Veterans' Home Run faceboook

General Information

Stay tuned for 2015 race details. The race is no longer owned by the Pikes Peak Road Runners. Tim Gore now owns the race. He is working with the Veterans Day Parade folks to run the race before the parade, similar to how the St. Patrick's Day 5K is run before the St. Patrick's Day parade. Thus the venue will be downtown. The exact course is still being worked out. The time of the race would be late morning. But all of these details are still being worked out.

The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Crawford House, a non-profit organization serving the homeless military veterans in Southern Colorado.

Why run the Veterans' Home Run

This event will promote and raise funds for the Crawford House. The Crawford House is a home managed by the Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition, a non-profit organization serving the homeless military veterans in Southern Colorado. Its mission is to provide a structured living environment for vets undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and help assist homeless vets in stepping back into the community.

Please, no dogs or baby strollers allowed on the course. Please do not trespass onto private property. Per PPRR race rules, headphones, i-pods, or MP3 players may not be used during the race. Those not in compliance will be disqualified.

Start of the 2007 race at the USAFA
(Photo courtesy Tom Dewane.)

Team Competition

3-person teams (3 used for scoring). Teams may be all male, all female, or coed. If coed, the 1st male and female finishers on each team are used for scoring, then the next fastest team member, regardless of gender. Scoring is by cumulative time.

Age Groups

0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

  • 1st overall (male & female)
  • 1st-3rd in each age group (male & female)
  • 1st Male Team
  • 1st Female Team
  • 1st Coed Team (Team awards are a traveling trophy)
  • 1st-3rd wheelchair/hand-cycle division (male & female)
  • 10 year age group awards

Food, door prizes

Event History

(These articles have been extracted from The Long Run, the PPRR newsletter)

Read about the Crawford House and the man who has brainstormed this event.

Read about William Crawford, an American hero, and Medal of Honor winner.


  • 5K Run, 5K Wheel, 3K Walk
  • 289 registrations
  • 211 5K Run finishers
  • 1 5K Wheel finishers
  • 43 3K Walk finishers
  • 5K Run, 2K Walk
  • 273 registrations
  • 163 5K Run finishers
  • 0 5K Wheel finishers
  • 25 2K Walk finishers
  • 5K Run, 5K Wheel, 3K Walk
  • 367 registrations
  • 285 5K Run finishers
  • 0 5K Wheel finishers
  • 45 3K Walk finishers


Course Information

The course is mostly paved. Starting behind the velodrome, the course runs the Criterium Trail to the Prospect lake trail. It takes two loops around Prospect Lake (one loop for the 3K walk) and returns to the start area on the Criterium Trail.

Veteran Travis Waldrip brings it home at the 2007 race.
(Photo courtesy Tom Dewane.)

Race organizers Jack Anthony and Pat Lockhart (center), volunteer Pam Jones (left), and CSFD member & National Anthem singer Juliet Draper (right) at the 2007 race.
(Photo courtesy Tom Dewane.)

more information from RRCA on the policy Following guidelines from the Road Runners of Clubs of America (RRCA), Pikes Peak Road Runners discourages and in most cases, does not allow use of headphones in its races. The rationale for this is simple: the majority of our races are held on trails, which are crowded with many other runners (and sometimes other trail users). Maintaining one’s sensory capacity during such situations is paramount for the safety of all participants.