Lisa Nelson's Mustang Stampede-5K Run/Walk


Event Date

Sat, Oct 10, 2015


Arvada, CO


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5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

Virtual 5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

The "Lisa Nelson's Mustang Stampede 5K Run/Walk" takes place at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado.

The purpose of this 5K Run/Walk is to unify the local community in commemoration of Lisa Nelson's life and to raise funds for college scholarships in her name; scholarships that specifically target Ralston Valley and Jefferson County student athletes.

Lisa was a physical education teacher and head volleyball coach at Ralston Valley High School from 2000-2013.  She lost her life on March 3rd 2013 after a two-year battle with cervical cancer.  She was forty-three.  Lisa touched many lives during her battle and during her thirteen-year tenure as a teacher and coach.

After her passing, the “Lisa Nelson Memorial Scholarship” was established.  Each year a Ralston Valley High School male and female student-athlete is awarded a college scholarship in memory of her.  In addition the scholarship board also awards one "at large" scholarship to a Jefferson County Student Athlete that participates in the 5K and applies for the scholarship.

This event is incredibly important to the Ralston Valley community, the Nelson & Schamp family, and the scholarship it supports. Your participation will help bring our community together and provide the financial support needed to ensure the future success of the 5K and the scholarship itself.

Join us on Saturday, October 10, 2015 for a picturesque fall run/walk in northwest Arvada and help us raise funds for Ralston Valley and Jefferson County college bound students.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

8 am Registration / Check In  (Walk up registration $25.00)

9 am Shotgun Start / Lisa Nelson's Mustang Stampede-5k Run/Walk

9:30 am Family Fun Run Start / Email Jennifer Braketa for Family Fun Run registration information.

Free pancake breakfast at the conclusion of the run/walk and the family fun run.

Course Info:

The course is USATF certified # CO14031DCR.  The event begins at Ralston Valley High School.  The course then takes participants through the neighborhoods surrounding the high school before it returns to Ralston Valley for the finish.

Arrival Info:

Staff will be on hand at 8 am.

Parking Info:

Parking is available in the lots in front of the school.

Waivers and ID:

Verification of a signed liability waiver will be checked prior to issuing a participant’s bib and chip.  Please bring a photo ID to verify pre-registration.

What to Bring:

Sunscreen, chapstick and a cell phone to track your run or for emergencies.  Strollers and dogs are welcomed.  For safety, we do not allow: skateboards, roller blades, bicycles or scooters on the race course.

What to Wear:

Proper fall clothing and good running shoes.

Don't Forget:

A free pancake breakfast follows the conclusion of the run/walk and family fun run.

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