Fall Series (Kids) 2017 @ 12:00 PM faceboook

Race Director

Micky Simpson

Race Dates

General Information

The Kids Fall Series is a series of four races in four different city and county parks. There are 5 separate divisions of progressively increasing length, as follows.

  • Ages 0-3: 25-50 yards
  • Ages 4-5: .25 mile - 600 yards
  • Ages 6-8: 600 yards - .75 mile
  • Ages 9-11: .75 - 1.5 miles
  • Ages 12 and up: 1.5 miles - 3 miles

The age groupings are suggestions only. Each kid can run whatever distance they feel comfortable with.

This is a trail series and may include such things as hay bales, rocks, water, and other obstructions.

Each child receives a ribbon after each race.

Results are generated for all divisions, but the first three divisions are not timed. The results for those divisions will simply show the participant's names. Divisions four and five are timed. However, the emphasis is on fun and smiles for all divisions, and to encourage the kids to tackle whatever distance they can handle.

Please, no dogs or baby strollers allowed on the course. Please do not trespass onto private property. Per PPRR race rules, headphones, i-pods, or MP3 players may not be used during the race. Those not in compliance will be disqualified.

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Event History

The Kids Fall Series started sometime in the early 90s. The emphasis is on fun. Watching the toddlers dart about in 20 different directions is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Larry Miller was the original race director of the Kids Fall Series, as he would make it a very long day when you consider all the work that goes into the Adult Fall Series. Around 2004, Steve Rex stepped in and handled the Kids Fall Series, which took a burden off of Larry. Steve handled things for a couple of years. Then in 2008, Micky Simpson became the race director of the Kids Fall Series and has been doing it since then. Her enthusiasm is contagious and everybody goes home with smiles.

Results

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Course Information

At all venues, the younger kids (age 5 and below) will run on flat grassy areas, or around a track. The older kids (6 and up) will get out on the trails in each park, some of which have mild hills.

This is a trail series and may include such things as hay bales, rocks, water, and other obstructions. But all the kids will be able to handle it.

North Monument Valley Park Directions - Race 1
W Fontanero Street & Culebra Place, Colorado Springs, CO

From I-25, take the Uintah Exit (Exit 143)

  • At end of exit ramp, turn east (away from the mountains).
  • Turn left at Cascade Ave.
  • Turn left at Fontanero St
  • Turn left at Culebra Place.
  • Staging area is the large grassy area south of the restroom and ball field.

Norris Penrosse Event Center Directions - Race 2
1045 Lower Gold Camp Road
  • From I-25, take the Cimarron Exit (exit 141)
  • At end of exit ramp, turn left (west), towards the mountains
  • Proceed to 8th Street and turn left onto 8th Street
  • Proceed to Lower Gold Camp Road, and turn right.
  • Turn Left into Norris Penrose Event Center
Ute Valley Park Directions - Race 3
Staged from Eagleview Middle School
1325 Vindicator Drive
  • From southbound I-25
    • Take the Woodmen Exit (Exit 148)
    • Head west on Woodmen (towards the mountains)
    • Continue west on Rockrimmon
    • Turn right at Vindicator
    • Follow Vindicator up the hill and turn left into Eagleview Middle School
    • The staging area is the track
  • From northbound I-25
    • Take the Rockrimmon Exit (Exit 147)
    • Head north on Mark Dabling
    • Turn left onto Rockrimmon
    • Follow Rockrimmon up the hill
    • Turn left at Vindicator
    • Follow Vindicator up the hill and turn left into Eagleview Middle School
    • The staging area is the track

Palmer Park Directions - Race 4
N Academy Blvd & Maizeland Road
  • From southbound I-25
    • Take the Garden of the Gods Exit (Exit 146)
    • Head east (away from the mountains) on Garden of the Gods Road
    • After you cross Nevada Ave, the road name changes to Austin Bluffs Parkway
    • Proceed on Austin Bluffs Parkway to N Academy Blvd
    • Turn right onto N Academy Blvd
    • Proceed to Maizeland Road
    • Turn right onto Maizeland Road
    • Take the next right into Palmer Park.  The staging area is west of the bathrooms.
  • From northbound I-25
    • Take the Uintah Exit (Exit 144)
    • Head east (away from the mountains) on Uintah
    • Turn slight left at Palmer Park Blvd (you'll be heading NE)
    • At Union Blvd, turn slight right and stay on Palmer Park Blvd
    • Turn left at N Academy Blvd
    • Turn left at Maizeland Road
    • Take the next right into Palmer Park. The staging area is west of the bathrooms.

 

more information from RRCA on the policy Following guidelines from the Road Runners of Clubs of America (RRCA), Pikes Peak Road Runners discourages and in most cases, does not allow use of headphones in its races. The rationale for this is simple: the majority of our races are held on trails, which are crowded with many other runners (and sometimes other trail users). Maintaining one’s sensory capacity during such situations is paramount for the safety of all participants.