General Information

Date of Race
Saturday, September 26th, 2020


5 kilometers (3.1 miles)


Size of Field
1,000 (capped) 500 virtual racers (capped

Emma Coburn, winner of 2017 World Championship Steeplechase, Olympic medalist, 8 time US Champion, and one of Crested Butte's most recognized athletes founded the race in 2017 to give back to her community by staging a world-class road race and event in Crested Butte, CO and including a charitable component to help support Gunnison Valley. The race draws top athletes, including Olympic and World medalists, from around the state and globe. The event features 1,000+ runners, volunteers, and spectators

Race Start Times
5k High School Girls division starts at 8:30, followed by High School Boys Division at 9:15am, and the general field + Elites at 10:15am

$25,000+ in prize money to the Top 5 Male and Female Elite finishers

Race Director
Joe Bosshard

Event President
Emma Coburn

The picturesque 3.1 mile course in Crested Butte begins and ends at historic 3rd and Elk Ave, make your way out Peanut Rd and take in the incredible views before coming back down a fast finish on Elk Ave.

Charitable Giving
The race supports Living Journeys and has provided just under $100,000 in the first 3 years. This year the goal is the raise $100,000.

2020 Beneficiary
Living Journeys

To learn more about the Living Journeys, visit

More Info for press info and news, and find Emma Coburn's Elk Run 5k on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram