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FEATURES 14 // training edge Not everyone in Boulder runs barefoot.

16 // perspective My journey to the Antarctica Marathon.

20 // the fast lane Katie Blackett: Living a full life.

26 // youth running Weather plays a role in the 2011 High School Track Season.

30 // nutrition advantage Runners with food cravings and sugar addictions.

46 // the lighter side Burro Racing - A Colorado Tradition.

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Emma Coburn runs 9:40.51 to win the steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invite. Photo by Victor Sailer / Photorun.net

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Barefoot Running? The running shoe of the future may look like nothing that we currently wear. It seems that the minimalist footwear trend keeps gaining momentum. Books, clubs, websites and more are hyping the benefits of barefoot running. I seem to get an email a day from someone promoting a new minimalist shoe or product. I, personally, have never run barefoot. The closest I have come to ditching my dozens of cushioned and stabilizing running shoes is running in Nike Frees. I like them because they are so lightweight. But the thought of actually taking my shoes off and running down the street with naked feet is scary. I mean, have you seen some of the things thrown out on the side of the road? The thought of stepping on a rock or cutting my foot on glass has me worried. And it may seem somewhat possible to try now, in the middle of summer, but once winter hits, it’s hard for me to imagine even publisher derek running in minimalist shoes. griffiths at the Maybe that’s just because my publix georgia marathon. feet have been protected for so long. After all, barefoot running certainly isn’t a new idea. In 1960, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon while racing barefoot through the streets of Rome. But Bikila had built up tough soles over a lifetime. For those of us who have had our feet protected from the elements for several decades, its likely best to start very slowly. Advocates say that barefoot running allows our bodies to run the way that nature intended. While cushioned shoes are supposed to fix our problems and keep us from injury, they may actually hurt more than they help. By allowing the dozens of muscles and bones in our feet to work on their own without interference from shoes, our injuries could heal themselves. But many experts argue that there is little research to back these claims. Most of the evidence is anecdotal. So, who’s right and who’s wrong in the this debate? Read more on page 14.

Happy trails! Derek Colorado Runner Reader Poll: Have you tried barefoot running? > Yes, and I love it! (13.08%, 14 Votes)

> No, but I’ve thought about it. (18.69%, 20 Votes) > No, the entire idea sounds silly to me. (54.21%, 58 Votes) Total Voters: 107  coloradorunnermag.com

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> Yes, but I’m sticking to shoes for now. (14.02%, 15 Votes)


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Emma Coburn, Shalaya Kipp and Joe Bosshard earned All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships June 8-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. Coburn won her first NCAA title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9 minutes, 41.14 seconds, beating the runner-up by six seconds. Kipp finished third in 9:56.37. CU has won the NCAA steeplechase title four times in the last six years. Coburn’s accomplishments merited her being named CU’s Co-Female Athlete of the Year with skier Eliska Hanjkova. Bosshard raced to his second AllAmerican honor in the 10,000-meter run, finishing eighth overall with the fourth-best time in CU history at 28:41.56. Bosshard came back to run in the 5K and finished 13th in 13:55.67. He earned second team All-American honors for that performance.

Elite Triathlon Academy Launched at UCCS The Elite Triathlon Academy, a landmark program that will provide the United States’ top up-and-coming triathletes the opportunity to receive a top-notch college education while benefiting from a fulltime coach and the nation’s best training resources, will debut this fall at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with support from USA Triathlon and the US

Olympic Committee. Five of the nation’s best emerging multisport athletes comprise the first class, which will enroll at UCCS in August. Prior to the formation of this program, the top junior triathletes in the U.S. often chose to pursue running and swimming at the collegiate level due to the availability of scholarships. The Academy will allow student-athletes to continue their multisport development throughout their college years. They will have full access to the resources of the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Nelson of Fort Collins Cleared To Compete For USA In 2012 Romanian-born marathoner Adriana (Pirtea) Nelson has been cleared by the IAAF to compete for the United States in 2012. Nelson, who became a USA citizen on April 4, 2011, would normally have to wait three years to represent her new nation because she had previously competed for Romania in international competitions, including the 2005 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships where she placed tenth. However, the Romanian federation agreed to release Nelson early. For Nelson, 31, who has a marathon personal best of 2:28:52, this opens up the possibility of competing in the USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Houston in January, 2012, and the London Olympics.

Boulder’s Cabada Wins 25K American Record Holder Fernando Cabada ran 1:15:41 to reclaim the men’s 25K title he last won in 2006 at the USA 25K Championships, which were hosted by the Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Molly Pritz of Rochester Hills, Michigan took her first U.S. championship in the women’s race in 1:25:38.

Adams State Shines at NCAA DII Championships

boulder’s fernando cabada wins the usa 25k championships in michigan.

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A pair of individual national titles and five all-American efforts on a windy and rainy closing day of the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships propelled the Adams State men’s squad to a second place team finish. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Western State tied for sixth. Junior Drew Graham won the 1500 meter run in 3:56.03 and then placed third in the 800, all in a span of just 80 minutes. Teammate Ryan McNiff of Los Alamos, N.M. finished second in the 1500. The Adams State women’s squad placed third with 51 points, earning their highest finish since 2008. Cassie Mitchell became Adams State College’s second consecutive national champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Freshmen San Luis Valley products Kelly Lamb of Creede and Katie Kruger of Alamosa also earned

boulder’s laura bennett finishes seventh at the bay to breakers 12k in san francisco.

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Denver’s Framke Wins Aquathlon National Title Denver’s Kirk Framke posted a top performance at the weather-altered USA Triathlon Aquathlon National Championship in May. Amy Krakauer of Davidson, N.C. took the women’s title. Heavy rain and subsequent run-off in the Longmont area forced a change in the swim location and the format of the race. The water quality of Union Reservoir was deemed unsafe for swimming. The event, held in conjunction with the America’s Cup Aquathlon, consisted of a 5K run at 9 a.m. at Union Reservoir, followed by a 1,500-meter swim at 12:30 p.m. at Grant Ranch in Lakewood. The combined time for the run and swim were used to determine official results, as well as Team USA spots for the 2011 ITU Aquathlon World Championships in Beijing on September 7. Framke, 37, finished in 39 minutes, 4 seconds. Krakauer’s time of 44:12 helped her finish nearly two minutes ahead of the women’s second-place finisher, Amanda McCracken, 33, of Boulder.

Hartmann Sixth, Bennett Seventh at Bay To Breakers Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco won the 100th Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K in 34 minutes, 26 seconds, becoming his country’s first athlete to ever win the race in its century of existence. The first American to finish was Boulder’s Jason Hartmann, 30, in sixth. In the women’s race, Laura Bennett of Boulder finished seventh. Bay to Breakers has grown to be one of the largest footraces in the world with more than 50,000 participants.

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Everybody in Boulder Runs Barefoot by stephen kasica

Cameron Clayton running in his Vibram Five fingers.

ON A RECENT SPRING DAY, in the high-noon sun, many hiking the Mesa Trail in Boulder were not surprised to see a runner with an ear-to-ear grin on his face, a bounce in his stride, but not a shoe on his feet. Barefoot running, or “natural” running, is the phenomenon in vogue within the local running community. On May 1, Christopher McDougal, author of the national best-seller Born to Run, appeared at the Boulder Bookstore. He led a “naked,” or shoeless, run from the store in addition to signing copies of the book. The Barefoot Running Club of Boulder now has over 300 members. A couple members of the CU cross country team supplement their training with miles out of their Nike trainers. Not everyone in Boulder is throwing their shoes in the trash though. One researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Jason Franz, speaks for many local runners when he says he will wait to draw any conclusions 14 coloradorunnermag.com

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until the evidence is stronger and there is more research done. “I would be cautious to even predict that there is a clear answer to this that applies to all runners,” said Franz, a doctoral student at CU researching barefoot running. The anecdotal accounts of runners who have forsaken their running shoes are as diverse and unique as the people themselves. Cameron Clayton, a senior who runs for CU, owns two pairs of the minimalist shoe by Vibram called the Five Fingers, which resembles a padded pair of toe socks. He runs three to four miles a week in the Vibram shoes over grass fields at the park and on soft dirt trails from the Bobolink trailhead. This is “not serious running” though; his training log peaks at over 100 miles a week, which he does in the Nike Pegasus. When he does run in the Vibram shoes he warns, “Your feet are sore and calves ache afterwards.” He believes supplementing his training with this equipment has

Stephen Kasica lives in Boulder where he studies at the University of Colorado.

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made him healthier, despite the minor aches and pains. He has noticed that his chronic low-back pain has dissipated since running in minimalist shoes. He believes that having a substantial heel in his shoes pushes his posture out of its natural alignment. This alignment allows those muscles in his lower back to relax, resulting in less soreness and pain. Franz does believe that for Clayton the switch to his minimalist shoe correlated with his lower-back relief. But whether or not “there is an identifiable characteristic of the shoe which led to his relief, it’s impossible to even guess.” Like Clayton, Kelly King experimented in alternative styles of footwear in her training. But today she does all her mileage in structured trainers. During her senior year at Silver Creek High School, King threw away her running shoes and ran laps around the grass recreation fields in her bare feet, averaging 15-20 miles a week. She only took to the roads if she was in Nike Marathoners, a lightweight racing flat with less cushioning in the heel. This worked well for her. “I think I had less hip and knee pain that year than before,” she recalled. But three months into her freshman year at CU she developed a new pain in her foot. She did not run on solid ground for six months when she was told the pain was from a stress fracture, a hairline fracture in a bone caused by repeated stress as opposed to a sudden impact. The research that Franz has done in the past provides some insight into King’s experience. In 2009, Franz published an article on how running shoes affected the hip, knee and ankle joints in collaboration with his colleagues from the University of Virginia and JKM Technologies. Their research showed that those who ran in common running shoes exerted more torque about the hip, knee, and ankle joints compared to when they ran barefoot. They concluded this increase in torque is likely caused by an elevated heel and increased material under the arch. Their conclusions seem to support King’s belief that running barefoot reduced her hip and knee pain; but Franz is hesitant to draw the conclusion that less torque results in fewer injuries. “We know what changes,” Franz said about his findings, “we just don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing.” Franz suggests a study ought to be conducted which tracks the prevalence of all types of injuries among barefoot runners versus shod runners over time, instead of speculation based on their biomechanical differences. While adding traditional training shoes may also add torque on the knees, this does not lead to solid evidence supporting or denouncing barefoot running. After all, no one can be certain that running barefoot caused King’s stress fracture. Boulder is perceived, by some, as a haven for barefoot runners, but there are some who are reluctant to touch their toes on the trails and sidewalks. They, like Franz, will not be convinced until there is stronger scientific evidence.


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90º 00’ s | 0º 00’ e My Journey to the Antarctica Marathon

After inspiration from a colleague, my wife Vicki and I committed to visiting the seven continents with our two children. Passion for running and a little research into attaining this goal led me to Thom Gilligan’s company, Marathon Tours. The idea of running in Antarctica was thrilling, to say the least. Our family of four went on the waiting list almost three years ago. I vividly remember the call from Thom last summer informing me that our number was up; we were headed for “The Last Marathon.” – By Mike Hewitt July/August 2011

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My training program was relatively unchanged, besides forcing myself outside for several long runs in snow storms. From most accounts that I read, the conditions of the race were variable from year to year. Mud and hills were often mentioned, so I trained by running the trails up Lookout Mountain. It gave me a good feel for heavy, mud-filled shoes. The adventure began February 20th. My wife and I, along with our daughter, Sarah, 9, and our son Gavin, 7, flew out of Denver and landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina the following day. We were met at the airport by the Marathon Tours staff and many excited jet-lagged runners from ten different countries. We spent three days in Buenos Aires being tourists, and had a couple of organized training runs through town. It was a wonderful city and we enjoyed wearing shorts and flip-flops prior to returning to the cold. A welcome banquet and slide show provided our first glimpse of the excitement to come. On February 24th, we flew to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern-most city in the world. Here we boarded a ship, which was to be our home for next 11 days.  The trip was far more than a destination marathon. Quark Expeditions had a fantastic staff of biologists, climatologists and historians who lectured two to three times each day. Topics were varied and covered all aspects of this foreign land. We went on two expeditions each day, weather permitting, to explore the terrain and see the wildlife up close, including penguins, whales, orcas, seals and birds. The sights and exposure was comprehensive and nothing less than amazing. Race day was February 28th. The Marathon Tours staff had prepared the course the day before and we were briefed regarding the conditions as well as rules of participation. To preserve this pristine place, we were not 18 coloradorunnermag.com

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allowed to bring any plastic wrappers to shore. We had to scrub our running shoes with antiseptic. All clothes were vacuumed to remove any possible seeds from pockets and Velcro. We were warned that Skews, a common bird, may attack us and to put a fist over our head to prevent a wound. We were also warned our ego may take a hit, with most runners adding 45 to 60 minutes to their normal finishing time. The 97 runners were taken ashore by zodiac boat, 10 at time. We wore our wet landing gear and then changed to running clothes. Race temperature was around 35 degrees with intermittent rain and a fairly strong wind. The race course utilized roads connecting bases from Russia, Uruguay, Chile and China, varying from firm dirt to ankle deep mud to loose rock. With the Russian base in the background and a fairly thick fog, the surreal scene complimented the crazy fact we were running a race in Antarctica.  The runners were as exotic as the location of the race. Ages ranged from 19 to 75, with one 75-year-old gentleman having played football for Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys. There was a 32-year-old running his 180th marathon and a New Zealander completing his third round of all seven continents. A 23-year-old woman was completing her final continent, the youngest person to accomplish the feat. Two Australians personally raised over $60,000 for Oceanites, a publicly supported science project working in Antarctica. The lives and adventures of the staff and participants made for countless hours of fascinating conversation. Stories of races completed at Everest Base Camp, The Great Wall of China, Easter Island, and the African Serengeti had runners plotting their next big excursion. Near the end of the trip, to the surprise of even the race director Thom, 14 people stood to accept their award for running on all seven continents. As a tribute of their humility, many had not previously mentioned the significance of their finish. It was a remarkable group of people. The marathon was both the most difficult and most enjoyable race I have run. The

“With the Russian base in the background and a fairly thick fog, the surreal scene complimented the crazy fact we were running a race in Antarctica.” course consisted of two out-and-back legs, each of which were repeated. This allowed the runners to provide encouragement for one another with a high-five on multiple occasions. The Skuas were in rare form, with one runner sustaining a minor head wound. When running with the strong wind, the hills and mud felt very manageable. After making the 180-degree turn around, confidence in completing the run wavered. The weather seemed to change by the minute, making repeat legs appear like new terrain. There was the frequent and unavoidable “I am running in Antarctica!”, muttered with a smile. Members of the four bases watched with interest, occasionally offering support in their foreign tongue. My favorite memory of the race came at the finish. There is a restriction on the number of people who can be on shore at one time. Thom explained he would try to return a couple of half-marathoners to the boat, allowing my family to the finish line. It was an indescribable thrill to see my kids and wife, bundled like Eskimos, cheering at the finish. My wife placed the finisher’s medal around my neck, and I received a hug from both kids. The perfect finish for the adventure of a life time. Mike Hewitt has run a marathon on four continents so far. He is considering the Two Oceans race in South Africa and the Easter Island Marathon in South America for his next adventures.


katie blackett: Living a Full LifeOlympic Trials and Beyond

Boulder’s Katie Blackett will run in her third Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston next January, 2012. The 34year-old CEO shares lessons learned in the span of her running career, as well as her joy and fulfillment in family and the outdoors. Variety is the spice of life for the former heptathlete, nicknamed “Katie Lady.” Read on to find out how Katie keeps life interesting, and what her plans are beyond Houston. -Connilee Walter 20 coloradorunnermag.com

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th e fast lan e

What is your running history? I ran for Sinagua High School in

Flagstaff, Arizona. I was a sprinter, jumper, and then later heptathlete. I was State Champion in long and triple jump for most of my high school career and always placed in the top 10 in the 100 yard dash. Go figure, I hated distance running. I signed with Villanova University as a scholarship athlete where I competed in the jumping events and heptathlon. Villanova slowly turned me into a distance runner. After college, I was very burned out on running and competition, so I lived in Spain and enjoyed life. After I came back to the States, my dad took me out for some long runs and I started to love running again. I ran my first marathon and realized I could qualify for the Olympic Trials. I qualified for the 2000 Trials a month before the race and didn’t run it. I went on to compete in longer distance events, qualifying for the 2004, 2008, and now 2012 Trials. I have won the St. George Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, National Marathon, Tucson Marathon, and Eugene Marathon. I have also competed in three Ironmans including Ironman Hawaii.

You recently ran the Eugene Marathon. Why Eugene? After the 2008 Olympic Trials, I needed to focus solely on my job. I took the CEO position for a company that had some

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major opportunities, or challenges depending on how you see it, and it took all of my time. Once I decided to get back into running and go for the 2012 Olympic Trials, I needed a race that would give me enough time to get fit and was low elevation. I liked the race a lot. Imagine running on the Boulder Creek Path for 20 miles with neighborhoods thrown in!

How did you train for the race? As far as my training, I did a lot dif-

ferently in terms of volume, lifting, and cross training just because I didn’t have the time to train like I used to. My schedule doesn’t allow for a ton of training so I really had to focus on quality rather than quantity. I normally lift weights and cross train when marathon training and I didn’t do that. I know that experience means a great deal with marathoning so I really focused on my nutrition and hydration during the race. I had to run conservatively, where in the past I’d go for a faster time early on and hang on. My years of experience helped me to dig deep during the last 10K when you wish you were anywhere but running, and I knew that I needed to be taking in a lot of calories and not pushing any surges.

Why do you run? Running is a forever life partner

of mine. Running is a good friend and it has helped to shape the person I am. Running gives

me balance in life and such appreciation for a healthy body. I love the community. I love runners. We are goofy, friendly, and wear an awful lot of spandex but I have such a good time with my running friends. This sounds odd, but I even love the hurt of running. Managing that deep and sometimes miserable pain connects all runners in a way that I choose not to live without. I am a runner!

What does your typical training week look like? My running mileage has gone down from about 100+ miles per week to about 70 now when I’m marathon training. I do two key workouts per week in the morning with my coach Darren De Reuck and some of my training partners (his wife Colleen has been a long time training partner of mine). I do my long run on Sunday with some added tempo in it if needed. When I’m not marathon training, I do a lot of cross training (bike, weights, swim) to mix it up. My heptathlon background makes it tough for me to just run. I get very bored with running training. I also rest a lot now. My easy days are so easy it’s almost embarrassing to be out!

