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50th Anniversary 1968 Olympic Trials Run
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Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Location: Alamosa, CO
City: Alamosa
Contact: Clayton Foster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Start Time: 09:00am

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The very first Olympic Marathon Trials were held in 1968 in Alamosa, Colorado hosted by Adams State College (now University). Many of the greats in the running world - Frank Shorter, Billy Mills, Amby Burfoot, Hal Higdon and many more - are coming back for the 50 year Olympic Marathon Celebration July 27th & 28th, 2018. This is your opportunity to run or walk the course used for the first Olympic Marathon Trails. You will start and finish in the same exact locations as 1968! The race will be an 8k (4.96 miles). The first marathon trials was a five loop course; you will race one of those loops similar to the original course used.

There will be a one wave start: broken down into racers, joggers, & walkers (signs will indicate proper starting section)

RACE DISTANCES

Tentative: 8k (4.96 miles)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Tentative Course follows one similar loop of the original Olympic Marathon Trials course. It is very flat, at 7,544ft, and mostly on paved city streets. The main reason the Olympic Marathon Trials were hosted in Alamosa, CO in 1968 was because the altitude is almost identical to Mexico City where the Olympic Games were held at that time.

DIRECTIONS TO THE RACE

On the campus of Adams State University. Race start will begin on 1st Street heading West. The starting line is adjacent to the McDaniel Hall parking lot. The finish line is at the 1968 Olympic Marathon Trials Monument located adjacent to the Rex Field parking lot.

PARKING

On Adams State University campus and along city streets.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Top 3 male and female overall
Top 3 masters (40 and up) male and female
Top 3 Male and Female: 9 & Under,10-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over (overall award winners will not receive age group awards)

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Race Day Registration/Bib Pickup: 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Race Start: 9:00 AM
Awards Ceremony: 11:00 AM

REGISTRATION

Through June 30th:
General Public: $35
Students K - 12 & College:  $25

July 1st - 25th noon:
General Public: $45
Students K - 12 & College:  $35

Expo and Race Day:
General Public: $55
Students K - 12 & College:  $45

Online Registration closes at noon on July 25th

click here to register online at Get Me Registered

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