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Leftover Slacker Race Shirts 

We have sizes Medium to XXXL left over from the 2019 race! Light gray, long sleeved, tech shirt. $15 each! 

Email me and I can mail them out to you! 

Please send a check mailed/payable to: 

• Slacker Races 

• P.O. Box 2000 

• Georgetown, CO 80444 


Don’t forget to let us know how many shirts and what sizes! 

Thank you my fellow Slackers! We hope to see you in June of 2020!


All Parking for all races is at Loveland Ski Area!

Nothing will be at Georgetown Lake as the property has sold. EVERYTHING will be staged at Loveland Ski Area, Exit 216 off I-70. 


As an additional heads-up:

It will help immensely if you can pick up your bib in Denver at Runner’s Roost Lakewood on June TBD, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and YES, your friends can pick up your bib for you---they just need a name and which race you are doing. 


On Slacker’s Eve, June 26th, downtown Georgetown-Strousse Park, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.



If you have your bib ahead of time (before race day):

AND, you are doing the half marathon or are the 1st person in the relay, drive directly to Loveland Ski Area BASIN (the parking lot closest to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel)

If you have your bib ahead of time (before race day):

AND, you are doing the 4-mile or 2nd or 3rd person relay events, drive directly to Loveland Ski Area VALLEY (the parking lot closest to Denver)

If you plan on picking up your bib on race morning, please drive directly to Loveland Ski Area VALLEY to the registration tables and retrieve your bib.


We will have buses from here to take you to the BASIN for the half marathon start or you can walk the ½ mile.

Please make a note of this info and share with your friends/family doing the race! 

This info is invaluable to your efficiency and race start on June 27, 2020.


Questions?  Email me!

Come join us for the highest DOWNHILL half marathon in the country and possibly the highest DOWNHILL 4 Mile Run!

Do not be misled by the name but this is the Slacker Half Marathon/4M Race! It is the highest downhill half marathon in the country–beginning at 10,630 feet and traveling over a rolling hill descent to 8400 feet! The half marathon begins at Loveland Ski Area--BASIN and travels the first mile on dirt roads before joining a non-motorized paved bike path for five miles through a Forest Service area of wetlands and natural waterfalls on a trail built to sustain the weight of an ambulance!

The second 3 miles travel from Bakerville to Silver Plume along a paved frontage road with amazing views of the Continental Divide and mining remnants.


The last portion of the trail & the 4-Mile race travels from Silver Plume to Georgetown on a paved bike trail (and paved road) with scenic views of the Georgetown Loop Railroad and the largest Bighorn Sheep herd in the State!


The race ends in downtown Georgetown where there are more freebies than you know what to do with!


Photo courtesy of fotojack.com.


We have clothing drop boxes at all start lines! It is cool at the start so feel free to bring a jacket and we will bring it to the Finish Line for you!

Please do not drop your clothes along the race course and expect to find them at the finish. You MUST drop your clothes at the START lines or they will be donated to our Clear Creek Victims Advocates.


Half Marathon

$45 per person: January

$50 per person: February

$55 per person: March

$60 per person: April

$65 per person: May

$70 per person: June

$75 per person: RACE DAY***

13 years & under: $20

65 years and older: $35

Veterans: $35

Relay and 4-Mile:

$30 per person: January

$35 per person: February

$40 per person: March

$40 per person: April

$40 per person: May

$35 per person: June

$35 per person: race day

13 years & under: $20

65 years and older: $25

Veterans: $25


Runners Roost:  June 1, 2020 in-store registration begins.

Runners Roost:  June 24, 2020, in store packet pickup for Slacker from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


All online and mail-in entrants can do early packet pickup at Runners Roost in Lakewood on June 24, 2020, from 12:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m. 

There will also be in-store registration at the Runners Roost in Lakewood in June!

See map below for directions to Runners Roost.


Friday, June 26, 2020

Downtown Georgetown at Strousse Park

6th and Rose Streets

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

6.27.2020 at Loveland Ski Area – VALLEY

6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Exit 216 off I-70.

Use the VALLEY location which is east of the main lodge and BASIN location.


We have lots of freebies hosted by local nonprofits at the Finish Line so tuck a couple dollars in those running shorts!

8 A.M.
JUNE 27, 2020

Start Line for Half Marathon:

  • Exit 216 off I-70 (Loveland Ski Area/US Highway 6)

  • Loveland BASIN parking lot


Start Line for 4M Race:

West of the Town of Silver Plume.

