The 40th Annual
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
Register Now for the 2018 Spring Runoff
Register Now for the free kids run, the Funner To Be a Runner
- 8:45AM: 10M Run, 10K Run
- 9:00AM:5K Run/Walk, and 2 Mile Walk-only
- 10:45: Youth "Funner to be a Runner" races start
The Pueblo Chieftain and the Southern Colorado Runners welcome you to the 40th Annual Pueblo Chieftain Spring Runoff . Join us for the 2018 edition of Pueblo’s oldest and largest running event. Since 1978, Southern Colorado’s leading newspaper, the Pueblo Chieftain, has supported and sponsored this early springtime road and river trail race. All paid entrants will receive a beautiful, short sleeve tech shirt with a 4 color logo.
We have something for everyone. This year we are offering 4 adult events, 10 mile and 10K runs starting at 8:45AM and a 5K run/walk and a 2 Mile walk only--no running permitted in the walk, starting at 9:00AM. At 10:45AM we have two free youth events, a 50 yard dash for toddlers and a 1.1 mile youth run for Kindergarten up to the 8th grade, the Funner to be a Runner (no-shirt included in the free youth events).
Don’t miss out, plan now to join us on Sunday, March 4, 2018, for Pueblo’s Premier running event.
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Sunday, March 4, 2018 10M, 10K, 5K and 2M walk
- 8:45 AM-- 10M/10K
- 9:00 AM-- 5K and 2M Walk
- 10:45 AM-- FREE 50 Yard Toddler Run on the track
- 10:45 AM-- FREE 1 mile Youth run/ Funner to be a Runner--Begins/ ends on the track
All Adult races start in the Parking lot of Dutch Clark Stadium and finish on the track inside the Stadium in beautiful Pueblo, Colorado.
Dutch Clark Stadium
1001 W Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, CO US 81004
Early Registration Dec 1, 2017-Feb 17, 2018
- 10K/5K and 2M Walk--$25
- 10 Mile-- $30
- Youth runners, 18 and under pay $15 until Feb 17, 2018 for the 10K, 5K and Walk, $20 for the 10 mile.
- SCR members receive a $5 discount at registration.
- Toddler 50 yard dash and Funner to be a Runner are free. More information HERE.
Regular Registration Feb 18-Feb 28, 2018
- 10K/5K and 2M Walk--$30
- 10 Mile-- $35
- Youth runners, 18 and under pay $20 after Feb 17, 2018, for the 10K, 5K and Walk, $25 for the 10 mile.
- SCR members receive a $5 discount at registration.
- Spring Run Off ONLINE registration open now. Click here to register
- Online registration closes Wed, Feb 28, 2018
- There will be NO race day registration for the adult races--Registrations will be available during packet pick up times.
- Funner to be a Runner (free youth runs) For more information or to register click HERE.
Special Awards will be given to Overall Male/Female winners in the 10M, 10K, 5K and Walking race.
Age group awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the 10-mile, 10K and 5K running races as well as the 2M walk in the following divisions: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, and 70 and over, based on your age on Race day. Those registered in the 2M walk event, MAY NOT RUN AT ANY TIME on the course or they will be disqualified and will not be eligible for an award. If you would like to run and walk, please enter the 5K run/walk.
Results: Results will be posted at Dutch Clark Stadium immediately following the race and on the Southern Colorado Runners webpage and published the next day in the Pueblo Chieftain. Awards will be distributed inside Dutch Clark Stadium after the race. Look for the awards table, there will be no formal awards ceremony, except for overall winners. Age division winners must pick up their awards at the race. No awards will be mailed.
Packet Pick Up: Beat the lines on race day morning, early pick-up of your shirt and bib will be held at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S Union Ave, Pueblo, Co. on the dates and times listed below. You may still register in person at the Gold Dust during packet pick up hours, however, cash or check only at the Gold Dust, no credit cards.
- Friday, March 2: 4:00 to 7:00 pm
- Saturday, March 3: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (no race registrations after 3 pm!)
- Race Day, Sunday, March 4, Dutch Clark Stadium on race morning starting at 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. There will be NO race day registration!
Timing Chip: Your race bib will include a disposable timing chip on the back of the bib. Do not bend or remove the timing chip. Pin your bib to the FRONT of your body, on you top layer of clothing. If you cover it, it may not be read as you cross the mat at the finish line. DO NOT put your bib under your jacket as the chip may not be read! Please make sure your bib is visible on the FRONT of your body. Do not forget your bib! If you don’t have a bib and chip you will not receive a time. No BIB, No Time. We do not have timing mats at the start, therefore your time starts when the gun goes off. Age group placing's are determined by "Gun Time".
