Chaffee County Running Club News

Upcoming Home High School XC Meets

The high school XC season has begun, and the BV Demons (competing in 2A) and the Salida Spartans (3A) are off to a great start! Both teams have their home meets coming up soon – come on out and cheer on our local high school runners!  The BV home meet is on September 19, beginning […]

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Monday Night Group Runs

The CCRC and 7000 FEET Running Company offer Monday night runs every week. They are very casual and for runners of all abilities. If you’re ever interested in joining, just stop by the shop any Monday night, and tell your friends!

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September Adventure Runs

Join the CCRC for Adventure Runs on Saturday, September 16 and 23.  Meet at Marvin Park (baseball field parking area) on Highway 291 west of downtown Salida at 8:30 am to carpool.  Run locations TBD, but we plan to view fall colors.  If you want to meet the group at another location, or for more information, please […]

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Donation Request Form

The CCRC’s mission is to promote running for health, recreation, and competition, for runners of all ages and abilities.  As part of our mission, we occasionally donate money towards other running related causes and organizations in Chaffee County.  Examples of donation requests made in the past include support of the Buena Vista and Salida HS […]

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Goblin Gallop and Two Turkey Relay Info!

This fall, the CCRC will again host the Goblin Gallop and the Two Turkey Relay. The Goblin Gallop is a FREE one mile fun run that takes place around Halloween time at Longfellow Elementary School in Salida. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Halloween costumes are definitely part of the fun of this […]

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Thursday Evening Social Runs in BV

The staff at The Trailhead in Buena Vista are currently leading Thursday evening social runs, beginning at 6:30pm.  These are easy, 3 mile runs, and all abilities are welcome!  Meet in front of The Trailhead, and spread the word to your friends!

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Tracks: Mountain Lion or Dog?

Have you ever seen animal tracks in the snow, and wondered what animal made those tracks? Here’s a useful guide to tell the difference between canine tracks (dogs, coyotes, foxes) and feline tracks (bobcats, mountain lions, lynx).

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Food tip: plan and prep your post run meal before you run

Most people are squeezing in runs when they can in their busy lives. Many people finish a run and then rush off to do something else. Studies have shown that eating quality food within 30 minutes of finishing a run helps you recover better and faster from that run. A tip is to prepare a […]

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Tips for Good Running, Eating, Cooking and Training.

The CCRC Banquet may be the biggest and best (eating) event of the year, so you want to be at your best and peak at the right time. This is the big event you want to give your all at: you want to really “bring it”! 1) Lay down a good base. Hopefully you have […]

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How to develop a running habit

We have noticed a larger than normal number of ‘new’ runners out recently. This could be a sign of spring, the “marathon effect” where runners start after a large race in town, or perhaps we were so bundled up all winter we could not see them. For whatever the reason, we hope these ‘new’ runners […]

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