2018 Kokopelli Kids Event Details. We have moved the races to Sunday afternoons! (Races will now START promptly at 2:00 pm!)
The Kokopelli Kids Trail Running Series is designed to introduce children pre-school through 8th grade to the sport of trail running in a fun, challenging and rewarding environment. Kids will learn how to run on the trails, they will learn to pace themselves and they will learn that running can be fun and rewarding. Running is no longer a form of punishment!
Participants receive a hi-tech t shirt, finishers ribbon, refreshments and Marco's Pizza on the final race May 20th.. Each event will be timed and race results will be posted on the event website www.KokopelliKids.com following each event. Participants finishing in the top 3 in each age group at the series final will receive custom trophies. Participants must run all three races to be eligible for these trophies.
Event Dates and Times
Sunday May 6th 2:00 pm - Trail Running Race (Bear Creek Park - located just east of the public gardens)
Sunday May 13th 2:00 pm - Trail Running Race (Bear Creek Park - same location)
Sunday May 20th 2:00 pm - Trail Running Race (Bear Creek Park) After this race Hot Pizza will be provided for all the participants by Marco's Pizza! Awards for the first 3 boys and and first 3 girls who ran all three races in each age group with the lowest cumulative time will received custom awards.
Wave # / Age Group / Race Distances
Wave #1 - Pre-School Girls: .50 mile trail run
Wave #2 - Pre-School Boys: .50 mile trail run
Wave #3 - Kindergarten Boys and Girls: .50 mile trail run
Wave #4 - 1st and 2nd Grade Girls: .50 mile trail run
Wave #5 - 1st and 2nd Grade Boys: .50 mile trail run
Wave #6 - 3rd and 4th Grade Boys and Girls: 1.30 mile trail run
Wave #7 – 5th-8th Grade Boys and Girls: 1.70 mile trail run
Directions to Bear Creek Park
Coming from the North: Take 1-25 to hwy. 24 West. Follow hwy. 24 to 21st St. Head south onto 21st St. until Rio Grade St. Go East (left) onto Rio Grande ¼ mile to the entrance of Bear Creek Park on the right. Follow the signs into Bear Creek Park and follow the signs and volunteer will direct you where to park.
Coming from the South: Take Cheyenne Road head west to Cresta. Head north (right) onto Cresta and follow Cresta at which point the road changes names to 21st Street. Follow 21st St. to Rio Grande Go east (right) onto Rio Grande ¼ mile to the entrance of Bear Creek Park on the right. Follow the signs into Bear Creek Park and follow the signs and volunteer will direct you where to park. Arrive early!
Participants who wish to run the Series must register for the event on this website. Just click on the Kokopelli Kids Trail Running Series tab at the top of the page. If you don’t have access to a computer email Lisa@traininggoals.com.
Early registration is for January 1st-March 31st. Register for one, two or all three of the races. $15.00 for each single race or $40 for the entire Series.
Beginning April 1st the cost goes to $18 for a single race and $45 for the Series. By registering early you will guarantee your runner's shirt size in addition to keeping your costs down. Race Day shirt sizing cannot be guaranteed.
NEW FOR 2018: Race day sign-up $20
Interested in Volunteering? Call Lisa at #719-337-2737
Timing Provided by Pikes Peak Road Runners