The second annual Blue Moon Trail Run on August 30 will benefit local community centers.
Nearly closed during the recession years
, the city's four community centers
provide a safe place for youth to congregate, affordable day care, programs and meals for seniors, and a place for community members to work together. Each is located in a low-income neighborhood.
Though the budget has improved, the centers still struggle to make ends meet, and have had to find creative ways to meet their budget.
2nd Annual Blue Moon Trail Run To Benefit Community Centers
The 2nd Annual Blue Moon Trail Run takes place the evening of Friday, August 30 in Piñon Valley Park, 5585 Mule Deer Drive 80919. Featuring a kids race at 5:45 p.m. and followed by a 5K/10K run through adjacent Ute Valley Park, this race is suitable for all competitive levels. A post-race barbecue is available to all registrants and volunteers, featuring Bristol Beer for all adults. Childcare is also available. All net proceeds benefit the community centers of Colorado Springs. 5K and 10K: $30.00 through August 29 / $35.00 on August 30. KIDS Races: $5.00 for ages 10 and under / Two distances: 400m and 800m. The race is presented by UpaDowna; Pikes Peak Community Foundation; and Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services. For more information, visit www.ppcf.org/events or contact Brian Kates at 385-7940.