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The Pueblo Chieftain and the Southern Colorado Runners welcome you to the 41st Annual Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff. Join us for the 2019 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.
We have something for everyone. This year we are offering 3 adult events, 10 mile and 10K runs starting at 8:45AM and a 5K run/walk, starting at 9:00AM. *Note: there will NOT be a separate walk in 2019. 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).
*NOTE: In 2019 we will not be having a walk as a separate event. Walkers are welcome to enter the 5K run/walk. There are several reasons why we decided to cancel the walk but the primary reason is we do not have the volunteers necessary to police the walking event. We've had problems with walkers who run, not walk, and win awards. We felt it best to combine the walk with the 5K where walkers may run and/or walk as they see fit.
Don’t miss out; plan now to join us on Sunday, March 3, 2019, for Pueblo’s Premier running event.
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Sunday, March 3, 2019
Dutch Clark Stadium
1001 W Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, CO US 81004
Early Registration Dec 1, 2018-Feb 9, 2019
Regular Registration Feb 10-Feb 28, 2019
Late Registration Sat, Mar 2, 2019, 11:00 am-3:00 pm in person at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, Pueblo CO during packet pick up hours. Sorry, no credit cards at the Gold Dust, Cash or Check only, no race registrations after 3 pm, Sat. There is no race day registration.
Special Awards will be given to Overall Male/Female winners in each event, the 10M, 10K and 5K.
Age group awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the 10-mile, 10K and 5K races 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.
Awards: Awards will be distributed inside Dutch Clark Stadium after the race. Look for the awards table as there will be no formal awards ceremony, except for overall winners. Age division winners will be announced via the PA system and award winners must pick up their awards raceday at the awards table or at the Chieftain offices the following week. No awards will be mailed.
Results: will be posted at Dutch Clark Stadium immediately following the race and on the Southern Colorado Runners webpage and published on Monday, the next day in the Pueblo Chieftain.
10M and 10K begins at 8:45 AM—5K Run/Walk begins 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, run through the Elmwood Golf Course, then back through the Aberdeen neighborhood to the scenic Arkansas River trail, head west and turn around at the Pueblo Nature Center and return to Dutch Clark via the Arkansas River Trail and finishes on the track, inside Dutch Clark Stadium, one of the nicest high school stadiums in the state. Again, this year runners will be able to see themselves finish on the large screen inside the stadium, courtesy of Pueblo Community College and the South High Colt Nation Production crew. 6 water stops with Gatorade at the Nature Center.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. 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 2019 10 Mile map, click HERE , or copy and paste the URL into your browser. https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2396277133
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, 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 river trail, finishing inside Dutch Clark Stadium. Porta Potties at 2 1/2 miles on the golf course. 4 water stops on the 10K. Here is a map of the 2018 course, 2019 courses subject to police approval. 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/Walk: 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. Here is a map of the 2018 course, 2019 courses subject to police approval. To view the 2018 5K course click here or copy and paste the URL into your browser http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458284791
Early pick-up of your shirt and bib will be held at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, Pueblo, Co on…
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. No smoking allowed anywhere on school property. 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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