2013 Rescue Run
Start: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (MST)
Colorado Springs , CO 80909
Registration Closing Date
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 7:00 PM (MST)
An out-and-back course on paved roads. The "out" portion is mostly uphill and the "back" portion is mostly downhill. This is challenging, but it's also fun. There is one water stop at the turn around point.
A combination out-and-back and loop course. About 4 miles is on paved roads and the rest is on dirt trails and roads. The first mile is mostly uphill. The next couple of miles are gently rolling terrain and some really nice panoramic views of Colorado Springs. Then the grind starts again as runners make their way mostly up an out-and-back stretch. The turnaround point of this section again offers some great views, and from here to the finish (about 1.5 miles), it's mostly downhill.
Kids Fun Run
3 categories for the young at heart: Diaper Derby -- about 50 yards. Toddler Trot -- about 200 yards. School-Age Sprint -- 1 mile. All kids will receive a ribbon. This is FREE for the kids. Adults are allowed to run with their child.
Directions (from North of Colorado Springs)
- Take I-25 South - Exit Garden of the Gods Rd (Exit 146) - Head east (away from the mountains) for about 3 miles. You'll cross Nevada Ave and Union Blvd. After crossing Nevada, the road name changes from Garden of the Gods to Austin Bluffs. - Turn Right at Academy Blvd. - Go about 1.5 miles, turn right at Maizeland. - Palmer Park is on the right. - There is limited parking in the park (don't park on the grass). You'll probably need to park on neighborhood streets adjacent to the park.
Directions (from South of Colorado Springs)
- Take I-25 North - Exit at Hwy 24 (eastbound). (Limon, Exit 139) - You will be on the Hwy 24 bypass (i.e., Martin Luther King Bypass) about 1 mile. Then the bypass ends and you'll be on Fountain Ave (heading east). - Go about 1/2 mile and turn left on Academy Blvd. - Go about 3.7 miles and turn left on Maizeland. - Palmer Park is on your right. - There is limited parking in the park (don't park on the grass). You'll probably need to park on neighborhood streets adjacent to the park.
Rain, Snow, or 20 Below, the 35th edition of the Rescue Run will go on. The courses provide panoramic views of Colorado Springs and the adjacent mountains. The courses are hilly, and partly on paved roads and partly on dirt roads. There will be handsome shirts, and lots of random drawings.