Strawberry Shortcut to make its 31st appearance |

Strawberry Shortcut to make its 31st appearance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” With the theme of Strawberry Days being “Alice and Wonderland” this year, you don’t want to be late for a very important date on Sunday ” the 31st annual Strawberry Shortcut.

As one of the biggest races in the Valley, the Strawberry Shortcut is once again offering a 10-kilometer, 5K and a 1-mile fun run for locals as well as out-of-town runners.

New Castle’s Kerry Classen won the men’s 10K last year in a time of 36 minutes, 50.11 seconds. Glenwood Springs’ Jenny Barsness was crowned as the women’s 10K champion with a time of 39:25.53.

In the 5K race, Jason Graham of Thornton was the fastest male (16:59.30) and Lynda Andros was the speediest female with a time of 19:58.93.

On Sunday, the first race of the morning will be the 10K, which is slated to start at 7 a.m. The 5K will follow at 8:15 a.m. Both races will start at Centennial Park at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue, and both will finish under the bridge on Seventh Street.

The fun run 1-mile competition will begin at 9 a.m. and start and finish under the bridge on Seventh Street.

For more information or to register for the race, go to

There will also be race-day registration beginning at 6 a.m. in Centennial Park.

All participants receive a T-shirt for entering the race and are treated to free food and drinks at the finish line in addition to having opportunities for lots of awards and prizes.

As always, the proceeds from the event will be donated to the local Special Olympics.

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