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Steamboat Springs Running Series continues Saturday with Spring Creek Memorial

Abbey Manley runs in the Spring Creek Memorial 9-mile race in July 2012. This year's race begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Creek Trail.

— The Spring Creek Memorial always has been a staple of the Steamboat Springs Running Series, and the popular race returns Saturday to the Spring Creek Trail.

"This race always has a great vibe. It's one of those local favorites because it's everyone's go-to as a running trail," Steamboat Springs Running Series Director Cara Marrs said.

The popular race began as a memorial to Karen Brenner Hagburg, who was struck by a truck on the Spring Creek Trail. Marrs said the annual event serves as a reminder of the importance of being aware.

"The Running Series has kept this race up, and I think it's a good message to just share the trails," Marrs said.

Marrs stressed that this will be one of the last short-course opportunities in the series with the 50-kilometer Mount Werner Classic and Steamboat Stinger marathon upcoming.

The Spring Creek Memorial will have a 9-mile course as well as a 5K that Marrs encouraged everyone to join.

"If you want to hike/run it, you definitely can," she said about the 5K. "It's really a friendly race for everyone."

The 9-mile course costs $30 and gets started at 8 a.m., and the 5K costs $25 and begins at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is available at http://www.runningseries.com through 8 p.m. Thursday. Packet pickup is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Straightline Sports. Post-race refreshments will be provided by Freshies.

Jake Miller, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, is working as a summer intern for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He recently completed his freshman year at Nebraska Wesleyan University.