What is your most memorable race? I love so many races, but the Big Sur Trail Marathon sticks out because I surprised my husband with the race while we were on


Who or what inspires you? My family inspires me because we

grew up with a love and appreciation for the outdoors. Our family time was being out in the landscape. I take my inspiration from the outdoors around me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also more and more inspired by parents, full time workers and athletes who have little time to train and put family first, but still have that drive. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I appreciated the delicate balance of training versus life as you get older. I actually think they should have separate categories for athletes; those that have time to train 20+ hours per

week and the rest of us who struggle to fit eight hours per week in!

What do you do to prevent injury? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overtrain and I take my easy

days very easy. I am not the type of athlete who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a day off or they stress if they miss a workout. My motto is quality versus quantity and that has prevented me from serious injury my entire career. I cross train, lift, eat and sleep as much as I can, and it helps that my husband, Matt Schneider, works in Sports Medicine!

Have you ever been injured? I had an SI joint injury and Plan-

tar Fasciitis, but nothing major. When I feel niggles that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, I rest to prevent a full blown injury.

What races are on your calendar in the next year?

My husband signed me up for some local triathlons this summer which will be a lot of fun. Next year, to gear up for Trials in Houston, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be hitting the road race circuit to get some halves and 15K type distances in.

What are some of your goals and dreams as far as running? Man I sound old, but I have hit all

my running goals. Because I have always been

realistic with my sport, I knew I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the Olympic Team. I never wanted to dedicate that much of my life to running so my goal was to qualify for three Olympic Trials. I also wanted to win some big marathons, which I have, and to race Ironman Hawaii. I have loved what running has given me in life and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud to say that after the 2012 Trials I will probably not be racing many competitive events. They will be for fun and maybe even pushing a baby stroller, who knows!

Pushing a baby stroller? So is starting a family in your plans? My husband and I are thinking seri-

ously about kids. We have a really great life right now and know from friends and family that it is a very hard (although rewarding) job. Some days I am 100% sure it will happen and other days I barely have time to think, so I wonder how I could do it all. I know we would be great parents, and knowing I have a great partner makes the decision more clear. Stay tuned!

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Running and racing in Colorado will be a life experience that tops the charts for the rest of my life. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun for me to see my co-runners at races and watch the joy they have with running too.

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vacation in Carmel. Neither of us was in shape and our longest run was about 12 miles at that point. I figured it would be the first time we would ever get to jog, talk, and enjoy the scenery in a race, rather than race it so hard we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look around. Boy was I wrong! You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fake a marathon and after being out there for almost double the time we usually are, he turned to me and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next year just get me a card honey.â&#x20AC;? The other race was Ironman Hawaii. Both my husband and I qualified the same year. We went to Hawaii with some of our good friends and family. The day was hard and crazy as expected, but there is truly something spiritual about Ironman Hawaii and racing in the lava fields. After the race that evening my husband and I ran on the golf course naked to celebrate!

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The boys 5A 1600: Kiefer Johnson of Thunder Ridge (4), winner Connor Winter of Arapahoe (1), Chris Ga nem of Castle View (2), Kirk Webb of Monarch, Da nny Carney of Dak ota Ridge, and Tyler Nelson of Highlands Ra nch (5).

Weather Challenges Athletes At State Meet by Bill Stahl

Rain, cold, and predominantly the wind were constant companions at meets all season. This is particularly problematic in “single-direction” events like the 100 meters and the long jump, where a wind reading of greater than two meters per second invalidates an athlete’s effort for state meet-qualifying purposes. Incredibly, there were meets where wind gauge readings exceeded 11 meters per second, a veritable gale. Because CHSAA has done away with Regional meets to qualify, some strong athletes got left at home because they never got to compete in meets with favorable weather and thus couldn’t post a legal time. During infrequent breaks from the gusts, several standouts made statements. Connor Winter of Arapahoe, making a comeback that wiped out most of his cross country season, pounded out a 4:11 in the 1600 meters, just a half-second off the 31-year-old all-time state record. Highland Ranch’s Eleanor Fulton showed total domination in every distance race she entered. Ty Williams of Telluride continued to be unbeaten in 2A distance events. George Washington’s freshman Chyna 26 coloradorunnermag.com

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Ries showed to everyone that she is already a standout sprinter, but Regis Jesuit’s Ana Holland wouldn’t easily cede her role as queen of the sprints.

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Two years ago, CHSAA brought 2A and 3A classes north from Pueblo to join with 4A and 5A to create an all-class state track meet at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. This was the first year of a five-class meet, with 1A splitting off from 2A to form its own classification. The meet’s stormy first day on Thursday was the beginning of the annual Annie Kunz Show. The Wheat Ridge senior, who will compete next year at Texas A&M, is probably the busiest athlete in the state each spring. Not only does she perennially qualify for the state meet in four events, she is also the star of the Farmer’s soccer team, and routinely rushes from the track venue to state playoff games. Last year, she led her soccer team in scoring on the way to a championship, while this year her squad was runner-up. Kunz captured titles in the 4A triple jump, with a leap of 38 feet, two

inches, more than a foot better than secondplace Tambre Haddock of Longmont, and in the high jump, even though the weather limited the six-foot Kunz to only 5-2. Fulton opened her meet in usual dominating fashion with a wire-to-wire triumph in the girls 5A 3200 final in 10:50.98, which had her a bit disappointed despite her 16-second winning margin. “I was going for a PR, but it just didn’t work,” the Washingtonbound star said. “The early pace was too slow, and I was cold.” The boys’ 5A 3200 final certainly had more drama. Arapahoe’s Connor Winter swept the 2010 triple crown of the distance events, and aimed to do the same again while gunning for some venerated records. State cross country champ Woody Kincaid of Columbine, who will run next year for the University of Portland, led the field through the first five laps before ceding it to Thunder Ridge’s Keifer Johnson. Winter lurked close enough throughout, so that when it was time to make his move, he passed Kincaid and Johnson with 400 meters to go like the way Lance Armstrong used to blast

Photography By Bill Stahl

The hope was that the lead for this story wouldn’t be about the weather during the 2011 high school track season. But unfortunately, such an opening is as unavoidable as the wind was this spring.


away from competitors on a mountain climb of the Tour de France. Winter won in 9:15.51, two-and-half seconds ahead of Johnson, who barely held off Kincaid. The day’s other drama occurred in the boys’ 5A high jump, which figured to be a tight battle between Legacy’s Camren McWee, Rampart’s Ryan Cook, and Castle View’s Ryan Tomlinson. McWee bowed out at 6’6”, and Tomlinson at 6’7”. With much of the crowd fixing its eyes on Cook he successively cleared the bar at 6’8”, 6’9”, and finally 6’10” to bag the title, narrowly clipping the bar with his leg in his best attempt at 6’11”. Ries won the girls’ 5A long jump at 19’3¼” before the rain and lightning washed away the remainder of Thursday’s program.

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CHSAA scrambled to assemble a schedule to jam all of the postponed events into an already crowded program the final two days of the meet. This would lead to a lot of weary athletes and considerable drama. On Day 2, Widefield’s sensational Boris Berian claimed the early lead in the boys’ 4A 800 and held it until 300 meters to go. Much to the surprise of the spectators along the backstretch fence, Nolan Mayhew of Cheyenne Mountain began an all-out sprint with 300 meters left that any seasoned observer would assume was way too early and would lead to a hideous collapse. But Mayhew didn’t fizzle out, and it took a heroic effort by Berian to nip Mayhew in 1:52.18, snapping the old state meet record of 1:52.71 by Conifer’s Bobby Potrykus, who Mayhew also beat. In the girls’ 4A 800, Thompson Valley’s veteran Karina Ernst couldn’t quite hold off Beth Luckel of Vista Ridge. Kelley Robinson of Nederland on her way to winning the 2A girls 3200 with Rachel Hampton of Telluride trailing.

Many spectators missed the 2A and 3A 800 meter finals, preferring to seek shelter from a pounding rainstorm. Despite the conditions, Samantha Berggren of Middle Park strode to a very respectable 2:11.63 to add yet another state title in her stellar career. The versatile senior, who will take her talents next year to Auburn, would also win the 400 by just under two seconds in 56.36, the 1600 in 5:08.70, and for good measure also placed fourth in the 200. The storm cleared out in time for the 5A 800 races. Normally a front-runner, Fulton found herself in the rare position of looking at the back of another runner, Littleton’s Kaela Edwards, at the halfway mark. Fulton pulled even with 150 meters to go and then broke to the front 75 meters from the tape, winning in 2:09.20. Cherry Creek’s Olivia Anderson finished second while Edwards paid for the early surge and slipped to fourth. On the boy’s side, Connor Winter expected a strong challenge from Monarch’s Kirk Webb, who’d clocked a 1:54-flat at the Front Range League meet. Webb took the immediate lead, but the 55-second first lap quashed any record hopes. Winter was content to let Webb do the work up front, but didn’t get around the Coyotes’ junior until the last 50 meters to claim the title in 1:53.23, with Palmer’s Andrew Goodman in second in 1:53.33, and Webb in third in 1:53.44. “You need to have confidence in your kick,” said the Colorado-bound Winter, now two-thirds of the way to his second straight sweep of the distance events. Kelley Robinson sought to defend her 2A girls 3200 title, but until the last 900 meters found herself in a tight pack with Rachel Hampton of Telluride and Melissa Rob-

“CHSAA scrambled to assemble a schedule to jam all of the postponed events into an already crowded program. This would lead to a lot of weary athletes and considerable drama.” erts of Lyons. Roberts made the first move and held the top spot until Hampton maneuvered around her with a lap left. Robinson, known for her strong finishes, then hit high gear, her long stride and blonde hair in contrast to the shorter, dark-haired Roberts, with her quicker leg turnover, in pursuit. Robinson broke the tape in 11:33.84, two seconds ahead of Roberts. Right from the gun in the boys 2A 3200, Telluride’s Williams and Chris Zirkle of Hayden separated themselves from the pack with a 70-second opening lap. With Zirkle tailing Williams lap after lap, the duo pushed 50 meters ahead by the third lap, and doubled that by the sixth lap. Neither runner wanted to be denied going into the bell lap. The competitors bumped each other 200 meters from the finish, with Williams actually taking a couple of strides on the cement curb. Zirkle turned on the jets with 150 meters to go, breaking the tape in 9:28.79, and Williams in 9:30.88, both well ahead of the 9:36.88 state meet record by Ouray’s Ray Harvey in 1987. Josh Simkins of The Classical Academy had finished second in the 3A 1600 and 3200 a year ago, and in cross country this past fall he was runner-up to Salida’s Josh Noriega. Despite getting outkicked in the 1600 last year, he was content to sit behind Noriega and Faith Christian’s Evan Fortney for the first seven laps of the 3200. This time, the strategy worked as he beat Noriega to the line by more than three seconds in 9:44.48. The 3A girls’ 3200 featured TCA’s veteran Shelby Stableford running sideby-side with freshman phenom Natalie Anderson of Hotchkiss. Stableford surged at the start of the bell lap only to see Anderson improbably stage a comeback on the final straight to edge the Titans junior in 11:03.83. Like Simkins, Pueblo West’s Michael Cernoia also avenged a second-place finish in this fall’s state cross country meet with a dominating win in the 4A boys’ 3200 by five seconds over Cheyenne Mountain’s Jake Fox in 9:22.62. On the girls’ side, Discovery Canyon’s Heather Bates easily won in 10:57.79 by almost six seconds over Sydney Scott of Denver South.

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On a busy concluding Saturday, Mother Nature finally smiled on the track athletes – for the most part – as finals were contested and team titles were decided with new records galore. Rachel Hinker of Lyons took down 2A state meet records in both the 100 and 200, helping her team dethrone Akron for the team title, 116-102 in points. The July/August 2011

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“Because CHSAA has done away with regional meets to qualify, some strong athletes got left at home because they never got to compete in meets with favorable weather, and thus, couldn’t post a legal time.”

Junior Sam Little of Middle Park on his way to winning the 3A boys 300 meter hurdles.

Lyons boys convincingly won the 2A boys crown, with a huge help from their relays, which scored 36 out of a possible 40 points. The Berthoud girls 400 relay squad beat the state record, leading the Spartans to the 3A state championship by just one point over Eaton, ending TCA’s run. TCA was also dethroned on the boys’ side, bowing by 5½ points to Rifle. Possibly the most nailbiting team finish occurred in the 4A girls race. Kunz contributed 40 points to Wheat Ridge’s tally by also capturing the gold medals in the 100 hurdles in a personalbest 14.09 seconds, and the 300 hurdles in 43.30 (she ran a state meet record 42.39 in the prelims), before sprinting to her car for the trip to the state soccer semi-finals. “It means a lot. It was among my goals to win all of my events this year,” said Kunz. “It’s awesome. It’s a great feeling. The hurdles title means the most because it runs in my family.” Kunz said that she’s used to the car dashes across town, but getting in practice time was her greatest challenge. “I practiced high jump like four times this year. Getting in the technical work was the biggest struggle.” As the meet wound down, the Farmers had a scant one-point edge over Mullen. The Mustangs had a 400 meter relay team in the finals, while Wheat Ridge did not, while the Farmers had a team to run the 1600 meter relay, the final event, while Mullen was out of that. Mullen “held serve” by winning their race, putting the pressure to win on Wheat Ridge, whose coach Scott Chamberlin, was debating whether to replace a sick runner on their relay. 28 coloradorunnermag.com

Indeed, that runner got passed by Glenwood Springs, and the Farmers’ second-place result gave Mullen their 11th girls championship by a mere one point. “Our 4x1 and 4x2 are the same four girls and they’ve run well all year,” said Mustangs head coach John Hancock. “With Chrissy (Scott) as the anchor it gets them pretty charged up. They know that if they just get it to her, Chrissy will take care of it. ” Scott earned four gold medals; along with the relay crowns, she copped the 100 and 200 titles. The Cheyenne Mountain boys only won one event, the 3200 relay, but amassed enough points to win the 4A title. Widefield was third as Berian also broke the state meet record in the 400 in 46.93 seconds and anchored their victorious 1600 relay. Loveland used a similar formula to Cheyenne Mountain’s to snag their second consecutive 5A girls championship, while Fountain-Ft. Carson also repeated on the 5A boys’ side on the strength of their sprinters. “Our sprinters were exceptional this weekend,” said Loveland coach Paul Quere. “It’s our team aspect that makes us special. The girls all pull for each other. Kaylee Packham in the 300 hurdles was pretty inspirational. We put her in the 200 mainly because it was so far away from the 300 hurdles, but with the schedule glitches, it got put less than an hour before. She had every reason to not be able to run her best time and she fought right through the last hurdle and won a state title. I think that inspired great performances from all of our girls after that.”

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“We made some mistakes on Thursday,” said FountainFt. Carson coach Ben Montoya, “and when we were going back home Friday night, we were depressed because we didn’t qualify our 4x4, due to the lightning delay and the re-scheduling, so they thought we were out of the running for the championship. I said we just have to be perfect tomorrow. They were perfect today. I was very happy with everything.” Much of the credit belongs to junior Markesh Woodson, who won the 100 and 200 in blazing times of 10.45 and 21.19 seconds, respectively, and anchored the Trojans’ victorious 400 and 800 relays. Lyons’ Roberts led the 2A girls’ 1600 field for 2½ laps before Nederland’s Robinson used a familiar strategy to take over the race with 350 meters to go and win by 25 meters in 5:20.51. In the boys’ 2A 1600, Zirkle and Williams ran strategically, including a comfortable 2:15 at the halfway point. As in the 3200, Zirkle made the first move, only to see Williams desperately surge ahead with 50 meters to go. Zirkle had one last drop of energy to give in the last 20 meters and nosed out Williams by .38 of a second in 4:28.28. Thompson Valley’s Ernst turned the tables on Bates of Discovery Canyon, pulling away midway through the second lap, to win the 4A girls’ 1600 in 5:02.60, while in the 4A boys’ 1600, Cernoia again bested Fox with a time of 4:17.06. John Cusick of Bayfield challenged TCA’s Ryan Cook of Rampart wins the 5a high jump with a leap of 6’10”.

Simkins in the last lap of the 3A boys’ 1600, but Simkins pulled away in the last 100 to earn his second title of the meet. Fulton claimed the last state title of her storied career in the 5A girls 1600, breaking away early and winning by 50 meters in 4:53.56. Winter likewise had one more championship to claim, but it was more of a struggle. He was widely expected to challenge the all-time state record, but the wind-swept conditions rapidly altered that strategy. Instead, he led a very tight pack that dutifully lined up behind Winter in a pedestrian first lap of 66 seconds and then hit the 800 meter mark in 2:16 as elbows flew and runners got spiked even as high as their thighs. Tyler Nelson of Highlands Ranch attempted to steal the race with a huge surge with 500 meters to go. But true to form, Winter led a wild sprint finish that completed his second distance sweep in a time of 4:19.74, closely followed by Johnson, Chris Ganem of Castle View, Thunder Ridge’s Johnson, and Monarch’s Webb. The spring weather won’t be missed, but we will certainly miss some of the inspiring performers who will move onto collegiate stages next year. Bill Stahl is the head boys and girls cross country coach and head girls track coach at Horizon High School in Thornton. He owns a youth sports business called i9 Sports. Stahl can frequently be seen trail running to prepare for another ultramarathon or having fun running with the kids on his teams.


