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Band on the Run 5k

Baldridge Park - Riverbottom, Montrose, CO
This 5k walk/run is a family event to celebrate music, the Band and all of the kids who work so hard to keep the pride going! Proceeds to benefit the Montrose High School Band and Gurad!

Each participant will receive:

Full course support with water and fruit
Finish Line Food: Meant to replenish your energy stores quickly - water, fruit and other snacks
Unique cotton t-shirt so you can show your support of the Montrose Marching Band
Registration must be received by October 1, 2014 to guarantee T-Shirt size - don't wait to register!

This is a family affair - everyone of all abilities are welcome! Bring the kids and enjoy a couple of hours in beautiful Montrose celebrating the Band and being active!

Come run with us!

Bethany Hall, Race Director, Starunner Enterprises

Spirit of the Valley 5K - Run, Walk 'n Roll

St. Matthew's Church, 27 1/2 Rd. & Cortland Ave., Grand Junction
Bringing together able-bodied and disabled athletes in competitive and non-competitive divisions. Legendry buffet brunch and live rock 'n roll.

Pre-register at
Or, call (970) 242-3293

Brandy Christy

Sherwood Park, Grand Junction,Co
Walk to raise awareness and donations for Conquer Chiari (non profit)

Brandy, 970-433-3910,

Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

Riverfront Trail-Las Colonias in Grand Junction
A walk to help bring awareness and raise funds to support children affected by Apraxia of Speech. Register at

Ben Tarman

Powderhorn Mud Dash

Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Mesa, CO
Run 4-one mile loops through the eco built adventure course that over looks the Grand Valley. Registration is $20 until May 28th, 2014 and then jumps to $40. Registration is available at

For more information or a course map, please visit

John Messinger, 970.268.5158,

The Gauntlet 5k

Grand Junction, CO - GJ Motor Speedway
Pre-registration party: Friday, May 9 - GJ Motor Speedway - 5:30-7:30 pm
Pick up your race packets early and hang out for beer, snacks and music

A filthy and formidable 5k obstacle course race for insane athletes and daring beginners benefiting
Special Olympics' Athletes in Western Colorado.


Long's Park, Grand Junction
Come celebrate the culminating 5K event of the Girls on the Run season with 2,500 other community members.

Melanie Steele, 970-985-8024 cell - 970-257-9267 office,

Plateau Valley Cancer Fund Annual Walk

Collbran, Colorado Rodeo Grounds
Plateau Valley Cancer Fund
The butterflies you purchase will emerge from their envelopes and alight on your hand for a moment before flying off, witnessing the majesty of life.
This will be a photographic and educational moment.
SUNDAY, MAY 25TH, 2014
Families, Children and Pets are Welcome.
Gifts for Everyone Participating
9:00 - 11:30 A.M. - WALK/RUN
11:30 - 1:00 - BRUNCH
Butterfly Purchase $20 / SECOND ONE $10. Sponsor a sign for $20, honoring a loved one or friend.
ALL MONIES WILL BE DIRECTLY DEPOSITED TO BENEFIT PLATEAU VALLEY CANCER RESIDENTS. Thank you for opening your hearts to this cause. In advance sponsorship's and donations are greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you at the Finish.

Questions: Joyce: 970-250-5188

Walk to End Lupus Now

Central Park at Stapleton / Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80238
The Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™ event in Denver, which is part of America’s largest lupus walk program, will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Central Park at Stapleton. The event will bring together local Denver residents to raise money for lupus research and education programs, increase awareness of lupus and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact. Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the Lupus Foundation of America and its efforts to solve the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases.

Marcus Freeman
(202) 349-1161

PHenomenal Mile

Sherwood Park, Grand Junction, CO
LiPHe in the Grand Valley, Western Colorado's pulmonary hypertension support group is hosting a one mile walk, jog, or roll fundraiser to help bring awareness of this rare and incurable disease of the heart and lungs. The event is free, but registration is required and donations are accepted. Visit for more information and to register!

Anna Bower- - 778-5347
Kristine Green- - 254-1459

5k Frolic

Clifton Christian Church, Clifton, CO

Enter at:
Entry fee includes raffle prizes, course support and delicious post-race goodies!

Register by May 17, 2014 to be guaranteed tech shirt.


Last minute registration will be available at the Clifton Christian Church
Saturday from 8:15 - 9:15 am

Event will be held at Clifton Christian Church located by the RV Ranch Campground on the Frontage Road in Clifton.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each age category

There will also be a 3k fun run available for anyone who would like to participate. T-shirts will not be provided for 3k participants.

Packet Pickup will begin at 8:15 a.m. on race morning.

All proceeds will go to the Pre-Flight Youth Program.

Patty Simpson

Zoo Believers 5k Walk/ Run Race

Palisade International Honeybee Festival
Register before April 5th at for 25.00 or raceday for 30.00 check our website at

Brenda Evers-Race Director @ 970 216 5934

Walk for Breast Cancer

Metabolic Research Center, 2478 Patterson Road, Grand Junction
Join us for a walk to fight breast cancer!

Free to walk, proceeds from donations for T-Shirts go to Sharon Hollar and her surgery expenses

Pro-Life Candlelight Vigil

Old County Courthouse (6th and Rood), Grand Junction
A pro-life Candlelight Vigil and Walk for Life will take place on Thursday, January 23rd, at 5:30 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse (6th and Rood). The vigil will remember the more than 55 million lives lost to abortion since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. After the vigil and walk, we will proceed to the First United Methodist Church (522 White Avenue) for a chili dinner. Questions, please call Colleen at (970) 640-7761.

Colleen Nycum at (970) 640-7761 -

Spooky Sprint 5K

Oct 19, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Riverbottom Park in Montrose
The funds raised from this walk/run will help benefit Montrose Special Olympics.


Spirit of the Valley 5k Walk, Run 'N Roll

Grand Junction, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 27 1/2 Rd and Cortland
Preregistration and information at or by calling (970) 242-3293

Competitive and non-competitive divisions.


Included in registration fee: Hearty Brunch, Live Rock and Roll, Childcare, Kids Activities
Beneficiaries include Colorado Discover Ability and the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders or by calling (970) 242-3293

Junior Service League's 16th annual Walk 4 Life (a 5K)

Grand Junction, The JC Penney's wing of Mesa Mall. Participants should use the entrance between JCP and Cabela's
$20/person if you preregister, due by Oct. 3rd, or $25 the day of the event.
We encourage individuals as well as teams to sign up!

The proceeds of this 5K walk are used for breast cancer awareness, education, detection, and support for men and women in Mesa County. All proceeds stay in Mesa County. Beginning this year, JSL will also donate money to the St. Mary’s Hospital Survivorship Program, which provides assistance to survivors of all types of cancer.

Hannah Bou-Matar

1st Annual Grand Junction Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk

Canyon View Park (Gunnison Shelter), 730 24 Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81505
This 3K and 5K walk is to raise awareness of scleroderma and raise funds for research to find the cause and cure of this disease and for support of Chapter programs. Walkers are encouraged to form teams to walk with their family and friends and create fundraising pages at our online registration website at

Cyndy Besselievre, 303-806-6686,