Colorado Masters Running / Racewalking Association

CMRA Mountains

Club Information

What is the Colorado Masters Running & Racewalking Association (CMRA)?

The CMRA is a non-profit group organized to promote running and racewalking for health and exercise. The club regularly sponsors running-related activities, including races, fun runs, training sessions, and social events. Races are held at least once a month all over the greater Denver metro area. Races are typically as short as 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) and as long as 10 miles. Age group awards and prize drawings are held following each race.

Who is eligible to join?

Membership in CMRA is open to all, regardless of skill or experience, although race awards are geared to runners age 35 and over. CMRA is an all-volunteer effort -- races are conducted by CMRA members without monetary compensation. Although all members are not expected to serve as a race director, they are expected to pitch in and help with club events!

How much does membership cost?

Annual dues are $32.50 for individuals and $48 for families based on a 12-month membership if you use the RunSignup site. There is an additional $5.00 charge for handling if using a paper membership application. Since registration for club races is $10 each for nonmembers, an individual CMRA membership pays for itself after just 4 races!

What are member benefits?

Aside from racing free each month, the CMRA newsletter, the Master Times, is sent to all club members every other month. Each issue includes recent race results, special articles about training and racing by club members, and information about future events. In addition members receive 4 editions of Colorado Runner magazine.

The CMRA Point System Challenge offers awards to club members based on points received for age group placing and attendance at races, volunteer contributions, and guest sponsorship. Challenge awards are issued to the top 5 at the CMRA annual dinner banquet/meeting in January.

How do I find out about CMRA races?

See the CMRA race calendar for 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 2019 2020.
The Master Times also provides an annual race calendar and the specific directions for each upcoming race. Local newspapers and running publications, like Rocky Mountain Sports, also list club events and contact information. Be sure to check the web site in case of last minute changes to the schedule.