Dogs will join runners for Fish Creek Sneak


— When the annual Fish Creek Sneak foot race begins Sunday, there is a good chance many will be dogging it to the finish line.

The race, which starts at 9 a.m. at Ski Haus, involves a 10K course, a 5K course and a jog with your dog, said Emily Conjura, Steamboat Springs Running Series director.

Conjura, who recently ran the Boston Marathon, said she plans to take her chocolate lab, Molly, along with her on the 10K course.

"It's one of the few races where you can run with your dog," Conjura said.

"I ran two years ago with my dog. It's good company when you are out there for so long."

Those competing in the Fish Creek Sneak will start out at Ski Haus.

The path continues onto Steamboat Boulevard and eventually goes to the water treatment plant.

Runners will then turn around and head back to Ski Haus.

Ski Haus is sponsoring the Fish Creek Sneak.

In last year's race, K.C. Jones won the 10K with a time of 36:11. Rich Hager of Steamboat Springs finished second in 37:54.

Hager said he will be skiing this weekend and will not compete in the Fish Creek Sneak.

Murray Selleck, who works at Ski Haus, said the race draws about 150 competitors.

"Most are coming out for a fun morning and are not too concerned about where they can place," Selleck said.

Conjura said this will be the last weekend that runners can sign up to be included in the running series points system.

The Fish Creek Sneak is the fifth race in the Steamboat Springs Running Series. It will be followed by a 10K run in Craig June 23.


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