Hams and Hamstrings 5K

Hams and Hamstrings 5K

Sunday, April 12, 2020  @  8:00 AM   •  5k

Address:

The Imagine Classical Academy, 6464 Peterson Rd., Colorado Springs, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed.

Description:

This year's Hams and Hamstrings® 5K has been cancelled. We all need to do whatever we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 and this is our small part.
 
By now, I'm sure you've seen several other emails for other cancelled events, so I won't try to explain or rationalize my decision as a Race Director. You can pretty much insert our race name into their emails to understand the pain and discussions that we all have gone thru. All the other event letters were heartfelt and sincere. Each Race Director was truly sad to cancel since events like these are such an important part of our culture and our health. We all know how much runners hate to have events cancelled.
 
I said I wasn't going to try to rationalize my decision but I do want to leave you with these bits of food for thought (please do check out #3 below):
 
1. There is currently no proven vaccine for this and there won't be for quite some time. Although nobody knows when we'll have a vaccine, it won't be available in 2-4 weeks.
 
2. COVID-19 can be transmitted as easily as being on the same airplane with somebody. [See Story]
 
3. At the time of this writing, Italy has over 20,000 active cases (over 400 cases per million people) and they're running short of hospital beds and have lost over 1,800 people. We need to do whatever we can as a country to avoid the situation Italy is in. Please see this plea from Shannon Unks, a CU graduate who lives in Italy.
 
Keep running on our great trails! Keep running on your treadmill. Keep healthy and stay safe.
 
See you next year! Plan now for April 4, 2021.
 
Curtis Claar, Race Director

Features:

 T Shirt

 Finisher's Medal

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified

 Event Timed

 Raffle

 Food and Drinks

 Music

 Awards

 

Course description:

The course starts in the west parking lot of The Imagine Classical Academy and heads north on the trail toward 7-Eleven and then returns to the start. A nice up-then-down course. Rain, shine, or snow, the race will go.

All finishers get mini Easter HAMS. (It is the HAMS and Hamstrings® 5K after all...)

USATF Certification # CO17002DCR

Course maps:

 Course Map  

Directions to start:

Race starts and finishes at Dublin and Peterson in the west parking lot of The Imagine Classical Academy, 6464 Peterson Rd., Colorado Springs CO

Parking:

Carpooling is a great idea. First parking is at The Imagine Classical Academy, second parking is at the trailhead parking area, after that park at the Sunshine House or use standard on-street parking. 

Awards info:

Team awards: Team scoring based on teams of 4+ (with at least one female and one male in the top 4 times).

Top 3 male and top 3 female (no double dipping).

Age group placing: 8 & under, 9 - 12, 13 - 15, 16 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 and over

No double dipping (Overall winners will not also win in their age group).

Costume contest for team, best female, and best male (judging at 7:45 am before race starts at 8:00 am).

Raffles before and after the race.

Additional info

Great Opportunity! If you're not looking to win the race, consider signing up to be this year's Slow Bunny (the last finisher). It's free and you still get all the standard race perks. Your only requirement is that you finish at leat 50 feet behind the person in front of you (unless you are with your friend). There can only be one Slow Bunny, so be quick. Er, Um, hop to it! Email us and we'll send you the Slow Bunny code for this year if you are first.

Refunds:

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Walkers/Pets:

Walkers: Yes! Our belief is that a 5K is for runners and walkers both. All we will ask is that everyone seeds themselves in approximate order of speed and for start-of-race safety concerns - we will have walkers start in the second half of the pack instead of the first half of the pack. The race is chip timed, so no matter where you start, you'll still get your accurate times.

Pets: For the safety of all participants AND pets, no pets are allowed in the race.

Strollers:

In addition to running, we support health, fitness, babies, fun, etc. We'd love to have you! All we will ask is that everyone seeds themselves in approximate order of speed and for start-of-race safety concerns - we will have strollers start in the second half of the pack instead of the first half of the pack. The race is chip timed, so everyone, including those with strollers will still get their accurate times. There is no charge for stroller babies (they're not walking or running after all) and they will not get the shirt, goody bag, official times, etc.

Easter Weekend:

Find tons of other things to do on Easter while you're in Colorado Springs HERE.

Registration info:

No Extra Processing Fees for Online Registrations!

 

Online registration ends at 10 PM on Saturday, April 11, 2020. 

 

Until February 4, 2020: $20

February 5 - Feburary 25, 2020: $24

Feburary 26 - March 27, 2020: $28

March 28 - April 5, 2020: $32

After April 5, 2020: $36

Race day $5.00 extra.

 

Back again this year:

Family pricing. Register a family of 4. Price below is for 4 people registered as a team. Additional registrations on same order are $19 each.

Until February 4, 2020: $69

February 5- February 25, 2020: $84

February 26 - March 27, 2020: $99

March 28 - April 5, 2020: $114

After April 5, 2020: $129

Race day: not available.

 

No Extra Processing Fees for Online Registrations!

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