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Spiral Drive Run 2018.
A Chaffee County Running Club Event

Join the Chaffee County Running Club for the 2018 Spiral Drive Run! June 9th, 2018 at 9:00am!

Why Run Spiral Drive?

The Spiral Drive Run celebrates the iconic Tenderfoot "S" Mountain and Spiral Drive that was created through the efforts of volunteers from the City of Salida during the 1920's. 

CSU Professor Elmore Petersen when asked about Spiral Drive in 1922 said:

Salida presents an unusual manifestation of the results of actual cooperative effort. One of these days, her ‘Tenderfoot Spiral Drive’ will be nationally famous. It is an automobile boulevard which winds around the cone shaped Tenderfoot Mountain just opposite the city, forming a cork-screw to the top, 600 feet above the streets below. From this summit the view of Salida itself, the Arkansas River Valley, the Sangre de Christo and Collegiate ranges of mountains, is too much for words. And over it all spread the snowy wings (literally of snow) of The Angel of Shavano such as may be seen nowhere else in all the world. But what I started to say was that this road is entirely the product of cooperative effort and not one dollar has been spent for labor, excepting what money was donated to the cause….The next time anyone in your town crabs around that there is nothing the local chamber of commerce can do, I respectfully refer you to Salida, that has struck a stride worthy of emulation

We agree and hope you do as well. Please join the Chaffee County Running Club on June 9th, 2018 to celebrate the "cooperative effort" of Spiral Drive.


  • A 4 mile run ascending Salida's iconic Tenderfoot "S" Mountain via Spiral Drive. 


  • 9:00am Across the river bridge from Riverside Park (F and Sackett Streets) in downtown Salida, at the base of Tenderfoot (“S”) Mountain.


  • Online

  • Bib Pickup

    • June 8th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at 7000 Feet Running Co. 

  • Race Day

    • June 9th from 8:00-8:45 a.m. at Riverside Park at the North End of F street in downtown Salida. (a block from Hwy 291)

Registration Policies:

  • Refunds  
    • Unfortunately, due to the size of the event and the price we will not be able to issue refunds.   
  • Transfers
    • Transfers will be allowed through June 7th 2018. Transfers can made through the online registration system. 
  • Cancellation 
    • Chaffee County Running Club reserves the right to cancel or alter the race due to conditions outside our control, such as weather, fires, or other acts of nature. We will do our best to return a portion of the race fee if the race is canceled, but please remember that we incur a cost regardless if the race occurs. Runner safety is our priority. 
  • Waitlist
    • The Spiral Drive Run is capped at 100 entrants. Once this cap has been reached, additional entrants will be added to a wait list (maintained by Race Roster)

Entry Fees:

  • $14 until Sunday May 27th; $9 for CCRC Members; Interested in becoming a member? Check out

  • $17 from May 28th to June 7th; $12 for CCRC Members

  • $22 June 8th to Race Day; $17 for CCRC Members

CCRC Member Discount Code:

Bib Pickup:

Timing and results:

  •     The race will be timed. Time limit is 80 minutes (walkers welcome). Results emailed, posted online & at finish

Race Day Schedule June 9th, 2018:

  • 9:00 a.m. 
    • Spiral Drive Run Start across the railroad tracks from the F Street Bridge Parking Lot. Spectators are welcome at the start finish line. Please keep pets leased for the safety of runners and spectators. 
  • 10:00a.m.  
    • Cool down with a short job to Riverside Park for the Post race festivities. You will be able to pick-up your commemorative Spiral Drive Run finisher prize at Riverside Park.
  • 10:20am  
    •  Finish line is closed 
  • 10:30am 
    •  Awards Ceremony

Awards and Prizes:

  • Special Commemorative Awards for all finishers 
  • Top Male and Female award from Altra Running
  • Top Female and Male Salidan Award



Registration fees

Spiral Drive Run 4 Miler Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Apr 8 – Apr 8
    2. $14.00
      Apr 9 – May 27
    3. Closed
      May 27 – May 27
    4. $17.00
      May 28 – Jun 7
    5. Closed
      Jun 7 – Jun 7
    6. $22.00
      Jun 8 – Jun 8
    7. Closed
      Jun 8 – Jun 8

Spiral Drive Run 4 Miler CCRC Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Apr 8 – Apr 8
    2. $9.00
      Apr 9 – May 27
    3. Closed
      May 27 – May 27
    4. $12.00
      May 28 – Jun 7
    5. Closed
      Jun 7 – Jun 7
    6. $17.00
      Jun 8 – Jun 8
    7. Closed
      Jun 8 – Jun 8

Event Schedule

  • June 8 5:00 PM MDT - Bib Pickup

  • June 9 8:00 AM MDT - Race Day Bib Pickup at Riverside Park

  • June 9 9:00 AM MDT - Race Start

  • June 9 10:20 AM MDT - Race End

  • June 9 10:30 AM MDT - Race Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Salida, CO, USA

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