Spring is almost here, which means races and running events are beginning to fill up the calendar. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a newbie looking for a 5K, you should consider at these activities coming up in March and April.
Spring Fever 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
On March 20, brave the chill in the air and get moving at the Spring Fever 5K, 10K and Half Marathon at the base of Table Mountain in Golden. Jefferson Countyís NAAC Stadium is the starting point for the event, which promises to be a challenge for every type of runner. The course runs alongside the Blunn Reservoir and the Ralston Creek Trail. For more information about this race, visit http://alloutmultipro.com/spring-fever/.
Hippity Hop Easter Trot & Kidís Cottontail Fun Run
The Hippity Hop Easter Trot & Kidís Cottontail Fun Run is a great event in Denver, held on March 26. The race raises money for the Denver School of Science and Technology, and gives you a chance to get out on the road as part of your spring training. The even offers two distances: 5K or 10K. Kids running in the Cottontail Fun Run are not timed like the adults, but they can participate in an Easter egg scavenger hunt. For more information, check out http://featonthestreet.com/EventInformation.asp?eID=16799.
Hams and Hamstrings 5K
For some families, Easter is a big holiday full of delicious food. If the thought of ham, mashed potatoes and deviled eggs just inspires hunger and guilt, you should sign up for the Hams and Hamstrings 5K in Colorado Springs on Easter Sunday, March 27. Overall winners walk away with hams (hence the name), and everyone gets a good run in before indulging in all the great food the holiday has to offer. To learn more about the race and to register, visit http://runningguru.com/EventInformation.asp?eID=14236.
Winter Park Wipe Out
On April 2, the unique Wipe Out event will take place in Winter Park. This two-mile-long course features various challenges that will test your dexterity and balance. If you have to stop at any point, buses are available to ferry you to the finish line party. Thanks to the buses, itís easy for children or beginners to sign up to participate. Learn more about this unique running event and register at http://winterparkwipeout.com/.
Beat Beethovenís 5K
The Beat Beethovenís 5K in Fort Collins gives runners a unique opportunity: instead of attempting to beat a personal time goal, they instead must complete a 5K before the end of Beethovenís 5th Symphony, an approximately 33-minute piece conducted by Fort Collins Symphony Maestro, Wes Kennedy. The event, held on April 3, will raise funds to benefit the symphonyís community and youth education programs. Registration information can be found at http://fcsymphony.org/events/beatbeethoven5k-2016.html.
Thereís no better way to celebrate the end of a long, snowy Colorado winter than to lace up your running shoes and take part in one of these races and running events.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.