Last one down’s a rotten egg
By Adam Broderick
Calling all mountain runners: The Discrete Peak Series, hosted by Discrete Clothing, comes to Crested Butte Mountain Resort this Saturday, September 12. Run approximately 10 miles from the base area to the peak and back, then wash it all down at this year’s Chili and Beer Festival.
The race will be the only stop in the series held outside of Utah. The first race took runners to and from the summit of Alta Ski Area on August 9, and stop two took ‘em up Snowbird last weekend.
Race organizer and Discrete Clothing founder Julian Carr says he’s had the Peak Series concept for a couple of years now, and it’s been really fun to make it all come alive.
“The first two events were really cool,” Carr says. “And Crested Butte is just sick. I want to have an inter-state vibe and I want to have more stops in Colorado next year.”
Carr says the event has had such legs in Utah that all sponsors—like Goal Zero, Protect Our Winters, Red Bull, ProBar, Salomon, Altra, and Backcountry.com—are already 100 percent on board for next season.
Here’s the race layout according to Carr:
“This beautiful and challenging course with 2,920 feet of climbing begins just outside of Flatiron Sports. Runners will race to the bottom of the Westside single-track trail…to the top of the Silver Queen lift and the Summit trail…to the summit. Once runners have reached the summit it’s a dash back down the mountain to the top of the Paradise lift…until again connecting with Silver Queen Road…to the Upper Westside trail…to the top of the Red Lady lift…to the Up & Away trail…to the finish line.”
Register today at discreteclothing.com/peak-series/crested-butte. The $35 entry fee includes a sweet Discrete snapback hat.