Information & Policies

Race Ethos

Trail Sisters was created to grow women’s participation and opportunity in trail running and hiking, through inspiration, education and empowerment.

We support all women, of all colors, of all sizes, of all abilities, of all ethnicities, of all beliefs, of all sexual orientations, and whether or not you consider yourself a Trail Sister. We also support our male counterparts who celebrate women and are doing what they can to grow equality and awareness (on and off the trails).

Trail Sisters has many goals and hopes to inspire many changes, but the one thing we know we can do is create an event to celebrate our love for the trails, and amplify our camaraderie for one another.

Cancelation Policy

Cancelations before June 1st will be refunded 50% of the entry fee. No refunds will be provided after June 1st. 

If necessary, please process your cancelation on

There will be no deferrals (other than pregnancy deferrals), credits, transfers or waitlists for any race distance.

Should the race director need to cancel the race for any reason, including but not limited to severe weather, forest fire, any act of God type situation, BLM or Town of BV permit changes, or a change in the pandemic situation, she will alert runners as soon as possible. All entries will be deferred to the next year.


We do not keep a waitlist. Should the race fill please join our newsletter to receive new notifications about additional spots should they become available. 

Pregnancy Deferral

If you become pregnant after registering, or have just had a baby (and your body isn’t in a place you feel comfortable racing yet), we are happy to defer your entry to the following year. Please just let us know by August 1st, if you’d like to defer.

Transgender and Non-binary Entrant Policy

We are utilizing the policy Western States Endurance Run has created, with a few minor edits to fit our event. *Kudos to WSER for taking the helm and bringing awareness and progression.

A male-to-female transgender entrant can register to compete as a female provided the runner has been undergoing continuous, medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition for at least one year prior to the race.

Since this is a womxn’s only race, a female-to-male transgender entrant who has begun hormone treatment related to their gender transition that includes testosterone or any other banned substance, can no longer register to compete.

Non-binary entrants will have the ability to register as a Trail Sister or Trail Runner, but their birth gender must be female to compete.


We will be requiring all participants, volunteers, and spectators attending the event to follow current Chaffee County and Town of Buena Vista COVID rules and guidelines. 

Event Policies Last Updated : 2/7/2023