MOUNT SOPRIS RUN-OFF
and 4 mile fair run
Our staple race – The Mount Sopris Run off & 4 Mile Fair Run – is going to be updated in a totally new and exciting way during the Spring of 2024. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
JINGLE BELL 5K RUN
The Independence Run & Hike Jingle Bell Run is a more a celebration and race rolled into one fun event. Held every year on the Sunday before Christmas this “running party” often bring snow and laughter. Dogs and strollers are welcome. The race is a loop on the road and starts and ends at the shop Wear an Ugly sweater or your favorite holiday costume and bring traction devices for your shoes, because the roads are often slippery this time of year. An award is given to the person who races in the ugliest sweater.
The race benefits Roaring Fork School District Athletics and is $25 to enter.
Independence Run & Hike hosts a ladies night every spring at the end of April or Beginning of May. Our ladies night has become a local staple event as the party and speakers can’t be missed!
The event is free, and celebrates women “who get after it”! the event is catered by a local chef and features “booths” showing off the wares and services of local and national vendors, demonstrations by pro runners and fitness instructors, a fashion show (with local models), and a talk by an iconic female athlete. Past speakers have included:
Nicole DeBoom– Founder of Skirt Sports Apparel & World Class Triathlete
Anita Ortiz– Winner of the Western States 100, Mom of 4 and Teacher
Christy Sauer– First Woman to Ski all of Colorado’s 14,000 foot Mountains
Nancy Reinsch– Cancer Survivor, Ironman Triathlete, Coach and Mother
Darcy (Africa) Piceu– Multiple time Hardrock 100 Winner & Mother
Jenni (and Scott) Jurek– Ultra Runner, Apparel & Pack Designer