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Winter running series in Steamboat kicks off Saturday

If you go

What: Soda Creek Sneak running race

When: Saturday — the 10K and 5K races begin at 8 a.m., and a 1K fun run is at 9 a.m.

Where: Soda Creek Elementary School

Why: Proceeds benefit Soda Creek Elementary School

Cost: Registration is $25 for adults, and children page their age — $1 per year up to 16. Register through http://www.runningseries… or at Ski Haus.

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Barbour is the director of the new Steamboat Springs Winter Running Series, which kicks off Saturday with the Soda Creek Sneak — the first event of the four-race series.

"I really like to run in the winter," Barbour said. "It's fun and a great way to stay in shape."

This is the first year for the four-event series, with events beginning this weekend and running through March.

The Soda Creek Sneak is a fundraiser for the Soda Creek Elementary School's Parent Information Committee. The event begins at 8 a.m. with 10- and 5-kilometer races. At 9 a.m. there also will be a 1-kilometer run. All of the races will start and finish at Soda Creek and will follow routes toward Strawberry Park.

The cost to enter the race is $25. Children as old as 16 pay $1 for each year of their age.

Runners can pre-register online at http://www.runningseries.com or at Ski Haus in Steamboat Springs.

"We wanted a healthy event that everyone in the community could be a part of," said Kristie Wheeler, a volunteer with the Soda Creek PIC.

The running event also will mark the start of the Winter Running Series. Other events are the Turkey Trot, a 5-mile race on Thanksgiving, the 10-kilometer Love the Run You're With on Feb. 13 and the Moonlight 10K on March 13.

If you go

What: Soda Creek Sneak running race

When: Saturday — the 10K and 5K races begin at 8 a.m., and a 1K fun run is at 9 a.m.

Where: Soda Creek Elementary School

Why: Proceeds benefit Soda Creek Elementary School

Cost: Registration is $25 for adults, and children page their age — $1 per year up to 16. Register through http://www.runningseries… or at Ski Haus.

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