Average Jo(e) Race
3rd Saturday in July
Athletic Field, downtown Pagosa Springs, CO
Registration begins at 9am
Race starts ~around 11 am
On the third Saturday in July, the downtown Athletic Field becomes alive with under inflated egos and adventurous spirits. The Average Jo(e) Race, presented by Friends of the Upper San Juan River, is a don't-triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us! Like a triathlon, the course consists of three legs; however, ours are a bit more relaxed.
Day of registration begins at 9am and the race will commence around 11am.
Following the race is our After Party, which consists of live music, libations, and a ceremony to award this year’s most Average Jo(e). We will also award other not-so-average participants for creative costumes and other not-so-average antics
This race rewards being average, so leave your sports drinks and power gels at home! It doesn’t take brute strength, endurance or fortitude, but it does take a sense of humor.
The Jo(e) that posts the most average time (that is the mean, not the median or the mode, though these numerical positions often receive recognition as well). In addition, scoring by somewhat capricious judges may also take into account bonus points for creative costumes, creative (but not necessarily buoyant) flotation devices, in addition to bonus points added for consumption of high caloric treats at our sponsored comfort stations, gears on the race bike in excess of one, any flip flops lost during the race, or any other element that makes the participant more or less average.
This is a family friendly event.
Please Cruise Responsibly! There are no open containers allowed on the race course.
We also strongly encourage you to wear a helmet! For insurance reasons; You MUST wear a personal floatation device (PFD) at all times while floating in the river (regardless of the CFS level)
Congratulations to local family Team Musgrove for completing the race with an average time of 2 hours, 32 minutes & 28 seconds!!
Jerry Hancock #68 along with his team Sweet and Juicy Coconuts hurdled the course via shopping cart
#40 & 41 Michael and Candace Nickles floated on some giant frogs through the very low San Juan River. (anyone have a picture of their frogs? We're searching for a photo??)
Brad and Sarah Kinser were "Pixelated"
Jacob Appenzeller and Ember Baca amazed the trainers at the CrossFit Comfort Station at Yamaguchi Park with their walking hand stand and burpees. Jacob also won best male costume.
Beckett Schofield was part of
Team Tom Cruise-a-thong and completed the race with his parents in 2 hours, 1 minute and 12 seconds.
Ball Handlers from Santa Fe New Mexico
So much creativity from everyone this year with costumes.