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Runners With Food Cravings and Sugar Addictions by Nancy Clark “If I crave a candy bar, should I eat a candy bar?” That’s the title of one of my most popular blog posts! Clearly, food cravings and sugar addictions are a source of concern and frustration for many runners who believe that eating one chocolate bar (or whatever food they crave) will lead to eating ten of them, expand their waistlines, and ruin their health. They avoid chocolate like the plague. Instead, they righteously snack on only “healthy foods” like apples and oranges. While the natural goodness of fruit is indeed the more nutritious and health-promoting

choice, some nice chocolate, enjoyed in response to a hankering, can also fit into your sports diet. By regularly enjoying chocolates, you can avoid the strong cravings that lead to eating a sickening amount—not because you are “addicted to sugar” but because you are doing “last chance eating” before you go back into your self-defined food jail. Keep in mind, your brain has a memory for the food you crave. If you try to ignore your craving for, let’s say, chocolate, you’ll end up eating it sooner or later. This may happen after you’ve tried to curb your craving with an apple, crackers, pretzels, sugar-free fudgsicle—anything but the 30 coloradorunnermag.com

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chocolate—and then, 500 calories later, you succumb to what you truly wanted. You could have more wisely enjoyed the chocolate in the first place; you would have saved yourself a bunch of calories! Food cravings are a popular topic not only on my blog but also among LinkedIn’s Intuitive Eating Professionals group. A discussion “If you crave a food, should you eat it?” spurred a lot of responses, with the answer being YES! History says that denial and deprivation of a desired food does not work permanently but rather results in binge eating. After all, if restrictive eating “worked,” then everyone who has ever been on a diet would be thin. The majority of dieters are overweight and obese, suggesting that “dieting fall-out” may be contributing to obesity. To our detriment, we live in a world where enjoying bagels, ice cream, candy, and chips gets “questioned.” Runners talk about needing “will power” to curb their intake of the foods they crave. But most of us really want to be able to enjoy these foods. We just want to be able to eat them sanely, not in what feels like an out of control pig-out. We need nutrition skill power (not will power) to learn how to manage today’s food supply. That’s where a sports dietitian can help you control hunger-based binges and find peace with food. The question arises: What’s so bad about cravings in the first place? Is there really something wrong with eating what you truly want to eat? Cravings are not addictions. That is, if you crave a bagel because it tastes good, why should you not enjoy the bagel? When you eat a food you crave, your brain experiences a biochemical change that signals happiness. Can eating an appropriate portion (as opposed to overeating “the whole thing”) be a bad thing to do? The answer commonly depends on if you are eating the food for fuel versus mindlessly devouring it for its drug-like effect. If you find yourself on the verge of polishing off the whole bag of bagels, stop and ask yourself, “Does my body need this fuel?” If the answer is yes, you need to learn how to prevent the extreme hunger or derprivation that triggered the overeating. If the answer is no, then ask yourself, “What am I doing with my feelings?” Over-eating a craved food can distract you from sadness, smother your emotions, and protect you from feeling alone and lonely. But you are using food for the wrong reason. No amount of bagels, chocolate, or chips will resolve the real problem: you are likely hungry for a hug. Do certain foods over-excite the pleasure centers in the brain? If so, do those foods become “addictive?” The recent science says there is no such thing as a “sugar (or food) addiction.” Yes, it may have addictive-like qualities, particularly following a restriction/ binge pattern of eating. In my practice, most people who binge have an unbalanced relation-


ship with food; it has become too enticing, a primary focus for pleasure. The more they try to stay away from palatable foods, the more they want them. While there is much we do not know about food and this controversial topic of food addictions, I encourage my clients to first rule-out hunger as the cause of cravings for sugar and carbohydrates. The physiology of hunger explains why we crave sugar; it’s a survival signal for quick energy. When your blood sugar is low, your brain signals an urgent need for sugar. When your muscles are glycogen depleted, you experience niggling carb cravings until the muscles are adequately replenished. What can you do to overcome cravings and perceived “addictions?” First and foremost, experiment with eating heftier breakfasts and lunches to abate hunger. (No, you will not “get fat” by eating more during the day. If you listen to your body, you will observe you are less hungry at night and will simply be able to consume fewer calories.) Also try changing your attitude. The mind is very influential. If you believe you are addicted to a food, you will have a hard time convincing yourself otherwise despite research that refutes the concept of food addiction and puts the focus on deprivation as a trigger to (over)eat. The next time you have a craving for a specific food, relax, enjoy eating it slowly, taste it, savor the flavor, and linger over the treat. Do this several times throughout the week. Learn to enjoy the treat slowly, in moderation, without feeling guilty. Enjoy the foods you crave at every meal. For example, have a few Hershey’s Kisses day after day, at breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. Eat them so often that you get sick of them. This may sound unhealthy in the short term but a week or two of excess chocolate will not ruin your health (nor your waistline) forever. By learning your body’s responses to different foods, you can at least become educated: food is not addictive and cravings are not bad. What’s bad is trying to live hungry as well as denied and deprived of foods you enjoy. There is a possibility you can find peace with food. Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) helps both casual and competitive athletes find peace with food. Her Sports Nutrition Guidebook and food guides for new runners, marathoners, and soccer players offer additional information. They are available at www. nancyclarkrd.com.

How long does it take to refuel from a long, hard training run? If you eat a carb-rich sports diet, you can replenish depleted glycogen stores in 24 to 36 hours post-exercise (with no running during that time). While it’s important to pay attention to your recovery diet, most runners do not need to eat immediately after exercise unless they are doing double workouts. (Soon after exercise, yes; immediately, no.)

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rac e r e po rts highlighted by beer and local pizza from Larkspur Pizzeria. Race director Derek Griffiths said there were more than 700 runners in the sold-out races, which also included a 25K and an 8 miler. “We have sold out for four years in a row, and this is the largest 50K field that we’ve ever had. It’s exciting that so many trail runners are challenging themselves with longer distances.” The race brought in runners from all over Colorado and a few from out of state as well. “Not a lot of people know about Greenland Open Space, so this race has opened up the park to more people,” Griffiths said. “The rolling grasslands of this park offer spectacular views of Pikes Peak while remaining relatively isolated. It is hard to believe that this park is right between Denver and Colorado Springs and only about three minutes off the interstate.” 702 Finishers (153 - 50K , 237 - 25K, 312 - 8M) - Timing by: Boulder Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 6,850’ - Course Records: 50K = Justin Ricks, 3:23:11 (2008); Tania Pacev, 4:22:01 (2007); 25K = Jason Schlarb, 1:36:16 (2010); Heather Hunt, 1:49:18 (2006); 8M = Andy Ames, 46:33 (2006); Gina Lucrezi, 53:19 (2009)

Fryer Sets Record, Maksimow Wins Debut at Greenland

Ultrarunner Melanie Fryar smashed Tania Pacev’s course record at this year’s Greenland Trail 50K near Larkspur, Colorado on May 7. More than 150 ultrarunners toed the line early in the morning, ready to battle the dirt, sun, and unseasonably warm weather. Fryar’s winning time of 4:03:33 was about 20 minutes faster than the old record, which was set in 2007. “This is exciting because I feel good,” she said. “I wasn’t tanked, but I gave a good, solid effort.” Fryar, who recently moved to Greenwood Village, was a member of the U.S. 100K team in 2010 and hopes to earn a spot on the team again. Second place went to master’s runner Stephanie Jones of Colorado Springs in 4:26:44, while 2010 winner Gayle Zorrilla of Golden was third in 4:34:00. In the men’s contest, Peter Maksimow of Manitou Springs won his ultramarathoning debut. The longer distance agreed with him. He sailed through the finish line in 3:25:12, just two minutes shy of Justin Ricks’ 2008 course record. “I felt smooth through three laps, and then the last eight miles were definitely a challenge,” Maksimow said. “I just tried to get my legs moving. They just didn’t want to do anything.” Mark Mobley of Lakewood was second in 3:51:47, while 2010 winner W. Jared Scott of Greenwood Village finished third. The race served as the 2011 RRCA Colorado State 50K Championships. The top three overall finishers won a free pair of shoes from LaSportiva, while all finishers got a medal and a well deserved meal

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50K Overall Male: 1. Peter Maksimow, 32, Manitou Springs, CO, 3:25:12; 2. Mark Mobley, 40, Lakewood, CO, 3:51:52; 3. W. Jared Scott, 40, Greenwood Village, CO, 3:52:35. Masters (40+): 1. Mark Mobley, 40, Lakewood, CO, 3:51:52; 2. W. Jared Scott, 40, Greenwood Village, CO, 3:52:35; 3. Don Solberg, 42, Peyton, CO, 4:20:00. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Dave Selden, 51, Lyons, CO, 4:49:37; 2. Kevin Berg, 54, Littleton, CO, 4:49:44; 3. Randy Lindsey, 58, Colorado Springs, CO, 5:32:07. Seniors (60+): 1. Parks Williams, 69, Colorado Springs, CO, 5:42:47; 2. Earl Ortiz, 65, Albuquerque, NM, 6:58:36; 3. John Hobbs, 65, Evergreen, CO, 7:05:30. Overall Female: 1. Melanie Fryar, 30, Greenwood Village, CO, 4:03:33 CR; 2. Stephanie Jones, 40, Colorado Springs, CO, 4:26:44; 3. Gayle Zorilla, 39, Golden, CO, 4:34:52. Masters (40+): 1. Stephanie Jones, 40, Colorado Springs, CO, 4:26:44; 2. Catherine Webber, 42, Colorado Springs, CO, 5:02:04; 3. Cindy Stonesmith, 47, Louisville, CO, 5:04:44. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Kimberly Greer, 50, Larkspur, CO, 5:35:15; 2. Barbara Franzen, 57, Denver, CO, 5:46:27; 3. Cheri Bashor, 57, Pueblo West, CO, 6:00:48. Seniors (60+): 1. No Finishers. 25K Overall Male: 1. John Gaudette, 25, Denver, CO, 1:42:27; 2. Marshall Thomson, 32, Crested Butte, CO, 1:43:29; 3. Michael Huntington, 27, Laramie, WY, 1:45:01. Masters (40+): 1. Scott Dailey, 45, Centennial, CO, 1:51:25; 2. Todd Murray, 47, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:51:30; 3. David Sheppard, 46, Highlands Ranch, CO, 1:52:48. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Steven Sellars, 50, Superior, CO, 1:51:08; 2. Bob Bassee, 56, Denver, CO, 2:02:58; 3. Rodger Greer, 50, Larkspur, CO, 2:08:37. Seniors (60+): 1. Will Pittenger, 60, Boulder, CO, 2:05:22; 2. James Worsham, 60, Aurora, CO, 2:26:09; 3. Jim Beckenhaupt, 64, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:47:58. Overall Female: 1. Stevie Kremer, 28, Crested Butte, CO, 1:48:43 CR; 2. Nicole Chyr, 33, Englewood, CO, 1:57:48; 3. Kris Klotzbach, 31, Parker, CO, 1:57:54. Masters (40+): 1. Johnna French, 40, Larmie, WY, 2:04:15; 2. Kristi Ruben, 40, Cheyenne, WY, 2:14:11; 3. Ellen Bagnato, 45, Broomfield, CO, 2:23:14. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Amy Plummer, 52, Estes Park, CO, 2:24:41; 2. Shelley Doggett, 52, Estes Park, CO, 2:25:12; 3. Pam Iyer, 55, Fort Collins, CO, 2:27:49. Seniors (60+): 1. Linda Adam-Hall, 60, Estes Park, CO, 2:41:33; 2. Kathy Jakubowski, 69, Denver, CO, 3:26:45; 3. Donna Brockman, 63, Colorado Springs, CO 3:39:53. 8M Overall Male: 1. Chris Desilets, 24, Denver, CO, 51:23; 2. Wes Thurman, 39, Colorado Springs, CO, 54:40; 3. Jeff Rath, 33, Colorado Springs, CO, 56:48. Masters (40+): 1. Samuel Callan, 48, Colorado Springs, CO, 59:39; 2. Stuart Proffit, 44, Denver, CO, 1:00:44; 3. Barry Smith, 48, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:03:16. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jeff McIntosh, 50, Monument, CO, 1:01:45; 2. Stephen Huda, 57, Centennial, CO, 1:03:04; 3. Steve Barker, 57, Estes Park, CO, 1:03:56. Seniors (60+): 1. Tom Minnery, 62, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:14:52; 2. Martin Hidalgo, 67, Littleton, CO, 1:16:09; 3. Warren Saslow, 60, Centennial, CO, 1:16:31. Overall Female: 1. Susan Nuzum, 44, Boulder, CO, 56:33; 2. Kara Diamond-Husmann, 33, Denver, CO, 59:04; 3. Laurie Fritts, 40, Boulder, CO, 1:04:44. Masters (40+): 1. Susan Nuzum, 44, Boulder, CO, 56:33; 2. Laurie Fritts, 40, Boulder, CO, 1:04:44; 3. Sydney Ayers, 47, Golden, CO, 1:04:50. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Sonya Norris, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:09:32; 2. Jennifer Ellis, 50, Denver, CO, 1:13:26; 3. Michale Bontrager, 52, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:17:34. Seniors (60+): 1. Penelope O’Donnell, 61, Golden, CO, 1:35:49; 2. Rebecca Curtis, 62, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:36:39; 3. Kathy Porter, 63, Littleton, CO, 1:36:54.


New Course Proves Fast at Cottonwood Classic A total of 858 participants competed in the 16th Annual City of Thornton Cottonwood Classic 5K held at the Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center (120th and Washington) on Saturday, May 21 under sunny skies. American Furniture Warehouse was the presenting sponsor

and 104.3 The Fan was the Media Sponsor. The slightly new course (due to road construction) proved very fast with Zach Mares clocking a 16:04 and Nicole Aish an 18:14 to win the overall male and female running divisions over the 3.1 mile certified course. Francisco Pantoja won the Male Race Walking Division with a time of 27:03 and former Olympian Victoria Herazo was fastest in the Female Race Walking Division with a time of 30:45. The elementary school division accounted for 524 participants, who came from 10 local elementary schools. Stukey Elementary won the award for most participants (96) and Arapahoe Ridge Elementary won the award for the fastest coed team (two boys, two girls). The schools division was started in 2004 to help promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle to K-5th grade students and has experienced phenomenal growth since that first year when there were 76 participants. -Mike Coulter 731 Finishers - Timing by: Hallucination Sports - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,400’ - Course Records: Peter Remien, 15:48 (2008); Bevin Kennelly-Thomps, 17:43 (2009)

runners near the start of the cottonwood classic.

Overall Male: 1. Zach Mares, 23, Northglenn, CO, 16:05; 2. Nick Mockeridge, 29, 17:24; 3. Peter Tel, 47, Akron, CO, 17:35. Masters (40+): 1. Peter Tel, 47, Akron, CO, 17:35; 2. John Charlton, 45, Denver, CO, 17:53; 3. James Ysebaert, 47, Lafayette, CO, 18:49. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Raul Carrizalez, 50, Evans, CO, 18:15; 2. Simon Martin, 58, Boulder, CO, 19:19; 3. Lile Budden, 51, Colorado Springs, CO, 19:26. Seniors (60+): 1. Jeff Dumas, 65, Boulder, CO, 22:09; 2. Bob Cooper, 63, Thornton, CO, 22:12; 3. Gary Erikson, 60, Boulder, CO, 23:15. Overall Female: 1. Nicole Aish, 35, Arvada, CO, 18:14; 2. Mary Wilkinson, 30, Long Preston, 18:32; 3. Kara Ford, 32, Broomfield, CO, 19:00. Masters (40+): 1. Noelle Green, 46, Erie, CO, 19:37; 2. Stella Heffron, 44, Parker, CO, 20:00; 3. Bertha Gaeta, 42, 21:56. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Victoria Hunter, 50, Boulder, CO, 22:57; 2. Kristin Granderson, 52, Thornton, CO, 24:33; 3. Katrina Warner, 52, Broomfield, CO, 25:48. Seniors (60+): 1. Taunya Wilson, 64, Thornton, CO, 23:36; 2. Marianne Martino, 60, Littleton, CO, 31:22; 3. Anna Rubinchik, 60, Thornton, CO, 36:35.

Assefa, Chepkurui Capture Bolder BOULDER 10K Titles

After going out too fast in last year’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Bolder BOULDER 10K and leading her unsuspecting teammates into early oxygen debt and a third-place team finish, Renee Metivier-Baillie vowed to run smarter this year. That’s what she and her teammates, Amy Hastings and Magdalena Lewy Boulet, did on a cloudy Memorial Day, placing second in the 2011 International Team Challenge. The American women scored 19 points, coming just two points shy of upsetting powerhouse Ethiopia for the team title. Kenya, led by race champion Lineth Chepkurui in 32:30, was third with 26. Team Colorado, comprising Adriana Pirtea, Colleen De Reuck and Zoila Gomez, was also in the money in fifth place. Ethiopia swept the men’s and women’s International Team Challenge titles for the third straight year, with the professional runners starting after a race record number of citizen entrants of 54,554 (with 49,271 finishers) on a new course. In the first course change since 1981, the starting line was moved closer to the Folsom Field finish on the University of Colorado campus, to make for better loading and unloading of the runners and walkers comprising the 92 “waves” or starting groups. “It worked out great,” said race founder Steve Bosley. His son, race director Cliff, pointed out that the start of the professional women’s race was delayed 16 minutes, because of the large number of people wanting to register Monday morning. What also worked great was the teamwork

displayed by the U.S. runners. Boulder’s James Carney and teammates Ryan Hall and Aaron Braun placed 5-7-12 to place third behind Ethiopia, who edged Kenya by one point, 12 to 13. Team Colorado ( Jason Hartmann, Fernando Cabada and Brian Medigovich) placed fourth. Ethiopian 10,000 meter specialists Belete Assefa and Solomon Gonfa went 1-2, followed by Kenyans Allan Kiprono, who trains in Boulder under Dieter Hogan, and MacDonald Ondara. The winning time of 29 minutes, 23 seconds was not especially fast, but the race is all about competition, said Ethiopian Hussen Adelo. “When we race against Kenya, it is a fight!” he exclaimed through a translator, making boxing motions with his fists. Local favorite Carney ran with Hall until 3½ miles, where the course climbs west towards the mountains before turning south and cresting at four miles. That is where Carney then caught Braun, and he picked off the faster starters on his way to his fifth-place finish (30:17), good for $1,600 as well as his share of $17,500 team prize. “You line ‘em up, and I’ll knock ‘em down,” a happy Carney said, standing with the capacity crowd inside the football stadium. Everyone looked up as two F-14 fighter jets flew over, and grew silent during the moving playing of taps and singing of the national anthem, all part of what has become the largest Memorial Day gathering in the nation. At the 33rd edition, fittingly, a veteran,

Mieszka Laczek-Johnson, age 34 of Denver, became the race’s one millionth finisher (the 20,801st finisher overall); she ran the course in 58:43. Results can be found on page 39. -Michael Sandrock

