Gena Rych 5K Run/Walk

 In memory of Gena (1984-2011)

In memory of Gena (1984-2011)

The Gena Rych Memorial Fund was formed in 2011 by the family of Gena Rych. Gena was known for very rare spirit and heart and her ability to connect with people.  She contributed greatly to the Durango community during her short time here.

Having put herself through college, Gena believed in the importance of creating her own opportunities and welcomed all challenges. It is in this very spirit that the primary beneficiary of funds raised will go to the Women’s Resource Center for the empowerment and education of young women here in Durango.

Gena also loved running, and lived life to the fullest by working hard and having fun in the outdoors as much as possible. The Gena Rych Memorial 5K Run / Walk is dedicated to honor and celebrate the life and spirit of Gena by encouraging others to get outside and do something good for themselves, all while helping young women to advance their education in our community.


Race Day Info

  • Late Check-In: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
  • Race Day Registration: $30 (cash/check only)
  • Start Time: 8:50 AM (Immediately follows the start of the Horse Gulch Hustle)
  • Location: Animas Surgical Hospital (575 Rivergate Lane, Durango, CO 81301)


Course Map

The Gena Rych 5K features a fun, casual, stroller-friendly cruise along the Animas River Trail!

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Detailed Course Description

  • Begin at Animas Surgical Hospital.
  • Head north on Animas River Trail connector behind the hospital and turn left onto bridge across the river.
  • Turn right and continue north on the Animas River Trail just past Santa Rita Park.
  • Arrive at Turnaround — Santa Rita Park (mile 1.55).
  • Return to Animas Surgical Hospital by way of the Animas River Trail.
  • Arrive at Finish (mile 3.1).
  • Stick around for refreshments and cheer on the other runners!