Christmas Mountain 5 Mile Run

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This scenic post-thanksgiving weekend race is ideal for those looking to run off their Turkey dinners. Participants will fly across a mixture of roads, gravel, and pedestrian paths whilst taking in stunning views of creeks and reservoirs that will flank them throughout the 5 mile course.
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5 Mile
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Calendar
Fri, Nov 25, 2022
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Salida, United States
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Where and when
Location
Salida, CO 81201, USA
Start times
Fri, Nov 25, 2022
5 Mile:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Christmas Mountain 5 Mile Run
5 Mile
Distance
5km
CourseRoute
1 Loop
Route information
This scenic course takes runners on a 5-mile loop starting at Riverside Park. Participants will then follow a flat course that snakes alongside the Salida River, bringing runners around the Franz Number 1 Reservoir Runners will then enter the Salida Trail System, a paved bike path and continue past the country courthouse. There is an exciting mixture of paved roads, dirt, gravel and bike paths for runners to tackle during the course.
Runners will then continue up Crestone Avenue on a flat, road surface and glide past Thonhon Park towards the start/finish
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What's included
  • Award Ceremony
  • Post Race Drinks and Snacks
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How to get there
Salida, CO 81201, USA
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Parking
Free all-day parking is available across the F Street Bridge near the start/finish area. Participants can also use parking lots on the west side of Safeway or west of G Street.
Directions
Follow the CO 291 into Salida and turn off on N E Street to arrive at the start line.
This scenic course takes runners on a 5-mile loop starting at Riverside Park. Participants will then follow a flat course that snakes alongside the Salida River, bringing runners around the Franz Number 1 Reservoir. There is an exciting mixture of paved roads, dirt, and gravel, and bike paths for runners to tackle whilst on the course.
Runners will then continue up Crestone Avenue on a flat, road surface and glide past Thonhon Park on their route towards the finish.
Event day logistics
8:30 am - 9:50 am Packet Pickup opens
10:00 am 5 Mile Run Starts
12:30 pm 5 Mile Run Ends
Packet Pickup
Participants can pick up their race packs on the day of the event between 8:30 am - 9:50 am in downtown Salida. On the day registrations will be accepted and the cost will be approximately $40.
Awards Ceremony
The top 3 Men and Top 3 Women overall will be awarded a prize alongside the top 3 participants in the following categories (19 and under, 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's+). Prize money will be offered to the top W/F overall along with the first place M/F masters runner (40+).
Age Requirements
There are no age restrictions on who can enter the event, making it perfect for families.
Post-Event
The Christmas Mountain parade is strongly recommended for all participants to visit after they finish their race. The parade begins at 6:00 pm and is followed by fireworks.
Charity
The event raises money for the Chaffee County Community Foundation.
FAQs
Is there parking available at the Christmas Mountain 5 Mile Run?
Yes, free all-day parking is available across the F Street Bridge near the start/finish area. Participants can also use parking lots on the west side of Safeway or west of G Street.
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How do I pick up my race pack for the Christmas Mountain 5 Mile Run?
Participants can pick up their race packs on the day of the event between 8:30 am - 9:50 am in downtown Salida. On the day registrations will be accepted and the cost will be approximately $40.
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Are there age requirements for who can enter the Christmas Mountain 5 Mile Run?
There are no age restrictions on who can enter the event, making it perfect for families.
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