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March 2012
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Race Review: Snowman Stampede 5M/10M

Glass_120218_6331^1588The final installment of Colorado Runner’s Winter Distance Series culminated at Hudson Gardens with the Snowman Stampede 5 Miler and 10 Miler. Almost 1,000 participants crossed the finish line, leading to an event record since the event’s inception in 2006. Weather conditions were pristine with temperatures in the 20′s and 30′s and the sun shining bright.  The race boasted some course and event records, drawing former Olympians and International distance runners alike. Read more...


Stein, Utrata Win Super Bowl 5K

P2040557It was a sea of blue and red at Wash Park in Denver for the Super Bowl 5K. Racers bundled up and donned their team colors while face-painters at the finish line helped by adding team spirits. Those toeing the line for a quick time were treated to a relatively clear course, with the exception of a few icy and snowy patches. It may have been cold, but the snowy scenery, bright Colorado sunshine and nonexistent wind led to an exceptional race. Read more...


Super Half Marathon A Super Success On Super Sunday

SuperHalf872More than 800 runners and walkers converged in downtown Colorado Springs for the inaugural Super Half Marathon and 5K Family Fun Run/Walk.  ”Super Bowl Sunday is kind of like a holiday, and people love running on holidays,” said Pikes Peak Road Runners board member Stephanie Meredith.  Both races were held on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, leading to some competitive times and even better views. Read more...


Race Review: Chilly Cheeks Duathlon III

dry_bike 2Racers participating in the final installment of the Chilly Cheeks Winter Duathlon Series were treated to beautiful weather and race conditions at Cherry Creek State Park. Temperatures hovered in the high 40′s and low 50′s throughout the morning hours. Duathlon participants started out in waves with a 10.8 mile bike ride followed by a 4 mile run. There were two different race categories: Fat Tire and Open. Those entering the Fat Tire division had to ride a mountain bike or Hybrid with a minimum tire width of 1.90. Those entering the Open division were able to ride any type of bike the weather and course conditions dictated. There was also a 4 mile run-only option that began after the duathlon waves started. Read more...

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Koch, Wieck Take Red Hot 55K in Moab

IMG_0635Grand Junction‘s Kevin Koch and Greenwood Village‘s Sonja Wieck took home the top honors in the Moab’s Red Hot 55K on Saturday, February 18th. The challenging ultra race took 200 finishers from the Gemini Bridges trail head to Poison Spider trail head over Moab’s famous red rock formations. With outstanding vistas of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park and the La Sal Mountain Range, it is one of the most beautiful courses in all of Utah. Read more...


Race Review: Valentine's Day 5K

P2110584More than 500 runners and race-walkers braved the cold on February 12 for the Valentine’s Day 5K at Wash Park in Denver. Temperatures hovered around a brisk 25 degrees, and while there were snow and ice patches on the course, that didn’t stop some of Colorado’s fast locals from coming out and posting impressive times. In the men’s race, Brandon Williams took the win in 17:28. Heather Utrata solidifying her fourth win of the 2012 season. Her time of 18:35 took the women’s win and sixth place overall.. Read more...


Middaugh Wins Vail Uphill At Winter Teva Mountain Games

IMG_0351Josiah Middaugh of Vail, a five-time winner of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge in the summer Teva Mountain Games took on two of the events in the  inaugural Winter Teva Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer. At the Eukanuba 10K Snowshoe Race presented by Ruff Wear, Middaugh bested 2009 North American Snowshoe Champion Scott Gall by 23 seconds with finishing time of 47:16. Middaugh was at it again in the Bud Light Vail Uphill, a two-mile, 2,200-foot climb up Vail Mountain. Competitors could pick between running shoes, randonee skis with skins, snowshoes or Nordic skis for the race. Middaugh took top honors in 32:03 wearing spiked running shoes. Read more...

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Randall Takes Top Time At Valentine's Day Prediction Run

mmstridersThe Valentine’s Day Massacre Prediction Run in Grand Junction, CO is unlike any other race in that the winners are not those that cross the finish line first, but rather those that predict their finishing times the closest. The 3 mile race put on by the Mesa Monument Striders has been taking place since the 1980′s.  The unconventional race requires beverage donations as a race entry “fee” and are then re-distributed to the winners – those that predict their closes finishing times. Read more...


Monument's Simpson Doubles At USA Indoor Championships

Simpson_Jenny1500e-USind12Jenny Simpson won her second USA indoor 1500m and 3000m titles at the USA Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Simpson successfully defended her 2011 crowns, duplicating her 1500m/3000m double victory from the championships last year. Boulder's Sara Vaughn took third in the 1500m, but will go to the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey because Simpson says she will not be running there, instead saving herself for the outdoor season and her preparations for the London Olympics. Read more...


