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2021 Christmas Mountain 5 Mile Run ::

EVENTS
  • 5 Mile Run:- Run 5 Miles
RACE DATE
Friday, November 26, 2021
Start Time
10:00AM MST
Entry Fee
$30
Address
201 East Sackett Avenue
CITY
Salida
STATE/TERR
Colorado
Zip
81201
COUNTRY
USA
Description

_The 2021 Christmas Mountain 5 Mile Run:

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend and the lighting of Christmas Mountain in Salida with a 5 mile race!  Course begins and ends by Riverside Park in downtown Salida. Race course is very scenic and flat (around 160 feet of elevation gain) and takes place on city and county roads and gravel or concrete pedestrian paths. This event is designed for all runners, and we encourage all ages and abilities to come out!  Packet pickup, post race drinks and snacks, and awards will also take place in Riverside Park in downtown Salida.

Race begins at 10am, giving participants time to sleep in after Thanksgiving, and then relax with friends and family before heading back to downtown Salida for the lighting of Christmas Mountain.  Festivities in town associated with this event include the annual Christmas Mountain parade, beginning at 6pm, followed by fireworks.  This is one of Salida's biggest and most celebratory nights each year.  

The goals of this event are to encourage health, fitness, fun, and community connection around the Thanksgiving holiday; to offer another competitive racing opportunity in Chaffee County; and to raise money during the holiday season for the Chaffee County Community Foundation.  Donations received from this year's event will go directly to CCCF's Emergency Response Fund. Prize money ($100, $75, $50) will be offered to the top 3 W/F overall, along with the first place M/F masters runner ($75 - ages 40+).

Deferrals to next year's event or transfers to another runner are allowed until November 15.

For more information or if you're interested in sponsoring or volunteering at this event, please contact Kristy Falcon at [email protected]

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