Welcome to the Chaffee County Running Club
2014 Run Through Time Marathon and Half MarathonDates and online registration information.
Ongoing Group Runs:Sunday 9:00am in July and August (9 am the rest of the year). Meet 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.
Two Turkey Relay
The Two Turkey Relay has been set for Saturday, November 9. Download an entry form
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.
The 2013 4th of July Run
Run Through Time update:
The CCRC has organized the Run Through Time half and full trail marathon for 10 years. This race now sells out every year, and the proceeds of this event have allowed the club to donate over $10,000 to Salida Mountain Trails.
The club is looking for people to help organize this race in March 2014. If you are interested in being part of the race committee, or know of anyone who is interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
A reminder to all our current members (and to anyone who is thinking of joining the club!) that memberships expire at the end of the year. Memberships cost $10 per person or $15 per family. Membership applications forms can be found here.
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."
Track use update:
The new Salida High School track facility now has public access every day of the year from 6 am to 8 pm, thanks to the CCRC, and in particular, Tom Sobal's efforts. 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
Track Open House:
The CCRC will host a track and turf field open house Saturday Oct 5 at the Salida High School track from 9-10am. We will explain track use, hand out light refreshments (gatoraid and gels) and walk/run with everyone around the track. Everyone is welcome, and there will also be a photo op with The Mountain Mail! Please help spread the word to anyone who may be interested in attending!
Two Turkey Relay
The Two Turkey Relay has been set for Saturday, November 9. Download an entry form.
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..