14er Fest Running Races

Join us for these awesome races in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Buena Vista, Colorado.

General Information

14k

8.7 miles

5k

3.1 miles

When: Sunday, September 29, 9:30AM

What: Yes…you read that right, 14er Fest is hosting a new 14K Race! This is our unique version of a more competitive and challenging race/trail run! You will begin with most of our 5k course that winds you through the Buena Vista River Park. Once through the River Park you will cross the Arkansas River bridge and continue on the Midland Hill Trail System. As you gain elevation you will be treated to elevated views of Buena Vista, the Arkansas River and the Collegiate Peaks! You just might be short of breath from the race and the scenery! The return trip takes you down the South Midland Trail, across the river, through South Main and then home to vendor village and the Eddyline Beer Garden! This course is challenging and features over 500’ of elevation gain.

Registration and Pricing:

Early Bird registration will launch on July 15 – August 15: $35

Regular Registration August 15 – September 15 (race hat guaranteed): $40

Last Minute Registration: September 15 – September 28: $45

Race Start: The Race begins in Vendor Village right outside The Trailhead and The Watershed on East Main Street in Buena Vista, Colorado.

 Packet Pick-up: Details will be announced soon.

Awards and Awards Ceremony: Overall awards will go to the top three male finishers and the top three female finisher. Raffled awards will be based on bib numbers pulled from a hat.

Refunds: No refunds for registration. Your registration is a donation to Chaffee County Search and Rescue North.

When: Saturday, September 28th, 3:00PM

What: Grab some of the family or friends and join us for this 3.1-mile fun run & race! The race starts and ends right in the heart of vendor village. You’ll run on road, dirt and gravel trails during this race as you wind through the Buena Vista Riverpark. You’ll get some of the best views of the Arkansas River as you run along part of the river trail, through South Main and then as you return toward the event center and vendor village, the views of the Collegiate Peaks will be panoramic! This 5k course is mild and has little elevation gain (62 feet total).

Registration and Pricing:

Early Bird registration will launch on July 15 – August 15: $25

Regular Registration August 15 – September 15 (race hat guaranteed): $30

Last Minute Registration: September 15 – September 28: $35

 Race Start: The Race begins in Vendor Village right outside The Trailhead and The Watershed on East Main Street in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Packet Pick-up: Details will be announced soon.

Awards and Awards Ceremony: Overall awards will go to the top three male finishers and the top three female finisher. Raffled awards will be based on bib numbers pulled from a hat.

Refunds: No refunds for registration. Your registration is a donation to Chaffee County Search and Rescue North.

What You Get

Race Hat

A synthetic, running hat with 14er Fest branding will be provided to all racers who register before September 15.

Stunning Views

Both the 14k and 5k races offer stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks and Arkansas River. Join us for these scenic races! 

Awards and Raffles

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers at both races. Prizes provided by Boulder Running Co. and Altra. 

Registration

Important Rules and Considerations

  1. Stewardship of our public lands: Any runner caught messing with the local ecology will be pulled.
  2. If you throw any trash, including drink cups, on the ground, you will be DQ’d. Never litter ANYWHERE.
  3. Foot travel only and no pacers
  4. Obey race officials instructions
  5. Pack it in/pack it out.
  6. Carry a water bottle, no cups on course. Water stations will be available to refill bottles.
  7. Help other runners if need.
  8. No dogs on course (Please keep dogs on lease at start finish line).