Slacker Half Marathon, Relay and 4 Mile Races – Cancelled
It is with giant tears that we must cancel the 2020 Slacker Races event. We arrived at this very difficult decision by considering guidance from local, state and federal authorities. Based on what they know and predict, we cannot responsibly plan to host the event on its intended date, June 27. Right now, when we have to decide whether to invest in an event for that date, it seems unlikely that an event for 2000 of you beautiful Slackers will be permitted by June 27, 2020.
The State Epidemiologist’s model does not demonstrate a decrease in COVID-19 cases in the near future. Instead, it predicts increased hospitalizations beginning in May, not peaking until September. This is a prediction that likely will turn out wrong to some degree, perhaps small, perhaps large. But it is the planning tool we have now, when our decisions must be made, and we must plan thinking of you and our volunteers.
Hosting an event for some 2000 people with 200+ volunteers cannot be done at the last minute. While you amazing Slackers are among the healthiest of us, what is believed now is that our event is the perfect way to spread the virus among the racers and volunteers. Our event requires 200+ volunteers and right now many of them cannot make a commitment for June 27; we cannot commit to the event without their commitment to us even if we were allowed to hold it. We cannot afford to invest in an event that cannot occur. We want to make a responsible and healthy decision for you and our volunteers. We appreciate your understanding. More information, please visit www.slackerhalfmarathon.com
Welcome to the highest downhill half marathon in the country and possibly the highest downhill 4-miler!
The half marathon/relay** begins on dirt and then paved bike path at Loveland Ski Area and descends five miles to Bakerville. At this point, racers travel a paved road 4.5 miles to Silver Plume. From here, racers travel 3.5 miles of paved bike path and paved/dirt road to downtown Georgetown. The 4 mile begins at Silver Plume and travels on paved bike path/road to the Town of Georgetown. These courses offer a fast race time for the serious runner and a scenic, fun route for the novice.
Please Note – All Parking for all races is at Loveland Ski Area! – Nothing will be at Georgetown Lake as the property has sold. EVERYTHING will be staged at Loveland Ski Area, Exit 216 off I-70.
For more information or to register visit www.slackerhalfmarathon.com