Family Programs

District Dash Spring Trail Races & Gear Sale

By March 20, 2024April 15th, 2024No Comments

The Nature Connection and the Delta County School District will be hosting the District Dash annual Trail Races and Gear Sale on Saturday, May 11th. Bike or Run on Hotchkiss Crossroad Trails

Delta County School District students are FREE! Other community members and Adults are $35

Click here for District Dash registration

District Dash Race Info:

Bike or Run to benefit Delta County Schools and the Nature Connection. School with the most participants WINS a special prize from the Nature Connection!

The District Dash Foot Races will be on the Crossroads Trail System (built by local teens!) and feature a 5k trail run and a 10k trail run with very moderate hills. Registration in advance or on race day. Registration and check-in begins at 8am with the race starting at 8:30. The trail run is an all ages event with fun prizes for elementary, middle, high school and adult categories. Shirts are offered at an additional cost.

The Mountain Bike Race is an all ages event on a 6 mile (10k) course on the Crossroads singletrack system. Registration in advance or on race day. Registration and race check in will start at 10am, and the race will start at approximately 10:30am. Please come early to pump up tires and/or if you need to borrow a Nature Connection bike.  Shirts are offered at an additional cost.

All registration will take place on our UltraCamp Portal. Please contact our office: 970-872-5910 if you have any questions

Gear Sale Info:

Come buy new and used outdoor gear including bikes, XC Skis and SUPs from our own fleet. We will have special deals on new gear from local businesses.

Gear Donations:

Support the Nature Connection by donating your outdoor gear so we can sell at the sale. Gear donations will be accepted starting April 12th through May 8th during business hours 9-5pm at the Nature Connection office: 397 Miners Way, Hotchkiss.

Register for Races

8AM – Trail Race Registration
8:30AM – 5K and 10K Trail Run
10AM – Gear Sale Begins, Climbing Wall, Mountain Bike Race Registration
10:30AM – Mountain Bike 10K Race
11:30AM – Awards
2PM – Gear Sale Ends

Along with the races, relay and sale, we will have our 24′ mobile climbing wall open to the public from 10-2. Join us for the day and support our mission of getting youth and families outside!

Give the Gift of Camp:

This Gear Sale is a fundraiser for Nature Connection programs. Please consider making an extra donation when you “check-out” during the registration process. If you cannot make a monetary donation, consider bringing used gear for us to sell at the sale.

See you May 11th!