‘Run for Your Life’ 5K running or walking, it’s a great way to start the day

Runners take their mark for the start of last year’s 5K, part of Meeker’s Range Call activities. This year’s run will take place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday — and the walk at 8 a.m.

Runners take their mark for the start of last year’s 5K, part of Meeker’s Range Call activities. This year’s run will take place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday — and the walk at 8 a.m.

MEEKER I Since 1979, locals and visitors alike have gathered in the early morning hours of the Fourth of July in downtown Meeker for their own kind of parade. In the last 30 years the annual “Run for Your Life” 5K walk/run has grown to encompass hundreds of participants from all age groups.
The newspaper was the original race sponsor, followed by the fire department, Meeker High School’s cross-country team and the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Park and Recreation District.
The 5-kilometer course, just a little more than three miles, winds throughout Meeker’s downtown residential area, covering familiar territory for most of the participants. The top finishers, male and female, in the walking and running races, receive prizes. Everyone receives a T-shirt for his or her $15 registration fee. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the race begins at 7:30.

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