From Colorado Runner Events website: “It’s difficult to keep training through Colorado’s harsh winters, but the Winter Distance Series helps by motivating thousands of runners to keep moving. The series offers three events in Littleton. The first race is the Santa Stampede 5K/10K (formerly Rudolph’s Revenge 5K/10K) in December, followed by the Frosty’s Frozen 5 and 10 Miler in January, and then the Snowman Stampede 5 and 10 Miler in February. Each race offers a party-like atmosphere with flat and fast courses along the banks of the scenic South Platte River. Run a great race, and then toast your friend’s finishes with a cup of steaming coffee or hot chocolate. Register for the whole series, or just one or two races.”
I have the pleasure of being an ambassador for this series, and am honored at the extraordinary opportunity that Colorado Runner Events has given me. As such, it is now my job to bring the race to the forefront for people who don’t know about it. As opposed to trying to “sell” you on reasons to participate in this race, let me just talk about why I believe in it and support this series in particular.
First off, lets face it – Colorado winters can be brutal. The inclement weather can make it difficult to even get out of bed sometimes, much less an athlete who is trying to stay active. You could go skiing or snowboarding sure, but what if your plans don’t involve leaving the area? How do you maintain some semblance of fitness where everywhere you turn someone is sticking those all-too familiar Holiday treats in your face? That’s where Colorado Runner Events Winter Distance Series comes in! It gives athletes something to look forward to and train for, it keeps the runners accountability there, and it’s just a blast of an event to participate in.
A breakdown of the series is as follows:
Santa Stampede 5K & 10K on December 14th
Frosty’s Frozen 5 miler & 10 miler on Jan 18th
Snowman Stampede 5 miler & 10 miler on Feb 22nd
All races are family friendly and held on a flat and fast course near Hudson Gardens in Littleton.
Be sure to enter my code: WDS2 for discounted prices.
So, if you’re looking to stay active and upbeat this winter, don’t let winter force you into inactivity – register!