_ The 2023 Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff:
The Southern Colorado Runners club is happy to announce The 45th Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff will be an in person event.
The Pueblo Chieftain and the Southern Colorado Runners welcome you to the 45th Annual Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff, Saturday, March 5th, 2022. Join us for the 45th edition of Pueblo’s oldest and largest running event. Since 1978, The Pueblo Chieftain, southern Colorado’s leading newspaper, has supported and sponsored this yearly springtime race. A portion of race proceeds benefit the Care & Share Food Bank of Pueblo.
Kids through 8th grade can run for free in the Funner To Be A Runner event starting at 10:45 am. Sign up for the event on this link, sign the waiver and get credit for your school.
We are offering 3 races of varying distances that should appeal to a wide variety of runners. The 5K, 10K, and 10 mile race courses all incorporate the beautiful Arkansas River Trail, beginning and ending at Dutch Clark Stadium. We will be returning to the "Classic" courses this year which means more miles on the River Trail.
5K -$25 (early entry through February 25th---$35 beginning February 26th)
10K-$25 (early entry through February 25th---$35 beginning February 26th)
10 Mile-$25 (early entry through February 25th---$35 beginning February 26th)
Overall winners will receive a race plaque in commemoration. Age group medals will awarded for first 3 places in 5 year increments
Packet pickup will be held at the YMCA in Pueblo @ 3200 E Spaulding Ave in Pueblo from 4-7pm on Friday March 4th. Race day packet pickup will be at Dutch Clark Stadium from 7:00-8:30am
All runners who register by Feb 25, 2022 will be guaranteed:
All Southern Colorado Runners and Pikes Peak Road Runner members will receive a $5 discount with code
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT today and for future SCR events, if you are a member of Southern Colorado Runners, or JOIN today.
The membership discount will be applied during checkout.
For the registration process to recognize that you are a Southern Colorado Runners member, if you have not already claimed your SCR membership within RunSignUp, you first need to go to the Club page for the Southern Colorado Runners and claim you membership. This is done as follows.
Go to: (https://runsignup.com/Club/CO/Pueblo/SouthernColoradoRunnersTriathlonClub)
In the left column of buttons, click on "Members".
Search for your name.
Click on "Is this you?"
An e-mail will be sent to the E-mail address of this user, which contains a link with instructions to complete the process.
Once your membership has been claimed within the RunSignUp system, you will then have an account with RunSignUp. If you have a family membership, you can then add family members that live in your household. Those family members will also be able to apply the membership discount.
When you register for an event that offers discounts to SCR members, on one of the first Registrant screens, you'll see a "Have An Account?" message followed by a SIGN IN button. Click on the SIGN IN button and sign in using your RunSignUp account information. That will allow RunSignUp to recognize that you are a SCR member, and the member discount will be applied.
Course Description (see link to course maps below):
10 Mile: This course is flat and beautiful, which takes runners from Dutch Clark Stadium, through the Aberdeen neighborhood (one of the nicest neighborhoods in town), and then down to the scenic Arkansas River trail, head west (left) on the Arkansas River trail and enjoy the many scenic views before turning around at a little bridge on the edge of the State Park and then return downstream to Dutch Clark via the Arkansas River Trail.
10K Run: Follows same course as the 10 miler for about 3 miles to turn around. The course takes runners from Dutch Clark Stadium, through the Aberdeen neighborhood (one of the nicest neighborhoods in town), down to the scenic Arkansas River trail, turn left (west) on the Arkansas River trail and proceed to turn around just downstream of the Nature Center. You will then run downstream to a finish at Dutch Clark Stadium
5K Run: The 5K course is flat and fast. It follows the same course as the 10 mile and 10K course until reaching the Arkansas River Trail where runners turn right (east) and run downstream to a Dutch Clark Stadium finish. It won't be surprising to run a 5K PR on this course
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. Check the weather forecast; be prepared for snow and cold. Please do your best to provide a quality and safe run and enjoy your run.
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2018 Results at: runsignup.com
2017 Results at: runsignup.com