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 – Registration now open at or mail in the paper form.

An out and back run on Highway 12, the scenic Highway of Legends, designated a National Scenic Byway in February 2021! The 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 this year is the 2-person Half Marathon Relay. Also available is a Fun Run option.

Packet pickup begins Sunday morning at 7 am at La Veta Town Park, or pick up your packet Saturday September 18 from 2-6 pm at Two Peaks Fitness, 216 S Main St in La Veta.

The Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay begin at 8:30 am, with the Fun Run at 9 am.

  • Half Marathon early registration: $45; $50 after August 15
  • Half Marathon Relay: $70
  • Fun Run: $20

Scholarships available for teens; contact for more information.

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.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Mountain Disposal
Eighty * Thrify
Bachman & Associates
Code of the West Real Estate
Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center
La Veta Inn

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