Brrrr! Week of Dec 8
- In this week's message:
+ Thursday run: Red Rocks
+ Weekend groups: Sat Evergreen Runners Circle, Sun Golden
+ Incline Club Sunday runs
+ Volunteers needed for Derek's Winter Race Series
+ Carpools and group trips: Chilly Hilly, Kilimanjaro Marathon
+ Trail Races, clinics and other upcoming events. NEW EVENTS ADDED
This Thursday's run will be at Red Rocks. The main group will start at
6:15. The early group starts around 5:30pm.
There are both road and trail options. Check the web site for the
different route options.
Next week's run will be a social, full moon run. The tentative
location is Chief Hosa.
Our annual holiday run is planned for Dec 22. I'm looking for
alternate locations/ideas. In the past, we've done a casual "xmas
lights" run, through the neighborhoods around Wash Park, checking out
the decorated houses. Then, we've gathered for dinner as Las
If you are new to these trails, or to DTR, please follow the link
below to maps, route descriptions, driving directions, FAQs, and other
All messages are archived, and more group information is available at:
The Evergreen Runners Circle (ERC) holds FREE runs every Saturday,
8:30am, on trails, in the Evergreen area. Several DTR regulars join
these runs. The ERC runs are typically about 60 minutes long. They
usually go out for coffee/breakfast afterwards. Please forward your
questions to Dave via the ERC link below. For more info about the ERC
schedules, go to: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Lodge/7018/index.html
12/10: Mt. Vernon CC, Beaver Brook, from the I-70 park and ride.
12/17: Upper Bear Creek. Start at mile marker 5.
12/24: Evergreen Lake House. (Merry Christmas everyone!)
12/31: Elk Meadow. UPPER lot off of Stagecoach.
Golden weekend runs are moving to Sundays at 7:30 a.m., beginning this
Sunday, November 20th. They meet outside Brooks Field, CSM Stadium, on
12th Street in Golden and will continue to run on at least six
different trails in the foothills, on the mesas, and on other paths in
the Golden area. All of the courses allow for varying lengths (e.g.
6-14+ miles) and paces, depending on the interests of the runners on
that day. For further information contact Ron Benioff at
The Incline Club holds long runs on Sundays, around the Pike Peak
area. They stay fairly low over the winter, then gradually venture up
higher as the trails dry, in the spring. There is a large turnout,
often >100 people, even over the winter, with a wide range of
abilities. For more info, go to http://www.inclineclub.com
If you are interested in carpooling down to these runs, contact me and
I will share your e-mail address with others who are also interested.
From Derek Griffiths:
"We are looking for volunteers for our Winter Distance Series races
(www.winterdistanceseries.com) on 12/10/2005, 1/14/2006, and
2/25/2006. Please email Jessica at Jessica@... if
you are interested. All volunteers will receive a comp entry to
another event that we put on
(www.coloradorunnermag.com/other/JDEvents.html) and will also receive
all goodies that the runners receive. Thanks a lot!"
On Jan 21-22, there's a 5-race, 2-day, trail event, near Bloomington,
IN. Indiana in January? Not my first thought either. However, this
looks really interesting.
The ChillyHilly is 5 trail races, of various distances, over 20 hours.
It starts with a 10k run on Sat afternoon, then a 4mi run that night.
On Sunday, there's a 5km, 10mi, and 1mi run, all before noon. Housing
(Sat night) and meals are included in the entry. You can do it as an
individual, or relay.
It would be fun to go with a group. Several people have expressed
interest. We would probably fly out Friday afternoon or evening, and
return Sunday night. Contact me if interested, adam@...
Race info: http://www.hoosier200.com/chilihilly.htm
Jim Romero is looking for anyone interested in joining him/group this
coming Feb 2006 to run the Kilimanjaro marathon. He would be
interested in people looking to run the marathon, and/or do a safari,
and/or climb the mighty Kilimanjaro after the marathon.
