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CDOT  

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

BRONZE

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

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Susan Stearns—Attorney at Law

Troia's Cafe & Marketplace

Upper Clear Creek Watershed Association 

SLACKER RACES BENEFICIARIES

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

CONTACT

303.679.2312

303.519.0357

bluther@clearcreekcounty.us

VOLUNTEER
VOLUNTEER WHILE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR FRIEND OR FAMILY?

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.

 

Hey Slackers! 
The 2021 Slacker Races will be held on June 26th!  We are always the fourth Saturday in June!

 

The 2021 Slacker Races will open registration on January 1st, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.!

 

2020 Slacker Deferral codes:

Given the cancellation of the Slacker Races in 2020, many of you deferred your registration to 2021.  You should have received a deferral code from imATHLETE.com. You can use this code to register at any time and do not need to register during Discount Days. If you cannot find your deferral code, please email Darrin to obtain your code and register. 

 

SLACKER DISCOUNT DAYS:

This will be the first three days in January or whenever the allotted amount sells out first.  January 1-3, 2021, we will be offering the half marathon for $30/person and the 4-mile/relay at $25/person, for the first 150 registrants in each event! Once the 150 number is reached---discount days are sold out and regular pricing kicks in!

 

When you log onto our website:  www.slackerhalfmarathon.com – there will be an online registration link. Click this and then register for the discounted option for each race.  If there is space still available, it will let you register at this rate. If it is sold out, it won’t let you register at this discount price but at the regular pricing listed below. HEADS UP: The half marathon has sold out the 150 spots in less than 10 minutes. Be ready and a fast typist!

LEFTOVER SLACKER SHIRTS     

How about a 2019 Slacker race shirt in navy blue, long-sleeved tech shirt with a wicked cool bighorn sheep on the front?  $10 each includes shipping!  We have sizes Small to XXL left over!  Let me know if we can mail you one or two or three or 10!  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 you need!

 

BENEFICIARIES OF THE SLACKER RACES:

  • The Charlie’s Place – spay/neuter fund

  • Youth Activities Scholarship Fund

  • Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice

 

COLORADO GIVES DAY!  DECEMBER 2020

You have two options to be a REAL Slacker this giving season:

  1. Donate directly to Slacker charities via The Colorado Gives Day website:

https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=40450

  1. One more holiday gift you can send is via our partnership with Amazon.com!Should you be buying gifts from Amazon a percentage of your sale which is then passed on to our three charitiessmile.amazon.com/ch/48-1306420

 

Thank you, Beautiful Slackers!  We hope to see you in June of 2021!

 

Gratefully,

Beth and the Slacker Races Team

bluther@clearcreekcounty.us

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Half Marathon

Jan. Discount Days: $30

$50 per person: January

$55 per person: February

$65 per person: March

$65 per person: April

$65 per person: May

$70 per person: June

$80 per person: RACE DAY***

13 years & under: $20

65 years and older: $35

Veterans: $35

Relay and 4-Mile:

Jan. Discount Days: $25

$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: $35

Leftover Slacker Race Shirts 

We have sizes Medium to XXXL left over from the 2019 race! Light gray, long sleeved, tech shirt. $10 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, 2021 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. 

OR

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

 

ON RACE DAY:

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, 2021.

 

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!

HEY SLACKERS!

Photo courtesy of fotojack.com.

RACE INFO
CLOTHING DROP​

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.

COST

Half Marathon

Jan. Discount Days: $30

$50 per person: January

$55 per person: February

$65 per person: March

$65 per person: April

$65 per person: May

$70 per person: June

$80 per person: RACE DAY***

13 years & under: $20

65 years and older: $35

Veterans: $35

Relay and 4-Mile:

Jan. Discount Days: $25

$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: $35

WALK-IN REGISTRATION AT RUNNERS ROOST IN LAKEWOOD: 

Runners Roost:  June 1, 2021 in-store registration begins.

Runners Roost:  June 24, 2021, in store packet pickup for Slacker from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

EARLY PACKET PICKUP AT RUNNERS ROOST IN LAKEWOOD:

All online and mail-in entrants can do early packet pickup at Runners Roost in Lakewood on June 24, 2021, 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.

PACKET PICK UP & LATE REGISTRATION

Friday, June 25, 2021

Downtown Georgetown at Strousse Park

6th and Rose Streets

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

6.26.2021 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.

FREEBIES!

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

START TIME/LOCATIONS
8 A.M.
JUNE 26, 2021

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!

WATER STATIONS & GATORADE
GET A DISCOUNT!

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

 
DIRECTIONS
TO LOVELAND SKI AREA VALLEY SECTION

- 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.

PARKING

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.

 
 
RELAY INFO
3 PLAYER RELAY AND 3 PLAYER ADA RELAY

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.

WALKERS
SPECTATE
WHERE CAN MY FAMILY WATCH ME RUN?

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!!

WHERE IS THE FINISH LINE?

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.

WITH A NAME LIKE SLACKER, FOLKS WANT TO TRY THE HALF MARATHON DISTANCE FOR THE FIRST TIME!

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!

 
 
 
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