Welcome to the Chaffee County Running Club
2016 A Run Through TimeDates Are Set!
Ongoing Group RunsSundays 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 February News
Winter Cross Training and Local XC Skiers
Winter can make it hard to motivate to keep running with the cold, snow and ice. Though runners usually persist, despite the weather, there are some who also take advantage of the nearby snow and add winter cross training activities such as snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Both of these activities can mimic the workout you get with running. Some of our youth cross country and track athletes have taken this to the next level and are training and competing in nordic ski racing with the Lake County Nordic Ski Team. From Chaffee County, five high school and two middle school runners make the trip each Friday and Saturday to train and race with the team. During the week they do dry-land training that mimics the ski workouts their northern team mates are doing. Already, four of these athletes have qualified for state, which takes place in Aspen on February 25 and 26. If you want to check out the athletes racing there will be a home race in Leadville on Saturday, February 13.
11th Annual Run Through Time - March 12
The CCRC Board of Directors voted to relinquish control over the Run Through Time, allowing the event directors more autonomy in pursuing goals for these events. The CCRC is no longer directly involved with the Run Through Time races. Despite this, Jon and Rickie have generously agreed to give all CCRC members in good standing a $10 discount off the Marathon or Half Marathon entry fee. Please email Jon at email@example.com to obtain the race entry discount code.
The Run Through Time races are set for March 12, 2016. You can register and/obtain more information by going to RaceMenu.com
Entry fees go up Jan 31, and these events have filled up in the past, so register soon.
Tips for Safer Winter Running
- Slow down to prevent injuries on slick snow and ice.
- Change your regular running routes to avoid traffic, congestion and slick areas. Low traffic roads out of town often are often drier than in town routes.
- Use traction devices on your shoes. Purchase commercially available products or put screws in your own shoes. See how at http://skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm
- Deeper unplowed snow often offers better footing than slick snow and ice.
- Consider an alternative activity such as snowshoeing or skiing.
- Consider changing the time you run to maximize daylight and warmth.
- Wear reflective gear and carry a light if running in or near darkness.
- On the coldest days run into the wind first so you can run with the wind on the way back when you are damp and more likely to become chilled.
CCRC Board of Directors Meeting
All CCRC members are invited to attend the CCRC Board of Directors Meeting on Sunday, February 7 at 2pm at the home of CCRC Board President Kristy Falcon, 1305 F Street in Salida.
If you have anything you would like to discuss, please email us in advance so we can place it on the agenda.
Intro to Aqua Jogging
Sarah Hudelson will be leading an intro to aqua jogging session at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center on February 20 - check it out!
Salida Bike and Trail Use Survey
Please complete a short survey on bicycle use and trails by February 20. You can take the survey online by clicking here or by picking up a paper copy at the following locations: Salida Public Library, Cafe Dawn, Amicas, Absolute Bikes, Subculture Cyclery and the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center.
CCRC member Elizabeth Weiss is a Master's candidate at Western State Colorado University in the Environmental Management Program. As part of her Master's project, which is to advocate for bikes as a means of transportation, she is working with Colorado Mountain College to conduct research in the form of surveys on bike and trail usage in the community of Salida, CO. The data obtained from these surveys will be provided to local organizations, including Salida Mountain Trails and Salida Parks and Open Trails, to better understand the use of bikes and trails for utilitarian and recreation purposes in and around Salida.
Thanks for taking the time to complete this survey.
Special BV Sunday Morning Run
On Sunday, February 21 the regular CCRC Sunday Morning Run Group will travel to Buena Vista to meet up with the Colorado Mountain College Leadville trail running club.
We will meet in Buena Vista at the Whipple Trail Bridge/east end of Main St. at 9 a.m.
For those coming from Salida, we will meet at Marvin Park/baseball fields on Hwy 291 at 8:30 a.m. to carpool up.
Become a Member!
As always, we encourage any and all runners in the community to become a member of the CCRC. Registration forms can be found at our website.
Cost of membership is only $10 per person, or $15 per family. Thank you for your support of our efforts to promote running for health, recreation, and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities.
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.
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..