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Posted on: May 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Steamboat Marathon Races Into Yampa Valley June 5

Marathon NewsFlash 2022

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 31, 2022-The sound of pounding feet will echo across the Yampa Valley during the first Sunday of June as runners in the Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K run their way toward the finish line in downtown Steamboat Springs. With all races finishing downtown, the event brings some street closures for most of the day on Sunday, June 5.

"The Steamboat Marathon is a unique combination of beautiful scenery and extraordinary people, which makes this race fun for everyone who participates,” says Paul Sachs, the Steamboat Marathon Race Director. "Runners from all over the country look forward to the Steamboat Marathon because it is still a relatively small race with a hometown feel and it’s a race where every runner counts."

In downtown Steamboat, westbound lanes of Lincoln Avenue will be closed from 5th to 11th Streets for the finish of all races and racers’ safety. Vehicle traffic will be split (one in each direction) in the two lanes normally designated for eastbound traffic on US40.  

In addition, a rolling closure on 5th Street from Lincoln to Oak will be encountered Sunday morning, between 6am and 9am, for the 10K start. 6th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street will also be closed (6am to 3pm) for the Vendors Expo and race activities.

When traveling Routt County Road 129 (Elk River Road), anticipate numerous runners, support vehicles and emergency apparatus on the road and please slow down and give ample room when passing. Additional traffic controls will be in place further north on CR 129 with detours and one-way traffic. Traffic controls and pilot car operations will also be encountered around key points such as Elk River Estates, Cullen’s Corner, Moon Hill, Steamboat Springs Airport, and CR 44/129 intersections. 

The 41st annual running of the Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k runs alongside the roaring Elk River through the emerald pastures on Country Road 129 with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains all around. The Steamboat Marathon, a certified Boston Qualifier race, was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Destination Marathons in North America.” See www.steamboatchamber.com for additional information.  

-WeServeTheCity-

Contact
Rachel Lundy, Special Events Coordinator, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8225 or email 
Angie Robinson, Event Planner, Heavenly Days Events, 603.770.5803 or email 
Laura Soard, Marketing Director, Steamboat Springs Chamber, 970.875.7002 or email

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