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Location: Grand Junction, CO US 81501 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.starunnerenterprises.com.

Events
Event Time Price Details
DreamCatcher Half Marathon
Time
7:00AM MST - 1:00PM MST
Price
$75
Price increases January 31, 2018 at 11:59pm MST
DreamCatcher Kid's Dash
Time
10:00AM MST - 11:00AM MST
Price
$15
Price increases January 31, 2018 at 11:59pm MST
Place
Las Colonias Park, near the Grand Junction Botanical Gardens
641 Struthers Avenue
Grand Junction, CO US 81501
Description

IT'S OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY!

Join us in Grand Junction, Colorado for the DreamCatcher Half Marathon. Following the Riverfront Trail along the Colorado River, you'll get to experience the views that the locals brag about - the Colorado National Monument, The Grand Mesa and the Bookcliffs. This event is geared to every level of participant - to the first-timer to the seasoned half marathon runner - there's something for everyone.

Our goal is to get EVERYONE happily to the finish line - through cheer and encouragement stations, ample aid stations, pacers and the ultimate reward - a unique finisher's medal that you will be proud to show off.

The Kid's Dash, a one mile (give or take) run, comes back this year!  A loop around Watson Island geared to give kids the thrill of running in a race on a safe and supported course. Bring the kids out and get them into the sport that welcomes everyone at every ability! Each Kid's Dash runner will receive  Finisher's Medal, a race shirt and a snack bag.

All runners will receive a gender-specific t-shirt.  However, anyone registered AFTER February 1, 2018 will not be guaranteed a shirt.   *** Please note that the women's cut t-shirt runs small ***

Online registration closes at midnight on February 28, 2018.  If space is available, packet pick up and race day registration will be available.  

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DreamCatcher Half Marathon is USATF Certified! USATF Certificate #CO15018DCR!  

For the Half Marathon -

Full course support (water, hydration, fuel, encouragement, porto-pots), gender specific t-shirt, after-race party, SWAG bag and the most awesomest medal. This year we're celebrating our 5th Birthday and would be honored to have you join us! 

The course does have a 6 hour limit BUT if a participant reaches Mile 9 by Noon, they will be able to continue on with full course support and full finish line amenities. If, by some chance, a participant is not able to make it to Mile 9 by Noon, they will have the option to continue on without aid station support. Finish line amenities WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE.  After all, we're celebrating the effort of crossing that line and the accomplishment that it shows.

Hang around the finish and cheer runners before you head to Edgewater where our Birthday Celebration will begin at Noon! Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and meet your friends and family to enjoy a fresh cooked meal and birthday cake. Each Half Marathon runner will receive a hot meal and a beer.  Friends, family and Kid's Dash participants will be able to order from the Edgewater staff off the menu.

Your registration includes full course support, chip timing, aid stations with water, Skratch Labs, Honey Stingers (located around mile 9), unique race shirt in men and women's cut, unique finisher's medal, finish line snacks and hydration, a post-race celebration meal and a beer from Kannah Creek Brewery.  The Kid's Dash includes everything but the Celebration meal. Please note that this year's Celebration Party at Edgewater will not begin until Noon.

Guaranteed T-Shirt size is only available for registrations received BY February 1, 2018.

DreamCatcher Half Marathon utilizes a reverse-wave start system where the longer expected finishers start before the quicker finishers.  This ensures course support for EVERYONE and an exciting finish line thrill! You will be asked to select your start time when you register.  In order to ensure accurate timing, we ask that you stick with your designated race start time.

Start Times:

  1. Expected finish of 4-6 hours: 7:00 am
  2. Expected finish of 3-4 hours: 7:30 am
  3. Expected finish of 2-3 hours: 8:00 am
  4. Expected finish of 2 hours or faster: 8:30 am

The Kid's Dash will start at 10:00 am.  If you are running the Half marathon and want to run with your child during the Kid's Dash, please pick the appropriate start time so you can finish your race in time for the Kid's Dash start at 10:00 am.

The Kid's Dash!

Join us at 10:00 am for the Kid's Dash! Run a mile and enjoy your accomplishment with a finisher medal to remind you of your efforts!

