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Information: The Hot to Trot 10K, 5K, 2 Mile Walk and 1K toddler runs are held in conjunction with the Pueblo Chile & Frijole Festival, which is ranked as the 2nd best food festival in the USA! The runs start and finishes directly in front of the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, in the historic Union Ave District of Pueblo. The scenic run will take you up Main Street, along the Arkansas River, by Runyon Lake, the Historic Riverwalk of Pueblo and finishes in front of the Gold Dust.
Date/Time/Place: Sunday, September 24, 2017. 7:30 am: Kiddie K, 7:45 am: 2 Mile walk, 8:00 am: 5K and 10K Runs. The Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, 81003.
Course Description: The 5K and 10K runs begin (and end) on Union Ave, directly in front of the Gold Dust Saloon at 8:00 am. All runners head north on Union, then right on D Street, turn right on Main Street, over the Main Street Bridge, turn left and go downhill to the Arkansas River. This is where the runners split. 10K’ers turn left (west) on the River trail and go about 1.5 miles upriver, turn around at the water stop and return, then follow the 5K course. When 5K’ers reach the River trail, they turn right, (east) toward Runyon Lake on the south side of the Arkansas River. Runners cross the River at the Moffat Street footbridge. Runners follow the bike trail by Runyon Lake and finish running on the beautiful Pueblo Historic Riverwalk. We exit the Riverwalk at Union Ave. and run south to the finish, in front of the Gold Dust Saloon. The course will be well marked with plenty of Course Marshalls. One water stop for the 5K and 2 for the 10K. The walk begins in front of the Gold Dust at 7:45 am and is one complete loop of the Riverwalk, which is not quite 2 miles. The Kiddie K will take place on Union Ave in front of the Gold Dust at 7:30 am.
Registration: 5K/ 10K/ Walk: Now-Sept 19: $25 plus $1.25 online registration fee (Youth <20 and Southern Colorado Runners: $22). Sept 20-22: $30 for all. Online registration closes Friday, Sept 22 but you may register in person at the Gold Dust on Saturday, Sept 23 for $30. There will be race day registration for $35. The Kiddie K run is FREE and no registration is necessary. Paper entry forms are available at the Gold Dust or by clicking HERE.
Packet Pickup: At the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, Friday and Saturday 11:00 am- 7:00 pm and Race Day Morning at the Gold Dust after 7 AM.
Shirts/Perks: All entrants of the 5K, 10K runs and 2 mile walk will receive a "Hot to Trot" t-shirt. Following the awards ceremony entrants will be treated to a FREE breakfast (pancakes or huevos rancheros) at the Gold Dust Saloon back Patio which will feature a drawing where run and walk finishers present can win produce and prizes.
Awards: Kiddie K: Ribbons for all runners. Walkers: Finisher Medal for all walkers (no age group awards). 10K and 5K Runs: 1st Male, 1st Female Overall, (not eligible for age group awards). 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female in the following age groups: 1-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Race Charity: Proceeds to benefit PAWS, Pueblo's No Kill animal shelter and other needy animals in the Pueblo area.
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