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Living Journeys Summit Hike and Half Marathon
Join Living Journeys on a hike to the top of Mt. Crested Butte (12,162 feet), and raise money to provide support, education and awareness to those living with cancer. The Crested Butte Summit Hike is a fund raising event to benefit people living with cancer and their loved ones. Money raised from the hike helps recipients pay medical bills and alleviate the stress of daily living expenses during their cancer treatments. The Summit Hike is hosted by Living Journeys, a non-profit organization.
THE SUMMIT HIKEAll fitness levels and ages can participate in the hike to the Summit! Hike participants have the option to hike the challenging 11.5 miles (round trip), or modify the hike by riding the chair lift, which covers 2000 vertical feet in 15 minutes. (Lift Ticket is included with registration.) Hikers can begin as early as 7am. Lifts open at 9am.
From the top of the chair lift, participants hike a high alpine trail to the peak (2 miles round trip, 762 vertical feet). Everyone is encouraged to take their time, have fun and honor those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
THE HALF MARATHONThe approximately 13 mile race will start at the base area promptly at 8am. This challenging course will begin with a brief section of service road then will quickly ascend onto a beautiful single track and climb to the top of the Silver Queen chair lift. The descent will once again move onto service road for 2 miles of switchbacks and then onto rolling cross country single track along wildflowers meadows and aspen groves for the last 6 miles.REGISRTATIONOnline registration by July 23rd is $50.00 (kids 12 and under $10). Registrtaion will be $55 in person, on Friday, July 24th at the 4 Way from 4:00 - 6:00pm, or at 7am on the day of the event. Find out more information at http://livingjourneys.org/events/summit-hike/