Sage Burner Trail Race

50K, 28K, 13K

October 16, 2021

Gunnison, Colorado

Start Times: 50K and 28K - 8:00 a.m., 13K - 8:30 a.m.

About Sage Burner Trail Race

Sage Burner Trail Race is hosted in the Hartman Rocks Recreation Area of Gunnison, Colorado. Nearby Black Canyon National Park, the race is true to its name, as the hills are covered in sagebrush. The unique 360 degree views of the Maroon Bells, San Juan Mountains, and the Gunnison Basin, make for a great day out on the trails. The race offers some technical slickrock, some smooth singletrack, and doubletrack for speed. Come check out this fall trail event!

Course Information

Elevation Gain: 50K- 4500 ft, 28K- 3500 ft, 13K- 1800 ft

Course Maps​

Aid Station and Cut Off Information

Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!

What does that mean?

  • Hands free water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and at every aid station.

  • Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles​

  • Gloved volunteers will pour sodas/misc drinks into runners' reusable cups.

  • To further reduce waste at aid stations, runners may bring a small reusable bag or bowl for food to be served into.

  • Reusable bowls are optional but a great way to reduce waste.

Travel Information

Check out the Travel Page for information about lodging and recreation in the Gunnison area!

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

Time: 4 PM - 6 PM

Location: The start/finish line.

Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Starts at 7:00 a.m.

Check-in and packet pickup at the starting line


*You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet and timing chip.

Directions to Start/Finish Line
  • Head West on Hwy 50 from downtown Gunnison and turn left on Gold Basin Road (follow the brown Hartman Rocks signs)

  • Turn right into the base area for Hartman Rocks Recreation Area (at the big Hartman Rocks sign) there will be event parking starting at 6:45 am on Saturday.

Race Morning Schedule

Saturday, October 16, 2021

7:00 a.m. - Packet up and race day registration

8 a.m.- 50k and 25k race start

8:30 a.m.- 13k race start

Finish Line Information

The finish line is located in the exact same location as the starting line. We will be serving Mad Moose Enchiladas and other runner approved goodies! We'll also have water, soda, etc available. 

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom Hydrapak reusable cup, custom race shirt and a finisher's medal.


Need more information about pricing, race rules, refund policy, or runner requirements? Check out our FAQ page!  


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