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Nielson Challenge

Sat March 2, 2024 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 US Directions
PLEASE NO STROLLERS/JOGGERS AND NO PETS ON THE COURSE
Online Registration Only - No Race Day Registration
Registration Closes 5:00 PM evening before Race
RACE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 8:00AM

Events

8:00 AM Start

$0 8:00AM MST Registration ends March 1, 2024 at 5:00pm MST

Description

RACE STARTS AT 8:00 A.M.   THE START LINE CLOSES AT 8:05 A.M.

This is a 2 mile race held the first Saturday of each month.  You are running against your handicap, which is computed from your previous results for the last two years.

The first time you run this event, you'll establish a base time for yourself. This base time is used to generate a handicap time. The handicap time is calculated using an algorithm developed by Bob Royse, and it's geared to favor a beginning runner and the slower runners. Click here for an explanation of the handicap algorithm.

Once you have an established handicap, you are racing against your handicap time. The person who improves the most from their handicap time is the winner. 

As mentioned before, the handicap does favor a beginning runner or a slower runner who is putting in a lot of quality training time, as it's these types of runners who tend to have significant time improvements running the same course. But the race is also good for established runners and the swift of feet because it gives those runners a good indication of their fitness level. It's the same 2 mile course each month. Thus given similar weather conditions, you have a very good basis to check out your running fitness from month to month.

Awards

At each monthly race, the person who improves the most over their handicap earns a Nielson shirt. 

The shirts are generously donated by Michael Schenk of EON Studios, located at 836 N Institute in Colorado Springs (633-7986). Visit EON Studios for all of your screen printing needs. Michael gets his exercise on a bicycle, while his wife Susan does the running in the family.

Place

North Monument Valley Park, W Fontanero Street & Culebra Ave
Colorado Springs, CO US 80903

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://pprrun.org/races/nielson-challenge.

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