"EL GRITO" MEANING
On September 16th, 1810 in the town of Delores, Mexico the shout (el grito) for Independence began when the bell was tolled in the church square by Miguel Hidalgo. El Grito 5K starts with the ringing of the bell to represent freedom and liberty.
Founded in 1994 by a group of local runners, El Grito 5 is a community focused family event celebrating culture and fun through running.
El Grito seeks to inspire young athletes to pursue college education and provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated involvement in track and cross-country running.
The Colorado Running Club is the host of the event. This club is dedicating to helping athletes take their running performance and vision for their lives to the next level through running.
The logo depicts two Tarahumara runners from Mexico running in the Leadville 100 in 2004. Famous for their incredible endurance, the Tarahumara word for themselves, Rarámuri, means "runners on foot" or "those who run fast" in their native tongue.