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First officially run in 1991, participants recently completed the latest running of the Collegiate Peaks Trail Run in Buena Vista, Colorado. Activities started Friday afternoon, May 6, with registration and packet pickups, pasta dinner, and a pre-race meeting. Race day started out early Saturday, May 7, with runners beginning their collective adventure with a 6:30 am start. Temperatures ranging from the low 30s at race start to mid 70s in the afternoon combined with clear skies and mild winds provided for great overall course conditions. This year’s race was again a fund raiser for the Buena Vista Optimist Club. Beginning and ending near the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, the 25-mile looped course primarily follows trails and Jeep roads along part of the historic Midland Railroad. Participants have the option of signing up for the 25-mile course (one loop) or the 50-mile course (two loops – first clockwise, then again counter clockwise). With low elevation point on the course being 8,000 feet at the start/finish, over 2,400 feet of ascent is delivered in each loop. Ryan Burch set a course record in the 50 Mile in 6:37:10, which was the only record set among all of the events. Darcy Africa came in just 51 seconds shy of the women’s 50 Mile course record of 7:58:28, set by Helen Cospolich in 2009. -Burke Kaiser, Race Director 301 Finishers (90 - 50M , 211 - 25M) - Timing by: Collegiate Peaks Trail Race - Elevation: Start/Finish = 8,000’ - Course Records: 50M = Andrew Henshaw, 6:52:05 (2010); Helen Cospolitch, 7:58:28 (2009); 25M = Justin Ricks, 2:57:09 (2008); Keri Nelson, 3:24:04 (2009) 50M Overall Male: 1. Ryan Burch, 31, Fort Collins, CO, 6:37:10 CR; 2. Dylan Bowman, 25, Aspen, CO, 6:57:54; 3. Corey Hanson, 34, Bellvue, CO, 7:33:18. Overall Female: 1. Darcy Africa, 36, Boulder, CO, 7:59:19; 2. Leila Degrave, 33, Evergreen, CO, 8:25:26; 3. Jaclyn Greenhill, 34, Boulder, CO, 8:50:33. 25M Overall Male: 1. Brian Ream, 35, Boulder, CO, 3:19:47; 2. William Goldsmith, 38, Steamboat Springs, CO, 3:29:05; 3. Chris Dickey, 40, Gunnison, CO, 3:31:37. Masters (40+):

1. Chris Dickey, 40, Gunnison, CO, 3:31:37; 2. Ben Woodbeck, 40, South Fork, CO, 3:32:56; 3. Morgan Murri, 46, Pagosa Springs, CO, 3:38:09. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Giles Cote, 54, Basalt, CO, 3:43:57; 2. Dale Petersen, 54, Denver, CO, 3:50:52; 3. Dean Buzbee, 56, Santa Fe, NM, 4:02:45. Seniors (60+): 1. Jim Mykleby, 64, Leadville, CO, 5:12:37; 2. Darrell Weaver, 64, Colorado Springs, CO, 5:17:03; 3. Bob Whitley, 66, Denver, CO, 6:08:44. Overall Female: 1. Melody Fairchild, 37, Boulder, CO, 3:32:54; 2. Kelly McConnell, 35, Boulder, CO, 3:41:34; 3. Deborah Davies, 37, Idaho Springs, CO, 3:53:22. Masters (40+): 1. Chamane Skold, 47, Evergreen, CO, 3:56:37; 2. Stephanie Trudeaux, 45, Durango, CO, 4:11:45; 3. Lauire Blankenship, 41, Evergreen, CO, 4:18:07. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jean Herbert, 54, Albuquerque, NM, 4:14:05; 2. Kelly Murphy, 59, Leadville, CO, 5:39:52; 3. Susan Selenow, 59, Buena Vista, CO, 5:52:14. Seniors (60+): 1. Kathy White, 60, Lakewood, CO, 5:40:04; 2. Rondi Thornton, 60, Albuquerque, NM, 5:51:01; 3. Marge Hickman, 61, Leadville, CO, 6:12:36.

Wyoming Race Celebrates 34 Years

Nothing like a run in the mountains to liven up your Memorial Day weekend and raise funds for the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club. On Sunday, May 29, 221 runners and walkers from 28 states and two foreign countries completed the 34th running of the Wyoming Marathon Races, which included a 5K, half marathon, marathon, and a double marathon (52.4 miles). The Rocky Mountain Double Marathon (formerly a fifty miler until 1999) is the oldest continuous ultramarathon in the Rocky Mountain Region. As runners gathered near Lincoln Monument 10 miles east of Laramie, they were greeted with the third worst weather in the races’ 34-year history. The worst year for weather was 1996 when a late season snowstorm dumped several inches of snow on the 8,640 foot summit of the course. This year, near freezing temperatures at the start combined with drizzle, mist, and fog for most of the day. Despite the cold and wet conditions, Cory Hanson of Bellvue, Colorado, broke the men’s course record in the Rocky Mountain Double Marathon by running a 7:03:59 for 52.4 miles. Vicki Hunter from Boulder captured the women’s race in a time 9:59:06. -Brent Weigner, Race Director

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The Sun Smiled on the Mother’s Day Mile

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The 12th Annual Mother’s Day Mile eked out the first beautiful day in May in Glenwood Springs on Sunday, May 8, with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s. With thunderstorms the week of the race, organizers were scrambling for Plan B. Fortunately, they only had to execute Plan A and the race went off without a hitch. More than 776 registrants and several hundred volunteers and spectators enjoyed the family event complete with post race apple pie a la mode, multi-colored fresh roses, and new personalized race bibs. Fast runners were treated to handmade apron awards tailored and beaded by HIV positive women from the Sisterhood Exchange Program in Mfangano Island, Kenya. Local runners took to the podium as Myriah Blair won the fastest overall woman and Fastest Mom at 5:50; Fastest Grandma went to Trina Ehrenberg with a 7:36; Fastest Great Grandma went to Carolyn Prinster, age 82 with a 14:27; and Amy Roggie won Fastest Female First Responder with an 8:54. On the men’s side, fastest overall male went to Alex Tiernan with a 4:59 and Fastest Male First Responder went to Timothy Lavin with a 6:02. The local event is fast becoming a community favorite and 100 percent of the revenue goes to the Advocate Safehouse Project for domestic and sexual violence programs. Best of all, the Green Team kept to its promise to hold a “Zero Waste Event… or darn near close” and concluded the day with just one small box of garbage to go to the land fill. Everything else was recycled, composted, or reused. -Nancy Reinisch

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rac e r e s ults Horsetooth Half Marathon April 17, 2011 Fort Collins, CO 1,444 Finishers - Timing by: RunLimited - Elevation: Start = 5,175’, Finish = 4,960’ - Course Records: Austin Vigil, 1:11:48 (2006); Kara Roy, 1:24:09 (2010) Overall Male: 1. Japheth Ng’ojoy, 23, 1:12:50; 2. Joel Hamilton, 26, 1:16:24; 3. Horsecow Lonac, 25, 1:17:14; 4. Tony Bachmann, 27, 1:17:39; 5. Andy Ames, 48, 1:19:30. Masters (40+): 1. Andy Ames, 48, 1:19:30; 2. Brett Bruyere, 40, 1:25:57; 3. Brian Rahaley, 43, 1:26:43. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Rick Bruess, 51, 1:29:19; 2. Robert Kessler, 55, 1:30:32; 3. David Huner, 52, 1:33:42. Seniors (60+): 1. Will Pittenger, 60, 1:38:11; 2. Steve Santana, 60, 1:42:41; 3. Dave Diaz, 62, 1:45:02. Overall Female: 1. Brianne Nelson, 30, 1:25:42; 2. Nikole Johns, 36, 1:27:26; 3. Jennifer Malmberg, 28, 1:30:01; 4. Whitney Henderson, 30, 1:30:21; 5. Rochelle Persson, 43, 1:32:09. Masters (40+): 1. Rochelle Persson, 43, 1:32:09; 2. Sydney Cornell, 40, 1:38:17; 3. Johnna French, 40, 1:38:28. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Laura Bruess, 50, 1:38:02; 2. Jan Rastall, 53, 1:48:42; 3. Maria Korb, 57, 1:48:56. Seniors (60+): 1. Stephanie Wiecks, 64, 1:51:46; 2. Marilyn Stapleton, 64, 1:52:06; 3. Cathy Morgan, 64, 2:01:40.

Boulder Distance Classic April 23, 2011 Boulder, CO 519 Finishers (249 - 15K, 270 - 5K) - Timing by: Boulder Road Runners - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,430’ - Course Records: unknown 15K Overall Male: 1. Tyler McCandless, 24, Boulder, CO, 49:27; 2. Adam Rich, 30, Colorado Springs, CO, 49:50; 3. Japheth Ng’ojoy, 23, Greeley, CO, 50:09; 4. Justin Gindlesperger, 32, Boulder, CO, 51:38; 5. Brooks Cowen, 24, Boulder, CO, 52:19. Masters (40+): 1. Jason Mayeroff,

42, Reno, NV, 54:10; 2. Kevin Konczak, 41, Boulder, CO, 55:11; 3. James Ysebaert, 47, Lafayette, CO, 57:39. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Ken Masarie, 52, Boulder, CO, 58:17; 2. Steven Sellars, 50, Superior, CO, 58:32; 3. Simon Martin, 58, Boulder, CO, 1:03:11. Seniors (60+): 1. Dave Dooley, 64, Erie, CO, 1:04:14; 2. Stuart Boyce, 60, Boulder, CO, 1:09:45; 3. Lou Huie, 64, Fort Collins, CO, 1:13:21. Overall Female: 1. Uli Bromme, 30, Boulder, CO, 57:54; 2. Stacey Chamberlin, 39, Boulder, CO, 1:01:13; 3. Sharon Howard, 27, Aurora, CO, 1:02:04; 4. Susan Nuzum, 44, Boulder, CO, 1:02:25; 5. Marguerite Melonic, 29, Boulder, CO, 1:04:00. Masters (40+): 1. Susan Nuzum, 44, Boulder, CO, 1:02:25; 2. Maggi Kelly, 44, Longmont, CO, 1:10:31; 2. Beth Lev-Tov, 42, Boulder, CO, 1:12:03. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Vicki Hunter, 50, Boulder, CO, 1:13:51; 2. Diane Kallgren, 52, Longmont, CO, 1:19:39; 3. Leisha Conners Bauer, 50, Boulder, CO, 1:22:32. Seniors (60+): 1. Tina Albert, 60, Erie, CO, 1:16:06; 2. Linda Adam-Hall, 60, Estes Park, CO, 1:25:02; 3. Rima Lurie, 63, Boulder, CO, 1:26:07. 5K Overall Male: 1. Michael Chavez, 25, Fort Collins, CO, 15:35; 2. Patrick Hunt, Boulder, CO, 15:43; 3. Ramin Razavi, Boulder, CO, 16:04; 4. Robby Young, 27, Colorado Springs, CO, 16:08; 5. Curtis Begley Jr, 23, Boulder, CO, 16:11. Masters (40+): 1. Steve Fether, 45, Boulder, CO, 18:25; 2. Matthew Frank, 43, Louisville, CO, 19:03; 3. Darren De Reuck, 46, Boulder, CO, 21:22. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jim Christoph, 57, Boulder, CO, 20:21; 2. Ron Harmon, 57, Boulder, CO, 20:37; 3. John Miller, 54, Boulder, CO, 21:50. Seniors (60+): 1. Chuck Gower, 65, Boulder, CO, 22:05; 2. Jeff Dumas, 65, Boulder, CO, 22:16; 3. Michael Blakley, 61, Boulder, CO, 22:44. Overall Female: 1. Emma Keenan, 23, Boulder, CO, 17:46; 2. Kylee Schuler, 25, Bolder, CO, 18:45; 3. Annie Howley, Boulder, CO, 18:58; 4. Liz ReaReyes, Longmont, CO, 19:17; 5. Jenni Keil, 33, Louisville, CO, 19:23. Masters (40+): 1. Noelle Green , 46, Erie, CO, 19:38; 2. Kim McConnell, 43, Erie, CO, 21:19; 3. Eilleen Herbst, 44, Longmont, CO, 22:23. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Diane Thompson, 53, Boulder, CO, 22:35; 2. Katrina Warner, 52, Broomfield, CO, 26:06; 3. Connie Harmon, 57, Boulder, CO, 27:47. Seniors (60+): 1. Jan Hughes, 60, Boulder, CO, 23:05; 2. Marilyn Stapleton, 64, Greeley, CO, 23:19; 3. Joann

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Sierra’s Race Against Meningitis 5K April 30, 2011 Loveland, CO 779 Finishers - Timing by: Colorado Race Timing - Elevation: Start/ Finish = 5,000’ - Course Records: unknown Overall Male: 1. Japheth Ng’ojoy, 23, Greeley, CO, 16:13; 2. Clint Reading, 30, 16:54; 3. Daniel Goding, 34, Loveland, CO, 17:16; 4. Tyler Sewald, 29, 17:17; 5. David Roeske, 30, Loveland, CO, 17:33. Masters (40+): 1. Steven Kohuth, 45, Superior, CO, 18:53; 2. Leroy Engholm, 45, 20:09; 3. Lars Anderson, 46, Loveland, CO, 21:04. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Tim Jones, 50, Loveland, CO, 18:28; 2. Kyle Hubbart, 54, Fort Collins, CO, 18:43; 3. Raul Carrizalez, Evans, CO, 18:53. Seniors (60+): 1. Doug Bell, 60, Greeley, CO, 17:38; 2. Steve Santana, 60, Johnstown, CO, 21:39; 3. William McIntyre, 64, Cheyenne, WY, 23:39. Overall Female: 1. Kristen Hemphill, 23, Westminster, CO, 17:39; 2. Wendy Thomas, 32, Windsor, CO, 17:48; 3. Kim Dobson, 26, Loveland, CO, 18:55; 4. Natalie Peterson, 28, Loveland, CO, 19:38; 5. Rochelle Persson, 43, Colorado Springs, CO, 20:16. Masters (40+): 1. Rochelle Persson, 43, Colorado Springs, CO, 20:16; 2. Roxane Geisler, 42, Longmont, CO, 21:24; 3. Laurie Anderson, 45, Loveland, CO, 23:09. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Laura Bruess, 50, Boulder, CO, 22:17; 2. Ellen Rickert, 58, Broomfield, CO, 25:25; 3. Donna Urban, 51, Loveland, CO, 25:34. Seniors (60+): 1. Marilyn Stapleton, 64, Greeley, CO, 23:24; 2. Libby James, 74, Fort Collins, CO, 24:43; 3. Judy Kwiatkowski, 60, Loveland, CO, 28:42.

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7,425 Finishers (3,714 - 5M, 3,711 - 5K) - Timing by: Timberline Timing - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,350’ - Course Records: 5M = Derek Kite, 25:06 (2007); Patty Murray, 29:06 (2005); 5K = Justin Ogle, 16:36 (2009); Sarah Pizzo, 18:07 (2009)

Colorado Marathon May 1, 2011 Fort Collins, CO 3,110 Finishers (995 - 26.2M, 1,235 - 13.1M, 614 - 10K, 266 - 5K) Timing by: Timberline Timing - Elevation: Marathon Start = 6,090’, Half Marathon Start = 5,400’, Finish = 4,950’ - Course Records: 26.2M = Daniel Shaw, 2:25:55 (2004); Kara Roy, 2:46:30 (2007); 13.1M = Steve Folkerts, 1:10:32 (2010); Adriana Pirtea, 1:15:40 (2010); 10K = Philip Latter, 33:33 (2010); Lyndsi Benedict, 36:50 (2006); 5K = Marc Lonac, 16:25 (2010); Imani Thomas, 21:51 (2010) 26.2M Overall Male: 1. Steve Folkerts, 38, Fort Collins, CO, 2:29:30; 2. Zach Crandall, 31, 2:39:39; 3. Philip Latter, 29, 2:41:05; 4. Mark Mulholland, 39, 2:41:16; 5. Brian Scott, 33, 2:46:01. Masters (40+): 1. John Van Steenbergh, 44, 2:50:25; 2. John Yoder, 40, 2:50:44; 3. Brian Snow, 43, 2:57:51. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Kevin O’Brien, 53, 2:58:06; 2. Anthony Surage, 51, 3:00:56; 3. William Cherrier, 53, 3:04:38. Seniors (60+): 1. Steve Joyce, 62, 3:24:31; 2. David Wilson, 60, 3:32:00; 3. Joe Fleegel, 60, 3:44:03. Overall Female: 1. Connilee Walter, 38, Colorado Springs, CO, 3:03:20; 2. Christy Nelson, 35, 3:04:59; 3. Macy Latter, 30, 3:08:41; 4. Tina Stoner, 40, 3:12:09; 5. Andrea Fuler, 36, 3:13:02. Masters (40+): 1. Tina Stoner, 40, 3:12:09; 2. Catherine Speights, 46, 3:20:37; 3. Annie Eudeikis, 43, 3:29:13. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Wendy Crandall, 59, 3:37:11; 2. Jenny Weber, 54, 3:37:41; 3. Rhonda McGownd, 52, 3:50:58. Seniors (60+): 1. Carol Kinzy, 63, 3:36:28; 2. Lynn Jamieson,

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5M Overall Male: 1. Keith Solverson, 28, Parker, CO, 25:07; 2. Charles Hillig, 24, Denver, CO, 25:18; 3. Robert Young, 25, Colorado Springs, CO, 26:16; 4. Jay Luna, 27, Denver, CO, 26:21; 5. Pat McGuire, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 26:21. Masters (40+): 1. Bob Weiner, 46, Evergreen, CO, 26:23; 2. Todd Straka, 44, Boulder, CO, 28:07; 3. Nickolas Starkey, 42, Colorado Springs, CO, 29:17. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Martin Folk, 50, 32:33; 2. Bob Basse, 56, 32:59; 3. Brian Dunfey, 52, Edwards, CO, 33:11. Seniors (60+): 1. John Hakala, 60, Denver, CO, 36:24; 2. Tom Zeiner, 60, Lakewood, CO, 36:36; 3. Michael Clark, 65, Phoenix, AZ, 36:43. Overall Female: 1. Nicole Aish, 35, Arvada, CO, 29:20; 2. Heather Utrata, 29, Englewood, CO, 30:07; 3. Shannon Filar, 26, Arvada, CO, 30:20; 4. Amanda Occhi, 33, Manitou Springs, CO, 30:31; 5. Natalie Davy, Boulder, CO, 30:39. Masters (40+): 1. Noelle Green, 46, Erie, CO, 32:00; 2. Janet Rooney, 47, Louisville, CO, 32:10; 3. Leslie Hoffmann, 44, Louisville, CO, 33:04. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Patti Gallaher, 53, Denver, CO, 34:56; 2. Rocha Kodanaz, 50, Denver, CO, 35:31; 3. Tammy Wells, 51, Santa Fe, NM, 39:20. Seniors (60+): 1. Jan Hughes, 60, Boulder, CO, 37:43; 2. Dee Dee Beard, 60, Boulder, CO, 42:30; 3. Cynthia Henry, 61, Centennial, CO, 42:33. 5K Overall Male: 1. Robert Young, Colorado Springs, CO, 15:43 CR; 2. Ewen North, 32, Louisville, CO, 15:48; 3. Josh Wright, 29, Denver, CO, 16:27; 4. Paquito Lopez, 29, Denver, CO, 16:32; 5. John Tribbia, 29, Boulder, CO, 16:38. Masters (40+): 1. John Costello, 43, Denver, CO, 17:45; 2. Keith Johnson, 49, Littleton, CO, 17:45; 3. James Gilbert, 48, Boulder, CO, 18:09. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Tom White, 51, Buena Vista, CO, 20:28; 2. Elliott Drumright, 54, Evergreen, CO, 20:58; 3. Kevin Coyne, 51, Superior, CO, 21:52. Seniors (60+): 1. Jim Martin, 61, Boulder, CO, 22:06; 2. John Anderson, 63, Englewood, CO, 22:32; 3. Tony Kaleth, 63, Denver, CO, 23:21. Overall Female: 1. Kathy Butler, 37, Nederland, CO, 17:49 CR; 2. Sarah Pizzo, 28, Lakewood, CO,

18:08; 3. Tabor Scholl, 14, Kremmling, CO, 18:12; 4. Laura Griffin, 30, Denver, CO, 18:38; 5. Amanda McCrackin, 33, Boulder, CO, 18:54.. Masters (40+): 1. Stephanie Scholl, 48, Kremmling, CO, 20:13; 2. Barbara Lommen, 46, Englewood, CO, 21:51; 3. Luanne Burke, 49, Niwot, CO, 22:30. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Monica Ryan, 50, Wheat Ridge, CO, 21:36; 2. Delicia Litt, 52, Broomfield, CO, 22:04; 3. Kathy Johnson, 50, Littleton, CO, 23:20 Seniors (60+): 1. Laurie Rugenstein, 63, Boulder, CO, 22:30; 2. Terri Schneider, 62, Centennial, CO, 27:02; 3. Kathi Dost, 60, Englewood, CO, 28:51.

