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 trials 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!
IN PERSON RACE DETAILS
Join us on Saturday, October 16, 2021 for the Grit Series Run at Lone Pine! The Lone Pine 10K & Half Marathon benefits John Wayne Cancer Foundation, so every step you take helps advance the fight against cancer through pioneering cancer research and programs.
Due to the circumstances regarding COVID-19, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation is planning for this race to be a virtual run. We have high hopes of getting together to run in person soon!
8:15 AM - Important Course Announcements
8:30 AM - Half Marathon Start Time
9:00 AM - 10K Start Time
701 Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545
IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL (YOUR CHOICE): HALF MARATHON & 5K
CLICK “REGISTER” BELOW TO SIGN UP
Each participant gets a Grit Series NATHAN Participant shirt and finisher mug!
Register early to get the best deal!
Registration Closes On Wednesday, August 24th At Midnight
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th
PACKET PICK UP
True Grit Café, Ridgway CO
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 August 26, come early.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th (EVENT DAY)
Free parking is available at the start/finish line at the Last Dollar Ranch
9952 County Highway 58P
Placerville, CO 81430
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:
Ridgway Lodge and Star Saloon
Ouray and Telluride are other towns in the area with lodging options
FUNDRAISING CONTEST and rewards
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.
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.