Colorado Lottery's

5th Annual Runyon to the Res

Arkansas River Trail Cleanup 

Pueblo, CO

 October 7, 2023

Coloradans love to play in places the Colorado Lottery funds, like parks, trails, and open spaces. All that love can damage these beloved areas, and stewardship is an important part of the Lottery's commitment to conservation. We invite you to join us on October 7th as we roll up our sleeves at the 5th annual Runyon to the Res Arkansas River Trail Cleanup event to clean up our backyard.

WHERE: The Arkansas River Trail begins in the heart of Pueblo and heads westward along the river to Lake Pueblo State Park. It is part of the Pueblo River Trails System, which spans more than two dozen miles throughout the city. To one side, the paved pathway offers up-close views of the river, while on the other, it offers scenic tree-filled hillsides.

The 8-mile cleanup will occur between Runyon Lake and Lake Pueblo State Park. 

WHAT:  The cleanup will consist of picking up trash, junk, and litter along the trail, removing garbage trapped under rocks, in trees and bushes, from the water's edge, and more. 

 WHO: We encourage volunteers to bring friends and family. If you are volunteering with a group or other individual, please include their full name in the appropriate area within the registration form. This information helps us assign your group to work together as best we can. Each zone will have a maximum of allowed volunteers. Groups exceeding the maximum may be assigned to different work zones. Work zone assignments will be made before the event. We are unable to accommodate walk-up registrations.

As there may be potentially hazardous work involved with cleanup events, we ask that all volunteers under 16 years old have adult supervision. This event is not suitable for participants under the age of 6 years old or pets.

All participants must complete a registration form.

DEADLINE: Registration will close on September 29, 2023, or when the maximum number of volunteers has been reached.  

Zone assignments, instruction, and cleanup supplies will be distributed at check-in. Appropriate clothing, including pants and closed-toed shoes, is recommended.  Volunteers will be treated to a light pre-event breakfast and a post-event lunch and will receive a t-shirt.  Water will also be available.


8:00 AM: Volunteer check-in at Pueblo City Park Outdoor Pavilion at 800 Goodnight Ave (Goodnight Ave & City Park Ave). Light breakfast and kick-off.

8:45 AM: Volunteers report to their assigned cleanup zone.

9:00 AM-Noon: Cleanup

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM: For lunch, return to Pueblo City Park Outdoor Pavilion at 800 Goodnight Ave (Goodnight Ave & City Park Ave).

There are no shifts available at this time.

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