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63, 4:08:22; 3. Cheryl Swedenborg, 63, 4:17:09. 13.1M Overall Male: 1. Michael Chavez, 25, Fort Collins, CO, 1:07:43 CR; 2. Matt Lavassiur, 29, Alamosa, CO, 1:07:43; 3. Gregory Picklesimer, 44, 1:13:47; 4. Matthew Reisenauer, 22, 1:18:28; 5. Tim Herbert, 34, 1:18:43. Masters (40+): 1. Gregory Picklesimer, 44, 1:13:47; 2. Paul Armstrong, 41, 1:22:19; 3. Bob Vanlangenhoven, 49, Fort Collins, CO, 1:23:04. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jay Survil, 52, Aurora, CO, 1:22:01; 2. Michael Higgins, 56, 1:31:42; 3. Christian Kummerow, 52, 1:31:58. Seniors (60+): 1. Jance Jancin, 61, 1:44:53; 2. Jim Woodard, 60, 1:45:53; 3. Ray Hanson, 60, 1:51:17. Overall Female: 1. Melody Fairchild, 37, Boulder, CO, 1:20:20; 2. Annie Toth, 31, 1:20:38; 3. Heather Wood, 24, 1:21:16; 4. Nikole Johns, 36, Fort Collins, CO, 1:22:59; 5. Sarah Hansen, 33, 1:25:33. Masters (40+): 1. Stella Heffron, 44, 1:31:09; 2. Lisa Jackson, 40, 1:34:36; 3. Mary Shea, 42, 1:35:10. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jan Rastall, 53, 1:43:07; 2. Karen Markel, 53, 1:47:24; 3. Julie Monroe, 56, 1:48:55. Seniors (60+): 1. Joann Meyer, 68, 1:48:40; 2. Cathy Morgan, 64, 1:51:15; 3. Gloria Montoya, 64, 2:03:40. 10K Overall Male: 1. Winston Sauber, 25, 41:45; 2. Blaine Miller, 38, 42:14; 3. Terry Gebhardt, 38, 42:35; 4. Danny Shearer, 49, 44:01; 5. Jeff Dunton, 25, 44:10. Masters (40+): 1. Danny Shearer, 49, 44:01; 2. Mark Bibb, 46, 44:25; 3. Daniel Smoker, 46, 45:39. Grand Masters (50+): 1. John Blair, 58, 47:01; 2. Dale Buchler, 56, 47:05; 3. Russ Gillis, 51, 53:30. Seniors (60+): 1. Christian Zier, 61, 52:38; 2. Gene Cramer, 60, 53:21; 3. Ron Pedersen, 64, 1:01:15. Overall Female: 1. Wendy Mader, 38, 41:15; 2. Tonya Barber, 41, 44:26; 3. Diane Flynn, 41, 45:14; 4. Kristen Kugler, 23, 46:09; 5. Marilyn Stapleton, 64, 47:11. Masters (40+): 1. Tonya Barber, 41, 44:26; 2. Diane Flynn, 41, 45:14; 3. Lori Petrie, 48, 47:35. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Julie Giles, 50, 50:46; 2. Edith Heyward, 59, 53:43; 3. Brenda Bonn, 53, 1:03:50. Seniors (60+): 1. Marilyn Stapleton, 64, 47:11; 2. Rebecca Marzano, 60, 1:02:49; 3. Beverly Pedersen, 64, 1:08:30. 5K Overall Male: 1. Henry Raymond, 13, 19:37; 2. Jake Koellner, 17, 20:32; 3. Julius Kovats, 47, 21:26; 4. Tanner Howard, 15, 21:34; 5. Nathan Spencer, 16, 21:47. Masters (40+): 1. Julius Kovats, 47, 21:26; 2. Timothy Hackett, 49, 24:20; 3. Thomas Sachtlebem, 46, 24:57. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Tom Riggs, 52, 23:45; 2. Gregg Somermeyer, 55, 23:58; 3. Chris Wolf, 50, 24:53. Seniors (60+): 1. Darrell Collins, 61, 33:54; 2. Ronald Fox, 74, 36:25; 3. Craig Foreman, 62, 40:57. Overall Female: 1. Jinny Mortenson, 33, 21:41 CR; 2. Jessica Gering, 15, 22:11; 3. Kari Strand, 19, 22:11; 4. Megan Sturges, 17, 23:23; 5. Rebekah Sampish, 36, 24:26. Masters (40+): 1. Penny Hamill, 45, 26:02; 2. Kimberly Reynolds, 42, 27:23; 3. Adrienne Gibson, 40, 28:06. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jinnohn Gilmore, 56, 25:16; 2. Margaret Cruz, 50, 30:53; 3. Carol Musfeldt, 54, 33:14. Seniors (60+): 1. Charlene Horner, 67, 44:01; 2. Ramona Winnkeller, 62, 45:00; 3. Eunice Kinrade, 66, 46:48.

Highline Canal Run May 14, 2011 Centennial, CO 780 Finishers (384 - 10K, 396 - 5K) - Timing by: Timing Consortium - Elevation: Start/Finish = 5,350’ - Course Records: unknown 10K Overall Male: 1. Horsecow Lonac, 25, 35:07; 2. Tristian Mitchell, 25, Littleton, CO, 35:36; 3. Doug Bell, 60, Greeley, CO, 38:00; 4. Patrick Rutty, 44, 38:08; 5. Travis Daniels, 33, 38:21. Masters (40+): 1. Patrick Rutty, 44, 38:08; 2. Bob Vanlangenhoven, 49, Fort Collins, CO, 39:36; 3. Mark Dillard, 45, 40:11. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Kyle Hubbart, 54, 38:33; 2. John Victoria, 56, Loveland, CO, 38:41; 3. Robert Kessler, 55, 40:38. Seniors (60+): 1. Doug Bell, 60, Greeley, CO, 38:00; Steve Santana, 60, 45:05; 3. Rob Gray, 60, 45:27. Overall Female: 1. Kim Dobson, 26, 38:22; 2. Rochelle Persson, 43, 41:41; 3. Ineke Mushovic, 39, 42:42; 4. Stella Heffron, 44, Parker, CO, 43:20; 5. Karen Ard, 52, 43:21. Masters (40+): 1. Rochelle Persson, 43, 41:41; 2. Stella Heffron, 44, Parker, CO, 43:20; 3. Roxane Geisler, 42, 44:37. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Karen Ard, 52, 43:21; 2. Ellen Rickart, 58, 51:04; 3. Sally Munoz, 56; 52:52. Seniors (60+): 1. Marilyn Stapleton, 64, 47:00; 2. Linda Adam-Hall, 60, 54:46; 3. Gailmarie Berquist, 62, 1:09:07. 5K Overall Male: 1. Horsecow Lonac, 25, 17:18; 2. Tom Norris, 45, 17:56; 3. Patrick Rutty, 44, 18:23; 4. John O’Hagen, 14, 18:41; 5. Harry Hollines, 41, 18:44. Masters (40+): 1. Tom Norris, 45, 17:56; 2. Patrick Rutty, 44, 18:23; 3. Harry Hollines, 41, 18:44. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Scott Harris, 52, 20:05; 2. Nick Zieser, 54, 24:26; 3. Joe Opila, 52, 24:31. Seniors (60+): 1. Gary Thompson, 60, 24:09; 2. Charlie McCormick, 74, 27:53; 3. David Klekamp, 61, 33:03.

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nicholas mockeridge wins the colorado colfax marathon in 2:34:27.

Overall Female: 1. Jordyn Colter, 13, 19:07; 2. Christine Adamowski, 42, Evergreen, CO, 20:06; 3. Sara Callor, 33, 20:10; 4. McKinley Jones, 12, 21:51; 5. Li Downs, 14, 22:12. Masters (40+): 1. Christine Adamowski, 42, Evergreen, CO, 20:06; 2. Colleen Russell, 42, 25:17; 3. Bridget Witsell, 48, 25:51. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Betsy Teurnier, 52, 27:22; 2. Julia Lindsay, 56, 28:34; 3. Kate Wilson, 50, 28:56. Seniors (60+): 1. Dianne Honig, 60, 33:00; 2. Sharyl Riley, 61, 33:04; 3. Penelope O’Donnell, 62, 38:09.

Colorado Colfax Marathon May 15, 2011 Denver, CO 5,272 Finishers (758 - 26.2M, 3,785 - 13.1M, 729 - 5K) - Timing by: End Result - Elevation: Marathon Start/Finish = 5,300’ - Course Records: 26.2M = Matthew Kempton, 2:41:00 (2009); Heather Utrata, 3:07:13 (2010); 13.1M = Andrew Smith, 1:10:43 (2009); Rebecca Prichard, 1:23:09 (2010) 26.2M Overall Male: 1. Nicholas Mockeridge, 29, Northglenn, CO, 2:34:27 CR; 2. Erik Grumstrup, 28, Boulder, CO, 2:37:48; 3. Pat Sullivan, 34, Denver, CO, 2:40:57; 4. Mark Hotchkiss, 25, Greenwood Village, CO, 2:49:32; 5. Chaiwat Engtrakul, 34, Louisville, CO, 2:51:22. Masters (40+): 1. Andrew Terrill, 41, Golden, CO, 2:56:23; 2. David Rothenburger, 42, Lakewood, CO, 2:56:46; 3. Scott Caruso, 45, Lakewood, CO, 2:56:58. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Jay Survil, 52, Aurora, CO, 2:59:35; 2. Alfred Herzl, 55, Littleton, CO, 3:17:33; 3. James Becker, 52, Littleton, CO, 3:25:35. Seniors (60+): 1. Emmett Faulkner, 66, Montgomery, TX, 3:54:23; 2. Dave Diaz, 62, Pueblo, CO, 3:57:08; 3. Sheldon Steinbock, 69, Fort Collins, CO, 4:11:22. Overall Female: 1. Nicole Chyr, 33, Englewood, CO, 2:59:01 CR; 2. Amy Smith, 23, Westminster, CO, 3:10:24; 3. Yasuyo Kitano, 39, Boulder, CO, 3:16:26; 4. Ruth Clymore, 27, Westminster, CO, 3:19:34; 5. Ashley Linn, 27, Parker, CO, 3:20:06. Masters (40+): 1. Kristin Moreau, 44, Golden, CO, 3:21:27; 2. Sandra Currie, 42, Highlands Ranch, CO, 3:23:15; 3. Gayle Zorrilla, 40, Stamford, CT, 3:23:45. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Sandra Goodman, 52, Lakewood, CO, 4:03:37; 2. Michaele Berger, 53, Highlands Ranch, CO, 4:28:17; 3. Amie Durden, 54, Boulder, CO, 4:29:59. Seniors (60+): 1. Carol Harvey, 60, Greenwood Village, CO, 4:25:00; 2. Becca Fuller, 60, Denver, CO, 4:40:19; 3. Pamela Penfield, 63, Highlands Ranch, CO, 6:06:23. 13.1M Overall Male: 1. Charles Hillig, 24, Denver, CO, 1:11:33; 2. Lawrence Gowin, 41, Westminster, CO, 1:17:04; 3. Tommy Manning, 35, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:19:24; 4.

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Chris Chorney, 21, USAFA, CO, 1:20:01; 5. Jim Rose, 35, Denver, CO, 1:20:19. Masters (40+): 1. Lawrence Gowin, 41, Westminster, CO, 1:17:04; 2. Andrew Loizeaux, 49, Denver, CO, 1:24:30; 3. Jon Urban, 43, Highlands Ranch, CO, 1:24:41. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Dan Spale, 55, Lakewood, CO, 1:21:35; 2. Ricky Denesik, 51, Telluride, CO, 1:29:15; 3. David Broadwell, 55, Denver, CO, 1:31:26. Seniors (60+): 1. Harry Ladewig, 60, Englewood, CO, 1:37:45; 2. Buzz Allen, 61, Centennial, CO, 1:38:12; 3. Jim Martin, 60, Boulder, CO, 1:42:04. Overall Female: 1. Joanna Zeiger, 41, Baltimore, MD, 1:23:52; 2. Natalie Davey, 38, Denver, CO, 1:24:08; 3. Lauren Rinck, 26, Denver, CO, 1:26:44; 4. Kari-Anne Samuelson, 28, Denver, CO, 1:27:08; 5. Laura Mortimer, 25, Denver, CO, 1:27:49. Masters (40+): 1. Joanna Zeiger, 41, Baltimore, MD, 1:23:52; 2. Heidy Lozano, 48, Houston, TX, 1:28:03; 3. Kelly Meeter, 42, Denver, CO, 1:33:56. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Andrea Bauer, 53, Aspen, CO, 1:45:17; 2. Marilyn Cartwright, 53, Parker, CO, 1:48:39; 3. Tracey Bernett, 55, Longmont, CO, 1:49:33. Seniors (60+): 1. Fanty Owens, 60, Superior, CO, 2:06:44; 2. Constance Ahrnsbrak, 71, Lakewood, CO, 2:09:40; 3. Joan Lockwood, 66, Denver, CO, 2:12:18. 5K Overall Male: 1. Eric Garber, 32, Golden, CO, 18:22; 2. Kristopher Lunn, 34, Parker, CO, 19:54; 3. Jerry Greenwald, 43, Boulder, CO, 20:04; 4. George Hoffmann, 31, Lakewood, CO, 20:05; 5. Mark Lewis, 46, Denver, CO, 20:14. Overall Female: 1. Rachel Gioscia-Ryan, 24, Boulder, CO, 18:00; 2. Cassandra Ortiz, 19, Gunnison, CO, 19:09; 3. Kelly Escorcia, 30, Centennial, CO, 19:35; 4. Annabelle Ricci, 15, Denver, CO, 20:08; 5. Lacey Acree, 31, Lakewood, CO, 20:46.

Run To The Shrine May 21, 2011 Colorado Springs, CO 922 Finishers (307 - 10K, 615 - 5K) - Timing by: Colorado Running Company - Elevation: Start/Finish = 6,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - Course Records: 10K = Gerald Romero, 40:15 (2010); Brandy Erholtz, 42:25 (2010); 5K = Francisco Serrano, 27:06 (2010); Angela Meloy, 26:03 (2010)

10K Overall Male: 1. Peter Maksimow, 32, Colorado Springs, CO, 39:16 CR; 2. Daryn Parker, 30, Colorado Springs, CO, 41:39; 3. Gerald Romero, 39, Colorado Springs, CO, 42:00; 4. Kevin Morgan, 24, 43:05; 5. Rob Kosick, 33, 44:11. Masters (40+): 1. Nickolas Starkey, 42, 44:26; 2. Paul Koch, 43, Colorado Springs, CO, 45:01; 3. Tom Giere, 41, Fountain, CO, 49:03. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Rick Shoulberg, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 46:51; 2. Don Beyers, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 52:53; 3. Tim Royston, 53, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:02:31. Seniors (60+): 1. Scott Hutchison, 61, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:03:24; 2. Steve Mueller, 62, 1:08:00; 3. Joe Morgan, 70, Fountain, CO, 1:09:40. Overall Female: 1. Connilee Walter, 38, Peyton, CO, 48:10; 2. Letita Dusich, 30, 52:59; 3. Christi Butler, 31, 53:35; 4. Bev Zimmerman, 47, 53:59; 5. Kacy Pittman, 32, Colorado Springs, CO. Masters (40+): 1. Bev Zimmerman, 47, 53:59; 2. Krista Schultz, 40, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:03:36; 3. Diane Kelsay, 47, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:02:24. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Carol Greening, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:07:45; 2. Judith Mautino, 58, Colorado Springs, CO, 1:09:39; 3. Debbie Monfire, 52, Colorado Springs, CO. Seniors (60+): 1. Julie Cartwright, 61, 1:18:33; 2. Janice Gregg-Kelm, 60, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:17:09; 3. Larilow Shaw, 60, Colorado Springs, CO, 2:30:08. 5K Overall Male: 1. Josiah Valensuela, 17, 22:13 CR; 2. Drew Stinson, 22:29; 3. Dan Peacock, 18, 22:40; 4. Kyle Smith, 23, Colorado Springs, CO, 22:54; 5. Randy Horner, 27, Colorado Springs, CO, 23:09. Masters (40+): 1. Arturo Jurado, 42, 30:14; 2. Donald Lessard, 46, Colorado Springs, CO, 30:15; 3. Adrian Stanciu, 41, Colorado Springs, CO, 30:50. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Stan Richardson, 59, Colorado Springs, CO, 35:37; 2. Mark Welsh, 55, 36:52; 3. David Lutter, 58, Commerce City, CO, 37:38. Seniors (60+): 1. Joe Hunter, 63, Sandia Park, NM, 31:48; 2. Herbert Foster, 69, Colorado Springs, CO, 36:19; 3. Fred Wright, 76, Colorado Springs, CO, 38:34. Overall Female: 1. Carrie Renaud, 31, Larkspur, CO, 29:40; 2. Lacey Acree, 31, 30:07; 3. Christian Olson, 12, Colorado Springs, CO, 30:25; 4. Lynn Serrano, 20, Colorado Springs, CO, 30:56; 5. Melissa Ortiz, 37, Tijeras, NM, 31:02. Masters (40+): 1. Lizabeth White, 46, Colorado Springs, CO, 32:31; 2. Jennifer Gilbert, 46, 34:24; 3. Alana Hawley, 45,

35:47. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Georgann Richardson, 55, Colorado Springs, CO, 33:27; 2. Linda Case, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 37:32; 3. Kris Wagner, 50, Colorado Springs, CO, 39:16. Seniors (60+): 1. Deb Anderson, 61, Monument, CO, 44:13; 2. Peggy Watkins, 62, Peyton, CO, 50:57; 3. Corinne Mendez, 65, Colorado Springs, CO, 56:04.

