5:10 To Yuma and Yuma Days on June 17
Yuma Days will be held June 17 and plans are underway for some old and new activities. First FarmBank is this years’ presenting sponsor of Yuma Days and all the events.
The Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast will be served by the fire station (Lake Yuma area) from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. The meal includes pancakes, eggs, sausage coffee and beverage. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for kids.
The 5:10 to Yuma 5k/10k Walk/Run will be held starting on Main Street. Registration and packet pick up starts at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8:10. The finish area , also on Main Street will include a pancake breakfast for the runners, beer garden, live entertainment by Juke Joint Cruisers, shopping and side walk sales. You can register for the race at runsignup.com or at several participating stores.
The Yuma Days Car Show will take place also on Main Street . Registration is 9 to 10 a.m. and the show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Ron Higgins at 720-630-1727 or Deb Higgins 970-630-1719 for more information and to register your vehicle.
The Chamber Barbeque provided by Shop All starts downtown from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hamburgers are $4 for one or two for $6 and includes chips and drink.
The City Pool will be open and free all day on Saturday, and the Yuma Museum will be open.
The USO show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Yuma High School. The event will feature a Glenn Miller Band and several other entertainment acts, sloppy joe dinner, silent auction, drawings for prizes. This is a free will donation and all proceeds go to the VFW of Yuma. People are encouraged to dress in their favorite era and veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform.
A new event will take place on Main Street — Tailgaitin’ On Main. People are encouraged to bring their old, new trucks and park on Main for an evening of fun and entertainment. Paper Moon will be open from 5 to 9 p.m., and the band Tailgate Rockstars from Fort Collins will play from 7 to 10 for your listening and dancing pleasure! To reserve your tailgate spot ($10) call 970-848-2704. You can also bring lawn chairs and just enjoy the show.
Watch for more details in the weeks to come but plan on being in town for a great Saturday!
Strollers allowed in 5K race
The organizers of the 5:10 to Yuma Walk/Run announced they will allow people with strollers to participate in the 5K.
“We’ve had several people ask if they can bring a stroller and we really want this to be a family event, so we changed the policy to include strollers in the 5K,” states Alice Metzler, Race Director.
Children in strollers will not be charged to walk/run with their participating parent. One person per stroller please!
Because of the terrain in the 10K, strollers will not be allowed.
The 5:10 to Yuma is set for Saturday, June 17. Register at runsignup.com or at participating sponsors.