ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Registration for the 2014 CB3P will open on March 10th
The CB3P is a multi-sport, endurance race that spans the length of the Gunnison Valley, starting in Mt. Crested Butte and finishing in Gunnison, CO. With an uphill/downhill ski leg, bike leg, and kayak leg the CB3P will take participants and spectators on an exciting tour that follows the valley’s spring runoff path. Competitors start at Crested Butte Mountain Resort with an uphill/downhill ski race, then transition to bikes which will carry them south on Hwy 135. When competitors reach the banks of the Gunnison River at the North Bridge put-in (across from Garlic Mike’s), they will transition to kayaks and paddle to the Gunnison Whitewater Park for a thrilling race finish.
Competitors can race as individuals (doing each leg of the race on their own) or on teams relay-style (each team member does one leg of the race).
Sunday April 27, 2014
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Race Start Sunday, April 27, 10 am – Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Race Finish Sunday, April 28, estimated noon to 2pm-ish, Gunnison Whitewater Park, Gunnison, CO. Awards ceremony/after party/raffle will immediately follow the race finish and is open to the public.
Pre-Race Competitor’s Meeting Saturday, April 26, 6:30 pm. Location to be determined. ALL INDIVIDUAL COMPETITORS SHOULD ATTEND; AT LEAST 1 MEMBER OF EVERY TEAM SHOULD ATTEND. If you absolutely can’t attend let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Competitor’s meeting will be immediately followed by the CB3P Kick-Off Party, open to the public.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Registration for the 2014 CB3P will open on March 10th.
Individuals ($50); men and women can compete as individuals in the ‘Race’ or ‘Fun’ category. If you enter as an individual you will be racing all 3 legs of the race on your own.
Teams ($90); men, women or mixed teams can compete relay-style. Teams must have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 members. If you register as a team each team member will race one leg of the race (or more if you only have 2 on your team). Teams should be registered by one team member. The team member responsible for team registration will need the email addresses & birthdays of the other team members in order to complete registration.
Race Course Description
Ski Leg - The ski course for the 2014 CB3P has not yet been set. Competitors can expect it to be different from the 2013 course. Stay tuned …
Bike Leg (approx 27 miles) - Road ride from Mountaineer Square at Crested Butte Mountain Resort to the North Bridge put-on on the Gunnison River (across the street from Garlic Mike’s).
Kayak Leg (approx 4.5 miles) – Paddle from the North Bank put-in on the Gunnison River to the Gunnison Whitewater Park.
Click here to see race course map for 2013.
Ski Leg - The ski portion of the race is uphill/downhill, meaning parts of the course will require competitors to skin uphill and parts will require skiing downhill. Runs are green and blue in difficulty. We recommend AT or tele gear, but if folks want to splitboard or Nordic or skate (yikes!) more power to you! Helmets are required during the ski portion of the race.
Bike Leg – The bike portion of the race is completely paved. A road bike will obviously be the most efficient choice, but any human-powered bike will do. Helmets are required during the bike portion of the race.
Kayak Leg - The river section of the race is mostly mellow, Class II. The race will finish at the Gunnison Whitewater Park and will require competitors to punch through some Class II+/III- rapids (click here for whitewater classification system). Any of the following watercraft will be allowed on the river course: kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, duckies, and rafts. The Gunnison River is estimated to be running between 300 and 400 cfs on race day. Helmets and PFDs are required during the river portion of the race.
Transitions – Transitions between each leg of the race are unsupported, meaning you are not allowed assistance, even from team members, with your gear as you transition. Your transition times will be part your overall race time.
Gear Collection - Competitors are responsible for getting their own gear to the correct places the morning of the race. CB3P race organizers will be responsible for collecting the gear after each transition and delivering it to the Gunnison Whitewater Park where competitors can claim it after they’ve finished the race. We recommend you label your gear with your name, especially your ski stuff.
CB3P Reuseable Bag & Poster
All competitors will receive a FREE reuseable canvas bag filled with goodies at the competitors’ meeting on Saturday night! The bag will feature a design based on this year’s CB3P poster. Click here to check it out. CB3P bags will be available for purchase ($10) to the general public at the CB3P Kick-Off Party on Saturday night and at the race finish Sunday afternoon. The 2013 CB3P Poster will also be on sale for $2.
The CB3P is brought to you by -
A Colorado 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sporting events in the Gunnison Valley and beyond.
For questions or to volunteer for the 014 CB3P contact Tiff Simpson, race director, at firstname.lastname@example.org