USA Triathlon Announces Age Groups Athletes Of The Year

Susan_Williams_run-300x200Following a year filled with dramatic finishes and memorable performances, USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the 2011 Age Group Athletes of the Year, presented by Garmin, an honor awarded annually by USA Triathlon’s Age Group Committee and Duathlon Committee. Curt Chesney (Boulder, Colo.) and Susan Williams (Littleton, Colo.) garnered Masters Triathlete of the Year honors. Adam Webber (Denver, Pa.) and Christine Anderson (Boulder, Colo.) claimed Triathlete of the Year honors. Duathlete of the Year accolades went to Eneas Freyre (Norwalk, Conn.) and Gail Kattouf (Greenville, S.C.). Read more...
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Race Results

Snowman Stampede 5M/10M
February 18, 2012
Littleton, CO
1,079 Finishers (365 - 10M, 714 - 5M)

10 Mile
Male Top 5

1. Ewen North, Louisville, CO - 55:08
2. Michael Lovato, Boulder, CO - 55:51
3. Andrew Knutsen, Lakewood, CO - 56:17
4. Russell Stein, San Francisco, CA - 56:39
5. Tristan Mitchell, Littleton, CO - 57:17
Male Top Master
1. Brad Cooper, Littleton, CO - 1:00:39
Female Top 5
1. Heather Utrata, Englewood, CO - 1:02:42
2. Sarah Pizzo, Denver, CO - 1:03:06
3. Linnabah Snyder, Denver, CO - 1:03:26
4. Dean Wrenn, Boulder, CO - 1:03:35
5. Bridget Tschappat, Highlands Ranch, CO - 1:06:08
Female Top Master
1. Diane Gates, Boulder, CO - 1:08:52

5 Mile
Male Top 5

1. Matt Tebo, Boulder, CO - 25:18
2. Curtis Begley, Boulder - 25:40
3. Adam Rich, Colorado Springs, CO - 26:04
4. Jason Simpson, Monument, CO - 26:35
5. Jordan Jones, Golden, CO - 26:42
Male Top Master
1. Dan Spale, Lakewood, CO - 31:49
Female Top 5
1. Susan Partridge, Sowerby Bridge, UK - 28:21
2. Kathy Butler, Nederland, CO - 30:13
3. Jocelyn Petrella, Denver, CO - 31:08
4. Tressa Breindel, Boulder, CO - 31:44
5. Nancy Citriglia, Winter Park, CO - 32:40
Female Top Master
1. Valerie Shockley, Greenwood Village, CO - 38:11

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Road Trip Race Results

Livestrong Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
February 19, 2012
Austin, TX
14,232 Finishers (3,896 - 26.2M, 10,363 - 13.1M)

Marathon
Male Top 10 Coloradans

1. Chad Ricklefs, Boulder - 2:30:53
2. Ryan Donovan, Fort Collins - 2:34:05
3. Ed McDevitt, Boulder - 2:53:20
4. Scot Mortimer, Erie - 2:56:31
5. Luke Stephenson, Greeley - 3:01:48
6. Robert McFadzean, Boulder - 3:12:43
7. Jonathan Stanley, Denver - 3:16:54
8. Steve Burns, Arvada - 3:19:58
9. Nate Rodriguez, Denver - 3:24:37
10. John Southern, Aurora - 3:25:04
Female Top 10 Coloradans
1. Junko Kazukawa, Denver - 3:29:15
2. Natalie Jones, Boulder - 3:41:09
3. Karly Bloom, Highlands Ranch, 3:42:45
4. Erin Giles, Denver - 3:43:13
5. Isabel McDevitt, Boulder - 3:43:58
6. Mary Cornell, Boulder - 3:53:09
7. Anita Zonker, Centennial - 4:01:40
8. Mindy Enley, Parker - 4:02:43
9. Sarah Colwell, Denver - 4:03:15
10. Miriam Seligson, Denver - 4:05:39

