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Welcome back to Norris-Penrose Events Center / Bear Creek Park! In the beginning, Jan 1, 1979, the Rescue Run Start/Finish was at Norris-Penrose Events Center, then moved to Palmer Park in 1995. After many wonderful years at Palmer Park, we are returning back to our roots! But rather than run on the streets, as we did then, we will be running on the trails of Bear Creek Park East. We are excited to be back with a new course to welcome in the New Year for our 45th time! These items of interest were new last year and are returning for this year's race: NEW LAST YEAR: Start/Finish location change to: Norris-Penrose Events Center 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 NEW LAST YEAR: 5K and 10K start together at 10:00am. If you prefer a more spread out start, the start will be available for approximately 10 minutes after the group start. Please cross starting line timing mats by 10:10am No race day registration. Online registration ends Dec 31, 6:00PM Mountain Time. Please expect ice in places on trails, and especially wooden bridges. Wearing shoe traction is at your discretion 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Map to the start and parking RAIN, SNOW, OR 20° BELOW Welcome runners and walkers to our 45th year! EL PASO COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE (EPCSAR) Proceeds of this event go to El Paso County Search and Rescue (EPCSAR). EPCSAR provides search and rescue services primarily in the jurisdiction of El Paso County, Colorado. However, the team also responds to requests for assistance from other counties through a cooperative arrangement with the Colorado Search and Rescue Board. From the summit of Pikes Peak to the plains or eastern El Paso County and anywhere in between, the EPCSAR team is ready to help. Responding to calls for those who are lost, injured, or ill on a trail or in the forest, stranded, lost, or experiencing a medical emergency during a blizzard, any time of day or night, these dedicated volunteers stand ready to respond, 24/7/365. All members purchase their own equipment and contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to the community. EPCSAR never charges for their services. Donations made during race registration will NOT be charged a processing fee. RACE FEES / SCHEDULE / IMPORTANT INFORMATION Register online until Dec 31. No race day registration. 5K and 10K start together at 10:00 am January 1. Register early for savings and to guarantee shirt availability! Now - Nov. 30 - $25 Entry Fee / $20 optional shirt. Dec 1 - Dec 31 - $35 Entry Fee / $20 optional Shirt NOTE - You must be pre-registered by Dec 31 at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION Please email , or call/text 719-351-0045, if you are unable to preregister and we will assist you personally. Long sleeve tech shirt add-on is optional during signup. Sizes are unisex, XS - XXL. Please sign up early, in November, to guarantee shirt availability. Our supplier has warned us of possible shortages. Shirts and bibs will be available for pickup in December. You will be notified when your bib has been delivered if you are not picking it up on race day. Free: Kids runs starting at 9:30, three age-appropriate distances Switching Distance: Switching is allowed at no charge prior to the race. It is preferable that you do so online within before Dec 31. If you decide to switch at the race start, please let a timing official know prior to the race. Not doing so slows down awards and results. And it might be cold out there! Dogs: Pets are not allowed on the course per PPRR/RRCA rules. This is especially important on our 10K course as a portion of this course is on private property with the agreement from the landowner that we will not allow dogs. In order to secure the future use of the property, if you attempt to run the 10K with a dog, you will be stopped during the race. Trail Etiquette: No litter / No cutting corners / No off-trail travel. Any activities of this nature may result in disqualification. Please understand our stance on this in order to continue conducting this race on a mixture of private and public lands. Change in COVID protocol: We will follow and may implement, changes in our COVID protocols, up to and including canceling in-person events. If necessary, the race could be changed to a virtual event. Please understand, there will be no refunds. RACE CONTACT INFO If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

  • Date: 1/1/2023 10:00 AM
  • Location 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO, USA (Map)