Just Peachy Run

Palisade, CO

Start your day at the Palisade Peach Festival with a 1k, 5k, or 10k run/walk through the beautiful Riverbend Park. This fast-paced cross country style course features dirt and paved trails along the Colorado River. Be sure to stay after and enjoy more Peach Festival activities!


Mount Garfield Middle School in partnership with the local businesses, Mountain And Desert (MAD) Racing and Palisade Living Center, invite up to 500 of you to join us in supporting the development of inter-generational relationships that support passion, purpose and community partnership through the love of reading. All proceeds will go to the Mount Garfield Middle School Library.

Course Details:

There are 3 distances available this year; 1k, 5k, and 10k. The Kids 1k will start the race first at 7:30am, then the 5k and 10k runners will start at 8:00am. The 1k course will take place on a portion of the 5k and 10k loop. The 10k will complete the 5k loop twice. All courses consist 40% paved sidewalk and 60% dirt trails/paths. This means the entire family has the opportunity to experience their preferred runs and support each other!

Be sure to stay after and enjoy the included entry to the Peach Festival activities!


  • 6:15am – 7:30am: Bus Shuttles from Mount Garfield Parking lot.
    • Return shuttles available after race and throughout day.
  • 6:30am – 7:30am: Registration / Packet Pickup (please plan enough time for your kids 1k run!)
  • 7:30am: Kids 1k Start!
  • 8:00am: 5k and 10k Start!
  • 10:00am: Awards / Raffle

Categories & Pricing:


May 1 -
July 1

July 1 -
Aug 6

Aug 6 -
Aug 19
(no shirt)

Kids 1k (7 and under)




Open 5k (all ages)




Open 10k (all ages)




(Cut off times @ 9:00 PM each date)

Category Descriptions:
Kids 1k - For children 7 and under, not timed - all about fun!
Open 5k - Open to all ages; age group award breakdown shown below.
Open 10k - Open to all ages; age group award breakdown shown below.

Awards Scoring: (Male & Female)
Overall top 3; 14 & Under; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & Over.

Age Group Awarding Exception:
If an age group is smaller than desired, it shall be combined with an age group either up or down in age depending on # available each group.

Registration Includes:
Goodies from sponsors, Book It For Reading T-shirt (Register by August 6, 2017 to be guaranteed a t-shirt because we're not ordering extra after this date!), custom race bib (limted to first 250!), entry to Palisade Peach Fest, a chance to earn your finisher peach at the finish line, and a chance to win prize/medal for overall and age groups.

Event Parking & Course Map:
Map below shows where to park and the current course design. Please park at Mount Garfield Middle School. We will provide FREE bus shuttles from there to the race venue and back!

Follow us on the Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434379133268425/

------------------ REFUND / CHANGES / TRANSFER / CANCELLATION POLICY --------------

REFUNDS: Refunds will only be issued in the event the race is cancelled. If the race is cancelled more than 30 days before the race, all entrants will receive a full refund of their entry fee. Refunds for events cancelled fewer than 30 days before the race may be less than the full entry fee paid, or may include an entry credit as part of the refund. Transfers of entry to another MAD Racing event or another athlete will be allowed as listed below. Online processing fees cannot be refunded.

TRANSFER ENTRY TO ANOTHER EVENT: You may request a cancellation of your entry and receive a redemption code for 75 percent your entry fee. You may use this redemption code toward your entry into another MAD Racing event. Your cancellation request must come no later than 30 days before the event, or before the event sells out, whichever comes first. You will have one year from the race date to redeem your credit. Online processing fees, charitable donations, license fees, or other items paid for during the registration process will be forfeited. Online processing fees may apply to the balance due with the transfer.

SERIES ENTRIES: If you have entered a series, you may not transfer individual series events to another athlete. Please contact us with questions regarding transfers of a portion of your series entry.

TRANSFER ENTRY TO ANOTHER ATHLETE / CHANGE CATEGORIES: You may transfer your entry to another athlete or change your category until 10 days before the event for a $20 fee. No transfers between athletes will be allowed in the final 9 days before the event. All transfers of online entries must be processed online before the transfer deadline. Items the original entrant may have paid for, such as license fees, donations, etc. will not be transferred. Depending on the date of the transfer, option to select a new shirt size may not be available. Online processing fees may apply to the balance due with the transfer.

IF YOU REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT BY MAIL, please email madracingcolorado@gmail.com to request a transfer of your entry. All deadlines and conditions listed above will apply.

UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFER OF YOUR ENTRY FEE will result in disqualification/removal from the event, and restrictions for all parties involved from participating in future MAD Racing and affiliated sanctioned events.

EVENT MODIFICATIONS: We reserve the right to alter or shorten the course for safety reasons including weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No refunds will be issued for alterations of the planned route, including the cancellation of a portion of the event (for example, cancellation of the swim in the event of lightning), or if the race is halted mid-race by weather or other circumstances.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If an event is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the scheduled date, a full refund of the registration fee (excluding processing fees) will be given to each entrant. If an event is canceled fewer than 30 days prior to the event, the refund amount may be less than the registration fee paid, or may be a partial credit for a future event, as determined by the race organizer. If an event is postponed, all entries will be transferred to the new date.

When & Where

Aug 18, 2018


6:00 AM

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Palisade, CO

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