Why a 6K?
Don't we mean 5K? Are we really going to make you run an extra kilometer? YES!
You don't see many 6K races out there, so you might be wondering: why a 6K instead of a 5K? The Runoff Runoff started as a World Water Day event to raise awareness of local and global water issues. The distance of 6K is the average distance that people have to walk to get clean water in developing countries according to USAID.
Even though we don't have to walk farther than the kitchen tap to get clean water here in Colorado, water spilling from the legacy mining sites in Creede is contaminated. Water is an increasingly precious resource that needs protecting, and a resource that is impacted by a changing climate. By running the Runoff Runoff, you are supporting efforts to protect and enhance the headwaters of the Rio Grande for improved water quality, riparian health, wildlife and fish habitat, recreation, community health and wellbeing, and relationships with downstream neighbors.
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Run along the Rio Grande
Course Description: The Runoff Runoff 6K begins at Ed Hargraves Park (the ballfields) and follows the meandering Willow Creek floodplain trail out and back, finishing at the Ballpark. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages are welcome! Friendly dogs are welcome, too, but they must be kept on a leash and owners must pick up after them.
Time: 11:00 am
Packet Pick-up: 4-7 pm Friday, June 4th at the ballfields; 6:00-11 am Race Day at the ballfields.
Goodies Included with Registration: All runners will receive a performance t-shirt and of course a guaranteed fun time with friends listening to live music! Stay tuned for more details.
JUNE 5 2021