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  • Color in Motion 5K Run - Friday, July 26 - Downtown Colorado Springs

     

     

     

    The Color In Motion 5K Run Is Coming To Colorado Springs On Friday Night, July 26

    Everybody in Colorado Springs Is Invited To Sign Up And Have A Blast!

     

    Colorado Springs, May 29---------The Colorado Springs Sports Corp is offering the public a chance to be part of the famous Color In Motion 5K Run on the evening of Friday, July 26, the same evening as the Opening Ceremony of the Rocky Mountain State Games at America The Beautiful Park and the second Olympic Downtown Celebration.

    The race in Colorado Springs is one of 17 Color In Motion races taking place across the nation in cities including Chicago, San Diego, Washington, Dallas, Albuquerque and Phoenix this year.

    Colorado Springs registration is now open at http://colorinmotion5k.com/CO_Springs

    Individual event registration is $50.00 and there is a special discount for teams of three runners.

    A special additional discount in available to Sports Corp entries and friends, using the special promo code SPORTSCORP50 when signing up for this colorful and entertaining run! The offer is good until Saturday, June 8, so don’t wait.

    The Color In Motion 5K is just that, with runner’s moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! How many times have you paid money to run around a few city blocks, drink a cup of warm Gatorade, eat a banana, and be given a t-shirt that you will probably only wear once every two months while doing yard work? Why not color outside the lines while being active, social, and a little wacky!

    The Color in Motion 5k will help you get off the couch and away from those potato chips, work towards your lofty personal fitness goals, give you something super cool to do with your friends, and allow you to post Facebook photos sure to provoke comments and jealousy from people you don't even know.

    The Color in Motion 5k gives you all these benefits plus unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever--your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better!

    Runners just show up wearing white and we do the rest! As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow. The color that you will be showered in is completely safe and washes off easily. If you don't think you can beat your friends with speed, see if you can be the real winner by coming out of the race covered head to toe in a vibrant springtime camouflage.

    Fairy dust, pixie powder, rainbow drops, star sprinklings...whatever you want to call it, we're not sure where this stuff originated but we do know it has the power to incite riots of fun and carefree good times wherever it's being thrown. No, but seriously, the color powder is basically a mixture of cornstarch and dye that is 100% safe and biodegradable. You probably don't want to eat it, but it won't hurt you if that's your thing.

    The race will take place at 5:30 p.m. on July 26, starting in front of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on Cascade and concluding the Antlers Park, just west of the downtown Antlers Hilton Hotel.

    All Rocky Mountain State Games athletes will be offered the chance, along with the public, to take part in the race, which is separate from the State Games 5K Run/Walk, which also takes place on the same evening at 5:00 at America The Beautiful Park.

    COME OUT AND PLAY!!!
    For more information, contact us at 719.634.7333 (x1000) or email info@thesportscorp.org .   

    Visit Us At: www.coloradospringssports.org

  • Dog Sled

     
     
     

    Date
    February 7 - 9
     
    Schedule of Events

    Friday, Feb 7th, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. – Acacia Park, Colorado Springs, CO

    Dog Sled Race
    Saturday, Feb 8th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Hayden Divide Community Park, Divide, CO

                    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Community Social

    Sunday, Feb 9th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Hayden Divide Community Park, Divide, CO

                    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Community Social

    Cost
    Free!!!

    Volunteer Here!!

     

  • Dog Sled Racing Added To 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games

    ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***

    Dog Sled Racing Added To 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games With Competition on February 8-9 At Divide, Colorado

     

    Colorado Springs, December 19----------There is no better time to open the 13th annual Rocky Mountain State Games than the same weekend that the 2014 Olympic Winter Games begin in Sochi, Russia, according to the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

    And, for the second year in a row, the Rocky Mountain State Games has added a sport that involves both humans and their animal athletes. Last summer it was the hugely popular Dog Agility competition that attracted some 500 competitors and their four-legged athletes.

    In 2014, it will be the first annual Rocky Mountain State Games Dog Sled Race on February 8th and 9th In nearby Divide, Colorado. The two days of competition will take place at the Hayden Divide Community Park at the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 67.

    The Rocky Mountain State Games Dog Sled race is produced by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, the race organizers are the Colorado Mountain Mushers, and the race is sponsored by the Highlands Center in Divide.

     

    It’s not the famed Iditarod in Alaska, to be sure, but it promises two days of enjoyable entertainment for fans of the sport and their families.

    The slate of races will range from one mile to eight miles over the course.

    While the main portion of the Rocky Mountain State Games will be held on two weekends, July 18-20 and July 25-27, the Sports Corp, ever anxious to add new sports, jumped at the chance to add the Dog Sled race to the schedule of sports offered and produce the first sport ever held in the winter in the 13-year history of Colorado’s largest sports festival.

