Steamboat Sprint is Friday on Lincoln Ave.


Past Event

17th Annual Steamboat Sprint

  • Friday, July 4, 2008, 9 a.m.
  • Lyon's Corner Drug Store, 840 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs
  • Not available


— The men's 400-meter finals at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials conclude today in Oregon.

Reigning Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner had the fastest qualifying time in the semifinals, running the distance in 44.66 seconds.

Steamboat Springs will hold a 400 of its own Friday.

Starting at 9:30 a.m., the 17th annual Steamboat Sprint will take place on Lincoln Avenue between Ninth Street and the Routt County Courthouse lawn. The race covers 400 yards, or 365 meters.

Registration is from 9 to 9:15 a.m. in front of Lyon's Corner Drug and Soda Fountain. The cost to race is $4.

There will be more than $400 in prizes, including first-place prizes in each division. There also will be a raffle for all those who participate in the race.

The Steamboat Sprint, which is put on by the city of Steamboat Springs, is open to anyone. Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department sports coordinator Kit Rice said last year the race included children as young as 3. The race also included a 69-year-old man and three generations of his family.

"We have little kids, both male and female," Rice said. "There's a 10-and-under division, and it's a lot of fun."

The race is part of the Steamboat Springs Running Series, but points will not be awarded to the overall standings.

The race is held immediately before the parade. For more information, visit


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