433 Sixth St)
Packet and Bib pickup


Saturday – September 12
7:00-7:30 am: Last minute packet and bib pick up at Rainbow Park

7:50 am: Racer Meeting, Rainbow Park (222 Eighth Street, Crested Butte)
Review of the course and schedule for the day + safety talk while running/on the Peak of Mt. Crested Butte

8:00 am: Race START!


10:00 am – Aid Station #1 (on way up on Silver Queen Road)

11:30 am – Aid Station #2 (on way down from Peak; runners will not be allowed to continue on if not here by 11:30 am and must load Silver Queen to base area)

12:00 pm – Awards


*Please come prepared with your own hydration! We will have volunteers at a few spots on the mountain with a little bit of water but no food. This is a self-supported adventure!!

Mile 6/11

Mile 14


Cancellation Policy – In the case of rain, hail, sleet, snow.. race may be cancelled for the safety of all involved.. everyone will receive a 50% refund.

If you need to cancel for any reason, we will reimburse you 100% of your race entry by August 3oth, after no race entry fees can be reimbursed. We apologize for any inconveniences.

CutOff Times – We will adhere to ALL cutoff times; if you do not make the cutoff at any given point, you will be considered a DNF and are then on your own to return safely to your car/house/the Party!

Transport from finish to start – there will be a van that can transport you from the finish back to Rainbow Park. Also, if you would like to send anything from the start to the finish, these items can go into the same van.

I can’t finish! – At any point, if you decide to withdraw from the race, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE to report this to a course marshall or last case scenario, Sarah Stubbe at 970.596.0026. We don’t want to have to call Search and Rescue and/or be looking for you for the evening (because then we will miss out on the Beer + Chili Festival!


THANK YOU to these cats- We couldn’t do it without them!!