Welcome to the Chaffee County Running Club
Ongoing Group Runs:Sundays at 8:00 am at the F Street Bridge in Salida.
These runs are free and open to all. Paces and distances will be decided by those who show up each week. The group runs are designed primarily to offer runners an opportunity to run with other people.
Salida High School Track
The new Salida High School track facility now has public access every day of the year from 6 am to 8 pm.
There is a locking turnstile on the west side of the track near the school that allows entry and public use, unless school is in session, conditions are unsafe, or the facility is being rented or used for a school function.
Check it out! Read more about using the Salida High School Track
Mission Statement: Chaffee County Running Club, promotes running for health, recreation and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities.
Chaffee County Running Club News and Events
A quick note about a local race that sounds fun, and is for a good cause.
August 2, 2014 - Wounded Warriors Trail Series 10k - nearby in Hartsel Colorado
CCRC Donates $6000 to SMTThank you to all the fabulous volunteers and participants in the Run Through Time Race Events! This year's proceeds made it possible for us to donate $6000 to Salida Mountain Trails to continue to beautify and improve our excellent Salida trail systems.
CCRC Participation in FIBArk
Congratulations to all the CCRC participants in the FIBArk weekend running events. Thank you Kristy for another amazing FIBArk! Check out the Facebook page at Chaffee County Running Club to peruse some pictures from the events!
CCRC Endorsed Fourth of July Activities...
Friday, July 4, before the parade.
A classic 5k run or walk through the streets of Leadville, only $15! Race day registration on court house lawn from 7:30 til 8:45 AM. Race start 9AM. Proceeds support nonprofit Leadville Sports Hall of Fame.
***Annual High Altitude CCRC July 4 Run***
Please join us for our annual Fourth of July Adventure Run. This year we will be running Agate Creek Trail from the Monarch Crest! Meet at the baseball fields at 7am to carpool and decide on route options.
~Shuttle to Monarch Pass and access Agate from the west. This alternative is approximately 18 miles total.
~Shuttle to Marshall Pass and access Agate from the east for fewer miles on the Crest Trail to make the total 13-14.
~Another option is to drive with the shuttle vehicles to the end and do an out-and-back on Agate if you want something shorter.
Bring food and drinks to share for the best part! POTLUCK at the end!!
Call to members to join the CCRC Board
The CCRC Board is made up of 7 members who meet each quarter to discuss how to fulfill our mission statement: ""Chaffee County Running Club, promotes running for health, recreation and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities."
Please contact the club if you would like to serve on the board! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or respond on Facebook (Chaffee County Running Club)
Sunday Group Runs Now at 8am
Yes, Sunday group runs still meet at F-Street bridge on Sunday morning, but now at the earlier time of 8am. See you there!
Tell your friends about CCRC membership
Membership dues are only $10 per year for an individual or $15 per year for a family. Your membership helps keep you informed of running related activities in the area, gives you race entry fee discounts, and helps support running for health, recreation and competition.
A Membership application is available at http://www.salidarec.com/ccrc/entry-forms/2013-CCRC-member-application.pdf
Fourth of July in Buena Vista
Buena Vista High School is hosting a
5K road race on July 4th starting at 8:30.
Cost is $25. Check out the registration link below:
There's still time to participate in Salida Rec's Final Community Track Meet
The last meet takes place Monday, July 21
The Salida Recreation Department will host it's final community track meet at the Salida High School outdoor track.
Events will vary but will include field events, shorter distances appropriate for small children, longer distance events and relay races.
Registration begins at 5:15 pm and meet begins at 5:45 pm. Cost is $2 per meet for kids/students and $4 for adults.
Can Calf Weakness Contribute to Shin Splints?
Shin pain, or “shin splints,” is a common and frustrating problem for a lot of beginning (and experienced) runners.
It’s one of the most common ailments...click on the following link for another perspective on why and what can be done to help it...
Time to Renew Your Membership
Please renew your CCRC membership for 2014 if you have not already done so. Dues are only $10 per year or $15 per year for a family. Your membership helps keep you informed of running related activities in the area, gives you race entry fee discounts, and helps support running for health, recreation and competition. A Membership application is available at http://www.salidarec.com/ccrc/entry-forms/2013-CCRC-member-application.pdf
The club puts out a newsletter every month and we're always looking for things to add to it. If you have any running news, want to organize a group run, or have pictures or quotes you'd like to contribute, send them to email@example.com.
CCRC on facebook!
The CCRC has a page on facebook. We keep this page updated on current events, group runs, etc. You can "like" our page here.
Salida Mountain Trails
Check out the Salida Mountain Trails blog for more information about volunteering for trailwork, new trails and happenings!
Chaffee County Running Club is a proud member of the Road Runners Club of America. The Road Runners Club of America is the national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting long distance running as a competitive sport and as healthful exercise. RRCA's mission is to represent and promote the common interest of its member clubs, events, and individual runners through education, leadership, programs and other services..