Welcome to the Chaffee County Running ClubDates and online registration information.
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.
RUN THROUGH TIME MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON UPDATE - March 5, 2014
The half marathon course is about 99% dry as of March 4. The higher elevation sections of the marathon course did still have a fair amount of snow as of 2/23. We will update these conditions again before race day.
The marathon and half marathon fields are both sold out.
There is no entry limit in the 2 mile fun run, and we WILL accept race day registrations for that race. The two mile fun run only costs $5, and we encourage racers of all ability levels to compete!
Volunteers are still needed and definitely appreciated! Volunteers receive a t-shirt, food, and many thanks from the racers and organizers! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Packet pickup will be available Friday night, March 14 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the SteamPlant Event Center (220 W Sackett Ave) and race day beginning at 6am. We urge you to pick up your packets Friday night to avoid the rush Saturday morning. We will also provide information about the race and you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other runners. For those interested, a pasta dinner will be available for $10/person. You can purchase meals with your registration (encouraged) or at the door. Dinner is open to runners and their families and guests.
Join CCRC members on the Salida High School Track every Wednesday for speed work, intervals, etc. Meeting time is at 7 am, but some people get there a little earlier or later. Workouts are organized by Jimmy and Janie!
We can tailor any workout to accommodate runners of all ability levels.
Run Through Time Races, March 15
Ongoing Group Run: Sundays at F-street bridge, 7am
Ongoing Track Workouts: Wednesdays at 5pm
XC SKI CROSS TRAINING
For any runners who are also nordic skiers, or who would like to be...as it is excellent winter training for endurance athletes...there is a multitude of ski opportunities available:
Leadville Nordic grooms the Mineral Belt Trail and the Leadville Golf Course throughout the winter. FREE!
Crested Butte Nordic offers over 60K of groomed track for skate and classic. EXCELLENT!
Also, we are very close to gaining a permit to groom track around Cottonwood Campground and plans are in the works to establish a Bill Koch youth XC ski training pogram at that location (for more information contact Sarah at email@example.com and she will put you in touch with Amy Varble)
The snowmobile club also grooms skiable terrain up Marshall Pass Road and Cottonwood Pass Road. FREE!
24 HOURS ACROSS THE YEARS
John Sturtavant, Carl Koecher, Nancy Koecher and Cherl Greenstreet all from Salida, CO participated in this years 24 hours of Across the Years. They completed a one mile loop through Camelback Ranch baseball park in Glendale, AZ over 24 hours!
It is time to renew your CCRC annual membership for 2014. It costs $10/individual or $15/family. Your renewal at this time will be valid until the end of 2014.
Mail checks with any contact information updates to: CCRC POB 1441, Salida, CO 81201
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.
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..