Running Events

RaBa Cinco

Many of our running events are part of the RaBa Cinco series. See for additional information on this series.

2021 Events

Spanish Peaks Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and Fun Run

Sunday, September 19, 2021 – Results for Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay available here.

An out and back run on Highway 12, the scenic Highway of Legends, designated a National Scenic Byway in February 2021! This course includes a gradual outbound ascent totaling 756 feet of elevation gain and a smooth, even downhill cruise when the first half’s work is done. The turning point is arguably at one of the most scenic areas of the Highway of Legends with the stone dike formations looming to the east.

New in 2021 is the 2-person Half Marathon Relay. As always, there is also a Fun Run option.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors – we couldn’t put this on without your help!

Mountain Disposal          Spradley

2020 Events

Spanish Peaks Half Marathon and Fun Run

Saturday October 3, 2020 – 40 runners completed the 2020 Spanish Peaks Half Marathon, part of the RaBa Cinco Series. Overall winners were Kermit Snyder of Rocky Ford (1:28:49) and Amber Ramirez of Raton (1:48:48). View the full results.

The first place finisher in the 6th Annual Fun Run was Kestrel Cservenak of Pueblo.


2020 SPHM - Kermit Snyder

Kermit Snyder (Half Marathon)

2020 SPHM - Kestrel Cservenak

Kestrel Cservenak (Fun Run)

Awards for the Half Marathon were as follows:

  • Male & Female “Under 40” – first, second, and third place (total 6 awards)
  • Male and Female “Age 40-54” – first, second, and third place (total 6 awards)
  • Male and Female “Age 55 and over” – first, second, and third place (total 6 awards)

The 2020 RaBa Team Champion was Team Las Animas County.

2019 Events

La Veta Oktoberfest Half Marathon

Saturday October 5 – 33 runners completed this inaugural event. Race results are at Top overall winners were Scott Pfahler of Aurora (1:26:12) and Heidi Clarke of Castle Rock (1:34:43).


Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers! Proceeds from these running events fund Spring Fire disaster flood relief and recovery. These activities are part of the RaBa Cinco Series organized by the Spanish Peaks Striders. For questions or to help sponsor these events, email All donations are tax deductible.

5th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk

First finisher for the 2019 Fun Run – Hans Noordik of La Veta

Saturday June 8 – 5K in conjunction with Huajatolla Heritage Festival. Part of the 2019 RaBa Cinco series.

Heritage festival

Saturday July 20 – 5K Fun Run/10K in conjunction with Francisco Fort Day. Part of the 2019 RaBa Cinco series.

Francisco Fort