High School Aid Station Challenge
Liberty high school, at No Name Creek, won for the second year in a row by dressing up as a bunch of pirates. They stole the hearts of the runners and for their efforts they won $2,000 for their running program. They also won a spot in next year’s Aid Station Challenge. Air Academy at the start, Sand Creek at the Incline Overlook, Doherty at Bob’s Road, Wasson at Barr Camp and Harrison at the finish each received $1,000 for doing a station.
Coronado high school had the most high school runners finish the race and therefore won an automatic spot in next year’s Aid Station Challenge.
Breakdown of the money the 2003 Barr Trail Mountain Race raised and donated:
The six high schools: $7,000.00
Barr Camp: $2,110.50
El Paso County Search and Rescue: $2,082.34
Friends of the Peak: $1,964.67
Care and Share: $1,714.33
Pikes Peak Road Runners Van Fund: $500
Manitou Springs Fire Department: $500
Total donations: $17,588.00 or $43.32 per registrant, $53.95 per finisher!
Great sponsors made this possible because the average entry fee was only $19.56 bringing in $7,940.00, all of which was donated, and yet there were many expenses with T-shirts alone costing almost $2,000.