Mother’s Day Mile kicks off Glenwood Charity Race Series |

Mother’s Day Mile kicks off Glenwood Charity Race Series

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For the seventh straight year, mothers, their families and community members will be racing for a good cause and to celebrate moms in the annual Mother’s Day Mile Race on May 14.People of all ages and abilities are invited to run or walk in the one-mile loop beginning and ending at Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Street in Glenwood Springs.”We have 75 already signed up, but race-day registration is always pretty busy,” said Holly Graubins, the 2006 race director. “In the past we have had 500-600 people, so we are hoping for that again.”

Everyone who crosses the finish line will be handed a red rose and a slice of homemade pie. Participants can also treat their mothers to time in the massage tent or try to win one of 50 baskets with special Mother’s Day gifts in a silent auction after the race.”The fact that it is a day dedicated to moms is great, and this a something you can do with your mom,” Graubins said. “You can run with her or walk with her and let her bask in her day.”Pre-registration, which is encouraged, costs $12 per person or $40 per family. On race day, cost increases to $15 per person and $50 per family. Runners and walkers can go to GMA or go to to register.

The Mother’s Day Mile is the first race in the Glenwood Charity Race Series that includes the Strawberry Shortcut on June 18, the YouthZone Uphill Challenge on Sept. 23, and the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle on Oct. 7. The May 14 race will benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project in hopes to eliminate domestic and sexual violence.The race itself will begin at 1 p.m. Children 14 and under will start at 1:15 p.m., followed by men and women under 40 at 1:35 p.m., then the men and women over-40 wave at 1:55 p.m.

The non-timed wave for walkers, families, strollers and re-runs starts at 2:10 p.m.Awards will be given to the fastest overall male and female, fastest mom, fastest grandmom and the speediest great-grandmom.Anyone interested in volunteering for the race should contact Holly Graubins at

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