Chaffee County Running Club

Welcome to the Chaffee County Running Club

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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.


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Chaffee County Running Club Newsletter - November/December 2015

Hello CCRC Members and welcome to the end of 2015!

Membership Sign Up:

We are currently accepting new members and membership renewals for 2016. There will be sign up forms available when you register for the Two Turkey Relay, or you can Join here.

Facebook: In addition to the newsletter, we have a Facebook page to keep you up to date on what's going on with the club and in the running community of Salida.  Vist Facebook and give the page a big 'ole LIKE!

Fall Meanderings!

CCRC Donation Request Form

The Chaffee County Running Club's mission is to promote running for health, recreation and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities. We support other organizations or groups who also promote this goal, and realize they may need financial assistance in order to accomplish their missions. The CCRC has donated money in the past to organizations such as Salida Mountain Trails, and the Salida and Buena Vista High School and Middle School track and cross country teams, as well as Girls on the Run.

The CCRC now has a donation request form for any organization that promotes running in Chaffee County or surrounding areas and who would like us to consider a donation request from their organization. Please either mail the completed application (PO Box 1441, Salida, CO 81201) or email it to

Goblin Gallop Recap

We had 38 kids at the Goblin Gallop event at Longfellow Elementary School on October 29! It was a good showing and great weather. Thank you CCRC and the Salida High School Cross Country team for helping put this great event together! Historically, this has been the first race for many of our successful middle and high school runners in Salida and works toward fulfilling our mission to promote running in the county. It is a great tradition and we are looking forward to many more years!

High School Cross Country Recap

Once again Buena Vista and Salida High School Cross Country teams and individuals ran great seasons and made it to the championship races, including regionals and state.  Great job athletes!


Two Turkey Relay - Saturday, November 14

The 15th Annual Two Turkey Relay will take place on November 14 at 10am. Registration will begin at 9:00am at the Riverside Park Amphitheater and we will begin picking teams at 9:30am.

This is a mostly for fun, two person relay race. The first team member will run a two-mile loop on paved and unpaved road, running CR 175, Spiral Drive and CR 177. The runner will tag his or her teammate, who will run the same loop. Cost is $3 for CCRC members and $5 for non members. All registration will be done on site. Participants of any age are encouraged to enter if they can run continuously for two miles.

Kristy is looking for people to bake pies or any other Thanksgiving themed dessert as prizes - please contact her at if you're interested or if you have any other questions.

This race was originated by Don Breece, who passed away last year. Anyone who wishes to share a story about Don, speak about his contributions to the community, or speak in any way in remembrance of his life, will have a chance after the race and before we begin the awards ceremony.

Christmas Mountain Run - Monday, December 14

Join us for a run under the lights and up Christmas ("S") Mountain!  Meet at the F Street Bridge at 5:30 pm on Monday, December 14.  Please bring a headlamp or some kind of light.  It is about 4 miles to run to the top of S Mountain and back, and pace will be casual.  Bring some money for food or drinks afterwards if you are interested.  Tell your friends!

Club Newsletter

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

Salida Mountain Trails

Check out the Salida Mountain Trails blog for more information about volunteering for trailwork, new trails and happenings!

P.O. Box 1441
Salida, CO 81201

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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..

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