Bolder Boulder 10K May 30, 2011 Boulder, CO 49,188 Finishers - Timing by: End Result - Elevation: Start = 5,300â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Finish = 5,345 - Course Records: Tilahun Regassa, 28:17 (2009); Mamito Daska, 32:48 (2009) - Note: New course for 2011 Overall Male Elite: 1. Belete Assefa, Ethiopia, 29:22 CR; 2. Solomon Gonfa, Ethiopia, 29:27; 3. Allan Kiprono, Kenya, 29:35; 4. MacDonard Ondara, Kenya, 29:47; 5. James Carney, USA, 30:16; 6. Lani Rutto, Kenya, 30:23; 7. Ryan Hall, USA, 30:29; 8. Jason Hartmann, CO, 30:39; 9. Hussen Adelo, Ethiopia, 30:44; 10. Constintino Leon Lopez, Peru, 30:45. Overall Female Elite: 1. Lineth Chepkurui, Kenya, 32:29 CR; 2. Mamitu Daska, Ethiopia, 32:34; 3. Meseret Mengistubiru, Ethiopia, 34:05; 4. Amy Hastings, USA, 34:19; 5. Claire Hallisey, Great Britan, 34:47; 6. Renee Metivier Baillie, USA, 34:53; 7. Jelliah Tinega, Kenya, 35:03; 8. Adriana Pirtea, CO, 35:08; 9. Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, USA, 35:09; 10. Yuri Kano, Japan, 35:16. Overall Male Citizen: 1. Jeremy Freed, 23, Evergreen, CO, 30:28; 2. Patrick Rizzo, 27, Boulder, CO, 31:09; 3. Michael Aish, 34, Arvada, CO, 31:36; 4. Matt Lavassiur, 29, Alamosa, CO, 31:45; 5. Keith Solverson, 29, Parker, CO, 31:46; 6. Glenn Randall, 24, Mesa, CO, 31:48; 7. Matt Tebo, 22, Boulder, CO, 31:52; 8. Charles Hillig, 24, Denver, CO, 32:02; 9. Curtis Begley Jr, 23, Boulder, CO, 32:04; 10. Greg Reindl, 26, Denver, CO, 32:10. Masters (40+): 1. Paul Thompson, 45, Peekskill, NY, 33:50; 2. Trent Morrell, 41, Cheyenne, WY, 34:48; 3. Todd Straka, 44, Boulder, CO, 35:11. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Dan King, 51, Boulder, CO, 36:36; 2. Timothy Jones,

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melody fairchild wins the colorado half marathon in 1:20:20.

50, Loveland, CO, 37:34; 3. Keith Johnson, 50, Littleton, CO, 37:46. Seniors (60+): 1. Doug Bell, 60, Greeley, CO, 36:42; 2. Dave Dooley, 64, Erie, CO, 41:13; 3. Bob Evers, 60, Park City, UT, 41:34. Overall Female Citizen: 1. Akane Mutazaki, 25, Boulder, CO, 36:09; 2. Nicole Feest, 27, Fort Collins, CO, 36:18; 3. Nicole Aish, 35, Arvada, CO, 36:36; 4. Wendy Thomas, 32, Windsor, CO, 36:41; 5. Emma Keenan, 23, Boulder, CO, 36:46; 6. Melody Fairchild, 37, Boulder, CO, 36:56; 8. Brianne Nelson, 30, Fort Collins, CO, 37:06; 9. Clerc Koenck, 24, Colorado Springs, CO, 37:07; 10. Fiona Docherty, 35, Boulder, CO, 37:21:. Masters (40+): 1. Mary Alico, 48, Superior, CO, 39:39; 2. Becky Sondag, 41, Casper, WY, 39:43; 3. Susan Nuzum, 44, Boulder, CO, 40:02. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Sara Freitas, 53, Nevada City, CA, 42:38; 2. Laura Bruess, 50, Boulder, CO, 42:40; 3. Suzie Houston Steel, 51, Grand Junction, CO, 43:59. Seniors (60+): 1. Laurie Rugenstein, 63, Boulder, CO, 47:06; 2. Jan Hughes, 60, Boulder, CO, 48:54; 3. Tina Albert, 60, Erie, CO, 49:00.

Steamboat Marathon, Half, 10K June 5, 2011 Steamboat Springs, CO 1,661 Finishers (357 - 26.2M, 939 - 13.1M, 365 - 10K) - Timing by: Boulder Road Runners - Elevation: Marathon Start = 8,128’, Half Marathon Start = 6,990’, 10K Start = 6,728’, Finish = 6,728’ - Course Records: Marathon = Chris Prior, 2:23:59 (1990); Kirsten Whetstone, 2:54:59 (1990); Half Marathon = Don Janicki, 1:07:23 (1995); Inge McClory, 1:18:30 (1995); 10K = Brian Sheriff, 30:24 (1990); Rosa Mota, 34:04 (1988) 26.2M Overall Male: 1. Gabrial Small, 25, Lafayette, CO, 2:42:41; 2. Todd Trapp, 33, Craig, CO, 2:51:02; 3. Andrew Maxwell, 26, Louisville, CO, 2:54:12; 4. Campbell Ilfrey, 37, Louisville, CO, 2:56:34; 5. Jim Coulson, 34, Canon City, CO, 2:56:49. Masters (40+): 1. Kurt Klewin, 42, Bozeman, MT, 3:01:34; 2. Jon Turner, 47, Highlands Ranch, CO, 3:07:36; 3. Matt Lohrentz, 41, Arvada, CO, 3:08:46. Grand Masters

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(50+): 1. Bob Basse, 56, Denver, CO, 3:24:28; 2. Jeff Ogren, 54, 3:29:06; 3. Steve Spence, 50, Golden, CO, 3:31:04. Seniors (60+): 1. Gus Verkas, 61, St Louis Park, MO, 4:10:12; 2. James Grainger, 60, Sheldon, WY, 4:21:59; 3. Carl Schwenk, 74, Ridgeway, CO, 4:25:47. Overall Female: 1. Amy Schneider, 33, Denver, CO, 3:10:09; 2. Becca Ward, 35, Mukitelo, 3:23:13; 3. Stephanie Meredith, 28, Colorado Springs, CO, 3:29:09; 4. Amy Hayes, 50, Fort Collins, CO, 3:37:09; 5. Abby Housefield, 24, Colorado Springs, CO, 3:37:12. Masters (40+): 1. Karen Magner, 45, Castle Rock, CO, 3:38:46; 2. Julia Lewis, 44, Denver, CO, 3:40:03; 3. Junko Kazukawa, 47, Denver, CO, 3:41:04. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Amy Heyes, 50, Fort Collins, CO, 3:37:09; 2. Patricia Adam, 53, Cherry Hills Village, CO, 4:01:45; 3. Atusko Ohtake, 52, Golden, CO, 4:07:22. Seniors (60+): 1. Chau Smith, 60, Oak Grove, IL, 5:13:45. 13.1M Overall Male: 1. Willaim Edwards, 33, Boulder, CO, 1:15:30; 2. Todd Straka, 44, Boulder, CO, 1:19:01; 3. Daniel O’Connell, 33, Denver, CO, 1:21:59; 4. Zachery Cohen, 18, Littleton, CO, 1:22:02; 5. Josh Smullin, 29, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1:23:09. Masters (40+): 1. Todd Straka, 44, Boulder, CO, 1:19:01; 2. Dennis Meeker, 40, Boulder, CO, 1:28:04; 3. Greg Woskow, 46, Littleton, CO, 1:29:13. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Brad Pace, 55, Fort Collins, CO, 1:24:49; 2. David Pierce, 56, Englewood, CO, 1:35:53; 3. Mark Jones, 59, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1:39:38. Seniors (60+): 1. Ron Baker, 60, Fort Collins, CO, 1:39:05; 2. Ed Terrell, 60, Boulder, CO, 1:43:19; 3. Frank D’Ovidio, 61, Littleton, CO, 1:43:25. Overall Female: 1. Caroline Szuch, 38, Evergreen, CO, 1:30:16; 2. Deirdre Pepin, 37, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1:30:39; 3. Carrie Zografos, 31, Lakewood, CO, 1:31:37; 4. Temple Hayles, 32, Longmont, CO, 1:34:12; 5. Toni Kolling, 29, Spring Valley, OH, 1:34:15. Masters (40+): 1. Dina Griffin, 41, Jamestown, CO, 1:34:55; 2. Heidi Bathum, 44, Boulder, CO, 1:35:19; 3. Samantha Pearson, 40, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1:36:57. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Monica Ryan, 50, Wheat Ridge, CO, 1:39:35; 2. Marianne Aiken, 50, Fort Collins, CO, 1:39:50; 3. Andrea Bell, 58, Golden, CO, 1:46:21. Seniors (60+): 1. Suellyn Tritz, 62, 2:02:23; 2. Sheryl Babiarz, 60, Littleton, CO, 2:25:44; 3. Anne Roth, 60, Calhan, CO, 2:29:18. 10K Overall Male: 1. Nick Sunseri, 25, Steamboat Springs, CO, 34:15; 2. Patrick Barrett, 36, Colorado Springs, CO, 39:04; 3. Shawn Scholl, 46, Kremmling, CO, 41:06; 4. Christopher Binschus, 28, Fort Collins, CO, 42:47; 5. Walter Magill, 41, Steamboat Springs, CO, 43:19. Masters (40+): 1. Shawn Scholl, 46, Kremmling, CO, 41:06; 2. Walter Magill, 41, Steamboat Springs, CO, 43:19; 3. Kip Shore, 48, Fort Collins, CO, 43:32. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Joe Bixler, 52, Fort Collins, CO, 46:00; 2. Michael Degrandis, 50, Steamboat Springs, CO, 53:27; 3. Brad Derthick, 50, Boulder, CO, 54:13. Seniors (60+): 1. David Scott, 68, Westminster, CO, 48:02; 2. William McIntyre, 64, Cheyenne, WY, 49:22; 3. Hampton Islan, 61, Boulder, CO, 50:54. Overall Female: 1. Gretta Fosha, 29, Granby, CO, 42:40; 2. Stephanie Scholl, 48, Kremmling, CO, 43:08; 3 Eileen McCann, 41, Boulder, CO, 43:28; 4. Denice Murphy, 41, Morrison, CO, 44:11; 5. Mary Shore, 45, Fort Collins, CO, 44:38. Masters (40+): 1. Stephanie Scholl, 48, Kremmling, CO, 43:08; 2 Eileen McCann, 41, Boulder, CO, 43:28; 3. Denice Murphy, 41, Morrison, CO, 44:11. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Maria Korb, 58, Fort Collins, CO, 49:46; 2. Holly Zastrow, 52, Granby, CO, 50:08; 3. Jayne Darling, 51, Boulder, CO, 53:17. Seniors (60+): 1. Bonnie McGee, 61, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1:00:39; 2. Mary Vallery, 63, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1:04:51; 3. Molly Hackman, 60, Steamboat Springs, CO, 1:05:21.

71, Denver, CO, 2:21:07; 2. Tom Edwards, 68, Gypsum, CO, 2:45:04; 3. Carl Bentley, 68, Valley Falls, 2:48:23. Overall Female: 1. Kim Dobson, 27, Denver, CO, 1:31:18; 2. Megan Lund-Lizotte, 27, Basalt, CO, 1:33:10; 3. Melody Fairchild, 38, Boulder, CO, 1:34:11; 4. Brandy Erholtz, 33, Evergreen, CO, 1:34:44; 5. Megan Kimmel, 31, Silverton, CO, 1:36:19. Masters (40+): 1. Jennifer Riekenberg, 42, Pagosa Springs, CO, 1:51:04; 2. Heidi Vosbeck, 49, Glenwood Springs, CO, 1:53:19; 3. Judith Sten, 47, Vail, CO, 2:00:31. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Denise Jacobs, 50, Vail, CO, 2:34:52; 2. Deborah Taylor, 51, Lone Tree, CO, 3:07:06; 3. Colleen Mackey, 51, Lone Tree, CO, 3:13:36. Seniors (60+): 1. Franoise Carpenter, 63, Lakewood, CO, 3:07:26.

Spring Runoff 10K June 5, 2011 Vail, CO 371 Finishers - Timing by: CJ Sports Timing - Elevation: Start/Finish = 8,235’ - Course Records: Matt Carpenter, 42:23 (2007); Anna Pichrtova, 52:19 (2005) Overall Male: 1. Max King, 31, Bend, OR, 41:30 CR; 2. Jeremy Freed, 24, Evergreen, CO, 41:40; 3. Matt Tebo, 22, Boulder, CO, 42:33; 4. Ricky Gates, 30, Woody Creek, CO, 42:50; 5. Mario Macias, 29, Alamosa, CO, 42:57. Masters (40+): 1. Bernie Boettcher, 49, Silt, CO, 45:38; 2. Henry Reed, 40, Avon, CO, 48:40; 3. Paul Gorbuld, 41, Avon, CO, 52:26. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Mike Kloser, 51, Vail, CO, 50:12; 2. Ron Hendricks, 59, Larkspur, CO, 57:22; 3. Karl Fauland, 54, Vail, CO, 57:40. Seniors (60+): 1. Chuck Hurley, 61, Littleton, CO, 1:17:09; 2. Marlin Smickley, 73, Edwards, CO, 1:29:42; 3. Bill Welch, 67, Centennial, CO, 1:29:58. Overall Female: 1. Megan Kimmel, 31, Silverton, CO, 49:51 CR; 2. Melody Fairchild, 38, Boulder, CO, 50:05; 3. Megan Lund-Lizotte, 27, Basalt, CO, 50:39; 4. Kelley Cullen, 31, New Castle, CO, 50:53; 5. Laura Haefeli, 43, Del Norte, CO, 51:27. Masters (40+): 1. Laura Haefeli, 43, Del Norte, CO, 51:27; 2. Anita Ortiz, 47, Eagle, CO, 58:50; 3. Cindy O’Neill, 49, Manitou Springs, CO, 59:20. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Terri-Ann Giandomenico, 50, 1:09:34; 2. Linda McDonald, 50, Wolcott, CO, 1:11:45; 3. Marcy Branum, 50, Boulder, CO, 1:17:30. Seniors (60+): 1. Marianne Schroeder, 65, Bettendorf, IA, 1:44:51; 2. Ellen Colrick, 62, Vail, CO, 1:58:03.

Vail Pass Half Marathon June 4, 2011 Vail, CO 123 Finishers - Timing by: CJ Sports Timing - Elevation: Start = 8,235’, Finish = 8,750’ - Course Records: Mario Macias, 1:22:12, (2010); Megan Lund, 1:39:37 (2010) - Note: 2011 course altered due to heavy snow on Vail Pass Overall Male: 1. Mario Macias, 29, Alamosa, CO, 1:15:25; 2. Max King, 31, Bend, OR, 1:17:54; 3. Matt Levassiur, 30, Alamosa, CO, 1:18:04; 4. Michael Aish, 34, Arvada, CO, 1:19:28; 5. Luke Cragg, 24, Alamosa, CO, 1:22:09. Masters (40+): 1. Daniel Teodoru, 42, Breckenridge, CO, 1:41:35; 2. Dan Nielsen, 49, Avon, CO, 1:42:30; 3. Morgan Murri, 47, Pagosa Springs, CO, 1:44:17. Grand Masters (50+): 1. Eddie Metro, 51, Fort Collins, CO, 1:42:20; 2. Mark Gwillim, 55, Eldorado Springs, CO, 1:52:27; 3. Jay Layman, 52, Breckenridge, CO, 1:53:31. Seniors (60+): 1. Jim Romero,

brandy erholtz (left) and kim dobson at the vail pass half marathon.


