Sunday, January 19, 2014


Every once in a while, a race catches my eye because it is unique.

I've got to admit, as soon as I saw a race called the Hams and Hamstrings 5K, it immediately captured my attention.

The Hams and Hamstrings 5K will be held on Sunday, April 20, beginning at 8:00 a.m., at 7-Eleven, 7718 E. Woodmen Road, in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. What a great way to kick off Easter Sunday morning!

All runners will receive a race T-Shirt, a goody bag, and will be eligible for a post-race raffle. After the race, there will be music and refreshments.

But here's the really cool feature of the Hams and Hamstrings 5K:

Hams will be given to Overall winners. (It is the Hams and Hamstrings 5K after all...)
Now that's a great award for Easter Sunday!

Age group awards: 8 & under, 9 - 12, 13 - 15, 16 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 and over
No double dipping (Overall winners can not also win in their age group).

There will also be a costume contest, with judging to be held before the race.

The Hams and Hamstrings 5K has a new course this year. The course starts at 7-Eleven just west of Woodmen and Marksheffel and heads south on the trail, turns around at the new fire station and returns to 7-Eleven.

The race is walker friendly and the entry fees are reasonable.

So, mark this event on your spring race calendar. It promises to be fun.

Visit: for an entry blank and additional details.