Registration now is underway for the 7.5 kilometer run/two-mile walk on July 13 that will kick off the 75th Anniversary Community Celebration at the Pueblo Community College Orman campus.
The day’s activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 7.5-kilometer run/2-mile walk that will start and finish on the PCC campus and end with an evening performance by the Pueblo Municipal Band at 5 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater. An awards ceremony for winners of the various categories will follow the race at 9 a.m. Throughout the day, indoor and outdoor activities will tempt children and adults of all ages with historical and academic displays and tours, a car show, art show, games, health fair, etc.
The 7.5K course is flat and fast, starting and finishing on Orman Avenue on the PCC campus and traversing Dittmer Avenue to City Park before taking Cleveland Street back to Orman. Runners will make two loops of the park, while walkers will circle the fountain before heading back via Cleveland.
Race/Walk entry forms are available on the web through the Southern Colorado Runners website, http://socorunners.org/
, and scroll down to the PCC/CSU-Pueblo 7.5k/2M. Click the entry form link to get a printable form with all the appropriate information, or merely click the online registration link to register online. Hard copy entry forms also are available at the Pueblo YMCA, Gold Dust Saloon, and Almighty Muscle in Pueblo.
Those who register by July 5 will receive the discount price of $17.50. After July 5, race fees will be $25. Registration also will be held the day of the race from 6-7 a.m. in PCC’s outdoor amphitheatre, but the fee will increase to $30. CSU-Pueblo and PCC employees who register prior to July 5 can participate for $15. All entrants will receive a t-shirt, souvenir item, post-race refreshments, and a free pancake breakfast. In addition, age-group awards and special hand-made awards will be presented to the overall top male and female runners under 40 years old and top male and female masters runners (over 40).