MV Community Ambulance Service presents Fly the Coop 5K run-walk

Courtesy photo The second annual Fly the Coop 5K run-walk is scheduled for March 9 in Monte Vista. The first event was held in 2023 during the Crane Festival.

MONTE VISTA — The second annual Fly the Coop 5K run and walk will be held at 10 a.m. on March 9, during the Monte Vista Crane Festival. The race will begin at the Monte Vista Athletic Club at 2360 Sherman Ave., across the street from the Ski-Hi Complex.

The race is presented by the Monte Vista Community Ambulance Service and sponsored by the Rio Grande Hospital of Del Norte.

This race is for all abilities, ages, and sizes. Make this race as fun or challenging as you like. Runners, walkers, and baby strollers are welcomed as this is a fun family event.

After the race, medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners and top three male and female walkers. There will also be ribbons for the top three finishers of each age and gender group for both the run and walk. The age groups are: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-plus. While waiting for awards, people can have a cookie donated by Sunflour Bakery, and fruit, and water.

This year’s proceeds will be used to purchase state-of-the art vacuum splints to help Monte Vista Community Ambulance Service better serve the community.

“We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event. If you want to be involved but do not want to walk or run, people can help support the racers,” organizers stated.

For more information, contact Deb Haverfield at 719-850-7777.

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