The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Mancos Half Marathon, a fundraiser for library. This year’s event, taking place on Saturday, June 25th, promises to be bigger and better than ever. For starters, we are adding a 5K run and free Fun Run to the event so that more people of all ages and running abilities can join in the festivities. We will have music by KSJD’s favorite host, DJ Cannonball, as well as resources from local health and wellness practitioners, and fun activities for kids.
The courses this year will be a mix of paved and dirt roads. Half Marathon participants will also navigate a challenging trail portion that offers spectacular views of both Mesa Verde, the La Platas, and the Abajos in Utah. Each finisher will receive a one-of-a-kind medal. Awesome prizes donated by Osprey Packs, Salomon Shoes, Durango Running Company, and more will be awarded to top finishers in a variety of categories.
For those of you who know this event (and maybe even participated in it) as the Cowboy Half Marathon, we are grateful to Ben Hahn, former owner of the Mancos Project, for passing along the event to the library as a much needed fundraising opportunity.
All the details about the event, sponsorship and registration information can be found at mancoshalfmarathon.com. Whether you come out to run one of the distances or support the runners in the community, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 25.
The library needs volunteers for a variety of jobs from stuffing swag bags to handing out finisher medals to setting up the finish arch to helping with the kids’ activities. Join the fun and let us know what you would like to help with: http://mancoshalfmarathon.com/volunteers/