Saturday morning was the perfect time for some SPF — Silver Plume fun. The Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District hosted its monthly fun run in Silver Plume Saturday with about 30 total …
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Saturday morning was the perfect time for some SPF — Silver Plume fun.
The Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District hosted its monthly fun run in Silver Plume Saturday with about 30 total participants between the 5K and 1-mile courses.
Most completed the 5K circuit, which started at the George Rowe Museum, went down Main Street, up the 7:30 Mine Trail, back down to the museum, and then looped around town again.
The event was a draw for people from all over Clear Creek and beyond.
Glenn Bakken, who owns property in Grand County but mostly lives in Florida and Oregon, said a friend who was also participating told him about the event. So, he decided to visit Silver Plume for the first time.
While the second mile up the 7:30 Mine Trail was difficult, Bakken said he appreciated seeing all the town's historic buildings.
Dumont's Robin Baker also enjoyed the mix of trail- and in-town running, saying, “It was a beautiful run, and a spectacular, gorgeous day.”
Baker said he was gearing up for other races this season, including this Saturday's Slacker Half-Marathon. So, the event was a fun way to prepare.
Georgetown's Jenn Jordan completed a 54-mile ultra-marathon in Utah over Memorial Day weekend, but hadn't really been out running since then.
“It was good to get myself going again,” she said.
While going up the trail was challenging, she commented that descending was arguably worse because of how steep and rocky it was. She and her family members had to be very careful with their footing. But, they did enjoy seeing the wildflowers along the trail, she added.
Saturday was Jordan's first fun run, and she's looking forward to doing to the one next month, which will be during CCMRD's Christmas in July event. The fun run will start at 10:30 a.m. July 24 at Idaho Springs' Shelly/Quinn Ballfields, rec district staff confirmed.
Jordan, who recently moved to Georgetown, said she hadn't been to Silver Plume before Saturday, adding, “I always think running is a great way to see a new city.”
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