Run along the Rio Grande

JUNE 9, 2018

Marathon Route

Explore the Runoff Runoff Marathon route for yourself! Point A is the start line at Road Canyon Reservoir and Point B is the finish line at the Creede Ball Park. Six aid stations will be located approximately every 4 miles along the course.

As you run, you will follow the Rio Grande as it flows downstream. Because the course follows the river valley of the Rio Grande, it is fairly flat, with only 809 feet of elevation gain. The course starts at an elevation of 9,296 feet above sea level and ends at an elevation of 8,791 feet.


Course Description:   The Runoff Runoff Marathon will begin on Forest Service Road 520 at Road Canyon Reservoir. The course runs on FS Road 520 for 5.9 miles until it reaches State Highway 149. Runners will turn east and continue 14.7 miles on Highway 149 until it veers right onto Deep Creek Rd. From Deep Creek, the course heads north on Airport Rd and then continues onto the Willow Creek Floodplain Trail for the final leg. The final mile follows the trail along Willow Creek to the finish line at the Creede Ball Park. (See map below)

Shuttle:  A bus will pick up all marathon runners at 6:00 am at Creede Ball Park transport marathon runners from the Ball Park to the start of the race at Road Canyon Reservoir.  All runners will be required to take this bus as there is no room to park at the race start. 

Aid Stations: There will be six well-supplied aid stations located approximately every 4 miles along the course. Water, sports drinks, assorted snacks, and first aid will be available at each station. Two stations will be equipped with portable toilets. Runners should plan to carry any additional water and necessary gear for the entirety of their run.  Mileage to the next aid station will be posted at each aid station.

Time Limit:  There is not a time limit for the Marathon. However, in order to respect the time commitment spent by local law enforcement, EMTs, and volunteers, support will only be available for 7 hours after the race start. 

Packet Pick-up: Packet Pick-up for all of the races will be available Friday (June 8) in the afternoon from 4-7 pm at the Creede Chamber of Commerce and on race-day, starting at 5:45 am at the Creede Ballpark. 

Goodies Included with Registration:  All runners will receive a performance t-shirt, a ticket for the bbq and local beer, a commemorative pint glass for finishers and of course a guaranteed fun time with friends listening to live music!  

Creede, Colorado

Event Organizer:

Emma Reesor

Runoff Runoff Marathon

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2015 Runoff Runoff Marathon Finishers