10th Annual

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 Half Marathoners Receive Finisher Medals Cash Awards For Breaking Course Records

2720 Council Tree Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525 970-224-9114

www.footoftherockies.com

August 27-28, 2011 10K | 20K

Snow Mountain Ranch | Granby October 8, 2011 Marathon | Half Marathon | 5K

Cheyene Mountain State Park | Colorado Springs

Photography By Bernie Boettcher and Brightroom.com

www.MarathonMajic.com | 404-421-3231

Holy Cow Trail Stampede 19th Annual 5K/10K July 30, 2011

8:00 AM - Westminster Christopher Fields Softball Complex (5875 W. 104th Avenue)

Registration forms are available at all Westminster Recreation Centers and City Hall - register online at active.com for more information, contact Melissa at 303.658.2208 or visit www.westminsterfaire.com

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USATF Certified Course Prize Money Offered Racing Series Event july

07/02

Copper Mountain 10K Trail Race; 9:00 AM; Copper Mountain, CO; enduranceeventmarketing.com; 303-926-1017

07/02

Leadville Trail Marathon; 26.2M, 15M; 8:00 AM; Leadville, CO; leadvilletrail100.com; 719-4863502

07/04

Independence Day 10K Trail Run; 7:00 AM; Breckenridge, CO; breckenridgerecreation.com; 970453-1734

07/16

CMRA White Ranch Trail Run; 7:30 AM; White Ranch, Golden, CO; comastersrun.org; 303-7942952

07/04

Liberty Point 5K; 7:30 AM; Liberty Point, Pueblo West, CO; pueblounitedway.org; 719-5834455

07/16

Kendall Mountain Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M; 8:00 AM; Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton, CO; kendallmountainrun.com

07/04

Liberty Run 4M; 8:30 AM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; bkbltd.com; 303-694-2202;

07/16

07/04

Palmer Lake Elementary Fun Run; 4M; 7:15 AM; Palmer Lake, CO; july4funrun.com; 719-4920287;

Keystone Resort 10K Trail Race; 9:00 AM; Keystone, CO; enduranceeventmarketing.com; 720-495-7875

07/16

Loveland Classic at Centerra; 10K, 5K; 7:00 AM; Centerra, Loveland, CO; lovelandclassic. com; 970-635-2726

07/04

Race Against Cancer; 5K; 7:15 PM; Greeley, CO; unco.edu; 908419-2767

07/04

Run 4 the 4th; 4M; 8:00 AM; Douglas County Events Center, Castle Rock, CO; run4the4th.com; 303-903-0017

07/04

Scar Top Mountain Run; 12K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Coal Creek Canyon, CO; runcoalcreek.com; 303-642-7555

07/16

07/16

North Fork 50; 50M, 50K; 7:00 AM; Pine Valley Ranch Park, Pine, CO; northfork50.com; 303-8160905

07/16

Redline 13.1 at Longmont; 6:30 AM; Longmont, CO; redlineraces. com; 303-834-7717

07/16

Women’s Distance Festival 5K; 7:30 AM; North Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org; 719-635-3833

07/17

Barr Trail Mountain Race; 12M; 7:00 AM; Cog Railway Station, Manitou Springs, CO; runpikespeak.com; 719-5907086; $$

07/02

Mountain Madness Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K; 8:00 AM; Howelson Ice Rink, Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

07/04

Superior Downhill Mile; 7:00 AM; Superior, CO; active.com

07/02

Nielson Challenge 2M; 8:00 AM; Colorado Springs, CO; www. pprrun.org

07/06

07/02

Rendezvous Race for Independence; 5M; 9:00 AM; Winter Park, CO; playwinterpark. com

Summit Trail Running Series #4; 5:45 PM; Horseshoe Gulch, Breckenridge, CO; breckenridgerecreation.com; 970453-1734

07/07

Laramie All-Comers Track & Field Series; 6:00 PM; Laramie, WY; highplainsharriers.org

07/02

Veterans’ Home Run; 5K; 7:00 AM; Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO; runswithbeaver@ gmail.com

07/08

Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run; 6:00 AM; Silverton, CO; hardrock100.com; 970-259-3693

07/17

07/09

2M Challenge Series; 8:00 AM; North Casper Soccer Fields, Casper, WY; windycitystriders.com; 307-267-8593

07/17

07/03

Copper Mountain Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5K; 9:00 AM; Copper Mountain, CO; enduranceeventmarketing.com; 303-926-1017

07/09

Allenspark Run Like the Wind; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; The Old Gallery, Allenspark, CO; allensparkoldgallery.com; 303747-2840

07/09

Hobbler Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5K; 6:30 AM; Arts Park, Springville, UT; run13.com; 801-426-7867

07/09

Howelsen Hill Trail Races; 8M, 4M; 8:00 AM; Howelsen Hill, Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

07/03

LaSportiva Vail Hill Climb; 7.5M; 8:00 AM; Vail Village, Vail, CO; vailrec.com; 970-479-2280

07/04

Blue Ribbon 10K; 9:00 AM; Town Park, Silverton, CO; silvertonspecialevents.com

07/04

Boogie’s Diner Buddy Run; 5M; 8:00 AM; Boogie’s Diner, Aspen, CO; bkbltd.com;

07/04

Buena Vista Freedom 5K; 8:45 AM; Community Center, Buena Vista, CO; buenavistacolorado.org; 719-395-2324

07/04

Firecrackers & Flapjacks 4M; 8:00 AM; EB Rains Park, Northglenn, CO; northglenn. org/sports; 303-450-8899

07/04

FireKracker 5K; 8:00 AM; Fort Collins, CO; fortcollinsrunningclub. org; 970-224-9896

07/04

Four on the Fourth 4K; 9:00 AM; Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, CO; averybrewing.com; 303-5456755; 11

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07/04

07/09

Freedom Run 5K; 8:00 AM; Evergreen Middle School, Evergreen, CO; mtevans.org; 303674-6400;

HRCA Independence Day 5K; 8:30 AM; Town Center, Highlands Ranch, CO; highlandsranchrunseries.com; 303471-7039;

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Roger’s River Run 5K; 7:30 AM; Longmont, CO; ci.longmont.co.us/ rotr/run_reg.htm; 303-651-8406

07/09

Run For Hope; 5K, 3K; 7:00 AM; Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org; 719-365-6707

07/10

RMRR Stone House Park 2.4M; 8:00 AM; Stone House Park, Lakewood, CO; rmrr.org; 303871-8366

07/10

Gothic To Crested Butte 1/3 Marathon; 8:00 AM; Gothic, CO; rmbl.org

Middle Park Half Marathon; 8:00 AM; Town Hall, Granby, CO; digdeepsports.com; 303-960-8129;

07/16

Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K; 7:00 AM; Bear Creek Park, Colorado Springs, CO; summerroundup.com; 719-4732625 Alex Hoag Run for Sunshine; 10K, 5K; 7:00 AM; Security Service Field, Colorado Springs, CO; alexhoagrun.org; $$

July/August 2011

Mosaic 5K; 8:00 AM; Amazing Grace Fellowship, Pueblo West, CO; mosaicyouth.com

Chunky Monkey Run; 10K, 5K; 7:00 AM; Albuquerque, NM; irunfit. org; stephen@irunfit.org

07/23

Grand Prix Classic 10K; 7:00 AM; Tiffany Square, Colorado Springs, CO; csgrandprix.com; 719-6358803; $$ 11

07/23

Run For Hope 5K; 8:00 AM; City Park, Fort Collins, CO; runforhope. net

07/23

Spring Creek Memorial; 9M, 5K; 8:00 AM; Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

07/24

Kids Cure for Cancer 5K; 8:00 AM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; kidscure.org; 720-343-2800;

07/24

LaSportiva Vail Half Marathon; 8:00 AM; Vail, CO; vailrec.com; 970-479-2280

07/24

Trail Series I; 4M; 9:00 AM; Rotary Park, Casper, WY; windycitystriders.com; 307-2678593

07/27

Freeman Myre Corporate Challenge 5K; 6:00 PM; Colorado Technology Center, Louisville, CO; withoutlimits.com; 303-882-8278; $$

07/28

Mountain R.A.T.S. (Race Across The Summits); 1:00 PM; Copper Mountain, CO; geminiadventures. com; 303-249-1112

07/30

Angels in Action 5K; 8:30 AM; Avon, CO; angelsinaction5k.com; 970-845-3849

07/30

Destination Health Run; 5K; 8:30 AM; City Park, Denver, CO; bkbltd. com;

07/30

Holy COW Trail Stampede; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Christopher Fields Softball Complex, Westminster, CO; westminsterfaire.com

07/30

Living Journeys Mountain Half Marathon; 8:00 AM; Crested Butte, CO; livingjourneys.org; 970-3492777

07/30

Monument Downhill 5K; 8:00 AM; Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, CO; ernakay@aol. com; 970-270-0774

07/30

Mt. Falcon Trail Race; 15K; 8:00 AM; Mt Falcon Open Space, Morrison, CO; evergreenrecreation. com; 720-8801221

Donor Dash; 5K; 8:00 AM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; donoralliance.org;

07/17

Gold Rush 9M Mountain Race; 9:30 AM; Victor, CO; victorcolorado.com; 719-689-3601

07/17

Keystone Resort Trail Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5K; 9:00 AM; Keystone, CO; enduranceeventmarketing.com; 720-495-7875

07/17

KRFCs Radio Flyer 5K; 8:30 AM; CSU Oval, Fort Collins, CO; krfcfm. org; 970-221-5075

07/17

Silver Rush 50M; 6:00 AM; Leadville, CO; leadvilletrail100. com; 719-486-3502

07/30

Parker Family 5K; 9:00 AM; Parker, CO; parkerfamily5k.com; 720-851-7400

07/30

07/17

ZOOMA Colorado Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K; 7:00 AM; Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, CO; zoomarun.com; 703349-2230;

Reece’s Roundup 5K; 8:00 AM; Butterfield Park, Castle Rock ,CO; rubinofamily.net; 303-909-8064

07/30

YMCA Mud Run; 4M; 10:00 AM; John Metcalf Park, Falcon, CO; pprrun.org; 719-382-1591

07/31

E-Race Loneliness 10K; 8:00 AM; Denver, CO; bessieshope.org; 303-623-1176

08/03

Summit Trail Running Series #6; 5:45 PM; Carter Park, Breckenridge, CO; breckenridgerecreation.com; 970453-1734

08/05

RMRR deKoevend Park 5K; 6:30 PM; deKoevend Park, Centennial, CO; rmrr.org; 303-871-8366

08/06

Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase; 5K; 8:00 AM; Rifle Fish Hatchery, Rifle, CO; rifleco.org; 970-625-2151

08/06

Danapalooza Trail Run; 5K, 1M; 8:00 AM; Ecology Park, Canon City, CO; danapalooza.com

07/21

West End 3K; 6:00 PM; Boulder, CO; boulderroadraces.com; 303269-9036;

07/22

Epic Rocky Mountain Relay; Colorado Springs, CO; epicrelays. com; 303-999-1159

07/22

Drop Your Drawers & Run Wild 5K; 6:30 PM; Denver Zoo, Denver, CO; underwearness.org; 303997-5208

07/23

Gold’s Gym Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5K; 7:30 AM; Gold’s Gym, Grand Junction, CO; ascentproductions.net;

07/23

Grand Mesa 100M; 100M, 50M, 37M; 5:30 AM; Grand Mesa Lodge, Grand Mesa, CO; grandmesa100. com

august


2011 Colorado Runner Racing Series Sponsored by the Avery Brewing Company, Boulder Running Company, and Runner’s Roost

The Colorado Runner Racing Series is a scored series of races throughout the state. Runners will be scored based on their finishing place in each race. The winners in each division will win $400 and be featured in Colorado Runner magazine. The second and third place winners in each division will win gift certificates from Runner’s Roost. Criteria used in determining Racing Series races (in this order):

1. Location - 2. Race organization - 3. Race distance - 4. Date of the race - 5. Quality of the field - 6. Size of the race

PRIZE MONEY! $4,800 Total Prize Purse donated by Avery Brewing Company & Boulder Running Company

Racing Series Scoring

UPCOMING SERIES RACES:

Date

Name

Distance

Location

January 8

Quicker Quaker

5K

Lafayette

January 15

Frosty’s Frozen Five & Ten

5M

Littleton

February 13

Valentine’s Day 5K

5K

Denver

March 12

Sharin’ Of The Green

5K

Fort Collins

April 17

Horsetooth Half Marathon

13.1M

Fort Collins

April 30

Sierra’s Race Against Meningitis

5K

Loveland

May 7

Take 5 In The Garden Of The Gods

5M

Colorado Springs

May 14

Highline Canal Run

10K

Centennial

June 11

Run The Rockies

10K

Frisco

June 26

Stadium Stampede

5K

Denver

July 4

Four on the Fourth

4K

Boulder

July 23

Classic 10K

10K

Colorado Springs

August 21

Heart and Sole Races

10K

Boulder

September 5

Aetna Park to Park 10M

10M

Denver

September 11

El Grito

5K

Denver

In each race, points will be awarded to the top 10 male and female finishers in all divisions. The open division is for runners 39 and under. The masters division is for runners 40-49. The 50-54 division is for runners ages 50-54. The 55-59 division is for runners 55-59. The 60-64 division is for runners ages 60-64. And, the seniors division is for runners 65 and over. Runners may participate in as many races as they choose, but must compete in four races to be eligible for awards. For races with multiple starts, finish time will be used to calculate points. If a race has scoring trouble, it may be removed from the series. For races with multiple events, only the event listed will be scored. Your division is based on the first race of the year that you score in.

Scoring System July 4

2011 Racing Series Schedule

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08/06

Grizzly Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K; 6:00 AM; Choteau Elementary School, Choteau, MT; grizzlymarathon.com;

08/13

Run the Rock 5K; 9:00 AM; Beaver Ranch Open Space Park, Conifer, CO; rock5k.com; 720261-0860

08/27

CMRA Elk Meadow Trail Race; 10K; 8:00 AM; Elk Meadow Park, Evergreen, CO; comastersrun.org; 303-979-9592

08/06

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase 16M Trail Run; 8:00 AM; Park City, UT; mountaintrails.org; 435-649-6839

08/13

So Long to Summer 5K; 8:00 AM; Parker, CO; parkeronline.org; 303-805-3278

08/27

08/06

LaSportiva Eldora Trail 11K; 7:00 AM; Eldora Mountain Resort, Nederland, CO; digdeepsports. com; 303-960-8129

08/13

Starlight March For Miracles 5K; 9:00 AM; Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, CO; starlightcolorado.org; 210-286-7207

08/06

Mt. Werner Classic Trail Run; 12M, 5M; 8:00 AM; Mt. Werner Ski Area, Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

08/13

Sue DiNapoli Ovarian Cancer 5K; 8:00 AM; America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs, CO; BeOvaryAware.org;

08/06

Nielson Challenge 2M; 8:00 AM; Colorado Springs, CO; www. pprrun.org

08/14

08/06

Run for Rwanda 5K; 8:00 AM; Cottonwood Creek Park, Colorado Springs, CO; runforrwanda.org; 719-352-8772;

Glenwood Springs Trail Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K; 9:00 AM; Glenwood Springs Rec Center, Glenwood Springs, CO; enduranceraceseries.com; 720495-7875

08/06

Silly Pig Mud Run 5K; 8:00 AM; Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, CO; sillypigmudrun.com

08/06

The Top Ten Mile; 7:00 AM; Grace Athletic Center, Colorado Springs, CO; csgrandprix.com; 719-6358803

08/14

08/14

08/07

La Sportiva Vail 10K @ 10000ft.; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; Vail Village, Vail, CO; vailrec.com; 970-479-2280

08/07

LaLuz Trail Run 9M; 7:00 AM; LaLuz Trail Head, Albuquerque, NM; laluztrailrun.org

08/07

Step Up For Cancer; 7:00 AM; Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Denver, CO; stepupforcancer.org; 303-694-2202

08/07

Evergreen Town Race; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Evergreen Lake House, Evergreen, CO; evergreentownrace.org; 303-5265971; $$

08/10

CMRA Fairmount 5K; 6:30 PM; Fairmount Park, Golden, CO; comastersrun.org; 303-279-3509

08/10

Mountain Avenue Mile; 6:30 PM; Old Town, Fort Collins, CO

08/11

Pearl Street Mile; 6:00 PM; Boulder, CO; boulderroadraces. com; 303-269-9036;

08/12

Wild West Relay; 5:00 PM; Budweiser Tour Center, Fort Collins, CO; wildwestrelay.com

08/13

08/13

Aids Run Colorado; 5K; 7:30 AM; Cheesman Park, Denver, CO, USA; aidswalkcolorado.org; 303861-9255;

08/13

08/13

08/13

08/13

Panerathon; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; University Village Panera Bread, Colorado Springs, CO; paneracolorado.com; 303-694-2202; Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon; 8:00 AM; Idaho Springs, CO; gtishalf.org; 303-6747449; Mayor’s Cup; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, CO; citywoodlandpark.org; 719-687-5211 Mt Sneffels Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M; 8:00 AM; Fellin Park, Ouray, CO; mtsneffels.org; 970325-0228

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Trail Series II; 9:00 AM; Nordic Lodge, Casper, WY; windycitystriders.com; 307-2678593

08/20

Jericho Jog; 8:00 AM; Centennial, CO; stthomasmore2.civicpixel-host. com/jericho-jog; 303-770-1155

08/20

Leadville Trail 100; 4:00 AM; Leadville, CO; leadvilletrail100. com; 719-486-3502

08/20

Park City Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M; 6:30 AM; Park City, UT; mountaintrails.org; 435-649-6839

08/20

Pikes Peak Ascent; 7:00 AM; Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, CO; pikespeakmarathon.org; 719473-2625; $$

08/21

Diva’s Half Marathon at Vail; 8:00 AM; Vail, CO; runlikeadiva.com

08/21

GORE-TEX TransRockies Run; Buena Vista Heritage Museum, Buena Vista, CO; transrockies. com; 403-668-7537 Heart and Sole Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K; 7:00 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; heartandsolehalf.com; 303-5177046; $$ 11

08/21

Pikes Peak Marathon; 7:00 AM; Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, CO; pikespeakmarathon.org; 719473-2625; $$

08/21

Race for Research 5K; 8:00 AM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; cancerleague.org; 303-840-9966

08/21

Run the Ranches Trail Run Series; 10:00 AM; Granby, CO; runtheranches.com; 970-726-1013

08/21

Ski Haus Continental Divide Trail Run; 16M; 8:00 AM; Fish Creek Falls Parking Area, Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

08/26

The Colorado Relay; 6:00 AM; Georgetown, CO; ColoradoRelay. com; 303-926-1017

08/27

08/27

Desert Championships 10K; 7:30 AM; Grand Junction, CO; 970-241-6478

09/05

08/27

Eagle 5000; 9:00 AM; Dakota Ridge High School, Littleton, CO; runhardrunlong@msn.com

Boulder Hometown Fair 10K/5K; 9:00 AM; Boulder Library, Boulder, CO; bceproductions.com

09/05

08/27

Mountain Chile Cha Cha; 15M, 7M, 3M; 9:00 AM; Reservoir River Ranch, Pagosa Springs, CO; joingecko.com; 303-475-6053; $$

Boulder Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K; 7:30 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; bouldermarathon.com

09/05

Colorado Run; 10K; 5K; 8:30 AM; CSU Campus, Fort Collins, CO; coloradorun.com; 970-213-0855

08/27

Old Flower Family Run; 10K; 8:00 AM; Stove Prairie School, Laporte, CO; rcvfd.org; 970-407-7877

