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The Pueblo Chieftain and the Southern Colorado Runners welcome you to the 40th Annual Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff . Join us for the 2018 edition of Pueblo’s oldest and largest running event. Since 1978, Southern Colorado’s leading newspaper, the Pueblo Chieftain, has supported and sponsored this early springtime road and river trail race. All paid entrants will receive a beautiful, short sleeve tech shirt with a 4 color logo.
We have something for everyone. This year we are offering 4 adult events, 10 mile and 10K runs starting at 8:45AM and a 5K run/walk and a 2 Mile walk only--no running permitted in the walk, starting at 9:00AM. At 10:45AM we have two free youth events, a 50 yard dash for toddlers and a 1.1 mile youth run for Kindergarten up to the 8th grade, the Funner to be a Runner (no-shirt included in the free youth events).
Don’t miss out, plan now to join us on Sunday, March 4, 2018, for Pueblo’s Premier running event.
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Sunday, March 4, 2018
All Adult races start in the Parking lot of Dutch Clark Stadium and finish on the track inside the Stadium in beautiful Pueblo, Colorado.
Dutch Clark Stadium
1001 W Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, CO US 81004
Early Registration Dec 1, 2017-Feb 17, 2018
Regular Registration Feb 18-Feb 28, 2018
Late Registration Mar 2-Mar 3, 2018 in person at Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, Pueblo CO during packet pick up hours (below). Cash or check only at the Gold Dust, no race registrations after Sat, 3 pm.
All registrations end at 3PM, Sat, Mar 4, 2017. There is no race day registration.
Special Awards will be given to Overall Male/Female winners in the 10M, 10K, 5K and Walking race.
Age group awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the 10-mile, 10K and 5K running races as well as the 2M walk in the following divisions: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, and 70 and over, based on your age on Race day. Those registered in the 2M walk event, MAY NOT RUN AT ANY TIME on the course or they will be disqualified and will not be eligible for an award. If you would like to run and walk, please enter the 5K run/walk.
Results: Results will be posted at Dutch Clark Stadium immediately following the race and on the Southern Colorado Runners webpage and published the next day in the Pueblo Chieftain. Awards will be distributed inside Dutch Clark Stadium after the race. Look for the awards table, there will be no formal awards ceremony, except for overall winners. Age division winners must pick up their awards at the race. No awards will be mailed.
10M and 10K begin at 8:45 AM—5K Run and 2M Walk begin at 9AM
10 Mile: 8:45AM The 10-mile course is flat and beautiful, which takes runners from Dutch Clark Stadium, through the Aberdeen neighborhood(one of the nicest neighborhoods in town) , around Pueblo City Park, new for 2018 we will run through the Elmwood Golf Course, then back through the Aberdeen neighborhood to the scenic Arkansas River trail, head west and turn around about ¼ mile west of the Pueblo Nature Center and return to Dutch Clark and finishe on the track, inside Dutch Clark Stadium, one of the nicest high school stadiums in the state. This year runners will again be able to see themselves finish on the large screen inside the stadium, courtesy of Pueblo Community College and Pueblo City Schools. Two Porta Potties on the 10 mile course, at 2 1/2 miles on the golf course and at 6 miles at the Nature Center. 6 water stops with Gatorade at the Nature Center.There is a 2.5 hour time limit for the 10-mile run. If you can’t finish in 2.5 hours, please consider a shorter race. To view the 2018 10 Mile map, click HERE , or copy and paste the URL into your browser. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1923011552
10K Run: 8:45AM The 10K begins at the same time as the 10 mile run and follows same course as the 10 miler for about 4 1/4 miles, which means the 10K is also flat and beautiful. The course takes runners from Dutch Clark Stadium, through the Aberdeen neighborhood (one of the nicest neighborhoods in town), around Pueblo City Park, new for 2018 we will run through the Elmwood Golf Course, then back through the Aberdeen neighborhood to the scenic Arkansas River trail, heads west for about 1/4 mile, then turns and returns to Dutch Clark via the rivertrail, finishing inside Dutch Clark Stadium. Porta Potties at 2 1/2 miles on the golf course. 4 water stops on the 10K. To view the 2018 10K map click HERE , or copy and paste the URL into your browser http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1949294615
5K Run: 9:00AM The 5K course is flat and fast. It begins the same as the 10K and 10 miler but starts 15 minutes later. Except for a short dog leg, the course is the same as the 10M/10K for approximately 1.2 miles then turns toward the Arkansas River and joins the river trail at about 1.6 miles. It then runs downriver (downhill) back to Dutch Clark Stadium and finishes on the track inside the stadium. No porta potties on the 5K course, 1 water stop at 1 1/2 miles. To view the 5K course click here or copy and paste the URL into your browser http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458284791
2M WALK: 9:00AM The 2M walk is for WALKERS ONLY, No running allowed! If you would like to run and walk, please enter the 5K run/walk. Walkers will begin at the same time as the 5K runners but this year the walk will return to it's former course to avoid congestion on the trail and so we may better watch for anyone running. Remember no running allowed in the walk as we do give awards. Walkers will immediately head down to the River trail and head East (downstream) to Pillar Park and return finishing inside Dutch Clark Stadium. To view a 2 mile walk map, click HERE , or copy and paste the URL into your browser. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1881307652 At the start line, we ask walkers to line up behind the 5K runners. There may be a short delay to the start of the walk to make sure all 5K runners are out of the way.
Packet Pick Up and Late Registration: Early pick-up of your shirt and bib will be held at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, Pueblo, Co, on Fri, Mar 2 from 3-6pm and Sat, Mar 3 from 11 am to 3 pm. You may also pick up your packet Race Day morning from 7:15- 8:30 at Dutch Clark Stadium.
Late Registration: Mar 2-Mar 3, 2018 Online registration ends Wed, Feb 28, but you may still register in person at the Gold Dust during packet pick up hours. Cash or check only at the Gold Dust. All registrations end at 3PM, Sat, Mar 4, 2017. There is no race day registration.
Packet Pick Up Times:
Pueblo is located in the "banana belt" of Colorado. 76% of the days in Pueblo are Sunny, more sunny days than San Diego or Miami. When other areas of Colorado experience snow, Pueblo many times remains dry. That being said, weather in March is unpredictable. We hope for sunny and 60 degrees but it could be snowing. In the event of snow, Parks and Rec will plow the river trail but we can’t guarantee solid footing throughout. Check the weather forecast, come prepared for snow and cold, then be pleasantly surprised by the great weather we have in Pueblo in March. We will run the races regardless of the weather but we reserve the right to shorten or alter the courses if necessary. We do our best to provide a quality and safe run. Remember, the race will be held, regardless of weather and there are no refunds. Dogs are not allowed inside Dutch Clark Stadium and therefore are not allowed in any Spring Runoff events. Strollers or baby joggers or similar devices (with bicycle type wheels) are allowed but should be started at the back of the runners and walkers. Headphones are discouraged but not banned.
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