The Red Rock Scramble places special emphasis on environmental sustainability and plans to be the most environmentally friendly race in the state. In 2008, the race became the first “Race Without a Trace” event in Colorado, an initiative of North Carolina-based Endurance Magazine, and aims to have a very low impact on the environment and global climate change by:
• purchasing renewable energy credits in a pledge for a carbon neutral race
• implementing Eco-Cycle’s zero waste strategy to limit non-recyclable/compostable waste, all the way down to compostable forks and spoons
• providing race water and beverages in reusable containers and compostable cups
• offering environmental friendly prizes and giveaways and more!
And don’t forget the food! Racers will all be treated to home made traditional Native American inspired dishes, such as buffalo stew (gluten-free versions included) and other local and organic foods. Both races include male and female divisions, and the 5k is perfect for runners and walkers alike. In an effort to encourage more local Lyons residents to join this event, fifth and tenth participants from Lyons who pre-register online at RunningGuru.com will win a special prize! Registration is capped at 250, so visit the race website and register today!
This race is an initiative of the Colorado Indian Bar Association (CIBA). They are a professional organization of American Indian lawyers and practitioners of Native American Law, which raises thousands of dollars each year for Native American law students. Scholarships funded by the race directly benefit American Indian students, keeping with CIBA’s mission to promote education on Native American issues and American Indian law and allow Native Americans to become more involved in the local and national issues affecting Indian people.
What’s more, the race helps to make Native American students’ dreams become reality. “I am currently in my second year of law school, and I will be the first attorney in my family,” says Native American law student and CIBA scholarship recipient Jessica Melson. “It is because of your generosity that I am financially able to achieve my goal.” Other scholarship winners have taken jobs that allow them to work on behalf of Native Americans.
For more information about, or to register for the 2010 Red Rock Scramble, go to their Website at www.coloradoindianbar.org/rrs/index.htm.