The Half Marathon and Relay will begin at Loveland Ski Area at 8:00 a.m. The last shuttle for the 4 mile and #2 and #3 relay start lines leaves Loveland VALLEY at 7:15 a.m.  The 4M Race will begin just west of the Town of Silver Plume at 8:00 a.m.  We encourage early loading of the buses so you don't start after the race starts!


Bring a canned good or a non-perishable food product for our local food bank and get $5 off late registration!

  • Water: Both Start Lines

  • Water: Miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12

  • Gatorade: Miles 6, 8, 11, 12

  • Both at Finish Line


- Coming from the east or the west, take Exit #216, US Highway 6, Loveland Ski Area.

- Coming from the east, at the end of the Exit Ramp, take a left at the fork.

- Coming from the west, at the end of the Exit Ramp, take a left at the stop sign.


All racers will park at Loveland Ski Area for the half marathon/relay/4M races. This will be NO PARKING AT ALL AT THE 4M STARTING LINE.   Some parking is allowed at the Loveland Ski Area BASIN location.  Shuttles back to your cars will occur 2 blocks from the Finish Line in downtown Georgetown and run loops from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Player 1

Begins at Loveland Ski Area. (Exit #216 off I-70)

Approx. 5.8 miles — rolling.

Player 2 

Begins at Bakerville. (Exit #221 off I-70)

Approx. 3 miles — slight uphill at start and then downhill.

Player 3 

Begins at the 4-mile start — just west of Silver Plume.

(Exit #226 off I-70)

Approx. 4 miles strong downhill to flat.

Shuttles deliver relay folks to their start lines.  You can be dropped off but DON’T FORGET to pick up your bibs at Loveland Ski Area VALLEY location.


Shuttles frequently circle to pick up relay runners after they complete their portion and bring them to the Finish Line.

Regarding the ADA relay: physically challenged relay participants complete the portion starting a Bakerville and ending just west of Silver Plume.


Exit 221 off I-70—Bakerville

This is where the Forest Service trail joins the frontage road. Great photo spot!

Exit 226 off I-70—Silver Plume

Watch your runner coming down the Frontage Road into historic Silver Plume.

Exit 228 off I-70– Georgetown 

In Georgetown, at the intersection of 11th and Argentine Streets -- at the water station!!


After exiting I-70, at the 4-way stop, turn RIGHT onto Argentine Street and head to “Historic Georgetown.”

Turn LEFT onto 6th Street and you will see the Finish Line activities.

Park behind the Town buildings or on the street.

The actual Finish Line is in front of the Hotel de Paris Museum.


We don’t have a strict time limit on the course and we keep water stations open until the last racer crosses the finish line! (usually by 1:30 p.m.)

We have volunteers on bikes with cell phones, folks at the water stations with cell phones, so if you need ANYTHING—ask for help! Even if you need a ride down, we can help!

Most of our walkers finish around 12 or 12:30 p.m. so give us a try!

Welcome Walkers!



Evergreen Kiwanis

Clear Creek County Open Space Commission 

Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation  

Easter Seals Handicamp

Clear Creek Metro Rec District

Clear Creek Courant

Two Rivers Real Estate


Alpine Restaurant

Buckskin Trading Company

Evergreen National Bank

Clear Creek Rotary

Clear Creek Technical Services

Empire Dairy King

End of the Line

Gateway Visitor Center

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Hotel Chateau Chamonix

Kneisel & Anderson

Mark & Kris Reynolds

Mile Hi Rafting

Mother's Saloon

Mountain Mini Storage

Peak Performance Imaging Solutions


Susan Stearns—Attorney at Law

Troia's Cafe & Marketplace

Upper Clear Creek Watershed Association 


The Slacker Races are proud to be a nonprofit corporation 

(501-C3) which benefits the following charities: 


Youth Activities Scholarship Program


Clear Creek-Gilpin Animal Shelter-Spay/Neuter Program


​Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice






If you would like to help at the Finish Line until your family members crosses, please contact Beth to sign up! If you would like to volunteer for any part of the race -- setup, race day, cleanup, etc, also email Beth!

Sign up to volunteer at www.volunteerlocal.com look for the Slacker event.


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Hello My Amazing Slackers! 

We are sending you and your families happy, healthy, positive thoughts. This spring has been one for the history books. We are all learning a new way of living and learning more about ourselves and our strength while being safer at home.


It is with giant tears that we must cancel the 2020 Slacker Races event. We arrived at this very difficult decision by considering guidance from local, state and federal authorities. Based on what they know and predict, we cannot responsibly plan to host the event on its intended date, June 27. Right now, when we have to decide whether to invest in an event for that date, it seems unlikely that an event for 2000 of you beautiful Slackers will be permitted by June 27, 2020.


