Walking the 5K on St. Patrick's Day- You CAN DO it!!

The St. Patrick's Day 5K downtown is one of the funnest 5Ks here in the Springs. I walked it last year and was thinking that perhaps others would like to walk it with me, as well! Many people wear fun St. Patrick's Day costumes. 

This is also the beginning of the Grand Prix of Running, which I also walked last year: http://www.csgrandprix.com/series.html

If you complete all races in the series, there is an award dinner at the end of the year. So if you have been thinking about wanting to get more active this year- that is great motivation! I'm always motivated by food and awards! Haha. 

Although this was the ultimate reward last year: 

So who is with me? I walk and I'm usually at the back of the pack, but it would be great to have a friend or two to walk with. :)

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  • Deanna

    I have my hair in pigtails and striped green and white stockings on.

    March 15, 2014

  • Deanna

    LOL. Everyone is at the fountain. Registration is here.

    March 15, 2014

  • Janet S.

    Any ladies here? I'm by the wooden tiki colorful artwork by the fountain

    March 15, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Well.. I didn't register. So I'm gonna be a rebel and run it, without registering. Although I had it as 9am on my calendar for some reason. I will probably run though.

    March 15, 2014

  • deborah r.

    I was unable to register. I was too busy!

    March 14, 2014

    • Deanna

      You can still register on race day if you are interested. :)

      March 14, 2014

  • Edy K.

    Sorry, this cold has my head all stuffy and feeling loopy still. I'll watch the parade, but forget the 5K.

    March 14, 2014

  • Deanna

    Don't forget that if you registered for the race- you will need to pick your packet at the Expo today: http://www.csgrandprix.com/expo.html

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel. I forgot about a paper I have to work on Saturday... boo :(

    March 13, 2014

  • Deanna

    Have you all registered? I did. :-)

    March 13, 2014

  • deborah r.

    This sounds like a great way to get more active! I needed some motivation!

    March 13, 2014

  • Cheryl E.

    Hey Ladies, I'll meet up w/ you all @ Uncle Wilber's fountain. I'll be decked out w/ as much crazy green that I can get my paws on. Looking for a green TuTu as we speak. See you all there!!!

    March 13, 2014

  • Annette H.

    I'm bummed, I have to drop out! I miss seeing you ladies

    March 13, 2014

  • Easter T.

    The picture looks like people are running not walking. I am not sure if I am physically up for this. How long does it take a normal person to walk this. .

    March 10, 2014

    • Deanna

      I walked briskly last year and finished in about 45ish minutes

      March 10, 2014

  • Kelli

    If you are new to the area like me and looking for Uncle Wilbur's Fountain....click on map...looks like it is a playground across from Starbucks : )

    March 10, 2014

    • Easter T.

      Thanks Kelli

      March 10, 2014

    • Susan

      Uncle Wilber's fountain is at Tejon and Bijou, in the sw corner of Acacia Park.

      March 10, 2014

  • Kelli

    just registered...see you all soon...btw what is Athena thing when you register???

    March 6, 2014

    • Deanna

      A lady participant that is over 150 pounds. :-)

      March 6, 2014

    • Kelli

      oh okay....I plan to walk with you & a friend that I work out with at Orange Theory Fitness : )

      March 10, 2014

  • Edy K.

    Are we meeting at Uncle Wilbur's Fountain? As good a place as any, yes?

    March 9, 2014

  • Kelli

    Hi Deanna...I will be there! I am new to Colorado and the Springs...been downtown, but where is this fountain?

    March 6, 2014

  • Deanna

    Will anyone be walking with me? :) Should we meet at Mr. Wilber's Fountain?

    March 6, 2014

    • Mary

      What time? Where is the fountain?

      March 6, 2014

    • Mary

      And yes. I will probably be walking ;)

      March 6, 2014

  • Mary

    I just signed up!!!! I hope other people are looking forward to this as much as I am :)

    February 5, 2014

    • Deanna

      Hooray! I am looking forward to the entire Grand Prix series. :)

      February 17, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Oh!!! I love this!! I'm in! but I'll probably run it!

    January 26, 2014

  • Edy K.

    Well, I'll probably be walking too, but it does sound like fun. See U there!

    January 17, 2014

  • Mary

    I would actually really like to do this with you!!! Would it be possible for us to meet that day at a special spot? I have always wanted to do a 5k and have never had anyone to do it with!!!

    January 16, 2014

  • Annette H.

    Do we need to register and pay to do this?

    January 15, 2014

    • Edy K.

      Good question!

      January 15, 2014

    • Deanna

      Yes,actually- AWESOME question. You can register online here: http://www.eventbrite...­
      And you get a t-shirt with your registration! :)

      January 16, 2014

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