Prediction Series

SoCo Runners holds monthly predict races at various locations in Pueblo. You don’t have to be the fastest to win, you just need to know your pace the best.


Silver Dollar Predict

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 1159 29th Lane
Distance: 5.1 miles or run/walk 2.1 miles on country roads

Join hosts Danny and Melanie Nelson for the Silver Dollar Predict Run to be held on the Mesa east of Pueblo starting at 1159 29th Lane, in Pueblo County. The run and walk distance is a 5.1 mile run or 2.1 mile walk, all on asphalt roads. Pot luck to follow.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 1117 Candytuft Blvd
Distance: Walk 1.65 or 2.1 miles, Run 4.9 or 5.9 miles

Walker Routes are 1.65 or 2.1 miles, and go east from the McGivney home into a newer residential area, and make a loop past the park, quite pedestrian friendly.
Running Routes are choices of 4.9 or 5.9 miles, and start heading west down the hill from our house, onto the bike path, both distances have about a 1 mile climb into the Belmont neighborhood, over the bridge to the University, down to the bike path, back into University Park and past the park back to our house.
We would love for everyone to stick around for a potluck!


Peaks & Prairies Run

Date: TBD, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 4913 Warbler Ct, Pueblo
Distance: 5K and 2 mile walk/run

Hosted by Robert Espinoza and Rebecca Simmons.  Bring your favorite dish to share with your fellow runners as there will be a potluck brunch immediately following the run. You may also want to bring a chair, as we will be outdoors for the social.

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Run for the Vision Hills

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 1 Silverweed Ct, Pueblo
Distance: 4.5 mile and 2 mile

Run for the hills! This path will take you up and down and up again as you wind your way past Walking Stick golf course, down the new Vision Hills Parkway, and around the University Park neighborhood. Delicious and refreshing mimosas await you at the top of the last hill, so it will all be worth it. Bring a potluck dish to share. 

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Date: TBD
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 4727 Walnutcrest Ct
Distance: 3 mile & 1.3 mile

3 mile run and 1.3 mile walk starting at the south side home of Stacey and Dave Diaz. The address is  4727 Walnutcrest Ct, in the Domega area of Pueblo. The first part of the run/walk is in the neighborhood, around a park, then runners head west on Red Creek Springs Rd. There will be a water stop at the turn, then return to the house. Pot luck to follow.

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Jessie Finally Finished an Ironman Predict

Date: TBD
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 721 E Heron Drive, PW
Distance: 3 mile & 1 mile

Help Jessie Casarez celebrate finishing her first Ironman with a 3 mile run and 1 mile walk (all on dirt roads) beginning at her Pueblo West home, 721 E Heron Drive. If no fire ban there will be a fire to roast marshmallows or make smores. Potluck and BYOB cookout to follow the run so come prepared to spend the evening relaxing and schmoozing. Jessie asks anyone who has completed an Ironman or half to wear their shirt or hat, also bring chairs.

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Harvest Run

Date: TBD
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Distance: 3 mile & 1.5 mile

The following info is from 2022. 2023 location may change.  Celebrate an early Halloween at the Southern Colorado Runners 35th annual Harvest Run. This year’s event will be held at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S. Union Ave, Pueblo, CO. The run will be about 3 miles (the run/walk about 1.5 Mile) in and around Pueblo’s Historic district to include the River Walk. It will start in the alley behind the Gold Dust  at 4:30 PM, just show up to the back patio  a little early to sign in for this free run/walk. We’ll have to be careful as there will be traffic. Runners will be required to obey pedestrian traffic signals. This is similar to the Social Shuffle run rules. Whether you run or walk, plan to stay for the best part, complimentary beverages and appetizers on the back patio of the Gold Dust Saloon, courtesy of your favorite running club, the SOCO Running/Tri Club. If you’re not a member, and would like to join, click HERE to become a member. 

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Dias de los Muertos

Date: Saturday TBD
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Imperial Garden Cemetary, 5450 Hwy 78 W
Distance: 3.1 mile & 1.9 mile

Dia de los Muertos, Saturday, 5 pm Imperial Garden Cemetery, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, CO 81005. It starts/ends near the reception building in the back (south end) of the cemetery. Race director Joe Spinuzzi would like to encourage runners to have some fun and dress up in Dia de Los Muertos attire; costume, face paint, etc (but optional)  Potluck to follow in the hall.

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Temple Canyon in Canon City

Date: Saturday November 25, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: BF Rockafellow Ecology Park (Eco Park)
Distance: 4 mile run, 2.4 mil run/walk

Join the Southern Colorado Runners for the annual Temple Canyon Predict Run, traditionally the Saturday after Thanksgiving,   9am, 4 mile run or 2.4 mile run/walk. This free, beautiful run is a four mile, single track, dirt trail run through the canyon lands south of Canon City. The scenery on the hilly trails is stunning as it winds around the junipers, but watch the trail for rocks and roots, and you’ll be fine. Moderate difficulty but not suitable for strollers. Thank you Roger Giordano for putting this on.

