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Emma Crawford coffin races

http://m.manitousprings.org/?url=http://manitousprings.org/calendar/emma-crawford-coffin-races-parade/&dm_redirected=true#2784

This is a fun yearly event. Dogs are permitted, but must be leashed. You will be standing (or sitting if you are early enough) in a crowd.
People dress up in costume, plus you have the race. Teams race down the road with an "Emma" and a "coffin" of some sort.

The road into town does close, so you'll have to walk a bit (or take a shuttle), if you aren't there early for parking.

Let's meet at Soda Sorings park for breakfast (pancakes, hot off the camping stove), coffee and hot chocolate. It's a short walk to good viewing from there.

Call me if you are late/lost, or need to cancel last minute: sandy[masked]-8922.

I Will NOT BE BRINGING TINKA. 

The race is from 12-3pm.

 

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST EVENT WITH THE GROUP FOR 2013, PLEASE BRING YOUR $5 DUES. 

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  • Denise T.

    Call me[masked]

    October 26, 2013

  • Denise T.

    I'm here but I don't know where anyone is. Help

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I am going to the parade and race, but I am meeting some folks from my job. I will try to make it over with them to meet all of you... If not this time though I cannot wait for the next meetup!

    October 26, 2013

  • Denise T.

    What time is breakfast?

    October 25, 2013

    • Sandy T

      8-ish.. Maybe 8:30 by the time we have stove going, pancakes and bacon cooked

      October 25, 2013

  • Sandy T

    Is everyone that is currently a YES for tomorrow coming for breakfast, the race, or both? I want to make sure we have the right amount of food.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Sandy T

    Ok, I found that you can come in from the back way, 3rd Manitou exit (Serpentine Road). If you come down that way, you should be able to park on the road before the loop for free. It's not a far walk to the Soda Springs park from there.
    A pay parking lot also exists across from Safe Place for Pets at 1141 Manitou Ave, if all the free spaces are taken ( I don't expect this at 8am) tho.
    But if you are coming later, be prepared.

    October 19, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Hello, won't be able to make the ECCR on Sat but will see everyone on Sunday. Have fun!

      October 24, 2013

  • Julie

    I just saw this posted about parking for this event. With the parking changes in Manitou, I think they want people not to park in town. Maps for 2 shuttle routes at the link are clickable to bigger: http://manitousprings.org/coffin-race-shuttle-route/

    October 18, 2013

    • Sandy T

      I kinda remember shuttles being available in the past. When I've gone, I've gone early. I'll contact manitou springs and confirm parking will be available from the loop to serpentine.

      October 19, 2013

  • kellysifford

    We went last year and it was really, really crowded. Small dogs might get trampled.

    October 14, 2013

    • Sandy T

      Agreed. There are lots of folks. That's why I'm leaving Tinka at home.

      October 14, 2013

    • Suzanne

      I will leave P home too. She won't have any fun not being able to romp w/her friends!

      October 15, 2013

  • Stefanie S.

    Won't bring my pups either

    October 14, 2013

  • Julie

    We will be out of town. We attended this event a couple of years ago and really had a good time. Have fun!

    October 14, 2013

    • Julie

      The map link is incorrect for Soda Springs Park.We will be out of town. We attended this event a couple of years ago and really had a good time. Have fun!...

      October 14, 2013

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