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Official Press Release - Mt. Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon

Posted by Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation Press Release on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @03:15 PM


Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation

Race Contact:

John Ferguson (970) 325-0228

Sponsorship Contact:

Heather Anderson (970) 318-8432

 July 27, 2015


 Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation Hosts Full and Half-Marathon; 

U.S. Olympic Runner Set to Defend Her Title

mtsneffelslogo2-1Ouray, CO – With an anticipated record number 800 runners from across the country, including two returning champions and course record holders, the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation (MSEF) is hosting its fifteenth annual half-marathon and its fifth-annual full marathon on Saturday, August 8, 2015. In addition to being MSEF’s largest races ever, they could also be the fastest ever, thanks to a new course route that has eliminated significant hills. 

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team (10,000 meter) and current MSEF half-marathon women’s champion, is returning this year to defend her title. Cherobon-Bawcom also holds the current U.S. 10-mile record. John Ferguson, past MSEF president and current race organizer, says, “Janet is one of the most talented runners our race has seen. We’re thrilled she’s returning to Ouray County to compete again!”

Other elite runners competing in this year’s races include men’s defending half-marathon champion and course record holder Mario Macias, 2-timer Colfax Marathon winner Heather Utrata, Jordan Chipigama (1:02 at this year’s San Diego Half-Marathon), and Ridgway’s own Angie Sandy, who boasts a 2:48 best marathon time.

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Fourth of July in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @05:08 PM

Experience Independence Day the Ouray Way!

Very few towns in the country can put on a celebration quite like Ouray.

From morning parades and barbecues on every corner, to games in the park and the biggest water fight EVER, the fireworks at the end of the day are just the icing on the cake!

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Mt. Sneffels Marathon this August in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @01:48 PM

Switzerland of America to host 14th Annual Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon and 4th Annual Marathon August 8, 2015!

Whether a seasoned marathon runner, or new to the sport, there are few places more magnificent than Ouray Colorado to stretch your legs.

Mt. Sneffels runners are running for a great cause: the Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation, which provides support for educational opportunities for our Youth in Ouray County.

As always, in addition to the full Marathon, there will be a Half Marathon, a Half Walk Half Run option for the Half Marathon, and a Kids Fun Run, with $4400.00 in prize money!

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