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2021 Photo set 2

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Running along

the mighty Rio Grande

Up in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado, the Rio Grande begins it's 1,800 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. The Runoff Runoff marathon, half marathon, and 6.6K follow the scenic headwaters of the Rio Grande, starting and ending in the historic mountain town of Creede, Colorado. Organized by the Headwaters Alliance (formerly the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee), this event raises funds to support river restoration and stewardship projects that improve water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation, quality of life, and the overall condition of the Rio Grande headwaters. 

Creede, Colorado


2021 Photo set 1 (set 2 is below)

Run along the Rio Grande

RunOff RunOff Race Course, 2022 & 2023

(aid stations and precise start locations are subject to change)

Dear Runners, Racers and Friends of Headwaters Alliance and Creede,

We are sad to share that we will not be hosting the 2024 RunOff RunOff Races in Creede this year.  As it goes, circumstances beyond our control have necessitated that we take a step back in 2024, while thinking about 2025.

We are endlessly grateful for your participation and support in past years' events, and we look forward to coming back to gather in 2025!

Headwaters Alliance remains focused on environmental stewardship, restoration and education in Creede and Mineral County.  Please check out our website for other updates and news at www.headwatersalliance.com.

Sending sunbeams to all of you!

The Headwaters Alliance Board of Directors