Upcoming Colorado Springs races to compete in

April 20, 2015

Audrey Jensen
ajensen4@uccs.edu

Colorado is known to be one of the fittest states in the U.S. and every year Colorado Springs holds annual races for residents or travelers to register and run in for almost all ages and skill level.

As the days get warmer, look into this list of upcoming races whether you want to compete competitively or race just for fun:

Rider Relief Fund Support the Sport 5K

The Broadmoor World Arena, located at 3185 Venetucci Blvd., will host a 5K run presented by Cooper Tires on May 1 at 7 p.m. The race will support the non-profit organization Rider Relief, which provides funds for athletes, bull riders and bull fighters that have been injured.

After the race, a festival will provide live music, food and drinks.

To find out more information and register for the race go to http://www.riderrelief.org. It is $35 to register up to April 28 and $45 to register through May 1.

Colorado Spartan Military Race

On May 2-3 on the Fort Carson Army Base (6151 Specker Ave.) will be the 3-5 mile and a 20 obstacle race. A few obstacles that runners have to overcome are mud pits, Special Forces training obstacles and jumping over fire.

You can compete in teams in the Elite Race on Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:30 a.m., the Morning Race at 8 a.m. or the Afternoon Race starting at 11:15 a.m.

A post-race party will take place in the Spartan Lounge at the Hotel Elegante from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday.

Prices to register vary depending on what time you sign up for and if you are competing in teams. To register and read more about the race go to http://www.spartan.com/events.

Lemonade Brigade 5K

On May 16 is the Lemonade Brigade 5K to raise funds and awareness for foster children.

The race will take place at the Rock Ledge Ranch near Garden of the Gods at 3202 Chambers Way and start at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 per adult and runners have the chance to win medals for the race and free t-shirts depending on how much money they donate.

To register online go to http://www.lemonadebrigadewalk.org.

Rocky Mountain Brew Run

For a chance to win free beer, Pikes Peak Brewing is hosting a run starting at 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr., which continues on to the Santa Fe Trail and back to the Pikes Peak Brewing location.

Sign in begins at 9 a.m. on May 30 and the race starts at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $25.

Runners can bring their dog along and at the end of the course each participant receives one Pikes Peak brew of choice and a pint glass.

After the race, there will be the Beer Olympics where contestants have another chance to win a free brew.

An additional challenge for some is to carry two growlers filled with water through the race, but they cannot drop, spill or transfer the growlers and must finish the race in under 25 minutes. Their reward is a growler filled with beer of their choice.

More information can be found at http://www.rockymountainbrewruns.com/pikespeakbrewing.

BIGDOGBRAG

For a run through the mud on June 6 to support local charities, the $59 “Hot Dog” registration runs until April 30. You can register individually or if you create a team you can save $5.

Participants receive a dog tag, fake tattoo, free photos and a free t-shirt at the end of the race.

Several obstacles along the course include rope courses and slides.

The race takes place at Ram Off Road Park at 12750 Highway 94 and the race waves begin at 8:30 a.m.

Registration can be made at http://www.bigdogbrag.com.