PaddleFest Spirit Half Marathon


May 27, 2022 at 8:15 AM

PaddleFest Spirit Half Marathon

715 East Main St.

Buena Vista CO, 81211


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Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $75
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 8K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 8000

High Point: 8500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2015


fun, beautiful yet challenging trail run through the Buena Vista Trail system, including portions of the River Park Trails, Whipple Trails, the Broken Boyfriend, the Midland Grade, and incorporates our newest trails, Fist Full Of Dollars and the Django Loops. This race does have a moderate amount of elevation gain. The course is amazing and scenic, 60% single track trail and 40% dirt road, offering a ton of variation with the best views in Colorado.
– Elevation Gain/Loss:1247 ft., # aid stations: 4, Entry limit: 200
Paddlefest SPIRIT 8K TRAIL RUN – The Spirit 8K Race is a fun, single track run through Buena Vista’s premier Barbara Whipple trail system. Total mileage is 8 kilometers or about 4.97 miles. The race will wind through the hills above the western banks of the Arkansas River and along the Broken Boyfriend Trail, providing runners with incredible views of the Collegiate Peaks, and an inspiring, fun-fulfilled way to start your Sunday morning! This race does have a moderate amount of elevation gain.
– Elevation Gain/Loss: 500 ft., # aid stations: 4, Entry limit: 100


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 27, 2022

Held on May 30, 2021

Held on May 24, 2020

Held on May 26, 2019

Held on May 27, 2018

Held on May 28, 2017

Held on May 29, 2016

Held on May 24, 2015

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