Chaffee County Running Club


Join us for the 11th Annual Run Through Time
March 12, 2016 in beautiful Salida.

Register for the 2016 Run Through Time

The 2016 dates are set! Sign up Online Now!

The date for the 2016 A Run Through Time is March 12th at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center.

Registration will begin at 6:30 am and the Marathon will start at 8:00 am. The Half Marathon and 2 Mile Fun Run begins at 9:00 am and a free kids run will begin at 10:00 am at Riverside Park.

CCRC members can obtain a $10 discount on the marathon or half marathon by contacting me for a discount code.

There will be some changes on this years running course in order to put more of the race on single track trails. A course map will be available as soon as Forest Service and BLM approvals have been officially given.

This years Pre-Race dinner and check in will occur at Ray's Boathouse Cantina on March 11th 2016. There will be a pasta bar and music all for the price of $10 at the door and is open to all. Volunteers eat free. Much of this years proceeds will go to Salida Mountain Trails and CCRC.

For any questions concerning the race, to check on volunteer opportunities or to obtain a discount code please email Jon MacManus at

This winter trail marathon, half marathon and 2-mile fun run is one of Colorado’s premier trail races. It will challenge your fitness and – with spectacular views and elevations over 7000 feet – take your breath away.

The Run through Time benefits the Chaffee County Running Club and Salida Mountain Trails, a local non-profit, all volunteer organization committed to building and maintaining sustainable, non-motorized, multi-user trails on public lands adjoining the city of Salida.

This race fills up fast, so register early.

Course Description

This beautiful, challenging course is run on dirt/jeep roads and narrow, hilly singletrack with fantastic views of Salida and the Arkansas Valley. Elevations range from 7000-9000 feet. All courses remain the same as 2013.

Marathon – Marathon course maps and elevation profilePrior year results

· 11 miles of narrow hilly single track trail, with the remainder on dirt/jeep roads
· Approximately 4,750’ of climbing
· 7 hour time limit
· 5 aid stations
· Entry limit: 450

Half Marathon – Half marathon course maps and elevation profile

· Approximately 9 miles of narrow hilly single track trail, with the remainder on dirt/jeep roads
· Approximately 2200’ of climbing
· 6 hour time limit
· 3 aid stations
· Entry limit: 450

Two-mile Fun Run

· Loop on dirt and gravel roads
· 2 milers start and run with the half marathon runners for their first 2 miles
· Open to everyone and there is no entry limit.

Race Schedule

Register for the 2016 Run Through Time

Saturday, March 12, 2016

6:30am – Packet pickup and fun-run registration,
8:00am – Marathon begins
9:00am – Half marathon and fun-run begin
10:30am - Post-race party begins, Salida Steam Plant
3:00pm – Cutoff for the half marathon finish
3:00pm – Cutoff for the marathon finish
12:00pm – Half marathon awards ceremony
1:30pm – Marathon awards ceremony

Registration and Fees Register here

Register for the 2016 Run Through Time

There may not be race-day registration

Marathon -

Before January 31, 2016 $69.47
Before February 31, 2016 $74.73
March 1-12th $80.00

Half Marathon -

Before January 31, 2016 $53.68
Before February 29, 2016 $58.69
March 1-12th $64.21

2-Mile Fun Run - $11.57 or $10.00 day of the race.

These prices include on line signup fee.

Kids Run for children under 6 Free register day of race.

Registration fee includes a gender specific quality shirt guaranteed if entry is received by March 5 and post-race refreshments.

The Friday night pasta dinner will be held this year at Ray’s Boathouse Cantina and is open to friends and family of runners. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and can be purchased on the on-line registration at

Alcohol will be available for purchase after the race.

On-Course Aid and Support

Honey StingerThere will be 5 well-stocked aid stations for the marathon and 3 aid stations for the half marathon. This race will be cupless, so bringing your own bottle to refill at aid stations is imperative. Medical personnel will be available in case of emergency.

Recommended Gear

March in the Rocky Mountains is unpredictable. Be prepared for anything from sunburn to extreme winter conditions. You are likely to encounter rocks, snow, ice and/or mud. Mandatory to carry a water bottle and suggest you carry energy food/fluids and perhaps an extra jacket. Some years we experience wonderful weather conditions, but it is still winter. So COME PREPARED for bad weather.

Sponsors & Key Supporters

Thanks to our local bike shop Absolute Bikes, for help and sponsorship. Look for Absolute Bikes' volunteers at the high points on the run, and at the marathon aid station - always supporting Run Through Time runners!


If you’re not running but want to take in the excitement of the race from the course, volunteering as an aid station volunteer or course marshal is the perfect way to do that. Volunteers get free entry into the Friday night pasta dinner, a high-quality race shirt, and much appreciation from the race organizers and athletes! To find out more about volunteering, please contact

Awards and Divisions

Overall awards to top three men/women in each race and age group awards to top three man/women in each 10 year age group depending on entries in addition to door prizes. The award ceremony will be held at 12pm for the half marathon and 1:30pm for the marathon at the Salida Steam Plant.

Previous Years’ Results and Photos

2015 Run Through Time Results

2014 Run Through Time Marathon Results
2014 Run Through Time Half Marathon Results
2014 Run Through Time Fun Run Reults
2014 Race Photos

2013 Results Photos
2012 Results Photos
2011 Results Photos

Important Rules and Considerations

  • Foot travel only
  • Time limits enforced for marathon and half marathon. 3 intermediate time cut-offs at 7 hour pace for marathon. 1 time cut-off at 6 hour finish time pace for half.
  • No dogs or other animals or crews, no spectators on County Road 175, 181 and Forest Service Road 173 portion of course.
  • No littering
  • For safety, to preserve the experience and for fairness, we do not allow crewing or pacing out on the courses
  • Pack it in/pack it out
  • Carry a water bottle, no cups on course
  • Help other runners in need.
  • Obey race officials instructions.

Spectator and Parking Tips

  • Parking on the downtown streets in Salida is limited to two hours. Please pay attention to parking signs. Overflow parking may be obtained in the parking lot on the west side of Safeway and west of G Street on 1st Street (291).
  • For safety, to preserve the experience and for fairness, we do not allow crewing or pacing out on the courses. If you want to be out on the course the perfect way to do that is to volunteer to work at an aid station or as a course marshal. We're always looking for volunteers, and your help is definitely appreciated! To find out more about volunteering, please contact
  • Please do not run out on the course to pace or crew. For the safety of all athletes, we ask that spectators please do not drive up CR 143 and CR 145 due to the narrow road and blind switchbacks.

Race Contact

For additional questions, email

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