The 38th Annual Kymera Independent Physicians Pecos Valley Stampede is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23. The event offers a half marathon, 10K run, 10K walk, 5K run and 5K walk. In addition, organizers have added a new race, the Little Bison Run, for children from age 4 to 8.
The half marathon will begin at 8 a.m. All other races except the Little Bison Run will start at 9 a.m. The Little Bison Run will start at 10:30 a.m. The races begin at Cielo Grande Recreation Area at 1612 W. College Blvd.
Participants will compete in nine age divisions in the men’s and women’s classifications. Age divisions are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-70, and 70 and over. Overall men’s and women’s winners in each race will receive awards. First- through third-place finishers in each age group will receive medals. All children in the Little Bison Run will receive a T-shirt and finish medal.
Artist Kim Douglas Wiggins, a Roswell native, is again providing the artwork for this year’s race T-shirts. The shirts will be given to all participants. Also, drawings for door prizes will take place following the races.
The Pecos Valley Stampede is sponsored by the Kymera Independent Physicians and the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department. Entry forms are available at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center at 807 N. Missouri Ave. or online at www.active.com. Registration on race day will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Cielo Grande Recreation Area. Packet pick-up will be Feb. 22 at the Cielo Grande Recreation Area from 4 to 6 p.m. or on race-day morning from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. The registration fee for the races is $30 through Feb. 22 or $35 on race day. The entry fee for the Little Bison Run is $5 on race day. Registration for the children’s race will be on race day from 9 to 10 a.m.
For more information about the Pecos Valley Stampede, call (575) 624-6719.