Today marked the start of the second annual TransRockies Run which pits runners against the elements and each other. The weeklong race takes competitors on foot from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek on some of Colorado’s gnarliest terrain. We were on hand t provide competitors and spectators information on how to apply Leave No Trace Skills and Ethics to the great sport of trail running. The race went off without a hitch as a 150 dedicated runners charged out of the gate for the first stage of the race.
Immediately following the start of the race we made our way over to the Avery-Parsons Elementary School to conduct awareness workshops for students from 1st to 5th grade. We held four sessions, tailoring each program to the grade level. In total we presented Leave No Trace information to roughly 200 students. We had a great time in Buena Vista and want to thank Avery-Parsons Elementary, and our partners the TransRockies Run for welcoming us and for taking such good care of us while we were in town.
Happy Trails, Topher & Alexis