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Granby Lodging for "Run the Ranches"


Headwaters Trails Alliance is holding its second annual trail run series, Run the Ranches, which kicks off this weekend. The series features a trail run at three different ranches between August and September. All of these prestigious ranches will host a casual 2-3 mile event and a more adventuresome 6-8 mile run. The series begins on Sunday, August 14th at the award winning Drowsy Water Ranch, which was named Tripadvisor.com's #1 All Inclusive Resort in the world in 2010 and again made the top 10 in 2011!The Fosha family is a gracious host and provides after race refreshments out of their chuck wagon for all race participants. Sol Vista Basin at Granby Ranch hosts the next race in the series the following weekend on Sunday, August 21st, where participants can experience this 5,000-acre natural environment, including an expansive network of trails, a 450-acre wildlife conservation area, hundreds of acres of open space, the Fraser River corridor and miles of forestland. Trail walkers and runners enjoy the scenic beauty of favorite trails such as Sweet Nancy and Vista Ridge and finish at the base lodge with delicious treats such as tapenade and wood fired pizzas. Devil’s Thumb Ranch completes the series on Sunday, September 18th where participants can meander through the beautiful fall foliage at one of Grand County’s finest guest ranches that encompasses 5000 acres at the foot of the Continental Divide in the beautiful Ranch Creek Valley. Wild Horse Catering has graciously provided gourmet cookies for after race treats. Register online at www.runreg.com until noon on the Friday preceding the race to get early bird pricing. ($20 Adults, $10 Children) Race day registration is available beginning at 8:30 AM. All races start at 10 AM. Whether you enjoy a friendly stroll or extended trail run, don’t miss this unique event series! Proceeds will benefit Headwaters Trails Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to constructing and maintaining trails in Grand County. For more information, please visit RunTheRanches.com or call Headwaters Trails Alliance at 970.726.1013.