Copy of Glenwood Canyon Shuffle 2021

I-70 exit 119
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Running > 5k, Half Marathon

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Event Description

The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy is generally held on the first Saturday in October and is usually accompanied by nice early fall weather. The Shuffle (as it is called amongst the regulars) is special, indeed, as it meanders along on the bike path in the very scenic Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River.

Enjoy just a part of it by running or walking the 5k one-way course from Grizzly Creek to No Name or get the whole canyon experience and run the half marathon route from the start of the canyon to No Name. All ages and levels of participation are welcomed! Transportation is provided to the race starting line and is a gentle downhill grade to the finish where there is an incline.

This hometown race benefits local nonprofit, Literacy Outreach. Literacy Outreach is a volunteer-based adult literacy program.  More than 50 volunteers will be on the course race day to make sure your experience is pleasant. They will also have baked more than 400 cookies which will be waiting for you at the finish line! The race entry fee includes one way-cool, long-sleeve tee-shirt per person! This year’s design was created by local artist, Literacy Outreach volunteer, and VISTA volunteer, Nichole Westfall. 

Event details and schedule

Register early! Prices go up $10 September 8th ($35 for the 5k and $50 for the half marathon) Registration is available the day of the race at No Name Rest Area 

Parking is at No Name Rest Area, exit 119 on I 70. Weather can vary widely between early morning and mid-morning. Please dress accordingly. Warm clothing left on the bus at the race start will be transported to the race finish.

5K Run/Walk

The 5K starts at 10 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting point.

5K transportation will leave at 9:30 a.m.  Please leave enough time to pick up your race bib and T-shirt before the buses depart. We ask that racers not park at the 5K start due to limited space. Additional parking will be available at the Glenwood Canyon Resort near the No Name rest area.  

Half-marathon

The half-marathon is13.1 miles and takes place on a concrete bike path in the scenic Glenwood Canyon. The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points.

The half marathon bus to the start will leave at 8:15 a.m. sharp and take runners to the race start. Please leave enough time to pick up your race bib and T-shirt before the buses depart. Runners also can drive to the half marathon race start at the east Glenwood Canyon trailhead, but will have to arrange post-race pickup of their vehicles. Additional parking at the race finish will be available at the Glenwood Canyon Resort near the rest area.  

Poker Hand

Not only will you benefit Literacy Outreach, but you can also win great prizes. We're shuffling the deck, too...each racer gets five playing cards with a $100 reward for the best poker hand! Prizes will be awarded at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Transportation and Parking

Racers should park at the race finish at No Name rest area at Exit 119 on Interstate 70 east of Glenwood Springs. Half marathon bus to the start will leave at 8:15 a.m. sharp and take runners to the race start. 5K transportation will leave at 9:30 a.m.  Please leave enough time to pick up your race bib and T-shirt before the buses depart. Bus transportation is courtesy of RE-1 School District. Runners also can drive to the half marathon race start at the east Glenwood Canyon trailhead, but will have to arrange post-race pickup of their vehicles. We ask that racers not park at the 5K start due to limited space. Additional parking will be available at the Glenwood Canyon Resort near the rest area.  This is also a wonderful place to rent a cabin or pitch a tent.

Awards and Aid Stations

Water and refreshments will be provided at rest areas and finish line.  Aid stations are located at Bair Ranch, Hanging Lake, Shoshone, Grizzly Creek, and at the start and finish lines. 5K awards will be handed out at approximately 11:15 a.m. and half marathon at 11:30 a.m. at the No Name rest area.

Showers

Showers are available for the price of a pool pass, good for use all day and evening at the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs.

Prizes are given to the top 3 male and female and GNC finishers in both races.  Awards are given to top three finishers, male and female and GNC, for both races in the following age categories:

RACE CATEGORIES

under 14

15- 19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70 and over


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