In its fifth year, the Resolution Run has become a tradition for many local runners. Snow or shine, on the first day of the year runners of all ages and abilities gather at the start line to run, walk or roller on a beautiful course.
“This year we even have one individual attempting to run a 5K in each state, and the Resolution Run is everyone’s premier opportunity to start the year with a fun activity,” says the organizer of the Event, Ashlee Sack.
This year’s event kicks off at Pueblo Community College’s Fremont County campus (off US 50 in Cañon City). Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities then head to Tunnel Drive, where they then join the Tunnel Drive Trail for a 5k or 10k run. For the most part, the course is wide and fairly flat, with the exception of a steep hill at the start of Tunnel Drive’s historic trail. Views from the courses include the Arkansas River, historic tunnels and the surrounding mountains. It’s a scenic course and one that could potentially have snow.
“Every year is different,” says FAR director Brian VanIwarden. “We ran the event in sunshine, freezing temperatures, snow and everything in between. But whatever the weather, every minute we spend outside is an investment in our mental and physical health.”
This event not only celebrates the start of 2023, but also the region’s connection to nature. Cañon City remains committed to the development and expansion of a number of hiking trails and park areas. These amenities contribute to the overall health and well-being of a community.
“We really appreciate the city’s parks department — they make sure that hiking trails like Tunnel Drive are available year-round,” says Sack.
Proceeds from the race benefit FAR who work to create opportunities for outdoor recreation in Fremont County, including trail development and maintenance.
To register, please visit joinFAR.org. Online registration closes on December 29th, but can also be done on December 31st from 3pm to 5pm at the package pickup at The Handlebar and on the day of the event from 8:30am to 9:15am at the PCC- Campus in Cañon City to be completed. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for youth under 18 years old. Registration fee includes race entry, a swag bag and post-race snacks. Contact [email protected] with questions.