35th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon
February 6, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Alley Loop is not your typical American Birkebeiner Qualifier. The course starts, finishes, and passes through the heart of downtown Crested Butte winding around on snow covered streets, narrow alleys, and one lane bridges. At any given time, you may be cheered on by an alley party, find yourself surrounded by oompa loompas, or skiing past a train of people connected by a crazy costume. Racers are sometimes forced to make quick passes and depending on their luck, may even get stuck on a bridge for a few seconds. Once you make it through town, you are rewarded by pristine tracks and epic views on the outskirts of Crested Butte. If you like normal, you may want to look for another race. If you are up for anything, this is right up your alley!
Register and get more info here!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
2021 EVENT OUTLOOK
Planning for the 2021 Alley Loop is underway! We are preparing health risk mitigation plans to obtain Gunnison County approval for the event to proceed. The ultimate fate of this season’s Alley Loop is of course conditioned upon what community health risks are present in the days prior to race weekend. Event planning therefore moves forward, however opening of race registration will occur no sooner then the 1st of January. Check back here for race updates, or sign up for CB Nordic Newsletter. You may also monitor past and present rates of COVID 19 infection in Gunnison County by accessing the Community Monitoring Data Studio.