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!

Distances: 10k, 5k, 800m Kids Run

Location:

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Start Times:

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

Registration

Register online before May 19th at 8:00 PM. On-site registration will be available from 7:30 to 8:45 at the start line. You can also register at Ski Haus at 1457 Pine Grove Road on Friday, May 20th from 4-6 pm. Register online by May 9th to ensure a shirt!

Registration Fees:

  • 5k: $25
  • 10k: $40
  • Kids Run: Free
  • Please note that prices will increase by $10 for race day registrations and all packet pickup registrations. Register online to save.

Racers 17 & under: $15

T-Shirt: $15

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:

Ski Haus at 1457 Pine Grove Road on Friday, May 20th from 4-6 pm as well as from 7:30 to 8:45 at the start line.

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.