2020 runBlossom 5K & 1/2 Marathon

2020 runBlossom 5K & 1/2 Marathon

Saturday, May 2, 2020  @  7:30 AM   •  5k, Half marathon


221 Griffin Ave, Canon City, CO    view map


Bank of the San Juans presents runBlossom, which includes a fun 5K or a challenging 1/2 Marathon, as well as a Kids' Fun Run & Toddler Trot. Now in its 16th year, the race takes place along the Arkansas Riverwalk in historic Cañon City, Colorado, in conjunction with the city's annual Music & Blossom Festival. The event is organized by Fremont Adventure Recreation, with support from the Blossom Festival. A portion of the proceeds will benefit outdoor recreation in Fremont County.


 T Shirt  - view tshirt

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks

 Kids' Activities



Course description:

This race utilizes a nice, smooth course along the scenic Arkansas River riverwalk. The entirety of the course is well-maintained, crusher-fine dirt. It is suitable for individuals of all ability levels. 

5K Course
Distance: 3.1 miles
Terrain: 98% Crusher-fine, wide dirt path
Elevation gain / loss: 123 feet
Equivalent to: a 138-story building / equivalent to an 11-story building
Points of significance: Beautiful views of the Arkansas River in spring and views of the mountains

Half-Marathon Course
Distance: 13.1 miles
Terrain: 98% Crusher-fine, wide dirt path
Elevation gain / loss: 476 feet
Equivalent to: a 138-story building / equivalent to an 43-story building
Points of significance: Views of the river and mountains, run through three historic tunnels through solid rock

Please note that while there is no official cutoff for half-marathon timing, awards are given out at approximately 9:45 a.m. Because Blossom weekend is a busy one, most spectators head off to other activities at this time, and we do begin to break down the finish area. We WILL continue to time until 12:30 p.m. 

Course maps:

 Copy - runBlossom Course Maps  


Parking is available on the north side of Centennial Park. Cross the pedestrian bridge to find the race start.

Awards info:

  • A $75 cash prize for the top male/female in each race. $50 for second place, 3rd place wins a complimentary registration for 2019. 
  • An additional $50 cash prize will be awarded to the runner(s) that set a new course record in each race. 
  • Custom awards will be given to the top three individuals in each age group for both male & female for each race. The age groups are: 11 & under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 & 50-59, 60+

Additional info

REGISTRATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE. Please check your spam folder for your confirmation email. 

Packet pickup:

Early Packet Pick-up 5-7 pm, May 3rd at The Hive in downtown Cañon City (729 Main Street).

Race Day packet pick-up will begin at 6:45 am at Centennial Park. Registrations on race day will not be accepted after 8:15 a.m. T-shirt sizes on race day are subject to availability. 

Registration info:

Registration for the 5K includes race tee (until April 15th), chip timing, and swag. Registrants after April 15th will recieve commemorative socks. 

Registration for the half-marathon includes race tee (until April 15th), chip timing, swag, and finisher's medal. Registrants after April 15th will recieve commemorative socks. 

A NO shirt option is available for a $10 discount


 Hurry, there are only 568 entries remaining for this event.

• 1/2 marathon - ADULT

$45.00    Expires 4/15/2020 11:59 PM

• 1/2 marathon ADULT - NO SHIRT

$45.00    Expires 5/1/2020 11:59 PM

• 1/2 marathon - 18 & Under

$40.00    Expires 4/15/2020 11:59 PM

• 1/2 marathon - 18 & Under - NO SHIRT

$40.00    Expires 5/1/2020 11:59 PM

• 5K - ADULT

$30.00    Expires 4/15/2020 11:59 PM


$30.00    Expires 5/1/2020 11:59 PM

• 5K - 18 & under

$25.00    Expires 4/15/2020 11:59 PM

• 5K - 18 & under - NO SHIRT

$25.00    Expires 5/1/2020 11:59 PM

• Angel Rider 5K

$30.00    Expires 5/1/2020 11:59 PM

• Angel Rider Half-Marathon

$45.00    Expires 5/1/2020 11:59 PM







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