09/07

08/27

Ram Run 5K; 9:00 AM; Green Mountain High School, Lakewood, CO; jeffco.k12.co.us; 303-9829467

Lakewood Trail Running Series; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; Lakewood.org; 303-987-4807

09/10

Boy & Girls Club Family 5K; 9:00 AM; Lake Minnequa, Pueblo, CO; socorunners.org

08/27

Silverton Alpine Marathon; 50K, 26.2M; 6:00 AM; Silverton, CO; ultrasignup.com; 602-361-7440

09/10

08/27

Snowmass Village Half & Half 10K Challenge; 9:00 AM; Base Camp Bar & Grill, Snowmass Village, CO; snowmassmtnchallege.com; 970309-4384;

Emerald Mountain Trail Run; 12K; 9:00 AM; Howelson Hill, Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

09/10

FASB Fitness Festival; 5K; 8:30 AM; Crescent Park, Denver, CO; fasbfitnessfestival.com; 303-5068786;

XTERRA Trail Run 10K; 8:00 AM; Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO; marathonmajic.com

09/10

08/27

Imogene Pass Run; 8:30 AM; Ouray, CO; imogenerun.com;

09/10

Kickin’ Asphalt Half Marathon; 7:00 AM; Great Falls, Great Falls, MT; kickinasphalthalf.com;

08/28

Erace Homelessness 5K; 9:00 AM; Washington Park, Denver, CO; getmeregistered.com; 303-8321622;

09/10

Mid Mountain Marathon; 8:00 AM; Park City, UT; mountaintrails.org; 435-649-6839

09/10

OJC Rattler Run 5K; 7:30 AM; Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO; ojc.edu; 719-384-6857

09/10

Our Great Race 5K; 8:00 AM; North Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org

09/10

RMRR Platte River Trailhead Park 8M; 8:00 AM; Platte River Trailhead Park, Littleton, CO; rmrr. org; 303-871-8366

09/10

Skyline Drive 10K; 8:00 AM; Greydene Park, Canon City, CO; ccrec.org; 719-275-1578

09/10

Spur Of The Moment 5K; 8:30 AM; Grand Junction, CO; 970270-0774

09/10

The Harvest Farm Fall Festival 5K; 8:00 AM; The Harvest Farm, Wellington, CO; harvestfarm.net; 303-313-2462

09/10

The MORE Project; 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; South Jordan, UT; themoreproject.org; 801-208-1143

Run the Ranches Trail Run Series; 10:00 AM; Granby, CO; runtheranches.com; 970-726-1013

08/14

08/21

2M Challenge Series; 8:00 AM; North Casper Soccer Fields, Casper, WY; windycitystriders.com; 307-267-8593

LT100 10K; 9:00 AM; Leadville, CO; leadvilletrail100.com; 719486-3502

09/05

American Discovery Trail Marathon; 26.2M, 13.1M; 6:30 AM; America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs, CO; adtmarathon.com;

Aspen Backcountry Marathon; 7:00 AM; Aspen, CO; aspenbackcountrymarathon.com; 970-429-209 Bergen Peak Trail Race; 12M 8:00 AM; Elk Meadow Open Space Park, Evergreen, CO; evergreenrecreation.com; 720880-1221

July/August 2011

08/28

Kilometers for C.O.P.S.; 5K; 9:00 AM; Golden, CO; bearevents.org

08/28

La Sportiva Vail Berry Picker 5K; 9:00 AM; Vail Village, Vail, CO; vailrec.com; 970-479-2280

08/28

08/28

08/30

RMRR Marathon Training Series; 20M, 10M; 7:00 AM; Westminster City Park, Westminster, CO; rmrr. org; 303-871-8366 XTERRA Trail Run 20K; 8:00 AM; Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO; marathonmajic.com CF Climb For Life; 8:00 AM; INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO; cfclimbforlife.org; 303-296-6610 september

09/03

Coal Creek Crossing; 10M, 5K; 7:00 AM; Louisville Community Park, Louisville, CO; active.com

09/03

Nielson Challenge 2M; 8:00 AM; Colorado Springs, CO; www. pprrun.org

09/03

Salt Flats Running Festival; 50K, 13.1M, 10K, 1M; 7:00 AM; Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT; redlineraces.com; 303-8347717

09/10

UCCS Rust Buster Cross Country Race; 8:30 AM; North Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, CO; gomountainlions.com; 719-255-3005

09/04

10000 Meters at 10000 Feet; 10K, 5K; 10:00 AM; Rabbit Ears Pass, Steamboat Springs, CO; runningseries.com

09/11

9/11 Remembrance Run 5K; 7:00 AM; Memorial Park, Arvada, CO; www.lostandfoundinc.org; 303420-8080

09/04

Breckenridge Crest Mountain Marathon; 25M, 13.1M, 5M; 8:00 AM; Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge, CO; mavsports.com; 970-390-4760

09/11

Denver Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K; 8:00 AM; Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO; enduranceraceseries.com; 720495-7875;

09/05

Aetna Park to Park 10M; 10M, 5M; 7:00 AM; City Park, Denver, CO; parktopark10miler.com; 303220-1037; $$ 11

09/11

El Grito 5K; 9:00 AM; Buckhorn Exchange, Denver, CO; elgrito5k. org; 11

09/11

La Sportiva Vail EverGold Trail Run; 10K, 5K; 10:00 AM; Vail, CO; vailec.com; 970-479-2280


09/11

Race For The Cure 5K; 7:50 AM; Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, CO; komensecolorado.org

09/11

RMRR Marathon Training Series; 20M, 10M; 7:00 AM; Westminster City Park, Westminster, CO; rmrr. org; 303-871-8366

09/14

09/17

Lakewood Trail Running Series; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; Lakewood.org; 303-987-4807 Autumn Color Run; 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K; 9:00 AM; McPhelemy Park, Buena Vista, CO; bvautumncolorrun.net; 719221-1500;

09/17

CMRA Stone House Triple-Cross Trail Run; 9M; 9:00 AM; Stone House Park, Lakewood, CO; comastersrun.org; 303-781-1738

09/17

Good Samaritan 5K; 8:00 AM; Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, CO; svdpcr.org; 720732-3260;

09/17

HRCA Oktoberfest 5K; 12:30 PM; Town Center, Highlands Ranch, CO; highlandsranchrunseries.com; 303-471-7039;

09/17

River Run for Orphans 5K; 10:00 AM; Fort Lewis College Rim, Durango, CO; 970-375-2882

09/17

Run Rabbit Run 50M Trail Run; 6:00 AM; Steamboat Springs, CO; steamboat50.com

09/17

ThunderStorm 5K; 8:30 AM; Discovery Canyon Campus, Colorado Springs, CO; pprrun.org

09/17

Uncompahgre 50; 50M; 6:00 AM; Ouray, CO; Uncompahgre50.com

09/18

09/18

Chips and Salsa Half Marathon; 13.1M, 10K, 5K; 7:00 AM; Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, NM; irunfit. org; Crossroads Half Marathon; 8:00 AM; Buckingham Park, Fort Collins, CO; footoftherockies.com; $$

09/18

Farmers 5000; 9:00 AM; Wheat Ridge High School, Wheat Ridge, CO; farmers5000.org; 303-9165377;

09/18

Hop Skip & a Jump Start 5K; 9:00 AM; Children’s Museum of Denver, Denver, CO; mychildsmuseum.org

09/18

Lead King Loop Charity Races; 25K, 12K; 8:00 AM; Marble, CO; leadkingloop25k.com; 970-7041275

09/18

Pony Express Trail Run; 15M; 8:00 AM; Rampart Reservoir, Woodland Park, CO; pprrun.org

09/18

Run the Ranches Trail Run Series; 10:00 AM; Granby, CO; runtheranches.com; 970-726-1013

09/18

Second Wind Fund 5K; 9:00 AM; Jeffco Fairgrounds, Golden, CO; thesecondwindfund.org; 720-9620706;

09/21

Lakewood Trail Running Series; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; Lakewood.org; 303-987-4807

09/24

Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer; 8:00 AM; Invesco Field, Denver, CO; tucc.com;

09/24

Jelm Mountain Run; 10M; 9:00 AM; Jelm Mountain, Jelm, WY; highplainsharriers.org; 307-7604930

09/24

Pinedale Half Marathon; 8:00 AM; Rendezvous Pointe, Pinedale, WY; pinedalehalfmarathon.com

09/24

Run 4 Trails; 8:00 AM; Sierra Vista Elementary, Pueblo West, CO; www.activepueblo.net; 719647-1230

09/24

09/24

09/24

09/24

Running of the Bulls; 10:00 AM; Lake Estes Marina, Estes Park, CO; partnersmentoringyouth.org; 970-577-9348 Snow Mountain Ranch Trail 10K; 9:00 AM; Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO; enduranceracesseries.com; 720495-7875 Son Run 5K; 8:30 PM; Grand Junction, CO; 970-210-3495 Sundance Trail Run; 50K, 10K; 7:00 AM; Sundance, WY; sundanctrailrun.com; 307-2831839

09/24

Support The Girls 5K; 9:00 AM; Three Crowns Golf Course, Casper, WY; active.com; 307259-9964

09/24

Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon; 8:30 AM; Aspen, CO; goldenleafhalfmarathon.com;

09/25

Fall Color Classic Half Marathon; 9:00 AM; Crested Butte, CO; cbfallcolorclassic.com; 970-6410798

09/25

09/25

09/25

09/25

09/25

Golden Gate Canyon Trail Half Marathon; 8:30 AM; Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Golden, CO; runuphillracing.com; 303-870-0487 Race Against Suicide; 8:00 AM; El Pomar Youth Sports Complex, Colorado Springs, CO; pikespeaksuicideprevention.org; 719-573-7447; RMRR Marathon Training Series; 20M, 10M; 7:00 AM; Westminster City Park, Westminster, CO; rmrr. org; 303-871-8366 Snow Mountain Ranch Trail Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5K; 9:00 AM; Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO; enduranceraceseries.com; 720-495-7875 The Bear Chase Trail Race; 50M, 50K; 13.1M, 10K; 6:30 AM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; bearchaserace.com; 303-320-3343

09/25

Westminster Panerathon; 10K, 5K; 8:00 AM; Panera Bread, Westminster, CO; panera-colorado. com; 303-694-2202;

09/25

Woof and Wag 5K; 9:30 AM; Aspen Grove Shopping Center, Littleton, CO; woofandwag.org; 303-703-2938

09/27

Horizon Runner’s Roost Cross Country Race; 5K; 5:30 PM; Addenbrooke Park, Lakewood, CO; 303-477-2236

09/28

Lakewood Trail Running Series; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; Lakewood.org; 303-987-4807

07/09

Pagosa Duathlon; 8:30 AM; Pagosa Springs, CO; acvap.org

07/10

Boulder Peak Triathlon; 6:30 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; bouldertriseries.com

07/12

Springs Splash and Dash; 5:30 PM; Portal Pool, Colorado Springs, CO; traininggoals.com; 719-3372737

07/14

Boulder Stroke & Stride; 6:00 PM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; racingunderground.com

07/16

Big Sky Duathlon; 8:00 AM; Bennett, CO; racingunderground. com

07/07

Boulder Stroke & Stride; 6:00 PM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; racingunderground.com

07/09

Adventure Xstream Summit; Frisco, CO; gravityplay.com

Muddy Buddy; 7:15 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; muddybuddy.competitor.com; 800-3111255

08/14

OutDoor Divas Triathlon; 7:00 AM; Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO; withoutlimits.com; 303-4081195

08/20

HRCA Splash Mash Dash Triathlon; 6:00 AM; The Recreation Center at Northridge, Highlands Ranch, CO; highlandsranchrunseries.com; 303-471-7039

08/27

Great Urban Race; 12:00 PM; LoDo’s Bar And Grill, Denver, CO; greaturbanrace.com

08/27

Iron Girl Women’s Triathlon; 7:00 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; irongirl.com; 813-868-5938

07/16

HRCA Tri N July; 6:00 AM; Eastridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch, CO; highlandsranchrunseries.com; 303-471-7039

07/16

XTERRA Beaver Creek; 9:00 AM; Beaver Creek, CO; xterrabeavercreek.com

08/27

Oyster Urban Adventure Race; 8:00 AM; Denver, CO; oysterracingseries.com

08/27

07/22

Grin and Bear It Adventure Race; 6:00 PM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; lakewood.org; 303-697-6154

Xterra LORY Triathlon; 7:00 AM; Lory State Park, Fort Collins, CO; withoutlimits.com; 303-408-1195

08/28

07/23

Lookout Mountain Triathlon; 6:30 AM; Mt Vernon Country Club, Golden, CO; racingunderground. com; 303-642-7917

Kid’s Triathlon; 8:00 AM; Buchanan Park Recreation Center, Broomfield, CO; evergreenrecreation.com; 720880-1219

07/24

Denver Triathlon; 7:00 AM; Sloan’s Lake, Denver, CO; denvertriathlon.com

08/28

Steamboat Springs Triathlon; 8:00 AM; Steamboat Springs, CO; withoutlimits.com; 303-408-1195

07/24

Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon; 8:00 AM; Steamboat Lake, Steamboat Springs, CO; withoutlimits.com; 303-408-1195

09/03

07/26

Springs Splash and Dash; 5:30 PM; Portal Pool, Colorado Springs, CO; traininggoals.com; 719-3372737

Tenderfoot Mountain Duathlon/ Triathlon; 7:00 AM; Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Salida, CO; www.salidatriathlon.com; 719-539-6738

09/03

Boulder Sunset Tri/Du/Run; 2:00 PM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; yourcausesports.org

09/05

West Side Duathlon; 7:00 AM; Jefferson County North Sports Complex, Golden, CO; racingunderground.com; 303642-7917

07/28

Boulder Stroke & Stride; 6:00 PM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; racingunderground.com

september

07/30

Anthem Sprint Triathlon; 6:30 AM; Broomfield, CO; redlineraces. com; 303-834-7717

07/30

Creek Streak Tri/Du/Run; 7:00 AM; Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO; yourcausesports.org

09/10

Race for the Stars Duathlon; 10:00 AM; Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO; raceforthestars. eventbrite.com; 970-726-8009

07/30

My Way or the Tri Way; 8:00 AM; Aurora Reservoir, Aurora, CO; racingunderground.com; 303642-7917

09/11

Fall Frenzy Triathlon/Duathlon; 8:00 AM; Parker Recreation Center, Parker, CO; fallfrenzy.com

09/11

Harvest Moon Long Course Festival; 7:00 AM; Aurora Reservoir, Aurora, CO; withoutlimits.com; 303-408-1195

09/17

Bearable Adventure Race; 8:30 AM; Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO; www.thebearable. com; 303-987-4806

09/17

Crescent Moon Triathlon; 7:30 AM; Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, CO; racingunderground. com; 303-642-7917

09/17

Western Colorado Triathlon; 8:00 AM; Highline State Park, Loma, CO; ascentproductions.net

09/25

Oktoberfest Sprint Triathlon; 7:00 AM; Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO; withoutlimits.com; 303-408-1195

august 08/02

Springs Splash and Dash; 5:30 PM; Portal Pool, Colorado Springs, CO; traininggoals.com; 719-3372737

08/04

Boulder Stroke & Stride; 6:00 PM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; racingunderground.com

08/06

XTERRA Indian Peaks; 9:00 AM; Eldora Mountain Resort, Nederland, CO; digdeepsports. com; 303-960-8129

08/07

Ironman 70.3 Boulder; 6:30 AM; Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO; irnmanboulder.com

08/07

Tri for the Cure; 6:00 AM; Cherry Creek Reservoir, Denver, CO; triforthecure-denver.com

08/13

Mountain Tropic Triathlons; 7:00 AM; Bear Lake State Park, Colorado Springs, CO; bbsctri.com

08/13

XTERRA BOLT; 9:00 AM; Branched Oak Lake, Lincoln, NE; xterrabolt.com

multi-sport july

08/14

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th e li g hte r s i d e

burro racing

A colorado tradition

-Jessica Griffiths

and live bands along the race course, there is a small collection of races that are going against the grain. “No ribbons. No wimps. No age groups.” That’s what the Western Pack Burro Association will tell you if you’re going to sign up for one of Colorado’s burro races. The group is celebrating more than 60 years of “Hauling Ass.” A burro is the Spanish term for donkey. Burro racing began in the 19th century by Colorado miners who used the animals to carry their supplies and prospector’s tools through the mountains while they searched for gold and silver. Legend has it that it all started when two miners made a drunken bar bet on who could race from Leadville to Fairplay the fastest, with a burro in tow. At least that’s one theory. Another is that two miners struck gold and had to sprint back to be the first one to the claims office, while dragging their stubborn burros. Regardless of which story is correct, the tradition lives on today. There are a handful of burro races each summer in Colorado mining towns. There are typically only a few dozen entrants in each. The races can be long, requiring marathon or longer distances, plus runners have to haul a burro along the entire route. Competitors expect to encounter arduous terrain and tricky footing, not to mention the potential for cuts and bruises. If you’re headed to a burro race this summer, here’s what to expect. The runner must lead the burro by rope. You can push, pull, drag, or carry your burro, but you mustn’t ride the animal. Your burro must be weighed down with 33 pounds of supplies, including a pick, a gold pan, and a shovel. If your pack isn’t heavy enough, you’ll have rocks added to it. Like drug testing among elite runners, the pack will be weighed again at the finish line if you win, to prevent cheating. The events may seem wacky, but among Colorado burro racers, the desire to claim the crown as the fastest ass in Colorado is strong. And its not everyday that you can sign up to compete in a World Champion event. 46 coloradorunnermag.com

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2011 Race Schedule Sunday, July 24th Idaho Springs, Colorado 4 - 6 miles This race is a good start for beginners. Sunday, July 31st World Championship Pack Burro Race Fairplay, Colorado A 29-mile course over rough terrain with a climb up Mosquito Pass. Also a short course option of 15 miles. Sunday, August 7th Boom Days Pack Burro Race Leadville, Colorado An open course of 22 miles following 4-wheel drive roads through a historic mining district, or a 15-mile women’s course on roads with a trail loop around Bald Mountain. Sunday, August 14th Gold Rush Days Pack Burro Race Buena Vista, Colorado A 12-mile course crossing a suspension bridge over the Arkansas River, climbing the Whipple Trail to the historic Midland Railroad grade.

Photography By Judy Fithian

In a sport where many runners now expect technical t-shirts, finisher’s medals,



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