For 16 years, the annual runBlossom race has helped usher in the summer season in Cañon City. As the snow melts and the leaves begin to adorn trees, runners of all ages come together to celebrate the Cañon City Music and Blossom Festival. Due to COVID-19 "stay at home" orders and continued support for the health and well-being of our city, state, and country, we will not be hosting a traditional race this year. Nevertheless, we stand by our commitment to promoting health and wellness in our community. We believe that being outdoors is essential to the mental and physical health of our community, and we hope that participants will enjoy this new version of the race. We encourage all participants to both enjoy a healthy run / walk in the outdoors while also engaging in social distancing and appropriate safety measures.
Please feel free to join in from wherever you live. Because this is a virtual event, you can run / walk a trail, street, or back road from any corner of the globe. We'll send out t-shirts after May 3rd and can send them across the US and beyond!
Cost: $25 (50% off for 18 and under - discount applied at checkout)
Dates: Run or walk your 'race' between April 16th and May 3rd to earn your commemorative tee.
Distance: 5K (course of your own design)
Includes: Commemorative tee, opportunity to win gift cards from local businesses.
Awards: None. All courses will be different, so no age group award will be given.
Participants are encouraged to:
1. Run on any day between April 16th and May 3rd.
2. Utilize any trail or street close to home.
3. Run solo or with a member of their family ONLY.
4. Adhere to all social distancing recommendations, including staying +6' from all others.
5. Take it easy and complete a well-known and comfortable trail.
Use a timing app (we like MapMyRun and Strava) to record your run / walk. To upload your results, click this link: https://results.raceroster.com/results/zze36jethnj97rpq
This year, we are proud to partner with Fremont County Search and Rescue to promote positive outdoor recreation habits. A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to SAR.
You ALSO have an opportunity to donate to FAR and / or SAR when you register. You can also invite others to donate to your fundraising efforts. The 2 individuals who raise the most money (total) will receive a FREE Virtual 5K hoodie! You can donate extra (or choose not to - it's your choice!) upon registration, OR share the fundraiser with friends and family to help you reach your fundraising goal.
*Any participants who upload photos or results indicating behavior that is inconsistent with City, State, or Federal orders will be disqualified.
Run a 5K on the course of your choice between the dates of April 16th and May 3rd! Record your time through any timing app or device and upload the results to see your standing. MUST upload results by May 3rd (midnight) to receive your commemorative t-shirt.
$25.00Apr 14 - May 3
- Ashlee Sack