Runoff Runoff Marathon, Half Marathon, and 6K

Marathon, Half Marathon, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jun 11, 2016


Creede, CO


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Running-Marathon - Marathon Registration

$65 $75 Closed

Running-Half marathon - Half Marathon Registation

$65 $65 Closed

Running-6K - Individual and Team Registration

$35 $35 Closed

Fundraising - Fundraising

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Up in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado, the Rio Grande begins it's 1,800 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. The Runoff Runoff marathon, half marathon, and 6K follow the scenic headwaters of the Rio Grande ending to the historic mountain town of Creede, Colorado. Organized by the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee and the Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project, this event raises funds to support river restoration projects that improve water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation and the overall condition of the Rio Grande headwaters. 

The Runoff Runoff event includes a marathon, half marathon, and 6K race. With race registration, all participants will receive a performance t-shirt, a ticket for the bbq and local beer, a commemorative pint glass for finishers and of course a guaranteed fun time with friends listening to live music!  Additionally, individuals who fundraise for the event will be placed in a drawing for a sweet prize, soon to be announced. The top three fundraisers will also be awarded.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

  • 6:45 am: Marathon runners gather at Creede Ball Park to load bus to marathon start. 
  • 7:00 am: Bus leaves Creede Ball Park to take runners to marathon start.
  • 8:00 am: Marathon Start
  • 9:45 am: Bus leaves Creede Ballpark to take runners to half marathon start
  • ​10:30 am: Half Marathon Start
  • 12:30 pm: 6K Start
  • 12:00-5:00 pm: Runoff Runoff Celebration! Stick around and enjoy live music, local food and beer!

Course info:

Marathon: The Runoff Runoff Marathon begins on Rio Grande National Service at Road Canyon Reservoir. A shuttle will take runners from Creede to the starting line on Forest Service Road 520 overlooking the Reservoir. From FS Road 520 to highway 149, the course follows the Rio Grande headwaters to the junction of Deep Creek Rd. Here, the course takes a right onto Deep Creek Rd through open lands overlooking the Rio Grande. From Deep Creek, the course veers north to Airport Rd, eventually taking runners to the Willow Creek Floodplain Trailhead and into Creede, CO. Aid stations will be located every 3 miles along the course. Once you cross the finish line at the Creede Ball Park, the post race party will begin!

Half Marathon:  ​The Runoff Runoff Half Marathon will follow the second half of the marathon route, starting on FS Rd 772, just off of Highway 149. The course follows 149 until the junction of Deep Creek Rd. At this turn, runners will move off of 149 and turn onto Deep Creek. From here, the course takes runners north onto Airport Rd to the Willow Creek Floodplain Trailhead and into Creede, CO. The final mile follows the trail along Willow Creek to the finish line at the Creede Ball Park.

 6K: The Runoff Runoff 6K begins at the Creede ball park and follows the meandering Willow Creek floodplain trail out and back, finishing at the Ball Park. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages are welcome!

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