    There will be eleven divisions open to Colorado mushers and their dogs in the new sport, and admission to watch the event is free to the public. The races will be staged from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day, easily allowing spectators and competitors time to get back home to watch the evening prime time Olympic broadcast on KOAA-TV, the region’s official Olympic station.

     

    Divisions

    1 mile – Sportsman Canicross
    1 mile – Sportsman Skijor
    1 mile – Sportsman Sled
    4 mile – Canicross (1 dogs)
    4 mile – Skijor (1-2 dogs)
    4 mile – Sprint (4 dogs)
    4 mile – Freight (4 dogs)
    6 mile – Skijor (2 dogs)
    6 mile – Sprint (6 dogs)
    8 mile – Skijor (3 dogs)
    8 mile – Sprint (8 dogs)

    Mushers Can Visitwww.colomushers.org to register for the competition starting after Christmas.

    There will also be dog sled demonstrations held in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs on Feb 7th from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of the Sochi Olympic Downtown Celebration if spectators want a look at the new sport.

    Spectators enjoying the action over the two days in Divide can bring their own dogs along to enjoy the races, but they must be kept on leashes and away from the race courses and the competing teams.

    Dog Sled Racing is a winter dog sport most popular in the Arctic regions of the United StatesCanadaRussia, and some European countries. It involves the timed competition of teams of sled dogs that pull a sled with the dog driver or musher standing on the runners. The team completing the marked course in the least time is judged the winner.

    A sled dog race was a demonstration sport at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, and again at the Olympics in Oslo in 1952, but it did not gain official event status in the Games.

    Registration for all other sports in the 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games will open February 15 by going to www.rockymountainstategames.org

    Records are made to be broken, and the 2013 edition of the Rocky Mountain State Games, the state’s largest Sports Festival, made it a reality last summer.

    A total of 9,312 athletes from 90 Colorado cities and towns, plus competitors from several other states in select sports, took part in the 12th Rocky Mountain State Games conducted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

    The record turnout shattered the previous mark of 7,103 athletes who competed in the 2012 Games in Colorado Springs, led by the whopping turnout of 2,754 entries in the popular Colorado In Motion 5k Run on July 26.

    The Sports Corp annually produces major sports events including the Rocky Mountain State Games, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and dinner, the Olympic Downtown Celebrations, and celebrity sports lunches.

     

    Visit Us At: www.coloradospringssports.org

     

     
  • 2014 Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb set for August 24th

    The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb set for August 24th

    5th annual event will to be held at conclusion of “ Cycling  Week”

    activities in Colorado Springs

     
    Contact:
    Pat McDonough
    Event Director
    Summit Cycling Productions,llc
    (719) 466-9109
    www.coscycling.com 
     
    Colorado Springs, December 3 ------The event directors of the Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb recently reached out to past participants asking for their preference in determining the date for the 2014 version of the event.  After receiving more than 200 votes, August 24 was chosen by more than a 2 to 1 margin. 
     
    The Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb is the ultimate test for cyclists as the participants compete on the same 20km course that the automobiles and motorcycles use in the The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb every summer. 
     
    In addition to the USA Cycling sanctioned races, there will once again be a Fun Ride open to all citizen cyclists (Fun Ride participants will have three distance options this year – 5km, 10km or the full 20km).   The Pikes Peak Highway is closed to automobile traffic during the event and there will be fully supported rest stops to assist cyclists in their quest to reach the summit.
     
    The event will be part of the 2014 Rocky Mountain State Games menu of sports event for Colorado athletes of all ages and skill levels.
     
    On-Line registration will open late January at www.coscycling.com.
     
    Event:                           The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb
     
    Date:                                   Sunday, August 24th
                                               6:00am Fun Ride Start
                                               7:00am USA Cycling Races Start
                                                                   
    Distance:                             20km – USA Cycling Races
                                               20km – Fun Ride
                                               10km – Fun Ride
                                               5km – Fun Ride
                        
    Elevation:                            Start - 9,390 ft.         
     
                                               5km Finish – 9,960 ft. 
                                               10km Finish – 11,440 ft. 
                                               20km Finish – 14,110 ft
                                                                   
    Grade:    Maximum grade – 10.5%
     
    Course Records:               Men:               LeRoy Popowski      Col Springs   1:08:36.8
                                            Women:          Katie Compton        Col Springs   1:30.46.1
     
     
     
    Colorado Springs Cycling Week will take place from August 18 to the 24th.  Festivities will include a number of cycling events highlighted by the USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4 taking place in and around the City of Colorado Springs on Thursday, August 21.