For 19 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. The runBlossom 5K event showcases the Arkansas Riverwalk Trail, running alongside the river and through some of the most scenic portions of the area.
Join the competitive wave for a fast-paced 5K course with traditional age group awards. This wave starts bright and early at 8:00 am. Or, for a more relaxed pace, join the '5K Jog/Walk + YETI' wave at 8:45 am. All waves start and end at Centennial park in downtown Cañon City, Colorado.
Join us virtually at your own pace on a day that works best for you! (Virtual participants will not be eligible for age-group awards, but will receive a bib and shirt in the mail.)
Youth Exercise Training Initiative:
Student runners who are part of the YETI program will join the YETI wave, which starts at 8:45 am. If you're a parent or friend of a YETI runner, or you'd like a more relaxed race start, register for the 5K Jog/Walk + YETI wave. Please note that aid stations and an official finish line will be available until 9:45 am.
Sponsor a student runner:
Interested in supporting the YETI program by sponsoring a YETI participant? Please click on the 'Donate Now' button to the left and add $5 or more to help a Fremont County student participate in training and the 5K event free of charge.
Please note that all registrations will be non-refundable after April 1. Thank you for your support of our non-profit organization!
$15 - early bird pricing March 1-April 1
$20 - regular registration April 2-May 3
$25 - late registration at packet pickup or on race day
50% off for 18 and under - discount applied at checkout. Note that, in an effort to keep this event affordable, the standard cost does NOT include a t-shirt. This option can be added at registration.
Dates: Saturday, May 6th (Virtual race April 15-May 6)
Includes: Race bib, swag bag, aid station support (T-shirts may be added during registration for an additional $17.)
Awards: Age group awards for competitive wave, YETI (student) age-group awards only for YETI / Walk wave.
'VIRTUAL RUN' RULES:
Participants are encouraged to:
1. Run on any day between April 16th and May 6th.
2. Use a timing app (we like MapMyRun and Strava) to record your run / walk.
5K Run / Walk / YETI Course:
Run, walk, or roll (wheelchair or chariot) the 5K course between April 16th and May 17th! Record your time through any timing app or device and upload the results to see your standing. MUST register by April 15th and upload results by May 7th (midnight) to receive your commemorative t-shirt.
$25.00Feb 28 - May 4
5K Run (Competitive)Price changes in 10 hours 17 minutes
This fast, relatively flat 5K course is along the Arkansas Riverwalk trail in Cañon City, Colorado. Start time for this competitive event will be 8:00 am. Age group awards for this event will be given out.
Ealy BirdNow registering Feb 28 – Apr 1
$20.00Apr 2 – May 4
5K Jog/Walk + YETIPrice changes in 10 hours 17 minutes
This course is on the fast, relatively-flat Arkansas Rivewalk trail in Cañon City, Colorado. Participants in this event will have the opportunity to jog or walk this non-competetive course. This option is wonderful for first-time runners or those who wish to run with YETI (student) participants.
Early BirdNow registering Feb 28 – Apr 1
$20.00Apr 2 – May 4
- May 4 11:45 PM MDT - Online Registration ENDS
- May 5 5:00 PM MDT - Packet Pickup
- May 6 7:00 AM MDT - Day-of Packet Pickup at Centennial Park
- May 6 8:00 AM MDT - 5K Competetive Wave Start
- May 6 8:45 AM MDT - 5K Jog/Walk/YETI Start
- May 6 9:15 AM MDT - 5K Competetive Wave Award Ceremony
- May 6 10:30 AM MDT - 5K YETI Award Ceremony
- Event contact
- Ashlee Sack