Create Canon City Balloon Classic: Heart Air Balloon 5K - 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017  @  6:00 AM  to May 27, 2017   •  5k

Address:

Canon City, CO

Registration closed:

Please note that there will be NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION! Please plan to register online through May 24, or at Packet Pickup / Registration at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26. 

Description:

Rise and shine: It's 5K time! Get up nice and early and join us for the third annual Create Cañon City Heart Air Balloon 5K! Run along the Greenhorn Trail of the Hogbacks Open Space Park and join Skyline Drive as the sun comes up and the hot air balloons rise over the city of Cañon City!

 
We'll start the race at 6:00 so you'll have time to climb to the top of Skyline and join us to watch the balloons, enjoy refreshments, and stay for the awards ceremony. 
 
Awards will be given to age group leaders. (Age groups: under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) This is a challenging 5K, but strollers and walkers are welcome: the trail is wide but steep at times! Please, no dogs are allowed at the Heart Air Balloon 5K. 
 
Please note that there will be NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION! Please plan to register online through May 24, or at Packet Pickup / Registration at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26. 

Features:

 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks

 Awards

 

Course description:

The Greenhorn trail of the Hogbacks Open Space Park is a rolling, wide dirt path that winds through the heart of the Hogbacks. It joins the old Skyline Drive trail for a steep ascent to the top of Skyline Drive, where the route will turn to pavement for the last ~1 mile. The finish line is atop Skyline Drive, overlooking the city of Cañon City and the rising balloons from the Create Cañon City Balloon Classic at the Holy Cross Abbey grounds. Please note that this is a CHALLENGING course due to rolling hills and the grade of Old Skyline Drive.

Directions to start:

Begin at the Floral Trailhead of the Hogbacks Open Space Park. From downtown Cañon City, take North 5th Street 8 blocks to Floral Avenue. (Parking may or may not be available at the parking lots.) Head up the hill to the Greenhorn trailhead. Spectators can walk (not drive) directly up Sklyline Drive to the finish line on top (by the radio tower).

Parking:

Arrive early and park in the designated parking spots near the Floral Trailhead. (You'll have to drive "up" Skyline for about 200 meters.) Parking is also available on the street along North 5th Street. Please be advised that Skyline Drive will be CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, so please do not approach the parking lots via Hwy. 50.

Awards info:

Awards will be given to the first-place winners in each age group: 

Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
 
Additional awards are given to: 
Youngest Finisher
Oldest Finisher
Furthest to Trave from Outside of Cañon City 
 
A team trophy will also be awarded to the Business Team (see information below) with the lowest combined time. Individual awards will also be given to each team member. 

Additional info

PLEASE NOTE THAT T-SHIRT SIZE IS NOT GUARANTEED TO PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTER AFTER MAY 12TH! Please register early to make sure that you recieve the correct size!

Teams:

Businesses are encouraged to sponsor a team of four people to represent your business! Participants will save $2.50 on their registration (no code required). Each team must have four members to qualify for the team trophy, which will have the businesses' name engraved and can be displayed in your location. 

 
Team members need not be employees of the business and can include spouses, friends, customers, etc. Businesses can pay for their team to enter or require each member to pay individually. 
 
The trophy will go to the team with the lowest combined time. All four team members must complete the entire course and starts at the designated start time (6:00 am). 

Packet pickup:

Early packet pickup will be at the Abbey Winery on Friday, May 26th at 5:30 p.m.
Race-day packet pickup will begin at 5:20 a.m. on the morning of the race.

Options:

 

Please note that there will be NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION! Please plan to register online through May 24, or at Packet Pickup / Registration at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26. 

 

 

 

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