Welcome to the Chaffee County Running Club
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.
Turquoise Lake Half Marathon - June 1 - download entry - CCRC members will get a $10 discounted entry to the TL half marathon, and how to get that will be included in the newsletter.
Fish Hatchery 5k - June 2 - download entry
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
Karen Thorpe finishing the Red Hot Moab 33K, February, 2013
Group RunsSaturday 10:30 - Whipple Trailhead in BV
Sunday 9:00am - F-street bridge in Salida
Five spots left in Run Through Time.
Hurry to register now at http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=15170&z=1357341486546
Have a great race on March 9!
If you were a CCRC member in 2012 but have not renewed your membership for 2013, this is your last newsletter. Please send in your yearly entry dues ($10 individual/$15 family) to continue to support CCRC efforts and to stay informed of all the local running news. You will receive one other reminder email from us at the end of March if you have not yet renewed.
We would like to hear from the membership about your goals and desires for CCRC and what it provides for you. Current benefits include subscription to RRCA Club Running magazine, information about races and events coming up, interesting tidbits about running and runners, and the newsletter. Other benefits to the club membership include contact with other runners for group runs, inspiration, traveling to races, etc. Please let us know if there are more optimal times, days and paces for group runs and we may be able to connect like-paced, like-minded runners together if that is a benefit you seek.
Remember CCRC's Mission Statement: "Chaffee County Running Club promotes running for health, recreation and competition for runners of all ages and abilities."
Group Runs Update
Sunday morning group runs will continue at 9am, meeting at F-street bridge.
Group runs at 10:30 am on the first and third Saturday of the month meeting at the Whipple Trail river bridge in Buena Vista.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in continuing the Wednesday night runs . The proposed start date is March 13 (after the time change March 10), however, if there is low interest in continuing this run, we will not continue.
Also, due to low attendance, there will no longer be a scheduled group run on Thursday mornings at 5:45.
Browns Canyon Guided Running Tour
Join us for a special guided running tour of trails in the proposed Browns Canyon National Monument/Wilderness Area on Saturday morning March 30. A big loop of ~11 miles is planned, although there are many other interesting shorter options. Some hills are involved. Please contact Tom at 539-4112 to RSVP or for more information
Turquoise Lake Half-Marathon
The annual Turquoise Lake Half Marathon and Fish Hatchery 5km will take place near Leadville on June 1 and 2, respectively. These scenic and challenging road/trail runs are a fun way to experience the high country. CCRC members get a $10 discount to the Half Marathon entry fee, so mark your calendars now and look for more information soon.
Loyal Duke's Canine Companion Run
Sunday, May 26th, 10:00AM.
Looking for volunteers and participants.
* Start and finishes at the Dog Park (Holman Ave.)
* TShirts, food, and fun prizes for the dogs
* 5K Course Start at Dog Park > CR 140 > CR 144 > Crestone Ave. > Grant St > Poncha Ave > Holman Ave > Finish at Dog Park
* Dogs up for adoption available as race companions
*Proceeds benefit the dog club.
please contact Dan Schmidt at 539-2739 or email@example.com.
Track Use Update
Salida High School has a very nice new synthetic surface all weather track and it appears as though it may now be open to public use.
Go by the track and check it out. There is a sign up listing rules for use and hours.
Community Track Meets
Dates: Mondays: May 20, June 24 and July 22
Time: 5:45pm – 7:00pm (Registration begins at 5:15pm)
Ages: All ages
Location: Salida High School Track
Cost: $2 (Kids/Students); $4 (Adults). Cost is for the entire meet.
The community track meets are back – and at the new high school track! Events will vary at each meet but will include field events, shorter distances appropriate for small children, longer distances events and relay races. We will also hold fun family games at each meet, such as sack races, a jump rope relay, and water balloon toss to celebrate the basics of track and field – running, jumping and throwing! These games are suitable for kids (and adults!) of all ages. The May 20th track meet is a state qualifier for the CO Hershey Track Meet (held June 15 in Grand Junction, CO) for youth ages 9-14. Please contact Salida Recreation for more information.
Youth Running Program
Dates: Fridays: April 5 – May 17
Time: 11am - noon
Ages: Grades 3 - 6
Location: Centennial Park (please meet in the lobby of the pool)
Cost: $5 drop-in or $30 for the entire 7 week program
Running is fun and great exercise for people of all ages! This seven week youth running program is based on theKids Run the Nation program designed by the Road Runners Club of America. The emphasis of this program is on participation, self improvement and fun as opposed to competition. Kids will learn about nutrition, goal setting, running safety and running techniques. The main goal however is to help kids develop a life-long love of running and to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle! Sessions will include short classroom instruction at the pool and running games and activities; activities and running distances will vary based on age groups. Students are encouraged to attend the entire 7 week program but drop-in attendance any week is also welcomed. The program finishes right before the May 20 Community Track Meet, where program participants will have the chance to end the program by entering the distance race(s) of their choice.
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..