Campus Recreation will host the 17th annual Bash the Bluffs 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 28th at 9:30am. The event is in memory of Dr. Ed Burke (1949-2002), renowned researcher, former professor of exercise science at UCCS, valued member of the University community and a friend of many in the Campus Recreation Department. For the 2017 race year we are collaborating with new and exciting partners as Team Red, White and Blue (TRWB) and the Army ROTC, whose mission closely aligns with our Bash The Bluffs 5k. In Remembrance of Dr. Burke and the many veterans of our community, we run together for a common cause.
The course starts and ends at the Campus Recreation Center, the unique course topography providing scenic views of the UCCS campus, the city of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and the front range of the Rocky Mountains. This hilly course is challenging for runners, but is stroller and dog friendly for walkers. Aid stations will be provided along the route with water and medical attention if necessary.
Event details and schedule
Race will start at 9:30am.
Free parking is available in Alpine Garage, with 4 levels of parking.
Early Packet Pick Up will be Friday April 27th, from 11am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm at the front desk of the UCCS Recreation Center.
The address for the Rec Center is 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. From Austin Bluffs, you will turn onto Stanton Rd towards the University, then you can either park in the Alpine garage in the visitor parking spots that are numbered, or take a right on Mountain Lion Way and park in the free 15 minute parking spots located by the rec center. (There is an Ent ATM machine in the rec center parking lot) If you are walking from the Alpine garage, you will just need to walk up the hill to the recreation center. There will be signs directing you as well, or you can always call the front desk at 719-255-7515, for directions if you are unable to find it.
Race route below:
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