2021 runBlossom 5K

2021 runBlossom 5K

Saturday, May 1, 2021   •  5k


221 Griffin Ave, Canon City, CO    view map


For 17 years, the annual runBlossom race has helped usher in the summer season in Cañon City. As the snow melts and the leaves begin to adorn trees, runners of all ages come together to celebrate the Cañon City Music and Blossom Festival. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's runBlossom race will incur some changes. Please note that - in order to facilitate participant caps - we will not be running the half-marathon event this year. We will offer two events: a competitive 5K at 8:00 am (for those who are able to run in 45 minutes or less), and a jog/walk event at 9:00 am. This separation will allow more individuals to safely participate in the event. 

Youth registrants may use code YOUTH to recieve the $20 entry price. Price will show upon checkout. 

Registration will close on April 28th. There will be NO race-day registration. 


 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Event Timed


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: equivalent to an 11-story building
Points of significance: Beautiful views of the Arkansas River in spring and views of the mountains

Course maps:

 Copy - runBlossom 5K - 2021  

Directions to start:

The starting line will be at Centennial Park in Cañon City, Colorado. 

In accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions (subject to change), waves of 25 people will leave their holding area and depart the start line every minute. Two events will take place (not to overlap) - a competetive 5K at 8:00 am and a jog/walk at 9:00 am. PLEASE do not register for the competetive event if you cannot complete a 5K in 45 minutes or less. If you'd like to run / walk / jog with another individual or group, please choose the same event and estimate your finish time as roughly the same. (Participants will be grouped in waves by expected finisher time.)
Competetive Event
8:00 - Wave 1
8:01 - Wave 2
8:02 - Wave 3
8:03 - Wave 4
8:04 - Wave 5
8:05 - Wave 6
8:06 - Wave 7
8:07 - Wave 8
8:08 - Wave 9
8:09 - Wave 10

Walk / Jog Event
9:00 - Wave 1
9:01 - Wave 2
9:02 - Wave 3
9:03 - Wave 4
9:04 - Wave 5
9:05 - Wave 6
9:06 - Wave 7
9:07 - Wave 8
9:08 - Wave 9
9:09 - Wave 10


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

Awards info:

Please note that there will be NO AWARD CEREMONY, due to COVID-19 congregation restrictions. 

Custom awards will be given to the top three individuals in each age group for both male & female. The age groups are: 11 & under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 & 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 

Additional info

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

Current COVID regulations can be found here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/sporting-events 
This event is in compliance with City, County, and State requirements for safety. 

Packet pickup:

Early Packet Pick-up 5-7 pm, April 30 at The Hive in downtown Cañon City (729 Main Street).

Race Day packet pick-up will begin at 7:00 am at Centennial Park. 

There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. (All events are subject to contact tracing and participant limitations. Thank you for your understanding.) 

Registration info:

Registration for the 5K includes commemorative race tee, chip timing, and swag. All proceeds benefit Fremont Adventure Recreation's mission to support a culture of health and wellness in Fremont County. 

Youth registrants may use code YOUTH to recieve the $20 entry price. Price will show upon checkout. 


 Hurry, there are only 359 entries remaining for this event.

• Competitive Event 5K - 8:00 am start (8:00 am start)


 Limited to 250 entrants, 167 remaining.

• Non-Competitive Event 5K - 9:00 am start (9:00 am start)

$35.00    Expires 4/28/2021 11:59 PM

 Limited to 250 entrants, 192 remaining.







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