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Just How Fit is the Pikes Peak Region, Really?


​Colorado Springs now has the tagline "Olympic City USA," branding that suggests it's a haven for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The city has a reputation for being fit, but health indicators show that for many residents, that may not be the case.

Every Tuesday, a procession of hundreds jogging and walking in brightly colored athletic gear makes its way south on Cascade. It's puzzling if you aren't in the know.

These folks are participating in the weekly Jack Quinn's running club. President John Finke says the run began ten years ago, and over 30,000 people have participated since.