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Run Date: September 21

NEAR TELLURIDE & OURAY

The True Grit run meanders through the forest at the base of the San Juan Mountains where True Grit was filmed. The courses run on single-track trails and fire roads on five private ranches only accessible by participating in this event. The spectacular scenery includes views of the San Juan Mountains, the True Grit barn, wildflower valleys and the abundant majestic elk. This run is truly a unique experience!

SAVE ON REGISTRATION
Early Bird Price
Save $30
through May 18
Save $20 through June 29
Save $10 through Aug 10
Registration closes on September 18, 2024

• Save $10 Through Aug 12

2024 RACE DETAILS

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HALF MARATHON & 5K

Each participant gets a Grit Series Participant shirt and finisher mug!
Register early to get the best deal!

PACKET PICK UP
To Be Determined

IN YOUR PACKET: Bib, John Wayne Grit Series NATHAN Running Shirt and other goodies
Packet pickup will also be available race morning for those who can’t pickup Friday, come early.

Free parking is available at the start/finish line at the Last Dollar Ranch
9952 County Highway 58P
Placerville, CO 81430

SPECTATORS WELCOME

Half Marathon Welcome & Opening Announcements at 8:15 AM
Half Marathon Run Starts at 8:30 AM

5K Welcome Announcement at 8:45 AM
5K Run starts at 9:00 AM

MANDATORY: Bring a hydration pack or handheld water bottle on the course, this will keep you hydrated between water stations.

There will be 3 water stations on the half marathon course and 1 water station on the 5K course.
There will be water, drinks and snacks at the finish line.

Finish Line – Receive your finisher mug
There is a race component and podium prizes
There are three female and three male winners for each course – that’s 12 total podium prizes

John Wayne Grit Series and John Wayne Cancer Foundation Merchandise available to purchase at the event.

WHERE TO STAY:
Hotel Palomino
Chipeta Lodge

Check listings for other hotels, Airbnbs, and campgrounds in Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride.

FUNDRAISING Prizes

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2024 FUNDRAISING PRIZES

Fundraising as an Individual or as part of a Team is a great way to give back to the cancer-fighting community. It’s also a great way to promote team building at your company or honor the memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer.

COURSE INFORMATION

The True Grit run meanders through the forest at the base of the San Juan Mountains where True Grit was filmed.
Both courses are chip timed for those who want to race or you can go can go at your own pace.
You’ll be rewarded with a finisher mug and the satisfaction of knowing that you stepped up to the challenge and helped fight cancer!

The elevation at Ridgway is between 10,000 and 11,000 feet.

THANK YOU TO OUR NATIONAL SPONSORS

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THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL SPONSORS

The RRL Family Foundation Inc.