The Snowman Stampede 10 Mile race has been awarded the designation as the Colorado Championship by the Road Runners Club of America. The race will take place on Saturday, February 21 at 10:15 at Hudson Gardens in Littleton. Free elite entries are available online.
Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the National, Regional, and State level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women.
The Snowman Stampede 5 and 10 Mile races are part of the Winter Distance Series, a three-race series that is currently celebrating its tenth year. In addition to enjoying a flat and fast 5 mile and 10 mile race that travels the paved Platte River Trail, runners and walkers will receive a technical running shirt, a finisher’s medal, free photo downloads, chip timing, and a party-like atmosphere at the finish with yummy food and drink, including muffins, bananas, and hot chocolate. The three races in the series included the Santa Stampede 5K and 10K, the Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten Milers, and the Snowman Stampede 5M and 10M.
Runners Roost will help the winners of each race celebrate with a new pair of New Balance shoes and they are also giving $20, $15, and $10 gift certificates to first, second, and third place age group winners in every race. The age groups are as follows: 19 and under, and then five year age groups up to 80+.
For more information on the races, visit www.coloradorunnerevents.com.