Runner FAQ

Transportation and Parking
Racers should park at the race finish at No Name rest area at Exit 119 on Interstate 70 east of Glenwood Springs. Half marathon bus will leave at 8:15 a.m. sharp and take runners to the race start.  5K transportation will leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Bus transportation to race start is courtesy of RE-1 School District. We ask racers to not park at the 5K start due to limited space. 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 if you are joining us from out of town.

Runners, please check bus departure times and allow enough time to pick up your race bib and T-shirt before the buses depart.  PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL DUE TO GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION.

Blue Sky Adventures will shuttle people to and from the parking area.

Half-marathon
The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m,  is 13.1 miles and takes place on a concrete bike path.  The entry fee is $50 per person. The race entry fee includes one way-cool, long-sleeved T-shirt per person with a design by local artist, Randy Schroeder!  Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting point. Please arrive before 8:15 a.m. to ensure your seat on the bus. The bus leaves promptly at 8:15 a.m.

5k
The 5k begins at 10:00 a.m., is 3.1 miles and takes place on a concrete bike path.  The entry fee is $35 per person. The race entry fee includes one way-cool, long-sleeved T-shirt per person by local artist Randy Schroeder! Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting point. Please arrive before 9:30 a.m. to ensure your seat on the bus.

Register online for a nominal fee at www.active.com.

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 and $50 for the second place hand!

Aid Stations and Awards 
Water and refreshments will be provided at rest areas and the finish line.  Aid stations are located at Bair Ranch, Hanging Lake, Shoshone, Grizzly Creek, halfway between Grizzly Creek and the No Name rest area and at the start and finish lines.

5k awards will be handed out at approximately 11:15 a.m.; half marathon at 11:30 a.m. at the No Name rest area. Poker hand prize to follow.

New This Year!
This year we have new sponsors: Alpine Bank, Bay Equity, and the Stone Yard Distillery! The Stone Yard Distillery is provided free one free drink for runners.  Please make sure to check the distillery out while you are visiting the canyon. You can find them at the Exit 133.