Shirts: Those who register by February 18th will receive a short sleeve, tech shirt with 4 color logo. Those who register after Feb 18 may not receive a shirt race day. Shirts are available in both mens and womens cut. Mens sizes S,S,M,L, XL and XXL. Womens sizes s,m,l,xl. Select your shirt size accordingly as there will be no exchanges of shirt size unless we have leftover shirts, check with us after the race. The free youth races do not get shirts.
COURSES: (10M and 10K begin at 8:45 and 5K Run and 2M walk begin at 9:00 AM)
All races begin and end in Dutch Clark Stadium, one of the nicest high school stadiums in the state. Watch yourself finish on the big screen inside Dutch Clark Stadium. We love dogs, BUT no dogs are allowed inside Dutch Clark, sorry.
10 Mile: 8:45 AM The 10-mile course is flat and beautiful, which takes runners from Dutch Clark Stadium, through the Aberdeen neighborhood, around Pueblo City Park, to the scenic Arkansas River trail, then turn around about a 1/4 mile west of the Pueblo Nature Center and head back to finish, on the track, inside Dutch Clark Stadium, There is a 2.5 hour time limit for the 10-mile run. If you can’t finish in 2.5 hours, please consider a shorter race. For the 2017 10 mile course click HERE.
10K Run: 8:45AM After a one year absence, the 10K is returning with a new course. The 10K will start at the same time as the 10 mile and will run together for about 4 miles, then turn and return on the river trail back to Dutch Clark Stadium. For the 2017 10K course click HERE. The turn around is about 1/2 mile west of where Reservoir Drive meets the River Trail. 10K runners will turn and return to Dutch Clark Stadium on the River Trail, finishing inside Dutch Clark Stadium
5K Run: 9:00AMThe 5K course is flat and fast. It runs on the 10 mile course for approximately 1.2 miles then turns and heads toward the Arkansas River Trail System and joins the trail at about 1.6 miles. It then runs downriver (downhill) back to Dutch Clark Stadium and finishes on the track inside the stadium. We have made a slight change to the course. For a revised 5K Run map click HERE.
2 Mile WALK: 9:00AM The 2M walk is for WALKERS ONLY, No running allowed! If you would like to run and walk, please enter the 5K run/ WALK. Walkers will begin at the same time as the 5K runners (9 AM)
Water Stops: 6 water stops for the 10-mile course, including Gatorade at the Nature Center; 4 water stops for the 10K and 1 water stop for the 5-km run and walk course.
DIRECTIONS: all events start and end at Dutch Clark Stadium 1001 W Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO
- From southbound I-25: Exit 99A, west on 6th St (4 blocks) to Grand. South (left) on Grand (2 blocks) to 4th St. West (right) on 4th St (1.1 miles) to Abriendo Ave. Northwest (right) on Abriendo Ave (approx .3 miles) to Dutch Clark Stadium. Dutch Clark Stadium is on your right side.
- From northbound I-25: Exit 97B, west on Abriendo to Dutch Clark Stadium on your right after crossing 4th St.
WEATHER: The location of Pueblo makes the area an ideal place for anyone wanting to live in the beautiful state of Colorado. The citizens of the county also enjoy relatively low humidity and sunny days for about 75% of the year. Pueblo is located in the "banana belt" of Colorado, when other areas experience snow, many times Pueblo remains dry. Weather in March in Colorado is unpredictable. In the event of snow, Parks and Rec will plow the river trail but we can’t guarantee solid footing throughout. Check the weather forecast, come prepared for snow, ice and cold, then be pleasantly surprised by the great weather we have in Pueblo in March. We will run the race regardless of the weather but we reserve the right to shorten the 10 miler or alter the course, if necessary. We will do our best to provide a quality and safe run! Please remember, the race will be held, regardless of weather and there are no refunds. No animals or strollers are allowed for safety and insurance reasons. Headphones are discouraged but not banned.
Our goal is to offer a quality race at a reasonable cost with an accurate course and an accurate time. Proceeds go to local youth organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club and local high school track and cross country teams. It is also a fund raiser for the Southern Colorado Runners which is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in Pueblo, CO which promotes running and fitness in Southern Colorado.