Welcome to the Chaffee County Running Club
Ongoing Group Runs:Sundays at 9:00 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
September News and Events
It's hard to believe we are back into Autumn and soon to be Winter. Read on to see what the club has been up to and to stay in the pulse of news and events about running in our beautiful county!
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 9am
Group runs meet at F-Street bridge at 9am on Sunday. We are returning back to the more sane winter hours to accommodate the light! See you there!
Goblin Gallop and Two Turkey Relay
Yes, it's that time of year again when the elementary kiddos chase the Goblin in October and then we partner up for a relay race on Spiral Drive to take our chances at winning free pie in November! We are looking for volunteers to help organize and run these fun seasonal events. Please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to organize or help out with these events!
Mourning the Loss of a Beloved Member of CCRC
Chaffee County Running Club sadly reports the loss of Susan Selenow a long time member of the running club. Susan was an avid runner, biker, swimmer and a very active member who not only participated in many running club events but volunteered regularly. Susan unexpectedly collapsed and passed away while riding her bicycle on a trip in Norway with her husband Victor on August 12. Susan will be remembered for her generous and positive personality and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband and constant companion Victor Selenow. Our sincere sympathy goes out to Victor during this period of pain.
Sunday Group Runs: 9am F-street bridge
Goblin Gallop: Oct...TBD
Two Turkey Relay: Nov...TBD
The Quiet Use Coalition
QUC will be conducting two significant projects in cooperation with the Leadville Ranger District on Friday and Saturday Sept 12 and 13 and we need your help.
We are seeking volunteers to help us complete this work.
The projects will help protect natural quiet on a hiking trail, protect a Wilderness area, and preserve significant wildlife habitat including elk calving areas.
The work locations are near Twin Lakes and offer fantastic views of the highest peaks in the Rockies. Site locations are near scenic aspen groves and the leaves are starting to change.
If you can help dig a hole, carry a branch, hike or transport volunteers a couple miles in your high clearance vehicle, we need you.
QUC is offering volunteers snacks and a chance to win raffle prizes. There is an opportunity to car camp in scenic locations on site or nearby.
Please contact us if you are interested or need more information.
Quiet Use Coalition
Training During Hunting Season
Along with the beauty of Autumn and running among the changing leaves in the cool, crisp air, comes hunting season.
Check out the following links regarding hiking safety tips during hunting season!
BV Running Events to Consider
- 30th Annual Autumn Color Run - Saturday, September 20. bvautumncolorrun.com
- Sleeping Indian Hill Climb - Sunday, Oct. 12 http://bvparksandrec.org/sleeping-indian-hill-climb
Salida Spartans and BV Demons Cross Country
Our Chaffee County cross country runners have started the season with a bang and are running very well. Here is the schedule of the regional meets. Please come to cheer on our athletes and if you would like to volunteer for the Salida home meet please contact Kenny (email@example.com) or Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org). For volunteering at BV's Invitational contact Mark at (email@example.com)
Schedule of events:
Tues, September 16: Buena Vista Invitational
~Middle school races begin at 4pm followed by high school
Sat, September 27: Salida Invitational
~Middle school races begin at 9am, followed by high school
Go to salidaschools.com or bvschools.org if you want to see the full XC schedules!
Cycling Events Coming Up
Cross training anyone? Check out these excellent wheeled opportunities!
The 3rd Salida Bike Festival on September 11 - 14 with the Chainless Race on Friday afternoon (benefiting Salida Racing) and the Banana Belt Loop race returning on Saturday (organized by Salida Rec)
16th Annual Monarch Crest Crank on Sunday Sept. 14 (benefiting the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse). For a complete schedule, visit salidabikefest.com.
Kristy could use a few more volunteers at the Banana Belt - if you're available to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And a heads up to all CCRC members who use the pool to cross train - the pool will be CLOSED from September 15 - November 8 to complete a major repair project. For more information, visit www.salidarec.com.
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..