Rescue Run

Sat January 1, 2022
Events

5K

$35 $25 10:00AM MST Price increases after November 30, 2021 at 11:59pm MST

10K

$35 $25 10:00AM MST Price increases after November 30, 2021 at 11:59pm MST
Description

The Rescue Run has a new venue for 2022!
Welcome back to Norris-Penrose Events Center / Bear Creek Park!

Back in the beginning... The Rescue Run Start/Finish was at Norris-Penrose Events Center - After many wonderful years at Palmer Park we are returning back to our roots! But rather than run on the streets, as we did then, we will be running on the trails of Bear Creek Park East.  We are excited to be back with a new course to welcome in the New Year for our 44th time!

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Start/Finish location change to: Norris-Penrose Events Center 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
  • NEW THIS YEAR: 5K and 10K start together at 10:00am.  Start will be available for approximately 8-10 minutes after the group start.  Please cross starting line timing mats by 10:10am
  • NEW THIS YEAR: No race day registration. Online registration ends Dec 31, 6:00PM Mountain Time.
  • Please expect ice in places on trails. Wearing shoe traction is at your discretion

1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 

Map to the start and parking

Welcome runners and walkers to our 44th year!

Proceeds of this event go to El Paso County Search and Rescue (EPCSAR). EPCSAR provides search and rescue services primarily in the jurisdiction of El Paso County, Colorado.  However, the team also responds to requests for assistance from other counties through a cooperative arrangement with the Colorado Search and Rescue Board. 

From the summit of Pikes Peak to the plains or eastern El Paso County and anywhere in between, the EPCSAR team is ready to help. Responding to calls for those who are lost, injured, or ill on a trail or in the forest, stranded, lost, or experiencing a medical emergency during a blizzard, any time of day or night, these dedicated volunteers stand ready to respond, 24/7/365. All members purchase their own equipment, and contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to the community.  

EPCSAR never charges for their services.

Donations made during race registration will NOT be charged a processing fee.

Race Fees / Schedule / Important Information

Register online until Dec 31. No race day registration.

NEW COMBINED START - 5K and 10K start together at 10:00am Jan 1, 2022

Register early for savings and to guarantee shirt availability!

Now - Nov. 30 - $25 Entry Fee / $10 optional shirt.

Dec 1 - Dec 31 - $35 Entry Fee / $12 optional Shirt

NOTE - You must be pre-registered by Dec 31 at 6:00PM Mountain Time. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION 

Please email rescuerun@epcsar.org , or call/text 719-351-0045, if you are unable to preregister and we will assist you personally.

Long sleeve tech shirt add-on is optional during signup.  Sizes are unisex, XS - XXL.  Please signup early, in November, to guarantee shirt availability.  Our supplier has warned us of possible shortages.  

Free: Kids runs starting at 9:30, three age appropriate distances

Switching Distance: Switching is allowed at no charge prior to race.  It is preferable that you do so online within runsignup.com before Dec 31.  If you decide to switch at race start please let a timing official know prior to run.  Not doing so slows down awards and results.  And it might be cold out there!

Dogs: Pets are not allowed on the course per PPRR/RRCA rules.  This is especially important on our 10K course as a portion of this course is on private property with the agreement from the landowner that we will not allow dogs.  In order to secure future use of the property, if you attempt to run the 10K with a dog, you will be stopped during the race.

Trail Etiquette: No litter / No cutting corners / No off-trail travel. Any activities of this nature may result in disqualification.  Please understand our stance on this in order to continue conducting this race on a mixture of private and public lands.

Change in COVID protocol: We will follow, and may implement, changes in our COVID protocols, up to and including cancelling in-person events.  If necessary the race could be changed to a virtual event.  Please understand, there will be no refunds.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Sponsors

Click on 5K Map Link.

For course profile in Sartopo map: Left Panel >see down list under "Lines and Polygons" > at bottom see "RR 5K" >Click on graph symbol

Same map, different formats available:

Google Earth .kml - Download file, open Google Earth, import file to projects

GPS/Garmin Devices .gpx

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF

Click on 10K Map Link.  This map is still being developed, although this map shows correct routing.

For course profile in Sartopo map: Left Panel >see down list under "Lines and Polygons" > at bottom see "RR 10K" >Click on graph symbol

Other map formats will be posted here.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF

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