Crested Butte Alley Loop Nordic Race Weekend – The 28th Annual Alley Loop is this weekend in historic Crested Butte Colorado. Here is a quick run down of the events and times of the events including The Nordic Race, the Fat Bike Race, the Pub Crawl and showing of throwback movie Snowbeast.
Thursday @ 7 p.m.
A special showing at the Majestic Theatre, benefitting CB Nordic, this cult classic was filmed in Crested Butte in 1977. The pre-party at Le Bosquet is at 5:30.
A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.
Director: Herb Wallerstein
Writer: Joseph Stefano
Stars: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan | See full cast and crew »
Fat Bike Race
Friday @ 3 p.m.
Solo or on a team, see how many laps you can do on the snow covered streets of town and nearby nordic trials.
Same day registration starts at the Brick Oven Pizzeria at 2:30 PM. The solo race ($15 entry) will begin at 3:00 PM and will be 90 minutes + 1 lap. The team/relay race ($30 entry) begins at 3:10 PM and is 80 minutes + 1 lap. In the team/relay race, teams of two, three or four can share one bike. Demos are available and must be reserved in advance by e-mailing email@example.com
Join us after the race for a party, prizes and beer at the Brick Oven!
See additional information on the Crested Butte Alley Loop Fat Bike Race
Friday @ 5 p.m.
Play a game or do something nutty, skiing from bar to bar on Elk Avenue.
The Pub-Ski 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. The participating bars include: West End, The Baccanale, The Eldo, The Brick, Maxwells, The Talk, The Last Steep, The Princess, Wooden Nickel, The Coal Creek Grill, Kochevar’s, and Montanya’s. 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!
Register and pick up your game card on Friday afternoon at the Visitor’s Center from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Then, meet in front of the Post Office at 5:00PM on Friday. The pub-ski ends at 7:00 PM and awards will follow. Entry is $20 per person.
Saturday @ 9:30 a.m.
In it’s 28th year!
Nordic Marathon Saturday Feb 2, 2013 in Crested Butte, CO is not to be Missed
– Annual Alley Loop in Crested Butte
– Registrations fee: $10-$50
– Various Race Course distances for all ages and fitness levels
The Alley Loop Nordic Marathon that is run by the Crested Butte Nordic Center and as of last year is now an official American Birkebeiner race and an important component of the American Ski Marathon Series. The annual marathon is in fact one of Crested Butte’s most significant costume parties and greatest Nordic celebration of the year.
The Alley Loop is a ski race for some, and a fun crazy costume party event for others. With various distances – from a kids 1.5K or 3K course, 5K, 10K, 21K or 42K there is a distance for everyone. All the courses with different start times begin and finish in downtown Crested Butte. The race start and finish line are located in historic downtown Crested Butte at Elk Avenue and Second. The beginning of the course goes through town – down the snow alleys, behind restaurants and stores, over various footbridges and past numerous well wishers and residences. The courses that measure more than 5k head out of town to the flawlessly groomed Nordic trails on the pristine outskirts of Crested Butte. Racers finish to the cheers of on-lookers and are welcomed back with a hot bowl of soup and refreshment at the end of the race. Now the event features a Saturday Taste of the Alley, a Friday night pub-ski crawl, and a Belgium Beer Garden, as well as a special awards ceremony with fabulous prizes and a raffle.
9:15am – 42 km Classic Race
9:30am – 3 km Kid’s Race
9:35am – 1.5 km Kid’s Race
10:00am – 42 km Skate Race
10:15am – 21 km Freestyle Race
10:20am – 10 km Freestyle Race
10:25am – 5 km Freestyle Race
To register on-line for the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon you might want to hurry up as the fees go up after January 1st and registrations will end on January 31st. Likewise, on the 1st of February, you can register in person at the Chamber, from 3 to 7, and there will be no registration day at the Nordic Center. Bib Pick-up for ON-LINE registrants is Friday, February 1st from 3-7 pm, at the Crested Butte Visitor’s Center (Chamber) and Saturday morning from 7-9 am at Montanya Rum 130 Elk Ave. CHIP PICK-UP: 7-9am race day at Montanya Rum 130 Elk Ave.
Overall, the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon will be a wonderful, entertaining event, which will certainly keep you interested, and all participants will be guaranteed to have a lot of fun. Every year, the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon offers an unforgettable experience to everyone, and it enables the people to have a lot of fun while performing an engaging physical activity as well.
Additional information available at the Nordic Center in town or at their website.
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