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691Blue Ribbon Fun Run 10k/HardRock

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  • Marc Witkes
    Jun 26, 2002
      For those of you that will be in Silverton for Hard Rock, this is a great
      warm-up! Who's got some leg speed?

      See you there. Come out and support a great local event.


      > >>This fun run was created in the early 1980's by local runner, Ken
      > >>and has been a tradition ever since. In the early years the entry fee
      > >>a six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Today, not all the traditions hold
      > >>Registration is $10.00 and each participant will receive a special
      > >>"International Year of the Mountains" T-shirt. Runners will endure an
      > >>approximate 6.5-mile course over dirt roads, streams, gravel and
      > >>highway.all in the beauty of the San Juan's. Awards will be given out
      > >>the end of the race, so everyone can get on with their festivities.
      > >>will not be a "formal" awards ceremony, so no need to worry if you are
      > >>still on course. So get your running shoes on and come on out --- Start
      > >>the festivities on the right foot!
      > >>Date: July 4th
      > >>
      > >>Registration: pre-registation is encouraged, www.active.com or send in
      > >>attached form
      > >>
      > >>Race Day Registration: 6:30-7:15 in the Gazebo at Memorial Park
      > >>
      > >>Race Starts: 7:30 sharp at the Gazebo in Memorial Park
      > >>
      > >>Race Finish Line: Gazebo in Memorial Park (same as the start)
      > >>
      > >>Length: the race is approxiamtly 6.5 miles. This is not a certified
      > >>and please remember it is a FUN RUN! It is a cross-country stylye race
      > >>with many aspects from highway, to single track, to town streets, and
      > >>roads.
      > >>
      > >>Awards: Awards will be given out at the end of the race, so everyone
      > >>get on with their festivities. There will not be a "formal" awards
      > >>ceremony, so no need to worry if you are still on course.
      > >>
      > >>course DESCRIPTION:
      > >>Starts at Memorial Park-travels east on 110-B on to the truck by-pass
      > >>below Hillside Cemetery to Hwy 110A (Eastbound)- continue on the highway
      > >>out to the left turn on to the Tailings-Pond Access Road (Boulder Gulch
      > >>Road) -up to below the water plant. Turn back toward town (west) on the
      > >>Boulder Line Road and continue (west) on the Water Plant Road (above
      > >>Hillside Cemetery) back to Hwy 110B. Continue through Memorial Park -
      > >>over the foot bridge and down to Snowden Street-Turn left and continue
      > >>six blocks to the end of road -turn right and follow signs up through
      > >>field to the Shrine Road-turn right on the Shrine Road- back into town
      > >>-turn left on the corner of 15th and Reese back to memorial park.
      > >>note: start & finish are the same.
      > >>
      > >>There are lots of activities planned. For a complete list, email:
      > >>silverton@...
      > >>Thanks!!!!
      > >>By the way: the air quality has been staying relatively clear. We had
      > >>day when it was really smokey but otherwise it has been nice.
      > >>& in case anyone is asking here is the stand on the Town Fireworks
      > >>
      > >>Due to the current weather conditions, the severe drought, and the
      > >>fire bans in effect, there have been many questions whether the
      > >>San Juan Volunteer Fire Department will be holding the annual Fireworks
      > >>Display. The final decision will ultimately be made by Governor Owens
      >if a
      > >>state wide ban on commercial fireworks is implemented. Otherwise
      > >>is planning on holding our show, weather permitting of course (please
      > >>high winds could cancel the Fireworks Display). Local precautions will
      > >>made by the Silverton San Juan Volunteer Fire Department to ensure town
      > >>safety. If high winds prevail- the fireworks show will have to be
      > >>cancelled on the 4th but if the winds are cooperative the show could be
      > >>rescheduled for Friday, July 5th.
      > >>
      > >>The current weather conditions have also cancelled the Annual Water
      > >>Fight..."due to drought conditions the Fire Department feels we should
      > >>waste any of our precious resources and have decided to cancel the
      > >>Water Fight with the Animas Fire Department (now part of Durango
      > >>said Fire Chief Gilbert Archuleta.
      > >>
      > >>If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fire Chief Gilbert
      > >>Archuleta through Town Hall at 387.5522. We thank you for your
      > >>understanding due to the circumstances beyond our control. Schedule is
      > >>subject to change.
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Kelly Mitchell
      > >>Event Director
      > >>Town of Silverton
      > >>p: 970.387.5522
      > >>f: 970.387.5583
      > >>e: silverton@...
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >Attachment Converted: "c:\eudora\attach\02 blue ribbon reg.doc"
      > >

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