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Nelson’s Pretty Fast Run

Date: Saturday December 9, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: 614 E marigold Drive, PW
Distance: 5 mile or 2.5 mile

Hosted by Nelson and Debbie Brentlinger and begins/ends at their Pueblo West home, 614 E Marigold Dr. Join SCR for a fun 5 mile run or 2.5M run/walk on the dirt roads and power line trails near their home. Join the potluck afterwards and bring your favorite brunch dish to share.

Pueblo polar bear ready for a chilly run in January

The Chilly Willy – View Results

Date: Saturady, January 7, 2023
Time: 201 Jackson St
Location: 9 a.m.
Distance: 3 mile run

Thank you to Alexandria and Patrick Romero for offering their beautiful home, located at 201 Jackson St, to host the January Predict Run, the “Chile Willy”, it is about a 3 mile run.  Their home is 2 blocks southwest of the Rawlings Library in the Mesa Junction. The run starts at their home, heads to Union Ave, crosses the Arkansas River on the Union Bridge and heads to the Riverwalk, turn right and do a complete counter-clockwise loop of the Riverwalk, including Lake Victoria. After the loop, exit the Riverwalk and head back on Union, the way you came. There is not much traffic on Saturday morning but watch for cars especially when we cross Abriendo. This is a potluck so bring a brunch item to share.

Pueblo polar bear ready for a chilly run in January

Southern Colorado Runners Annual Awards Banquet – Complete!

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Locaction: River’s Edge Banquet Hall, 102 S. Oneida
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm

6:00 pm: Red carpet arrivals, casual happy hour with cash bar, check out door prizes and socialize with your friends!

6:30 pm: Dinner Menu .. catered by Classic Catering Pueblo Traditional Roast Turkey, Baked Pit Ham Mashed Potatoes with Green Chili, Fresh Vegetable, Garden salad, Bread and Butter, Water and Iced Tea.

For Vegan Options contact Ted @

7:00-9:00 pm: Awards, games, slide show, door prizes, just a whole lotta fun! Hope to see you there.

Registration closes Jan 21, 2023

Pueblo polar bear ready for a chilly run in January

Spring Runoff Tuneup – View Results!

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Dutch Clark Stadium
Distance: 5K

This run/walk will start in the parking lot of Dutch Clark Stadium, go to the river trail and return.

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South Shore 5M Trail Run – Results

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: NEW location at Pueblo Reservoir  
Distance: 3.9M run or 1.8M run/walk

SCR South Shore Predict Trail Run

ATTENTION: The state is remodeling the parking lot at the South Shore Marina so it is closed and we won’t be able to start there.  We will still run on the south shore trails but the START is MOVED to the parking lot on Hwy 96 (Wetmore Hwy) west of the Red Gate, near Boggs Creek, they call it the Concrete Slab. The course will be an easier trail than the one we ran last year. Carpool if you can as only about 20 cars will fit in the lot. Here is a link to the parking lot.

Prediction Series

The prediction series races are sponsored by Southern Colorado Runners (SCR) and are FREE to all SCR members. Please feel free to join the club ($15.00 for individual and $20.00 for family to be included in the results and awards for this series)

  • The races take place in various locations around Pueblo, Pueblo West and Canon City and run on varying terrain — streets, gravel roads and trails.
  • Races are all in fun and give everyone a chance to compete on the same level. You don’t have to be the fastest to win, you just need to know your pace the best!
  • Many races end with a pot luck to enjoy the company of other area runners. Please join the fun by bringing your favorite dish to share!

Rules and Guidelines

  • Before the race, each runner signs his or her name on a sheet with his or her predicted time to complete the upcoming course.
  • After the run your actual time is recorded. The difference between your actual and predicted time is figured and compared to the others in that particular run – the closer you are the more points you get.
  • No watches or GPS units allowed because the whole idea is to test one’s ability at predicting how long it will take to run or walk a given course. Violators of this rule will be disqualified.
  • Headsets and iPods are allowed on an honor system that they are not used for an unfair advantage. If you do choose to use a headset or iPod please be careful of your surroundings. Streets have cars and trails are narrow.
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS START AT SAME TIME: To simplify the timing and results, all runners and walkers will start at the same time and on the same clock. There will be 10 to 13 predicts during the year, and 6 must be completed to qualify for an award. This allows everyone, including those with injuries or commitments to family or work, to complete the number necessary to qualify for an award.
  • Generally, a time limit will be placed on completing the predict, and anyone who finishes after the finish-line has closed will not be included in the results. Placing a time-limit on the predict allows everyone, including volunteers, to take part in post-predict festivities.
  • Race directors will be encouraged to layout and mark a separate course for walkers, especially when the run is relatively long. This will enable all participants to finish the predict timely, allowing everyone, including the finish-line crew and other volunteers, to enjoy any post-predict festivities, such as a brunch.

Awards: All SCR club members are eligible for the Prediction Series awards

  • Members who complete 6 prediction events will receive an award at the annual awards banquet in January.
  • The top 3 people with the highest points will receive additional awards.
  • If you place 4 through 25 you are welcome to a group hug.