Runoff Runoff Marathon

2018 Runoff Runoff Marathon Finishers

JUNE 4 2022

Event Organizer:

Alex Handloff

coordinator@headwatersalliance.org

Creede, Colorado

2021 Marathon Race Details

Run along the Rio Grande

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Marathon Route


Explore the Runoff Runoff Marathon route for yourself! Four aid stations will be located approximately every 2.5-3.5 miles along the course. As you run, you will follow the Rio Grande upstream and then downstream. Because the course follows the river valley of the Rio Grande, it is fairly flat.


Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet 

Average Elevation: 8,800 feet​​

Course Description: The Runoff Runoff Marathon will begin at Ed Hargraves Park (the ballfields).  The course goes south on the floodplain trail. The course continues down Airport Rd. and then turns right onto Deep Creek Rd. after crossing the Rio Grande. Runners continue on Deep Creek Rd. until HWY 149, at which point they turn left. After just one mile, runners take another left onto Middle Creek Rd. (FS 523). After 4 miles, runners stay right, remaining on Middle Creek Rd. (FS 523). Runners reach Soward Ranch and turn around. The race ends at Ed Hargraves Park (the ballfields) on the south end of Creede.

Start: The race will begin at 7:00 am at Ed Hargraves Park (the ballfields).

Aid Stations:
There will be a total of four well-supplied aid stations along the course, approximately every 2.5-3.5 miles*. 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.

*Aid station locations are subject to change. Updates will be provided when available.

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 starts.

Packet Pick-up:
4-7 pm on Friday, June 5th at the Creede Chamber of Commerce; 6:00 am Race Day at the race start.

Prizes and Goodies Included with Registration: 
All runners will receive a t-shirt and of course a guaranteed fun time with friends listening to live music! We are promoting zero-waste at this event. We are also constrained by COVID. More details on prizes coming soon.