Strawberry Shortcut run registrations available in area

Staff Report

The 26th annual Strawberry Shortcut run is just around the corner.

The annual 5 and 10-kilometer competitive race and the family fun run through the streets and surrounding areas of Glenwood Springs starts at 7 a.m. on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15.

Registrations for all races can be picked up at branches of the Bank of Colorado in downtown Glenwood Springs and El Jebel or at the Athletes’ Foot shoe store in the Glenwood Mall and at the Toy Shack in Basalt.

Registration forms are also available on the Internet at

Cost of the race is $20 to enter either the 5K or 10K race. The cost is $24 for runners wishing to entry both races and $18 per person for the Fun Run.

There is a $6 discount off entry fees for participants under 13 and over 60 years old.

An event T-shirt, along with free food and drinks compliments of Calistoga Water and City Market and a chance for door prizes is included as part of the entry fee.

There is a fee increase of $5 for those who register after June 12.

Tickets are also available for the annual pre-race Pasta Picnic on Saturday, June 14, at Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood.

Cost is $5 per ticket.

A new wrinkle added to Sunday’s race this year is free Polaroid photos will be taken of every Dad who participates with his family and/or friends, in honor of Father’s Day.

The Strawberry Shortcut race benefits the Colorado Special Olympics.

Race organizer Jim Yellico said he anticipates a throng of more than 1,000 runners lining up at the start/finish on race day.

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