About Us

Our mission is to promote health and activity through running.

Our Mission

Runners of all ages gather for a SoCo Event

The Southern Colorado Runners, a non-profit run completely by volunteers was founded in 1980 to promote running and fitness in Southern Colorado by:

  • Hosting a number of road and trail races providing a racing forum for thousands of area runners.
  • Hosting a women’s only race to promote running in women in a friendly, low key atmosphere.
  • Hosting a monthly Prediction Series run free to all club members and non-members.
  • Donating race proceeds from SCR races to: Local organizations and efforts to promote running and fitness such as: the Pueblo Nature Center, the Southern Colorado Trail Builders, the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, River trail improvements, Pillars Park and other worthy recipients.
  • Assist youth runners attending local and national running competitions.
  • Providing race assistance to local organizations and non-profits hoping to raise money or awareness of an issue through the the sport of running, walking or fitness. Local organizations the club provides race assistance services include:  the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of America, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, Pueblo Diabetes Project, Southern Colorado Community Connections, Pueblo United Way, Micheal J. Fox Foundation, local schools and others.
  • The club is a member of the Road Runner Club of America (RRCA), through which it is insured.

Current Board Officers

Board members are reviewed annually in November, voted on in December, and take their seats in January. View officer duties.

2023 Elected Board Members

President Ted Sillox president@socorunners.org
Vice President Dan Nelson vicepresident@socorunners.org
Secretary Jessy Narimanov secretary@socorunners.org
Treasurer Paulette Arns treasurer@socorunners.org

2023 Non-Elected Officers

SoCoT2 Coordinator Gwen Steves socot2@socorunners.org
Webmaster Natalie Gowen webmaster@socorunners.org
Newsletter Editor Ron Dehn newsletter@socorunners.org
Race Calendar Keeper Dave Diaz
Group Run/Fun Calendar Keeper Vacant groupruns@socorunners.org
Tri Club Calendar Keeper Gwen Steves calendar@socorunners.org
Predict Race Director Ted Sillox predict@socorunners.org
Membership Chair Nelson Brentlinger membership@socorunners.org
Volunteer Points Dan Nelson volunteer@socorunners.org
IT Natalie Gowen webmaster@socorunners.org