Runner FAQ

Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy                               

October 2, 2021

The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy is an annual event to benefit Literacy Outreach, a community-based non-profit. The race includes a half-marathon (13.1 miles) run and a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) run/walk/shuffle. All events take place on the bike path in the scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs.   Recent trail damage and road closures have caused the racecourse and length to be altered this year. The altered course will start and finish at the No Name rest area, exit 119. Instead of a 5K and half-marathon run, we will have a 5-mile run which will head west toward Glenwood Springs.

The five-mile walk/run begins at 9 a.m.

Entry Fees

The entry fee is $30 per person for the five-mile run. The race entry fee includes one way-cool, long-sleeve tee-shirt per person with a design created by a local artist. For further information, contact the race director at 970-945-5282 or by e-mail at literacyoutreach@literacyoutreach.org.

5 Mile Run/Walk

The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m.  The race start and finish lines are located at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon. Please leave enough time to pick up your race bib and T-shirt before the race start. Please obey parking signs in the rest area. 

Half-marathon

Sorry, the half-marathon is cancelled because of major trail damage in the scenic Glenwood Canyon.  A five-mile run is being offered as an alternative. 

5k

Sorry, the 5k is cancelled because of major trail damage in the scenic Glenwood Canyon.  A five-mile run is being offered as an alternative. 

Poker Hand

Not only will you benefit Literacy Outreach, but you can also win great prizes. We’re shuffling the deck, too…each racer gets five playing cards with a $100 reward for the best poker hand!  Prizes will be awarded at approximately 10:45 a.m. 

Transportation and Parking

Racers should park at the race start and finish at No Name rest area at Exit 119 on Interstate 70 east of Glenwood Springs.  Please leave enough time to pick up your race bib and T-shirt before the race begins.  Additional parking will be available at the Glenwood Canyon Resort near the rest area.  This is also a wonderful place to rent a cabin or pitch a tent. 

Aid Stations

Water, an energy drink, and race food will be provided at race start and finish lines.  An additional aid station is located at the race turn-around-point near the Glenwood Springs Vapor Caves.

Awards

Prizes will be awarded at approximately 10:45 a.m.  at the No Name rest area.  

Showers

Showers are available for the price of a pool pass, good for use all day and evening at the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs.

Questions? Contact the race director at 970-945-5282 or via e-mail at literacyoutreach@literacyoutreach.org.

Our Sponsors

Bank of Colorado, Grand River Hospital District, Bay Equity Home Loans, Crystal Property Management, FCI Constructors Inc., Alpine Bank, Joyce Webb Ceramics, , Roaring Fork School District RE-1,  Independence Run and Hike, Colorado Department of Transportation, Garfield County and the more than 50 community volunteers who make this event happen.