Spirit Challenge Run for Autism

Spirit Challenge

The Spirit Challenge offer three different distances, a 10k, 5k and Kid’s Fun Run. All races are on paved roads, except for the 5k which has a short section on trail. The Kid’s Fun Run is an 800m run consisting of 2 laps around the Steamboat Springs Middle School track. The Spirit Challenge is a long standing race in the Steamboat Springs Running Series, and gives runners a chance to get those feet moving after a long winter in the Yampa Valley.  Come out and support this fun local race!

Location:

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023

Start Times:

  • 10k and 5k – 9:00 am
  • Kids Run – 9:15 am

Registration Opens January 1st 2023

Register online until May 26th 6:00 PM. On-site registration will be available from 8:00 to 8:45 at the Strawberry Park Middle School.

Registration Fees:

  • 5k: $25* until April 27th; $30* through May 26th; $35* on race day
  • 10k: $40* until April 27th; $45* through May 26th; $50* on race day
  • Kids Run: Free

Racers 17 & under: TBD

T-Shirt: $15

*Does not include RunSignup fees

No Refunds. Proceeds from this race will be donated to the Yampa Valley Autism Program. All proceeds will be made as a donation to the YVAP in the name of Jenna Gruben Morrill.

Packet Pick-Up:

There is no packet pickup on Friday. All race packets may be picked up on race day beginning at 8:00 AM

Course Maps:

5k Course Map

10k Course Map

Course Description:

The 5k run is a scenic, rolling road route. The race begins at the Steamboat Springs Middle School Parking lot. Runners will take a left on Amethyst Drive and continue on Strawberry Park Road until they reach a T in the road. From there, turn left onto N. Park Road. Turn left at Stehley Park onto the Butcherknife trail. Stay right when trail splits. Continue onto McKinley Street, then turn left on Maple Street. Turn left on Amethyst Drive and follow back to the finish line.

The 10k is a rolling out and back through Strawberry Park. The race begins at the Steamboat Springs Middle School Parking lot. Runners with take a left on Amethyst Drive and continue on towards Highland Road for turnaround.

The kid’s is an 800m run consisting of two laps around the Steamboat Springs Middle School track.

Aid Stations: One aid station provided at 10k turnaround only.

Pets: Leashed pets welcome.


Awards and Post Race:

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place males and females (No AG awards)

Every participant is automatically entered in our prize raffle, which will follow the awards ceremony.

Race Director:

Pam Wooster, pamelajo927@gmail.com

Please do not call Ski Haus for any information about this race. They are only serving as our pre-registration location and are not directly affiliated with this event.