Please contact him at 303-794-2952, or jrom794@...
Interested in carpooling or group road trips to other races? Let me
know. Suggested road trips and carpools:
*Grand Lake SS Festival. Several of us did this last season, and had a
Upcoming trail/snowshoe (SS) races and events:
12/10; Beaver Creek SS Adventure Series #1; 5k/10k; Beaver Creek
12/10; Rudolph's Revenge; 5m/10m; Chatfield State Park;
12/10, 10:45am; Easy Running Form Clinic; west Denver area;
12/10, 6:30pm; Luna Chase SS race; 5k; Keystone;
12/11; Day of Infamy SS race; 8km; Sunlight Mtn Resort, Glenwood
12/17; Leadville National Fish Hatchery; Leadville;
12/17; Chilly Cheeks Duathlon; Cherry Creek State Park;
12/21, 5:45pm; Breckenridge Social Snowshoe Race #1; Gold Run Nordic
12/22, 5pm; Winter Solstice Run; 5mi; Chatfiled State Park;
12/31; Paddy's Eagle Vail SS race; 5K/10K;
12/31; Bravo! Guild SS Resolution Run; 5k, 1k kids race; Vail Nordic;
1/7; 17th annual Turquoise Lake SS Race; 20mi; Leadville;
http://www.salidarec.com/ccrc; tsobal@...; Tom Sobal, (719)
1/7; Beaver Creek SS Adventure Series #2; 5k/10k; Beaver Creek Resort;
1/7; Winter Trails; FREE SS demos, guided hikes, kids activities; Echo
*1/14; Grand Lake SS Festival; 5k/10k & other events (e.g., kids race,
tours, geo-caching); Grand Lake; http://www.grandlakesnowshoefestival.com
1/14; Crazy 8's; 8m/16m; Aurora Reservoir;
1/14; Swift Skedaddle SS race; 4k/10k; Silverthorne;
1/18, 5:45pm; Breckenridge Social Snowshoe Race #1; Gold Run Nordic
1/21; Pazzo's Colorado State Championships; 9mi; Meadow Mountain,
1/21; Chilly Cheeks Duathlon; Cherry Creek State Park;
1/28; Cordillera Snowshoe Adventure; 5k/10k; Edwards;
2/4; Snowshoe (and x-c ski) Orienteering; Frisco Nordic Center;
2/5; Frisco Gold Rush; 5k/10k, also x-c ski races; Frisco Nordic
Center; http://www.emgcolorado.com; 303-635-2815
2/11; Beaver Creek SS Adventure Series #3; 5k/10k; Beaver Creek
2/12; Screamin' Snowman SS race; 5k/10k; Eldora Mtn, Nederland;
2/18; Winter Trails; FREE SS demos, guided hikes, kids activities;
Estes Park; http://www.wintertrails.org
2/18; Chilly Cheeks Duathlon; Cherry Creek State Park;
2/18; Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon; 43mi road bike, run, x-c ski,
snowshoe; Grants, NM; http://mttaylorquad.org
2/25; Snowman Stampede; 10m/20m; Cherry Creek State Park;
2/25; Snowshoe (and x-c ski) Orienteering; Snow Mtn Ranch, Granby;
2/25, 7pm; Cordillera Moonlight Snowshoe Adventure; 5k; Edwards;
3/4, 7pm; Billy's Island Grill Night SS race; 5mi; Vail Mountain;
3/5; North American SS Championships; 5k/10k; Beaver Creek Resort;
3/12; Swift Skedaddle SS race; Gold Run Nordic Center;
3/18; America's Uphill; 2.5mi of anything goes (SS or ski); Aspen;
3/24-26; US National SS Championships; Bolton Valley, VT;
4/1; Snowshoe Shuffle; 5k/10k; Beaver Creek Resort;
4/8; K-9 Uphill; dog and human team SS race; "Demo dogs and snowshoes
available", Buttermilk Mtn; (970) 925-1069 or www.sundogathletics.com.