Running Up For Air –Staunton – is the Colorado edition of the Running Up for Air Series: a 3, 6, 12, or 24-hour winter endurance challenge that takes place at Staunton State Park in Colorado. Now in its 3rd year – Running Up for Air Staunton was launched in 2017 to raise money in support of the fight for improved air quality for those who live along the front range of Colorado – from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. The race is simply stated: run a marked trail from the main picnic area in the park to Staunton Rocks, a special overlook that shows the importance of clean air and back as many times as possible in the allotted time. At approximately 9 miles each lap also has nearly 1520′ of gain, which can also be tricky in the winter months. The time of year (early March) is intentional as it coincides with the latter part of the winter inversion “season” here in Colorado. Given the time of year the route is almost entirely snow covered and can easily involve harsh winter mountain conditions
RUFA-Staunton is scheduled for March 6 and 7, 2020 Here, too, runners are asked to become fundraisers to support the good work of our selected nonprofit partners, chosen for their hard work improving our air quality and preserving and protecting our natural environment.