Starpoint’s 10th Annual Rim to Rim 5k/10k/Half Marathon Races at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will take on a completely different look this fall. Many local events/fundraisers have been postponed or cancelled but this annual fall classic is still on the books as one of Starpoint’s biggest fundraisers. The key element to the venue this year – it will be virtual, as are most races throughout the U.S.
What does that mean to a registered runner? It simply means that you can run the required distance (5k/10k/half marathon) anywhere at any time from October 3rd – 17th and send in your time with a photo. Encourage your running friends to register and send us photos/video from participation around the world. We are hoping we can add international to the title next year. Of course, there will not be any age bracket winners, overall winners’ prize money or bridge planks due to the difference in the race locations, altitudes, or conditions. Each runner who submits his/her time will be awarded a certificate and a special – this year only hopefully – 2020 R2R “virtual” race t-shirt. The first 100 registered runners will also receive a Rim to Rim racing buff. Sneak peeks of the racing t-shirts and buff will be available on www.rimtorimroyalgorge.com soon.
Race registration is now live at www.rimtorimtoyalgorge.com and is only $35 for either the 5k or 10k and $45 for the half marathon. A FREE kids race, a virtual Monster Dash, is also available. The RGB&P will also honor free admission to the park with the presentation of your racing bib beginning September 15 – December 31st. Family member admissions will also be half off when present with the registered runner through the end of 2020.
Due to the pandemic, we will not be able to celebrate Jason Pederson’s 90th birthday. This would have been his 3rd R2R 5k always traveling from Florida. Jason and his wife Claire were the first to register months ago. We are still hoping for a birthday run on October 3rd at the park with family celebrations.
We are anticipating many local, regional, state and more out of state registrations this year even though for many participants the big thrill is running at the RFB&P and crossing across the bridge – 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River!
All proceeds from the race will benefit Starpoint, which provides support and services to adults and children with intellectual and development disabilities and their families.
An added benefit this year is that all registered racers will also be able to vote on-line in the annual Starpoint consumer and staff 2020 Starstruck! Art show – “Monsters and Creatures”- at the Fremont Center for the Arts (FCA) in Cañon City. This year Dave and Lynda Lambert of Cañon Signature Mortgage are the proud sponsors of Starstruck! 2020. If you live in or visit Fremont County in the month of October, be sure to visit the FAC at 505 Macon Ave., Tuesday – Saturday, 10a – 4p, FREE admission. Local runners will be able to pick up their race t-shirt at the FCA on October 17th between the hours of 10a -4p and also view the Starstruck! 2020 art show.
Contact: Ron Hinkle/Mary Yang