Put on your running shoes! It’s time for the 19th annual El Grito 5k run and walk (3.1 miles) scheduled Sunday, September 16, 2012 with a 9:00 a.m. start at the historic Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant (Denver’s first restaurant) at 10th & Osage. Help raise scholarship dollars for high school graduating seniors who have participated in cross country/track and are continuing their post-secondary education.
Come out and enjoy the challenge of the 8th Avenue Bridge (out and back)! Watch the front runners come in approximately 16 minutes after the start! The best post-race fiesta includes spicy, breakfast “grito” burritos, award winning Tarahumara tech shirts and award tiles, as well as hot Latin tunes!
The most affordable race entry, $20, at Runner’s Roost locations on South Colorado Boulevard, Parker Road, Wadsworth & Alameda; Boulder Running Company Littleton and Centennial; and Road Runner Sports, 10436 Town Center, Westminster. Registration is also available online at www.active.com or download a form at www.elgrito5k.org. Registration is $25 on raceday.
El grito 5k enjoys outstanding sponsorship by Moneytree Inc., Ralph Schomp Automotive, Cash America, Coors Light, The Buckhorn Exchange, Telemundo Denver, WellDyne RX, Shwervers, Planned Pethood Plus Inc., Gourmet Fine Catering, Ready Foods, Inc., Pepsi, , Runners Roost, U.S. Navy, Boulder Running Company, Denver Firefighters Protective Association, Pyramid Print & Graphics, Corporate Images, Inc., LatinLifeDenver.com, Lindita’s Salsa and, many more outstanding, community sponsors.
Tom Mustin, CBS News 4 broadcaster and, Lindita Torres-Winters of Lindita’s Salsa will run the race and announce the winners during the post-race fiesta and ceremony.
Photo courtesy of YourHub.