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October 19, 2020


(Loveland, CO) – The Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch is holding its first OCR Indoor Race Series. The race series will consist of 5K heats and an arena stair challenge on Saturday, January 23rd and a half marathon on Sunday, January 24th. The first of its kind in Northern Colorado, the event will provide runners and walkers of all skill levels the unique opportunity to complete a race on the concourse and arena stairs of the Budweiser Events Center, with the finish line on the arena floor where competitors will be welcomed with music and a vibrant post-race atmosphere.  

Race perks include a flat, indoor temperature-controlled environment, small heats of no more than 50 participants to prevent racecourse congestion, several accessible water stations and restrooms, a professional race timing system and access to the many vendors that will be present on-site. Upon completion of their race, event participants will also receive a finishers medal and long-sleeve performance shirt.  

Presenting sponsor, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies, will be on-site during races, seeing to athlete needs. Their expertise in sports medicine and dedication to Northern Colorado and its residents will add immeasurable value to the event. “As local health providers, community vitality remains an important part of Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies,” said Carli Taylor-Drake, Director of Marketing & Practice Development. “We are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with the Budweiser Events Center and help enhance this unique event coming to Northern Colorado.” 

Congruent with our presenting sponsor, “the Budweiser Events Center looks forward to partnering with Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies to bring this unique race experience to Northern Colorado,” says Director of Events, Marc Horwitz. “The concourse of the BEC will be the perfect setting for runners and walkers alike to enjoy a winter race without the typical challenges of January outdoor running.” 
Registration is now open at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/59561 and pricing can be seen below: 

  • 5K Race and Stair Challenge 
    • Before November 1st: $30 
    • November 1st to January 10th: $35 
    • January 11th to 22nd: $40 
  • Half Marathon 
    • Before November 1st: $50 
    • November 1st to January 10th: $55 
    • January 11th to 22nd: $60 
  • 5K & Half Marathon Combo*
    • Prior to race day: $100

*Specialty medal presented to runners who complete both the 5K and Half Marathon distances.

The Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch will be taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of the competitors, vendors and staff during the races. Social distancing and the wearing of masks will be enforced of vendors & volunteers and temperature checks at entry will be required for all. Regular and thorough cleanings will also be in place to prevent further risk. Masks will not be required of participants during race cycles.