Half Marathon
Male Top 10 Coloradans

1. Jordan Kyle, Boulder - 1:12:17
2. Shane Niemeyer, Boulder - 1:21:24
3. Tim Smit, Boulder - 1:22:16
4. Joseph Jaquay, Englewood - 1:37:09
5. Mark Gwillim, Eldorado Springs - 1:37:56
6. Eric Peterson, Colorado Springs - 1:40:09
7. James Boughter, Colorado Springs - 1:40:24
8. John Bradley, Longmont - 1:40:49
9. Michael Paetzel, Milliken - 1:41:29
10. Denis Shaw, Fort Collins - 1:41:39
Female Top 10 Coloradans
1. Lindsey Grewe, Colorado Springs - 1:25:54
2. Connilee Walter, Colorado Springs - 1:26:28
3. Katherine Green, Denver - 1:36:10
4. Amber Tong, Colorado Springs - 1:40:03
5. Christine Bailey, Denver - 1:42:14
6. Beth Wyatt, Denver - 1:42:25
7. Eva Van Harte, Littleton - 1:46:00
8. Beth Haber, Greenwood Village - 1:46:39
9. Shelby Mattingly, Denver - 1:47:06
10. Barb Harwell, Littleton - 1:51:29


Upcoming Races

ATTENTION RACE DIRECTORS: Interested in having your event here for more than 47,000 runners to see? E-Mail Derek.

03/04 - RMRR Crown Hill 3M; 9:00 AM; Wheat Ridge, CO
03/04 - That Dam Half Marathon; 13.1M, 5K; 10:00 AM; Denver, CO
03/11 - Runnin' Of The Green; 7K; 10:15 AM; Denver, CO
03/17 - HRCA St. Patrick's Day 5K; 8:30 AM; Highlands Ranch, CO
03/17 - Sharin' O' The Green 5K; 8:30 AM; Fort Collins, CO


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Runnin' Of The Green 7K

March 11, 2012
Denver, CO


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HRCA St Patrick's Day 5K
March 17, 2012
Highlands Ranch, CO


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Sharin' O The Green 5K
March 17, 2012
Fort Collins, CO


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Bobcat Boogie 5K
April 14, 2012
Westminster, CO


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Eisenhower Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
April 14, 2012
Abilene, KS


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Mt Carbon Trail Half Marathon and 5K
April 21, 2012
Lakewood, CO


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Horsetooth Half Marathon
April 22, 2012
Fort Collins, CO


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Cinco Cinco 5K
May 5, 2012
Fort Collins, CO


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Greenland Trail 50K, 25K, 8M
May 5, 2012
Larkspur, CO


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Thelma and Louise Half Marathon
May 12, 2012
Moab, UT


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Steamboat Running Series

Steamboat Springs, CO

5/12 - Spirit Challenge 5K/10K
5/19 - Hayden Cog Run
6/3 - Steamboat Marathon
7/1 - Mountain Madness
7/14 - Howelsen Hill 8M
7/21 - Spring Creek Memorial
8/4 - Mt Werner Classic 50K
8/12 - Steamboat Stinger
8/19 - Continental Divide Trail 
9/2 - 10K at 10,000 Feet
9/15 - Run Rabbit Run 100M
9/16 - Run Rabbit Run 50M
9/22 - Emerald Mtn Trail Run


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Cottonwood Classic 5K
May 19, 2012
Thornton, CO


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Vail Trail Running Series

Vail, CO

5/19 - Boneyard Boogie
6/16 - Summer Solstice
7/7 - Vail Hill Climb
7/22 - Vail Half Marathon
8/5 - Berry Picker
8/26 - 10K @ 10,000 Feet
9/16 - EverGold Trail


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Colorado Colfax Marathon and Half Marathon
May 20, 2012
Denver, CO


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Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue
May 20, 2012
Louisville, CO


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Mountain to Valley 10M/4M
June 2, 2012
Glenwood Springs, CO


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Casper Marathon and Half
June 3, 2012
Casper, WY


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Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Half, 5K
June 3, 2012
Deadwood, SD


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Steamboat Marathon, Half, 10K
June 3, 2012
Steamboat Springs, CO


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  Mt Evans Ascent
June 16, 2012
Idaho Springs, CO


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  Estes Park Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K
June 17, 2012
Estes Park, CO


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Leadville Race Series

Leadville, CO

6/30 - Trail Marathon/Half
7/15 - Silver Rush 50M
8/12 - Leadville 10K
8/18 - Leadville Trail 100


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  Freedom Run 5K
July 4, 2012
Evergreen, CO


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  Survivor Mud Run
July 21, 2012
Johnstown, CO


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  Kiss Me Dirty
July 28, 2012
Denver, CO


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Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half
August 11, 2012
Ouray, CO


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Backcountry Marathon
August 26, 2012
Aspen, CO


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  Golden Leaf Half Marathon
September 22, 2012
Aspen, CO


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  Rim To Rim 10K/5K
October 6, 2012
Canon City, CO


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  Winter Sun 10K
December 1, 2012
Moab, UT

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