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
The Salida High School Track and Turf field is now open to public use from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, unless being used by students or for a scheduled event. Chaffee County Running Club Board members Sarah Hudelson, John Sturtevant, Dan Schmidt, Carl Koecher, Tom Sobal and Jerry Fesenmeyer present School Board member Russell Granzella with a $5000.00 check to help facilitate free public access to this facility.
More information on track use is posted at SHS Track Use.
Track Workouts at the SHS Tacks
Now that the high school track team has begun training for it's 2014 season they are using the track after school. Thus, the CCRC changed it's meeting time for track-speed workouts to 7am on Wednesdays at the track. Everyone is welcome!
Time to Renew Your Membership
Please renew your CCRC membership for 2014 if you have not already done so. This will be your last newsletter unless we hear from you soon. 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/2014-CCRC-member-application.pdf
Leadville running races supported by CCRC to put on your Calendar
Turquoise Lake Half Marathon - Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m.
Fish Hatchery 5K - Sunday, June 1, 9 a.m.
Firecracker 5K - Friday, July 4, before the parade.
More Details TBA
Watch Chaffee County High School Track Meets in Salida
The Salida Spartans and Buena Vista Demons will have several home meets this year!
Saturday, April 12: Chaffee County Invitational
Saturday, April 19: BV Middle School home meet at the BV HS track
Tuesday, April 29 SHS Twilight Meet
Thursday, May 1: Salida Middle School home meet
Saturday, May 10: Tri-Peaks League Championship meet
Salida Rec Hosts Community Track Meets
Tuesday, May 20
Mondays, June 23
Monday, July 21
The community track meets are back! The Salida Recreation Department will again host 3 community track meets over the summer at the Salida High School outdoor track. Events will vary at each meet but will include field events, shorter distances appropriate for small children, longer distance events and relay races. The May 20th meet is a qualifier for the State Hershey Track Meet for youth ages 9 – 14. 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.
Big Bend 50K
Three CCRC Members ran in the Big Bend 50K in January. Sunny skies and great temps made for a wonderful run through Big Bend National Park.
Brandi Tauer ran her first 50K in a respectable 5:41 placing her 7th, Jimmy Bisese ran the 50K in 4:28 earning him 1st in his age group and Janie Hayes ran the 25K in 2:10, placing her first overall! Congratulations amazing Salida runners!
FIBArk Land Event Dates
Tenderfoot Mountain Hill Climb - Thursday, June 12 at 6pm
5K and 10K Road Races - Saturday, June 14 at 8am
10K Trail Run - Sunday, June 15 at 8am
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..