The Kid's Dash will start at 10:00 am and parents are welcome to join their runner on the course.  

Registration for the Kid's Dash must be received by February 1, 2018 to guarantee a participant t-shirt.  Kid's Dash registration does not include the Edgewater Finisher Party.

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Volunteer Information

Volunteers are the engine that drives the DreamCatcher Half Marathon & Kids' Dash. 2018 marks our 5th year and we could not do it without YOU!

Volunteer Information

We could not make DreamCatcher a success without one essential ingredient — YOU! Volunteers are a vital part of creating this spectacular event. Volunteers provide safety and organization, while creating a fun and exciting atmosphere. It takes quite a few volunteers over the course of the event weekend to provide an amazing event for our participants here in the beautiful Grand Valley.

Volunteers are needed over the course of the weekend, starting with packet pick-up and continuing to race day.

Individual Volunteer Perks

Along with our heart-felt THANK YOU, as an individual volunteer for the DreamCatcher Half Marathon, you will receive:

  • Entry to the Finisher Party with an entree and cold beer (21 and over)
  • Volunteer Medal
  • Credit toward volunteer/service hours for those needing this benefit

Group and Organization Volunteer Perks & Roles

Not only do we love our volunteers, but we LOVE when groups come out! Show your group/organization/company spirit by coming out together. In addition, we'll provide donations for qualifying groups (*some restrictions apply). Some of our popular group areas include but are not limited to:

  • Aid Stations: Deck out your aid station by bringing balloons, company branded vehicle, table covers — you name it, you brand it!
  • Medals: There is nothing more encouraging than putting a medal around the neck of a Half Marathon Finisher!
  • Feed Line: Keep our runners from crashing by ensuring they have access to the immediate post-run snacks
  • Finisher Party Celebration: Answer questions, take meal and beer tickets and help ensure our runners enjoy their celebration

Volunteer Guidelines

  • As a volunteer, you are an Ambassador for Starunner Enterprises and the DreamCatcher Half Marathon & Kids' Dash and should treat runners, guests, participants, and other volunteers with the utmost courtesy and respect.
  • Be prepared to answer many types of questions. Familiarize yourself with the course map and schedule of events. You can find this information on our website,www.starunnerenterprises.com or our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dreamcatchergj to learn more about our event.
  • You can sign up for as many shifts and roles as you like — but please make sure they don't overlap!
  • Once you sign up, we depend on your commitment to being a part of DreamCatcher. Your prompt arrival and completion of your shift are vital to the success. When you sign up, you commit to being present for that specific shift(s) during the entire length of that shift(s).
  • Until 2 days prior to your scheduled shift, you are able to change/cancel your day/assignment by contacting info@starunnerenterprises.com.
  • If it is the day of your scheduled shift and you find you cannot make it, please be considerate and contact our volunteer coordinator, Tami Robinson, so we can adjust our roster.
  • We are like the postal service — our event will take place regardless of the weather. Please check the weather and dress accordingly. We recommend dressing in layers as the weather in can change quickly.
  • You may not consume any alcoholic beverages or smoke during your volunteer shift.
  • You may not text/talk on your cell phone during your volunteer shift.
  • Unless otherwise directed, you may not eat during your volunteer shift. Please plan on eating before/after your shift.
  • Your assignment is complete when a staff member releases you. If you have not been released at the end of your shift, please contact a lead volunteer or staff member. If you are on the course, your assignment is complete when you are contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, Tami Robinson, that you can clean up your area and bring the supplies in to the start area.
  • Children under the age of 10 may not participate as a solo volunteer (ie, an individual not signed up with a group of 10 or more), nor may they be with you during your volunteer shift. Children between the ages of 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult in a 1:6 ratio; Children between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult in a 1:15 ratio.
  • Pets are not allowed with you during your volunteer shift
  • Depending on race needs, volunteer assignments may be reallocated — please be flexible.
  • Starunner Enterprises is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

 

 We LOVE our Volunteers!

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Photo montage from our inaugural half marathon on March 8, 2014

Photo Credit: Jeff Stoddart Photography

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