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COVID can’t stop Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley's Sunrise Stampede

Keeping a tradition going during COVID-19.
Sunrise Stampede Photo credit: Macie May

COVID-19 has canceled many summer traditions but it isn’t going to stop the annual Sunrise Stampede.


Every year, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, EFSVV, holds a family oriented 10K run and 2-mile run/walk. In past years it has been held at Silver Creek High School, with the route winding through Dry Creek Park and local neighborhoods.

While this year’s event is continuing, the format has changed to virtual participation.

Participants can sign up for their selected distance and race on a course of their choosing between Aug. 6-8.

There will be a live broadcast event on Aug. 8 and results will be announced on Aug. 9.

Funds raised by the event support Teacher Innovation Grants for students with special needs. These grants have allowed teachers to develop specialized programs to explore alternate seating options and other innovative ideas to enhance learning, according to a news release. In past years the race has raised more than $225,000 for student programs.

“These times have changed the way we live and conduct business. The needs of the students remain,” EFSVV stated in a news release.


Learn more about the virtual Sunrise Stampede and register here.

Macie May

About the Author: Macie May

I moved to Longmont from Oklahoma in 2014 with my two boys. It didn't take long for Longmont to become my home. I enjoy getting to know the people here and being part of such a vibrant and innovative community.
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