Event Schedule

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Friday, May 26th, 2023

5:00 pm- 9:00 pm Packet Pickup at Western Colorado University in the Mountaineer Field House : 600 E. Ruby Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230. Sorry NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP.
FOOD DRIVE!
THE GREAT GROWLER FOOD DRIVE! The Original Growler is a BYOB Race: Bring Your Own Bag. We try to eliminate waste and clutter by not providing you with any spiffy disposable or reusable bags that nobody needs. Please bring your own, preferably filled with non-perishable food items for the Original Growler Food Drive. Last year we killed it with this and our local food bank is forever grateful for your generosity.

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

8:30 am – 12:30 am Kids Race! 4 races based on level and age. More info here
9:00 am The Classic Growler starts from downtown Gunnison (IOOF Park).
1:00 pm Awards – Party starts at 1pm, awards roughly 2pm at IOOF Park in downtown Gunnison.
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Packet Pickup at Western Colorado University in the Mountaineer Field House : 600 E. Ruby Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230. Sorry NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP.

Sunday, May 28th, 2023

8:00am The Big Bad 40 and Pup 20 starts from downtown Gunnison (IOOF Park).
1:00 pm Awards – Party starts at 1pm, awards roughly 2pm at IOOF Park in downtown Gunnison.

Schedule of Events

December 1, 2020 @ 8PM

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Friday

  • 3pm-9pm
    Packet Pickup at Western Colorado University in the Mountaineer Field House: 600 E. Ruby Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230. Sorry NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP.

    THE GREAT GROWLER FOOD DRIVE! The Original Growler is a BYOB Race: Bring Your Own Bag. We try to eliminate waste and clutter by not providing you with any spiffy disposable or reusable bags that nobody needs. Please bring your own, preferably filled with non-perishable food items for the Original Growler Food Drive. Last year we killed it with this and our local food bank is forever grateful for your generosity.

Saturday- The Classic Growler and Kid’s Growler

  • 8:30-10:30 am
    Kids Race! 4 races you can choose ( based on level and age ). More info here

  • 9am
    The Classic Growler, the epic 32 mile race. THE GROWLER BEGINS WITH A MASS START AT 9AM (field limit is 350 starters). Entry fee is $109 and includes tons of singletrack, well-stocked aid stations and a post-race party in downtown Gunnison including a meal, beverages from our friends at High Alpine Brewing Co. and finishers awards. HINT: The Classic Growler is our most popular distance and usually sells our quickly. Don’t procrastinate on this one.
  • 3pm
    Awards

  • 5pm-9pm
    Packet Pickup at Western State Colorado University in the Mountaineer Field House: 600 E. Ruby Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230.

Sunday – The Pup 20 and Big Bad 40

  • 7am
    Race start in downtown Gunnison – Mass start for both the Pup and Big Bad. Entry fee for the Pup 20 is $99. Entry fee for the Big Bad 40 is $119 (field limit for Sunday’s events is 350 racers). Also change the time for awards for Sunday’s races to 3pm.
  • 1pm
    Post Race Meal, Refreshments
    Once you’re done and back in downtown at the starting line, you’ll be smack-dab in the middle of the Growler after party. We have food and beverages (please drink responsibly) for you and eventually, we’ll do awards. We suggest that you put your bike away securely (you might want to bring a lock for peace of mind or get it back to where you are staying or on or in your car), clean up as you like and kick back and enjoy the post-race glow and feeling of abused legs.

  • 5pm
    Awards

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