Welcome to the Chaffee County Running Club
Ongoing Group RunsSundays 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.
Tuesdays - Just after noon (12:05 - 12:10ish)
Meet at the Sackett Ave/bike path intersection (in front of the SteamPlant) for an easy paced, 3 mile, no drop, road run.
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 the facility is being used by school classes, sports or is rented out or conditions are unsafe,
Check it out! Read more about using the Salida High School Track
Lifetime CCRC Memberships!
Guess what?! The CCRC is now offering lifetime memberships (for individuals OR families) for only $100! We know, people are busy, can't always remember if they've renewed their membership, forget to mail in their check, etc. Now, you can mail in one check and registration form, and be a member for life! And if you've already paid your dues this year, just subtract that amount from the $100, and you are all set for a lifetime. Our goal is to make CCRC membership easier for everyone. Registration forms can be found at our website.
Cost of annual membership is still $10 per person, or $15 per family. Benefits for all members include weekly group runs, special longer or destination runs, discounts on certain local races, club newsletter, and involvement and input in your local running club, whose mission is to promote running for health, recreation, and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities.
Mission Statement: Chaffee County Running Club, promotes running for health, recreation and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities.
CCRC July 2016 News
Welcome to July and the wonderful monsoon season. This is the time to beware of afternoon thunderstorms if you are treking into the high mountains, but it is also the time to enjoy the cool afternoons and moist mornings of mid-summer running in the Colorado High Country of Chaffee County. Read on to enjoy this month's running meanderings.
Hackey Sack is a great way to cross train for running agility and conditioning!
Don't forget... Now Offering Lifetime CCRC Memberships!
*individuals or families are only $100!
*mail in one check and registration form, and be a member for life (if you've already paid your dues this year, just subtract that amount from the $100, and you are all set for a lifetime.)
*annual membership is still $10 per person, or $15 per family.
Our goal is to make CCRC membership easier for everyone.
Registration forms can be found at our website.
Benefits for all members include weekly group runs, special longer or destination runs, discounts on certain local races, club newsletter, and involvement and input in your local running club, whose mission is to promote running for health, recreation, and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities.
"Fourth" of July High Mountain Run Recap
Six hardy souls showed up for the CCRC '4th' of July run on Saturday, July 2. This was the fewest number by far, in the last 15 years, of runners attending this run.
We moved the date so as not to conflict with various 4th of July morning runs. Perhaps having the 4th of July run on July 2 kept attendance down. Maybe the threat of weather kept participation down, though fortunately it never rained, and the cool misty conditions offered an ideal temperature for running.
Five club members ran 14 miles at elevations up to 11,700 feet with 2400' of climb, same amount down. We ran below the clouds, through the clouds, and above the clouds! The runners enjoyed the unusual conditions, making the run feel more exotic than it otherwise may have been.
Perhaps best of all, we had a great potluck picnic after the run in the warmer/sunnier conditions in Salida, and it featured high quality food.
Independence Day Freedom 5K
Chaffee County represented well in this year's local 4th of July race in Buena Vista. The race was sponsored by Oxygen Hog and directed by Mark Walters. The proceeds from this race will go to the BV XC team. Several Salida runners came up to support their fellow Chaffee County-ites in this venture. The race was well attended with 141 total runners of all ages. The course started on the streets of downtown BV, coursed through South Main and soon dropped on to the river trail. From here it headed north about a mile then meandered back south through the juniper groves, finishing at BV's new running store, Oxygen Hog. The top 3 in each gender received awards, after which a raffle ensued so that any athlete could come away with prizes.
The weather was perfect and fun was had by all!
Click on the link if you would like to check out the results:
How Far Do You Run in Other Sports?
Have you ever wondered how far athletes run during various athletic competitions? According to Runners World, this is how far players run, on average in the following sports:
Baseball - .0375 miles (198 feet) per game in a Major League Baseball game.
Football - 1.25 miles during an NFL game (receivers and cornerbacks). Not bad, considering there is only about 11 minutes of actual play time during the game.
Basketball - 2.55 miles average in an NBA game.
Tennis - 3 miles during a competitive match.
Field Hockey - beating out most other sports, field hockey players average 5.6 miles per game over 70 minutes of play time.
Soccer - the highest of any of the ball sports that were being compared, soccer players average 7 miles run per game (90 plus minutes), with some mid fielders running almost 9.5 miles.
CCRC Running Retreat
Reminder that CCRC has reserved a US Forest Service cabin for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, Oct 7-9, for a Club member running retreat.
This is a semi-rustic 2 room cabin with bed space for 9, a fridge, stove, heater and lights. There is adequate additional floor, tent and other parking/sleeping space at the cabin.
The Cabin is located near Bonanza, CO ~38 miles from Salida just off a county road.
There are numerous trails, dirt roads, and runs to do from the cabin.
We hope CCRC members can plan on attending all or part of this free gathering to enjoy good runs, good friends and good food.
Look for more details on this fun event later in the summer.
CCRC Board of Directors Meeting
All CCRC members are invited to attend the CCRC Board of Directors Meeting on Sunday, February 7 at 2pm at the home of CCRC Board President Kristy Falcon, 1305 F Street in Salida.
If you have anything you would like to discuss, please email us in advance so we can place it on the agenda.
Special BV Sunday Morning Run
On Sunday, February 21 the regular CCRC Sunday Morning Run Group will travel to Buena Vista to meet up with the Colorado Mountain College Leadville trail running club.
We will meet in Buena Vista at the Whipple Trail Bridge/east end of Main St. at 9 a.m.
For those coming from Salida, we will meet at Marvin Park/baseball fields on Hwy 291 at 8:30 a.m. to carpool up.
Time to Renew your Membership!
As always, we encourage any and all runners in the community to become a member of the CCRC. This can be done through the mail or on-line. Registration forms can be found at our website.
Please renew your CCRC membership for 2016 if you have not already done so. For anyone who paid for their membership at the Two Turkey Relay or later in 2015, those dues are good for 2016.
This will be the last newsletter you receive if you do not pay dues for 2016.
Cost of membership is only $10 per person, or $15 per family. Thank you for your support of our efforts to promote running for health, recreation, and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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..