Victor’s 5th annual foot race, the Gold Rush Gold Rush, Will be run once more on Saturday, June 29th. This year in addition to the 9 mile course, there will also be a 5K. The cost to enter is $45 for the 9 miler and $25 for the 5K. You can preregister at active.com. The entry fee for the 5K will go up to $35 after midnight on June 24, so sign up early.
On race day, check-in and registration will be at the corner of 3rd and Victor Ave. from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The first one hundred people to sign up will receive a Tech Shirt. The race begins at 9:00 a.m.
The race course begins at an elevation of 9,693 feet in downtown Victor. The route includes the paved streets in Victor, dirt roads, and improved mountain trails through historic mining areas. Participants will climb to approximately 10,800 feet at the American Eagles Overlook and enjoy views of Pikes Peak, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the mining district.
Race winners will bring home the gold – literally. The overall male and female winners of the 9 mile race will receive gold coins containing a quarter ounce of locally mined gold. The male and female winners in each age group will receive silver coins, and the overall male and female winners of the 5K will also receive silver.
After the race there will be a block party with one free beer per race bib. Live music will be performed by “The Tribe” and local businesses will hold a sidewalk sale.
The race organizers are grateful to the sponsors who are making this event possible, including the City of Victor, Victor Dream Committee, Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company, Bristol Brewing Company, Jack Quinn’s Running Club, Victor Elevation Club, Rocky Mountain Soccer Camp, Victor Penguins and The Claim Jumper.The Running of the Gold Rush Gold Rush