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Alley Loop Nordic Marathon

February 6, 2021 - February 7, 2021

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February 6th & 7th, 2021

 2021 Alley Loop events have received provisional approval from Gunnison County Public Health.
You may view detailed information pertaining to COVID 19 Risk Mitigation & Safety in the 2021 Racer Manual.  Leading up to the event, we encourage you to monitor present rates of infection in Gunnison County via the Community Monitoring Data Studio.


*** Fluoro Ban in Effect ***

The Alley Loop has adopted a fluornated wax ban for all 2021 events.

Event Cancellation Disclaimer:

In the event that county, or municipal permits are revoked leading to cancellation of Alley Loop events, Crested Butte Nordic will furnish the following percentage refunds based upon the date your registration was submitted.

Registration made BEFORE January 23rd – 85% Refund
Registration made AFTER January 23rd – 70% Refund

If you choose to self-withdraw from competition for any reason, you may submit a request for partial refund at the same percentage refund stated above.


THURSDAY – 2/4/21
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m –  Wax Service drop off at the Crested Butte Nordic Center
Noon – 6:00 p.m. –  Virtual 1k & 3k at the Crested Butte Nordic Center – Submit results in person or online here
Noon – 6:00 p.m. –  Bib Pick-Up at the Crested Butte Nordic Center

FRIDAY – 2/5/21
8:00 a.m. – Noon – Wax Service drop off at the Crested Butte Nordic Center
Noon – 6:00 p.m. –  Virtual 1k & 3k at the Crested Butte Nordic Center – Submit results in person or online here
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Bib Pick-Up at Town Ranch Trailhead (drive through)
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Bib Pick-Up at Jorgensen Park, Gunnison (drive through)

SATURDAY – 2/6/21
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Race Starts (42k’s & 21k Classic) – Elk Avenue
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. –  Virtual 1k & 3k at the Crested Butte Nordic Center – Submit results in person or online here
11:00 a.m. to Noon –  Race Starts (21k Skate) – Elk Avenue
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Bib Pick-Up at Town Ranch Trailhead (drive through)
5:00 p.m – Virtual Awards & Raffle on Facebook Live

SUNDAY – 2/7/21
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  Virtual 1k & 3k at the Crested Butte Nordic Center – Submit results in person or online here
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Race Starts (10k Freestyle) – Elk Avenue
11:00 a.m. to Noon – Race Starts (5k Freestyle) – Elk Avenue
4:00 p.m – Virtual Awards (10k, 5k & Youth 1k/3k)  &  Costume Prizes on Facebook Live

Youth – 1K & 3K competitions will be held in a virtual race format this year.
Racers will submit self-timed results to the Nordic Center Front Window anytime within the competition window –
Thursday (2/4), Noon to Sunday (2/7), 3:00 PM.
Athletes may repeat their race, submitting as many finish times as they desire over the course of the weekend.

All awards will be presented virtually as Facebook Live events.
42k & 21k Presentation  – 5:00 p.m. (2/6)
10k & 5k Presentation – 4:00 p.m. (2/7)

A Raffle Drawing for all registered race participants will be held in conjunction with Saturday’s award presentation.
Raffle prizes will be drawn based on randomly chosen bib numbers (42k, 21k, 10k, 5k).  A list of drawn bib numbers will be published post raffle.

2021 – Raffle Prizes

Costume Awards will be presented at Sunday’s award presentation.
(read more below)

Event Awards & Prizes may be claimed at the Crested Butte Nordic Center during normal business hours.
Awards will not be mailed.

42k’s finishing in under 3 hours receive
Sub 3-Hour Marathon Achievement Medal

42k’s  &  21k’s
Top 3 Male & Female – Fischer Gift Voucher
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10k & 5k
Top 3 Male & Female – Custom Prize Package

1k & 3k Youth
Every participant awarded a Finisher Medal
Top 3 Male & Female – Podium Medal

Submit Youth Results Online

Age Class Awards
Winners receive a Commemorative Pint Glass

42k, 21k, 10k & 5k:

8 – 15
16 – 19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 – 79
1k  & 3k Youth:
Winners receive a commemorative Wax Scraper
1 – 7
8 – 11
12 – 14

Costume Awards
An official panel of judges will document costumes on course, posting photos of best Individual & Group contenders to CB Nordic social media throughout the weekend.
If you wish for your costume flare to be considered for judging,  document your costume and post to social media with #Alley Loop2021

Awards will be presented at Sunday’s (2/7) – 10k & 5k Award Presentation – 4:00 p.m.

Super Looper Award

A single Grand Prize Package will be awarded to the top individual with the lowest cumulative finish time across 78k’s of racing.

Wax Service

Limited quantity of Wax Service Reservations are offered by Boulder Nordic Sport.
Reservations can be made through Online Race Registration,
or by calling the CB Nordic Front Desk at 970-349-1707

Non-Fluoro Race Wax – $49
Application of base layer glide wax + liquid race glide wax (non-fluoro).


– Drop Off & Pick Up Process –

Skis should be dropped off at CB Nordic Center Front Desk,
Alley Loop week – 8 AM to 6 PM.
Deadline to drop skis for service is Friday (2/5) at Noon.

Finished skis will be available for pick-up:
Saturday (2/6), 6:00 AM, inside the CB Nordic “Cat Barn”

Wax Recommendations

Fluoro-free wax recommendations for the 2021 Alley Loop will be listed here.

Those wishing to reserve equipment for the Alley Loop may do so through Gearo.

Adult season passholder or other discounts do not apply.  The only exception is child season passholders, who always get free rentals.

Anyone who has reserved equipment through Gearo for the Alley Loop may pick up their equipment the evening before their race from 4:30 – 6 pm.  If you’d like to take advantage of this, please indicate your desire in the notes of their Gearo reservation. Day-of pick up is also allowed.

Equipment must be returned the day of your race by 5 pm.

We depend on close to 100 volunteers to pull together this very
atypical nordic ski race…

To ensure Alley Loop success, we’re seeking an army of  Course Marshals, Bib Distributors, Start & Finish Line marshals & Soup Tent Servers

Every volunteer receives a commemorative 2021 Alley Loop cap.

 Browse volunteer duty times & locations via the button below.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page for the 2021 event.

Lodging Partners

Choose custom lodging that’s right for you. Our Lodging Partners support CB Nordic in myriad ways; we encourage you to support them, too! Email marketing@cbnordic.org to get your discount code after you register.

Supporting Partners
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