Mother’s Day Mile hits Glenwood on Sunday
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Mother’s Day Mile, coming off its biggest turnout ever in 2009, will take over the streets of Glenwood Springs for an 11th year on Sunday.
Last May, more than 700 people showed up for the wildly popular event, which is Advocate Safehouse Project’s biggest fundraiser of the year for its domestic and sexual violence programs.
A big turnout could well be in the offing this year. In anticipation of high numbers, race organizers are switching to a chip timing system.
“We hope to welcome everyone across the finish line using the ankle chips to identify each racer as they approach the finish line,” said Mother’s Day Mile organizer Nancy Reinisch. “We are a small-time community event, but we are going ‘big time’ with the chip timing system. We are thankful to U.S. Bank for sponsoring the C.E.P. system this year.”
Sunday’s race, which will be run in four waves, begins and ends at Glenwood Medical Associates, which is located at 1830 Blake Avenue. The one-mile loop routes runners into town and back and features a water aid station at the halfway point.
The festivities kick off with opening ceremonies at 1 p.m.
Fresh roses, caramel apple suckers and slices of homemade pie await those who cross the finish line. Other festivities include face painting, kids craft tables, a massage tent and a gift basket silent auction.
To register, visit http://www.active.com. Downloadable registration forms can be found at http://www.advocatesafehouse.org or http://www.glenwoodmedical.com. The cost is $15 per person or $55 per family.
Pre-registration can be done in person at Glenwood Medical Associates and at the U.S. Bank at the corner of Eighth Street and Grand Avenue.
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