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The inaugural Pi Day 5K Run and Relay, hosted by One Love Endurance Events, will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 13 in Buena Vista. All ages are welcome in this family and stroller-friendly event that consists of three laps around the 1.04-mile Buena Vista Golf Course.

One Love Endurance Events was created by Jill and Jason Maher of Buena Vista in December 2021, and the Pi Day 5K will be the company’s first event.

The Arkansas River Valley is known for supporting family-oriented racing events. These Salida runners braved the cold on New Year’s Day to welcome the new year. AVV file photo.

“Our love for the great outdoors is what brings us together,” said Jill Maher said. “We want to share our passion for getting outside on our local trails with others. Whether someone is a first-time 5k’er or an experienced ultra-runner, we want to help support their goals by providing fun and accessible events for everyone.”

All participants will receive a fruit hand pie by Sorelle Delicatessen to enjoy after the race. Participants eight-years-old and up will also receive a pair of Endur “pie slice” athletic socks, while younger participants will receive a Crave BV gift certificate and a Pop It.

The course begins and ends at the River Park Pavilion in Buena Vista. Packet pickup is available at the Slammer Saloon in Buena Vista from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. March 12, or the morning of the race at the River Park Pavilion from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Runners can participate solo, in a team of two, or a team of three.

Race goals are to encourage health, fitness, fun and community connection during the shoulder season and to raise money for the Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF).  Donations received through the race registration process will support CCCF’s Operating Fund, which helps ensure the County has a robust and responsive community foundation that can respond to needs quickly and effectively.

Race registration is now open, and runners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to enter. For more information or to register, visit

For more information on CCCF’s mission, impact and programs, visit