The State Epidemiologist’s model does not demonstrate a decrease in COVID-19 cases in the near future. Instead, it predicts increased hospitalizations beginning in May, not peaking until September. This is a prediction that likely will turn out wrong to some degree, perhaps small, perhaps large.  But it is the planning tool we have now, when our decisions must be made, and we must plan thinking of you and our volunteers.


Hosting an event for some 2000 people with 200+ volunteers cannot be done at the last minute. While you amazing Slackers are among the healthiest of us, what is believed now is that our event is the perfect way to spread the virus among the racers and volunteers. Our event requires 200+ volunteers and right now many of them cannot make a commitment for June 27; we cannot commit to the event without their commitment to us even if we were allowed to hold it. We cannot afford to invest in an event that cannot occur. We want to make a responsible and healthy decision for you and our volunteers. We appreciate your understanding.

We surveyed many of you online and you gave us a definite answer of “Not Interested in participating in a virtual event.” We understand your views.

  • We realize that there is no way to duplicate the Slacker experience, but after all of the training you have done, if you would like to do the race virtually then we have made that option available, and it does not affect your deferral or refund request.


  • Simply run your 13.1 or 4 mile distance on the course of your choosing between June 20th and June 30th. Someplace near your home is preferred to adhere to the "Safer at Home" policy, and please follow social distancing recommendations.



  • Search for your name, and then click the "Edit Time" link associated with your name. You can enter the time it took you to complete your virtual race, and if you recorded this on your GPS watch or a fitness app on your phone, you can enter the link to your run map. Entering the link to your GPS map is completely optional, but if you do, you should set the privacy setting to "Public" or "Everyone" so people can view your route.  


All run times must be entered no later than midnight on June 30th.

While many races have sought reschedule dates for the fall months, we are learning that even this is risky, and that large gatherings may still be restricted. More importantly, after directing the race for almost 20 years, the last thing we want to do is step on the toes of our fellow races and directors, and the charities they benefit, who have also worked hard for their dates this fall. Rescheduling to later this year appears selfish and disrespectful of the efforts our fellow races have made for their own events. We hope they can hold them, you can participate, and they have successful events!


If you have registered and paid through the mail or imATHLETE.com we can offer you three options:

  1.  Transfer your registration to the 2021 Slacker Races event---YAY, we hope you will rejoin us! See the directions at the end of this email.

  2.  Refund your entry fee for the race.  If you registered online we cannot refund the service fee but we can refund the registration portion of the cost—unless you want to donate some to our charities?  If we don't hear from you by June 10, 2020 we will be donating your race entry fee to charity. See the directions at the end of this email.

  3. Should you want to transfer your entry fee to our charities directly, we are most grateful and will make it happen. We are definitely concerned about our charities who will receive little to no donations from our event this year. See the directions at the end of this email. As a reminder our charities include:

    1. Youth Activities Scholarship:  any youth who wants to learn to swim, play little league, take gymnastics, etc. and doesn’t have the money to pay, Slacker pays. Most of you know and experienced how sports got you through life, introduced you to your lifelong friends, and of course, kept you out of trouble!  We want all kids to have the equal opportunity to participate in team and individual sports to experience the positive  results you witness each and every day you go running or hiking. 

    2. Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice:  the only home health and hospice care in the western region of our community serving, Clear Creek, Gilpin, west Jefferson County, and Park Counties.  Should you or a family member be recovering from surgery or enduring a terminal illness, this is the only company that will come to your door---even during a pandemic.  After four knee surgeries myself and the loss of my best friend to cancer in 2011, I can tell you from experience, I recognize how important their service is.

    3. Charlie’s Place Spay/Neuter Fund:  Should pet owners be at a time of financial struggle—like during a pandemic--- and need to responsibly have their pet spayed or neutered and don’t have the dollars--- Slacker pays. One challenge Clear Creek has is the misfortune of many pet owners coming to the mountains to “set their pets free” when they can no longer take care of them---thinking they can survive on their own in the wilderness---UGH!  Hence, Clear Creek ends up with many unwanted pets.  This fund allows us to responsibly adopt-out these pets so they are prepared for their new forever-home.

Again, if you want to donate a portion of your entry or all of it for 2020 to the charities, we are happy and most grateful to make it happen. 


While the pandemic has changed our life for 2020, the Slacker Races will remain resilient and recover strong planning for our 2021 event on Saturday, June 26, 2021. We have half of our work already completed and are excited to see you all under much healthier skies! 


If you have questions, please email us and we greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.  We have NOT given up and our motto still stands----RUN ON, SLACKERS!  May you all be healthy and well!



Beth and the Slacker Races Team


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