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The Slacker Half Marathon started at 8 a.m. June 25, with half marathoners, relay competitors and 4-mile racers.
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The Slacker Half Marathon started at 8 a.m. June 25, with half marathoners, relay competitors and four-mile racers. Starting from the Loveland ski area for the half marathoners, racers crossed through Clear Creek County to Silver Plume before finishing in historic downtown Georgetown to cheers and barrels of ice water.
“It's so beautiful, I was having a hard time focusing on what I was supposed to be doing,” said Ace Brown, the first place winner for the half marathon with a time of 1:08:49. “I kept almost running off the path because I was just looking around.”
The 4-mile racers started just before Silver Plume, tracing the same path from there as the half-marathoners.
Patti Thurman, a four-mile racer, said she has done the race six or seven times and has run every day for the past six years.
“I like to run downhill,” she said.
“It’s a lot easier running downhill, I’m like the slacker squared because I did the four-mile run,” said John Calafiore, a member of Idaho Springs’ running club who finished with a time of about 29 minutes. “There was a little flat part, and I wasn’t prepared for that today.”
Downtown was blocked off for festivities like food trucks and free hotdogs, along with free ice-pops.
Some racers in the four mile finished with dogs on leashes ahead of them, and others pushed strollers with frazzled kids.
Final results for the different races can be found here.
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