Chaffee County Running Club

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Turret fun run

Two Turkey Relay - November 22, 2014

The 14th Annual Two Turkey Relay will take place on November 22 at 10am. Registration will begin at 9:00am at the Riverside Park Amphitheater and we will begin picking teams at 9:30am.

• Relay Information

2015 Run Through Time Marathon and Half Marathon

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

November-December News and Events

Welcome to New Board Members and Goodbye to Old Members

Thank you to Carl and Jerry for serving on the CCRC board for the past 3 years! You have both contributed a wealth of knowledge and committment as well as volunteered countless hours for activities and events.


Please welcome to the board our new members!

Bill Weeks and Mark Walters of Buena Vista and Jimmy Bisese of Salida all bring a broad knowledge of running, competing, coaching and organizing. Each demonstrates a passion for running and community involvement. Bill and Jimmy were voted in this month and Mark's membership will be complete in December, pending member input.

Thank you for helping us to fulfill our mission of promoting running for health, recreation and competition for runners of all ages and abilities.

Successful Goblin Gallop

Thank you to all the CCRC and SHS XC volunteers, participants, parents and Longfellow Elementary School for helping us achieve another successful Goblin Gallop. 65 kids chased the goblin and prizes and raffles were handed out!


Two Turkey Relay November 22

The 14th Annual Two Turkey Relay will take place on November 22 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 your interested or if you have any other questions.

Turkey's Revenge November 27

Join Varsity and BV REC for the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. Walk it, Run it….do what you can to finish and we’ll provide you with a piece of pumpkin pie and coffee at the finish line! Sign up today to guarantee you get a shirt to commemorate this race!

Race begins at 8am; registration begins at 7:15am at the Clearview Community Church in BV. Cost is $25.

Run Through Time Marathon/Half Marathon

The Run Through Time Marathon events will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. This early season trail marathon is aesthetic and popular. Look for more information soon on our website: and our Facebook page (Chaffee County Running Club). Sign up at the following registration link:

Time to Renew your Club Membership for 2015

It is time to renew your CCRC annual membership for 2015. It costs $10/individual or $15/family. Your renewal at this time will be valid until the end of 2015.

Mail checks with any contact information updates to: CCRC POB 1441, Salida, CO 81201.

Or bring a cash or check to the CCRC Holiday Banquet on December 13. Thank you for your continued membership!

A Special Thank You to all who attended Susan Selenow's memorial on November 8.

70 people attended the memorial to celebrate Susan's rich life and support Victor.

Chaffee County Running Club Calendar

Two Turkey Relay, Salida, November 22
Turkey's Revenge, Buena Vista, November 27
CCRC Holiday Banquet, December 13
Run Through Time Marathon Events, Salida, March 14, 2015

Chaffee County Cross Country

Congratulations to all our Chaffee County Middle and High School Runners for a successful XC season. Thanks to the generous CCRC scholarship donation of $1000, we are able to take 13 athletes to Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regionals on November 22 to compete against runners from Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado. Good Luck Runners! Represent Chaffee County, Colorado!!

Salida Mountain Trails

The first section of the new Upper Cottonwood Trail is complete!!! The 2.75 mile section from CR 181 to FS 173 is open, so get up there and check out this sweet new single-track before the snow flies. Many thanks to our partners at the Forest Service, Arrowhead Trails, Tony Boone Trails, VOC, our SMT volunteers/members, and those who have sponsored work days this past year.

Plans for the remaining section to actually get the trail over and down into Cottonwood gulch have been finalized and work will begin next spring.

Happy Trails, SMT

New Year's Day 5K Fun Run/Walk-January 1

Join Salida Rec for our 5th annual New Year’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk!

Get some exercise, hang out with friends and meet new people - what a great way to kick off the new year! We even plan for a later start for those of you who may have stayed up too late the night before. This is a beginner friendly event, so if you’ve never participated in an organized walk/run event before, this is the perfect place to start. Moms and dads, strollers are welcome at this event and pet owners – your well behaved dogs are also welcome. We’ll award prizes to the top finishers and best costumes and have hot drinks, sparkling cider and snacks for everyone. Race registration forms will be available on-line and at the pool beginning December 1 for pre-registration; race day registration will take place at the Scout Hut beginning at 9 am. This event also kicks off the 2015 Fitness Challenge with Salida Rec. Cost is $10; race begins and ends at the Salida Scout Hut. For more information, visit

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center Re-opened on November 9

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center re-opened at noon on November 9. Call the pool at 719-539-6738 or visit to check for hours, programming, events and much more...

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

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!

P.O. Box 1441
Salida, CO 81201

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