Numbers will increase for ‘16 Rim Rock Run

More than 270 runners from 17 states have already registered for the 2016 U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run, more than ran the 2015 race. The 2016 race, which features a marathon, half-marathon and a marathon relay, is Nov. 5. Runners will run up and over Colorado National Monument on Rim Rock Road.

The 2016 U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run could have the largest turnout ever.

According to the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission, the race registration numbers have already eclipsed the 2015 total.

The race, which includes a marathon, half-marathon and a marathon relay, is scheduled for Nov. 5.

More than 270 runners from 17 states have registered to run one of the races, which goes up and over, or down Colorado National Monument’s Rim Rock Drive and into downtown Fruita.

“We are receiving a steady flow of new registrants, which has picked up to runners registering every hour in the last few days as the registration price tier (went) up Saturday morning,” said Jennifer Stoll, executive director of the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission.

The commission partners with Colorado Mesa University’s track and field and cross-country programs to organize the Rim Rock Run.

Registration includes a custom finisher medal, a commemorative T-shirt, special offers, food at the finish line and more. Racers may register at

The finish line is at downtown Fruita’s Circle Park, where they will be greeted by supporters, vendors, live music and a beer garden.

The Fruita 0.038 Marathon, a one-mile race supporting Fruita’s community center scholarship fund will also be held for $10.


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