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Resolution run returning on New Year’s Eve

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Run benefits Durango High School athletics and activities

Canceled last year, the Durango Resolution Run is returning for a second edition this year on New Year’s Eve to help support Durango High School students.

“It’s a benefit to help support Durango High School activities and athletics and get the new year started on the right foot,” said race director Dale Garland. “It’s a reason to run before you make resolutions.”

The first 150 registrants also will receive a DHS beanie.

The family friendly 5k and 1-mile fun run Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Durango’s Three Springs Community Area, near the Mercy Regional Medical Center. There will be games and other things to do near the finish line.

The course will use roads and bike paths in the area. Garland described the course as “flat and fast.”

The top finishers in the 5K will receive prizes, but the event isn’t aimed at being super-competitive.

“We encourage people to come out and enjoy themselves, that’s the focus,” Garland said. “It’s about participation and getting people active.”

The event also features a school challenge to encourage participation from around the district. The school with the highest percent of its staff to participate will hold the traveling trophy for a year. Florida Mesa Elementary won the first school challenge.

Snow on the ground won’t stop the race. A blizzard might.

“Come out and have fun, bring your kids and bring your dogs,” Garland said.

Volunteers are needed for the event.

Registration and more information at runsignup.com/Race/CO/Durango/DurangoResolutionRun.