THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
•We cannot thank you enough for joining us at the 2016 Slacker Races! •Our 15 year anniversary! •Our first-ever tie-dye race shirt!
We had approximately 1920 racers, 18 relay teams, 360 4-milers, and around 1250 half marathoners! Way to go Slackers!
As a reminder, all race revenues benefit three charities:
1.Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter Spay-Neuter Fund 2.Youth Activities Scholarships at Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District for kids who want to learn to swim or play Little League or Lacrosse! 3.And, Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice—the only home health provider in this region of our divide!
At the risk of aging myself, does anyone remember “Miss Nancy” from the Romper Room television show in the 1970’s? She would look into the magic mirror to see the kids at home watching television----here is what I saw up close and personally!
We had tons of kids handing you otter pops at the Finish Line for your burst of sugar! We had umpteen volunteers providing you water, Gatorade and gummy bears! We had the entire school bus team driving you uphill 2500 feet! We had County, local, regional, and State officials helping to park your cars, find your clothes at the finish, handing out t-shirts, handing out hot dogs, Pepsi, Tommyknocker Beer and your placement medals! We had many of you running for people who would give their next 10 paychecks to be able to run and walk as easily as you do! We had Team Beef showing off their team spirit and protein boosts! We had the 50 States Half Marathon club with racers from all over the country! We had my favorite superhero pups, Superman and Batman, for I believe the 7th year in a row! We had dancers in the beer tent! We had very happy dogs with their own water stations! We had mamas and daddies with strollers building a healthy lifestyle for our future children! We had people making comebacks after knee surgery---heart surgery---cancer remission---pregnancy, physical and mental challenges, blisters, heat exhaustion, chaffing, and still yet, YOU ALL PERSEVERED TO MAINTAIN YOUR STATUS AS A SLACKER FINISHER! Well done you! YOU SHOULD BE PROUD! My 2 ULTIMATE SLACKERS (the last to cross the finish line) brought tears to my eyes as numerous race volunteers and racers ran to the Finish to sing Queen’s “We Are the Champions!” in unison as they crossed the finish line! HOORAY! This moment is always our favorite! Each of us has pushed our last muscle, our last mental determination and our last drop of sweat to achieve a goal! Watching others reach that moment makes the entire race worth it! YOU ALL remind me every year why we do this! Its to see your faces coming across the Finish Line while family, friends and even complete strangers cheer you on! Well done you Slackers!
Couple of quick links for you:
RACE RESULTS: http://racingunderground.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16436&RId=154
RACE PHOTOS: https://www.capstonephotostore.com/events/1656
2017 SLACKER RACE DATE? June 24, 2017
WHERE IS MY RACE MEDAL? Email me if you did not receive your placement medal in your age group!
I did mail a lot of unclaimed clothing bags this week so let me know if you did not receive yours!
LEFTOVER SLACKER SHIRTS FOR SALE? YES!
We have the following sizes of the 2016 shirts left over for $10 each. Email me to order them and include a mailing address, how many, and what sizes. I can mail them to you. We have the following sizes: oSMALL oMEDIUM oLARGE o2X o3X
Once again, YOU SLACKERS ARE TO BE COMMENDED AND THANKED! You travel all the way to little Georgetown Colorado to see the amazing Rocky Mountains, run in the cool air at over 10,000 feet, and smile every step of the way!
We cannot thank you enough!
Let me know if you have questions!
RUN ON SLACKERS
Beth, Race Director