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Readers Say Thanks

Glenwood Canyon Shuffle reaches its 20th year

The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy celebrated its 20th year under sunny skies on Saturday, Oct. 1.

A race does not last 20 years without the help of so many amazing sponsors, volunteers and runners.

The Shuffle has survived snow, rain, malfunctioning vehicles, SWAT team greetings and rock fall damage.

Runners of all ages enjoyed the scenic fall colors with postcard pretty views. In celebration of the race’s 20th year, prizes were awarded to every 20th runner to cross the finish line.

Prizes were donated by Independence Run and Hike, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Glenwood Canyon Adventure Park, Sheryl and Ted Doll, Tangerine Temple and Joyce Webb ceramics.

Sponsors included the Connie Delaney Medical Library at Valley View Hospital, FCI Constructors, Gallegos, Bank of Colorado, Crystal Property Management, Aspen Community Foundation, Grand River Health, Garfield County Public Library District, Glenwood Canyon Resort, Roaring Fork School District Re-1, CDOT, Subaru, Bay Equity Home Loans, and KO Creations.

A huge shoutout to our amazing race committee: Dennis Webb, Ted Doll, Kathy McCarty, Janet Olson and Ginny Schroeder. Without their help the race would not go on.

For 20 years, volunteer Dennis Webb has marked the course and met me at the finish line at oh dark thirty after riding his bike through the canyon.

Support of this race by local runners has never wavered. Thank you to all the amazing runners who compete year after year and to all of our first-time runners. Your support of our race allows our many adult learners to read, write, compute basic math or learn to speak English.

Sincerely,

Martha Fredendall

Literacy Outreach executive director


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