Spanish Peaks Striders: Marathon of Legends
The Marathon of the Legends Team Relay starts at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Sixth and Main Street in downtown Walsenburg at Miner’s Plaza. Teams ranging from two members up to 11 (the marathon distance is divided into 11 legs) can split the 26.2 miles in any way they choose, running a single leg or as many as 10 (even alternating legs, for example). The first leg is 3.7 miles, the middle legs are all 2.1 miles, and the final leg is 3.6 miles.
Alternatively, teams of two to five walkers will complete a TEN MILE WALK Relay Event beginning at 8 a.m. at Black Diamond Park, located at 1 Black Diamond Drive at U.S. Highway 160, approximately two miles west of Walsenburg. The walking event takes place at the same location where the middle legs of the marathon relay race take place. The registration fee is the same for both races on the same course with the exception that the final walking leg will be a modified and abbreviated “lap” of the course. The TEN MILE WALK begins and ends at the Black Diamond Park Sales Office.
This is the five year anniversary for the race! Team captains will register for the full team with a flat fee of $75 regardless of the team size and receive up to the allotted 11 race bibs for each team member who signs in before running. An added incentive for residents of Huerfano, Las Animas, and Colfax County in New Mexico is that each participant earns 5 bonus points in the ongoing “RaBa Cinco” individual and team competition.