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The Stocking Run

Sunday December 14, 2014
Superior, Colorado

Join us on Sunday December 14th for a fun and festive, family-friendly 5K run and walk in the town of Superior - conveniently located off Highway 36 between Denver and Boulder. Get a head start on the holiday season with the Stocking Run!!!

All entrants will receive a red felt stocking chock-full of sponsor goodies! How fun is that!!!

This is also the first race in the Racing Underground winter running series. The series has been extremely popular, selling out two of the three events every year!

The three-race series includes the Stocking Run 5K in December, the Yeti Chase 5K/10K in January, and the Ralston Creek Half-Marathon & 5K in February. Choose from the 5K-5K-5K series or the 5K-10K-Half Marathon Series.

GENERAL INFORMATION

RACE SCHEDULE

  • 7:30 a.m. - Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5K Run Starts
  • 9:45 a.m. - Awards Presentation*

*Awards times may be moved a bit depending on the number of athletes still on course


COURSE

The Superior Stocking Run is a USATF certified 5K road course that starts and finishes at Purple Park in the town of Superior. Runners depart the start line on Rock Creek Parkway and enjoy a fast gradual downhill opening mile. The course then winds through Rock Creek neighborhoods before returning to Rock Creek Parkway for the final half mile. The finish line will be on Rock Creek Parkway, which is closed to traffic for the race! Click Here for a Course Map.


REGISTRATION

Your entry fee includes entry into the race, a Stocking Run technical running shirt in gender-specific adult sizes, and 50/50 youth size shirts, fun music, post race munchies, entry into our sponsor merchandise drawing, and if you are one of the speedy guys or gals up front, you may take home a bit of cash!!!


Online registration has closed
Race Day registration will be available starting at 7:30am

5K ENTRY FEES:

  • $30 through November 15th
  • $35 from November 16 through December 12
  • $40 on Race Day
  • Youth age 12 & under pay just $20 pre-reg.

SERIES FEES: Series includes the Stocking Run 5K, Yeti Chase 5K or 10K, and Ralston Creek 5K or Half-Marathon. Kids 12 & under should just enter each race separately. Click here to visit the series website

  • 5K Series - $80 through November 15
    5K-10K-Half Series - $110 through November 15

  • 5K Series - $85 Nov. 16 - Dec. 1
    5K-10K-Half Series - $120 Nov. 16 - Dec. 1

  • 5K Series - $90 after December 1
    5K-10K-Half Series - $125 after December 1

  • You may sign up for either series in person at the Stocking Run (if space available) for an additional $5.

Races will be held, regardless of weather conditions, however we reserve the right to alter or shorten the course in the case of extreme weather. Once accepted, entry fees will not be issued for any reason. You may transfer your Stocking Run or full series entry to another runner for a $10 fee until 7 days before the first event. No transfers will be allowed fewer than 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued if the race is shortened, postponed, or cancelled due to weather.


PACKET PICK-UP & DIRECTIONS

PACKET PICK-UP: Racer bib numbers, goody-stockings, and shirts will be available on race morning beginning at 7:30am in Purple Park. There will also be an early packet pick-up on Friday December 12th from 3-7pm at Runners Roost in Louisville. Runners Roost is located at 459 S. McCaslin Blvd. Louisville, CO 80027.

If you pick up your packet in Louisville, you may be one of the three lucky runners who gets COAL in their stocking. You can trade your coal for a new stocking, AND a gift certificate to Runners Roost!!!


DIRECTIONS: The race will start and finish at Purple Park in Superior, Colorado. Superior is located off at the Mcaslin exit off Highway 36 between Denver and Boulder. From Highway 36, head south on Mcaslin approximately 1 mile.

PARKING: There will be no parking on neighborhood streets or on Pitkin. The residents of Superior were kind enough to let us use their neighborhood for the race. Please do not park on their streets. There is plenty of parking available in the designated lots. The few designated parking spaces on Pitkin are reserved for race staff, volunteers, vendors, and our ambulance.

Athletes can park in the Key Equipment Financing office complex at 1000 S. Mcaslin in Superior. This is on the west side of Mcaslin at the top of the hill. Parking signs will direct you into the lot. From there, it's just a short 2 minute walk to the start line! To reach the start line, you will cross McCaslin, then follow Rock Creek Parkway east & south to Pitkin.

Superior Residents may find that it is easier to park at the North Superior Pool and Tennis Complex at the corner of Rock Creek Parkway and Indiana. The address is 1650 Indiana St. in Superior. From there, it's just a short 2 minute walk to the start line! To reach the start line, you will follow Rock Creek Parkway north to Pitkin.

We will have a bag check area in the registration zone. Just fill out a tag, and you can leave a bag of clothes, etc there for after the race. This will save you a trip or two back to your car!


POST-RACE FUN & AWARDS

We'll have plenty of good things to eat and drink in the finish line area, including hot cocoa, ramen noodle cups, and lots of other munchies!!! Hopefully you'll also be one of the lucky participants who walks away with some sponsor schwag in our post race drawing. We've got gift certificates and gear from lots of awesome race sponsors!!!


AWARDS: Awards are scheduled to be presented at 9:45 a.m. however this time may be adjusted depending the number of participants still on course.

Prize money will be presented to the top-3 male and female overall finishers in the amounts of $200, $100, and $50. Overall placing for the top-3 male and female finishers will be determined by GUN TIME.

In addition, awards will be presented to the top-3 male and female finishers age 12 & under, 13-19, and in each 5-year age group starting with 20-24. Age group awards will be determined by NET TIME (also known as CHIP TIME). Overall cash winners will be excluded from age group awards.


RACE RESULTS

RESULTS: Race results will be posted on-site throughout the race, and LIVE online during the race. Timing tags will be attached to participant bib numbers. Participants must wear their bib number visibly on the front and cross the timing mat at the finish line in order to receive an official time. Timing tags will not be collected and do not have to be returned following the race. Results will only be edited (for misspelled names, etc.) for two weeks following the event.


CONTACT INFO & VOLUNTEERING

INFORMATION: Most questions are answered right here on the race website. If you have a question that isn't answered here, call Darrin or Jill at 303-642-7917, or shoot us an email at darrin@racingunderground.com

VOLUNTEERING: If you would like to volunteer for the race, we would love to talk with you! Just send an email to info@racingunderground.com and we'll get right back with you.

We hope to see you on December 14th in Superior!!!

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