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Welcome to the 33rd annual Rock Canyon Half Marathon held Sunday, December 8th, 2019 at 9 a.m. You will find beautiful scenery as you run along side the historic Arkansas River Trail. You will continue on the trail up to Lake Pueblo's dam and back to City Park. This truly is a must do race! Our goal is to offer a high quality race at a reasonable cost so we limit the event to 750 runners.
The Rock Canyon course is accurate, fast, and beautiful. After running your 13.1 miles, you will be greeted with a great assortment of refreshments and amazing cheers from family and friends. Our swag this year is more than AWESOME!!! You will get a Rock Canyon 13.1 Hoodie, a Finisher Mug, Placing Medals, a Breakfast Treat in your registration bag, and Hot Chocolate for EVERYONE!!!!
Plus, we always bring in the fun and a whole lot extra..... like last year's hand painted rock(something new this year), fun signage, music at the finish line, tons of awesome finisher snacks, and gatorade along the course.
We are excited to be the race directors of our favorite race and can't wait to see all our old friends along with new friends that will be joining us for the first time. Whatever the weather brings us we will not cancel because we know runners love to run! Also, proceeds from the race will help support our local school track teams.
Sign up, mark your calendar, and get your training plan set. We will see you in December!
Eric & Melanie
PS. Like our Rock Canyon Half Facebook page for the latest for updates!
There will be 7 water stations. The first has only water. All the rest will have water and Gatorade. Located approximately 2, 4, 5.75 , 7.5, 8.25, 9.75 and 11.5 miles (odd distances but we have to put water stops where we can drive a car). The first water stop is in City Park and a good place to drop off clothes if you find you have overdressed. You are welcome to drop off clothing at all water stops but the water stop volunteers will not return to the pavilion until the last runner has gone by. If you throw clothing anywhere else on the course you may not see it again.
We have been blessed with great weather 9 out of the last 10 years but be prepared for anything. Pueblo is located in the "banana belt" of Colorado. When it is snowing all around we tend to remain dry, which is great for runners but bad for lawns. Come prepared for snow and wind then be pleasantly surprised by the great weather we have in December in Pueblo. However, having a run in December is a gamble, we have never canceled in 28 years and we intend to run this race regardless of the weather.
Traffic through City Park is one-way so wind around the zoo to the east side of the park near the fountain and round about. Packet pickup is inside the pavilion (the big building just northwest of the round about/east entrance and fountain) from 7:00 to 8:30. The race begins and ends near the pavilion. Parking is available on the streets within the park, so park wherever you can but watch for "No Parking" signs as some 2011 participants did get ticketed. Please consider carpooling as parking is somewhat limited close to the race.
Beanies and bib numbers with timing chips will be available:
-Early Packet Pick up: Saturday, Dec, 7th 12 pm-6 pm (highly recommended)!
Packet Pickup Location: Pueblo Subaru
Address: 2125 US-50, Pueblo, CO 81008
-Race Day Packet Pick up: 7-8:30 am in the City Park Pavillion(Race start line)
Location: 800 Goodnight Ave
Pueblo, CO US 81005
****Packets and swag will not be mailed. Please pick up during packet pick-up times, Thank you.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Race results will be found at runsignup.com
Overall 1st place Male/Female
Overall 1st place Master's (40+) Male/Female
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The awards ceremony will be at 11:20, please stay to pick up your award.
Ages 5-21 $27.00 until Dec 7th(under special pricing tab)
$50.00 Oct 7th - Dec 1st
$55 Dec 2nd-Dec 7th
$65 (Race day cash only)
Ages 5-21 $27.00 Oct 1st-Dec 8th