40th Annual Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff – March 4, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff, 10 Mile, 10K, 5K, and Walk (distance of the walk to be determined), plus a 1 Mile Fun Run and 50 yard toddler dash to be held in Pueblo, CO on Sunday, March 4, 2018 . Online race registration will open in December 2017. The run courses will be similar or the same as 2017. We may change the walk course to ease congestion on the River Trail. The distance for the walk is yet to be determined.
Sunday, March 4, 2018 All Adult races start in the Parking lot of Dutch Clark Stadium, 1001 W Abriendo Ave, and finish on the track inside Dutch Clark.
8:45 AM 10M/10K
9:00 AM 5K and Walk
10:45 AM FREE 50 Yard Toddler Run on the track
10:45 AM FREE 1 mile free Youth run/ Funner to be a Runner—Begins/ ends on the track
Dutch Clark Stadium
1001 W Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, CO US 81004
Registration and Fees to be announced in December 2017
Information below is from the 2017 race; 2018 information will be updated shortly.
The SOUTHERN COLORADO RUNNERS of PUEBLO, COLORADO welcomes you to the 39th Annual running of the Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff 10-mile, 10K and 5K Run/Walk or 3 Mile Walk. Join us for the 2017 edition of Pueblo’s oldest and largest running event. Since 1978, Southern Colorado’s leading newspaper, the Pueblo Chieftain, has supported and sponsored this early springtime road race. All paid entrants receive a beautiful, long-sleeve, HOODED tech shirt with a 2 color logo.
We have something for everyone. This year we are offering 4 adult events, a 10 mile and 10K run starting at 8:45AM and a 5K run/walk and a 3 Mile walk only—no running permitted in this one, starting at 9:00AM. All these events for the low price of $25, if you register by Feb 18th. At 10:45AM we have two free youth events, a 50 yard dash for toddlers and a 1.1 mile youth run for Kindergarten up to the 8th grade, the Funner to be a Runner.
Don’t miss out, plan now to join us on Sunday, March 5, 2017, for Pueblo’s Premier running event.
COURSES: (10M and 10K begin at 8:45 AM—5K Run and 5K Walk begin at 9AM)
10 Mile: 8:45AM The 10-mile course is flat and beautiful, which takes runners from Dutch Clark Stadium, through the Aberdeen neighborhood, around Pueblo City Park, to the scenic Arkansas River trail, heads west and turns around about ¼ mile west of the Pueblo Nature Center and returns to Dutch Clark and finishes on the track, inside Dutch Clark Stadium, one of the nicest high school stadiums in the state. This year runners will again be able to see themselves finish on the large screen inside the stadium, courtesy of Pueblo Community College and Pueblo City Schools. There is a 2.5 hour time limit for the 10-mile run. If you can’t finish in 2.5 hours, please consider a shorter race. To view a 10 Mile map, click HERE , or copy and paste the URL into your browser. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1427346043
10K Run: 8:45AM After a one year absence, the 10K is returning with a new course. It is the same course as the 10 mile for about 4 1/4 miles, then turns and returns to Dutch Clark via the rivertrail, finishing inside Dutch Clark Stadium. To view a 10K map, click HERE , or copy and paste the URL into your browser. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1427346043
5K Run: 9:00AM The 5K course is flat and fast. It runs the same course (except for a short dog leg) as the 10 milers for approximately 1.2 miles then heads toward the Arkansas River and joins the river trail at about 1.6 miles. It then runs downriver (downhill) to Dutch Clark Stadium and finishes on the track inside the stadium. Note: We have made a slight change in the 5K run course only. To view the revised 5K course click here or visit http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458284791 .
3M WALK: 9:00AM The 3M walk is for WALKERS ONLY, No running allowed! If you would like to run and walk, please enter the 5K run. Walkers will begin at the same time as the 5K runners and will follow basically the same course as the running 5K, walking through the streets of Aberdeen and returning on the River Trail. At the start line, we ask walkers to line up behind the runners. Anyone running in this event will not be eligible for any award. To view a 3 Mile Walk map, click HERE , or copy and paste the URL into your browser. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1428526639
PACKET PICK UP: Beat the lines on race day morning, early pick-up of your shirt and bib will be held at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, Pueblo, Co. We DON’T recommend waiting until race day to pick up your packet, as that’s when most out of towners will be getting their packets. You may still register in person at the Gold Dust during packet pick up hours. Cash or check only at the Gold Dust. All registrations end at 3PM, Sat, Mar 4, 2017.
Friday, March 3: 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Gold Dust
Saturday, March 4: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (no race registrations after 3 pm!)
Race Day, Sunday, March 5, Dutch Clark Stadium on race morning starting at 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Packet pick up only, there will be NO race day registration!
The location of Pueblo makes the area an ideal place for anyone wanting to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, but also desires a climate that has relatively mild winters and summers. Pueblo is located in the “banana belt” of Colorado, when other areas experience snow, many times Pueblo remains dry. That being said, the weather in March in Colorado is unpredictable. In the event of snow, Parks and Rec will plow the river trail but we can’t guarantee solid footing throughout. Check the weather forecast, come prepared for snow, ice and cold, then be pleasantly surprised by the great weather we have in Pueblo in March. We will run the race regardless of the weather but we reserve the right to shorten or alter the courses if necessary. We do our best to provide a quality and safe run! Please remember, the race will be held, regardless of weather and there are no refunds. Dogs are not allowed inside Dutch Clark Stadium. Headphones are discouraged but not banned.