Habitat Hobble off and running in Faser-Winter Park on Saturday | SkyHiNews.com

Habitat Hobble off and running in Faser-Winter Park on Saturday

Ariadyn Hansen
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, Colorado
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If you are looking to help a cause and enjoy the outdoors this weekend, Winter Park is the place to be.

Cooper Creek Square will host the second annual Habitat Hobble Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon.

The event starts at Fraser’s visitor center, follows the river trail behind Safeway, and ends at Cooper Creek Square with a finish line party.

Marie Hedrick, marketing director of Cooper Creek Square, said one of the highlights of the event is the Rocky Mountain Steel Band from Denver.

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“They set the tone for the whole event,” Hedrick said.

The morning will include a live band performance, door prizes, breakfast, coffee, and a silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Those who want to help the cause but not participate in the run/walk, can get free breakfast or lunch while the food lasts at Mountain Grind Coffee in Cooper Creek Square in exchange for a donation.

Executive director of the local Habitat for Humanity, Joan Boyle, said the silent auction includes items such as ski passes, lodging, art work, and even a week stay at a Caribbean villa.

Boyle said the run is their only fundraising event, besides a quilt contest.

Anyone can register online at the Winter Park Web site, or the morning of the race at the Fraser visitor center.

The entry fee is $25 for individuals and $100 for teams.

Boyle said all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity in Grand County, and will assist with the building of the eighth Habitat house in Grand County.

Hedrick said all participants will receive a T-shirt and goody bag.

“It’s a fun way to kick off summer,” Hedrick said, “and a great community event.”

– Ariadyn can be reached at 970 887-3334 ext 19605 or by e-mail at ahansen@skyhidailynews.com

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