It turned out to be a great day – even though there was a ‘little’ snow on the ground. Thanks to all that made the event a great success!
Erie Optimists are proud to host the 2016 TriStar basketball skills competition.
- Wednesday March 2, 2016
- 6:30 PM (promptly)
- Erie Middle School Main Gym
Please fill out the back of this flyer and bring it to the basketball competition.
The Optimist Club of Erie, who organizes this event needs to secure approvals from several town government agencies as well as secure insurance for the event itself. A number of these agencies have voiced concerns related to candy throwing, specifically parents not controlling their children from running in front of moving vehicles as well as people getting struck by candy being rocketed at them from aggressive children on the floats. These concerns have been raised based on previous years’ experience in the event, and it is for these reasons that the policies have been established as they have for this year’s event. There will be no throwing candy this year.
Time for the world famous Eerie Erie is quickly approaching!
Online registration is now closed – BUT YOU CAN STILL REGISTER ON RACE DAY between 7:30am and 9:00am. Download the registration form here to speed things up.
We have an awesome route this year. Now that street and trail construction has been completed we do not need to do a U-turn for the 10K. Also, for the first time, we are introducing bib-chip timing to make things easy and clean at the finish line!!
Location: Erie Middle School, 650 Main Street, Erie, CO 80516
Packet pickup & On-site registration: 7:30am – 9:00am
- We will have light breakfast munchies, coffee & hot chocolate available
- And don’t forget to pick up your awesome long-sleeve, hi-performance shirts!! Very cool design this year.
Race Start Times*:
- 10K Run start: 9:30 am
- 5K Run/Walk start: 9:45 am
- Goblin Run start: 10:30 am
- Awards presentation
- Sunrise Series $750 Winner Selected
- Raffle for prizes
All proceeds benefit programs for the youth of our community.
You can learn more about our race from the 2013 race.Eerie Erie has joined the Sunrise Race series which means you have a chance at winning a nice cash prize at the Eerie Erie.
We look forward to seeing you there.
* Race times are subject to change – please check here for the latest information.
As I chat with many of our sponsors and community members about the race, they all have such great things to say about how well thought of the race is, and how much it is a rich part of our community’s history.
I’ve only been managing the event for 6 years. May Chapman, my predecessor did a great job for many year prior to me, and that is about all I knew about the history of the event, until I started poking around yesterday in response to an interview I had with Hometown News. Joanne (our president) informed me of the existence of a 25th Anniversary reflection on the history of Eerie Erie, and that filled in a lot of the blanks for me. And then I remembered this blog entry I did last year that described some of the course changes we made during my 6 year tenure.
If you are curious about how the race has gotten to where it is today, I hope the links above shed a little more light on the subject for you.
All Erie area youth are invited to audition!
This is the week directly following Thanksgiving Break so permission slips will need to be turned in prior to the break by Thursday, November 20th. The auditions and production will take place at Erie High School. Anyone participating will need to be available Monday through Saturday, December 1-6 for the entire week.