2014 Race – Taking a Break

Dear Neder-Nederland Supporters,

I am sorry to tell you that this 33rd year of the Neder-Nederland Race will not be taking place. I feel strongly that this is in the event’s best interest for the future.

It has not been an easy decision. I tried very hard to balance the significant financial needs of the race with the event’s spirit; historic presence; and the long-term commitment of its participants and partners. I am sad to let you down like this as I want more than anything to honor your support and enthusiasm. I am hopeful that I may still find your support for and understanding in this necessary organizational change.

I made a commitment to this event to keep it going and I promise you it will. The event, however, needs to be reinvigorated.

I have been working on the event’s needs, which include:
A plan. Something it doesn’t seem to have ever had or, at least, I never received.
An operating budget. I inherited a 30-year old event with $800 in the bank. It requires $7500 – $9000 to stage. I have not yet been paid to put on the event nor has there been any net profit for the event since I took it on.
A vision and goals. To have an event just to have one is fun, but not sustainable.

Thank you for your partnership, participation, and understanding – now and into the future!

Happy Running,

Jen Lavely

32nd Annual Neder Nederland

September 8, 2013
10:00 am (note new start time)


There is still time to register!

1) Register online: http://www.prerace.com/races/event/45484/Neder-Nederland-Road-Race-Nederland-CO. Online registrations closes on Saturday 9/7 at noon.

2) Walk-in to the Nederland Community Center until Saturday 9/7 at noon.

3) Email your race details (name, age, gender, distance, city, state) to jen@neder-nederlandrace.org. Bring money to the race.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Jen Lavely

Sanctioned by USA Track and Field.

Aquatic (Watsu) Massage for You

Watsu is a passive form of body therapy performed in warm water. It combines elements of massage, joint mobilization, shiatsu and muscle stretching. The receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. The deeply relaxing effects of warm water and nurturing support combine with Watsu’s movements, stretches, massage and point work, to create a bodywork with a range of therapeutic benefits and potential healing on many levels.

Aspen Meadows Aquatic Center will be generously awarding all age group winners a free aquatic-massage (aka -Watsu) session at their gorgeous, state-of-the-art facility; Valued at $100! Additionally, all paid race participants will receive a 50% discount on one Watsu massage at the Aspen Meadows Aquatics Center.

Thank you Greg Ching and Aspen Meadows Aquatic Center!