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Kirkwood's 19th Annual 'Thin Air' Chili Cook Off

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Region's Top Chili Chefs Compete For Top Honors

Make it a family affair and mark the date for the 19th Annual ‘Thin Air’ Chili Cook Off  to be held Saturday, August 31 from noon until 4 pm on the Village Plaza. The event, sponsored by the Kirkwood Community Association, features the region’s top chili makers, beer and wine tasting, live music provided by the Wesley Orsolic Band and a Kid’s Zone with face painting, games and arts and crafts (for a $10 entry fee).

Chili, beer/wine tasting kits include a commemorative glass and cost $35 for adults over 21 years of age. Chili tasting kits without beer and wine tasting are $20. If you would like to enter your favorite chili, please visit www.thekca.org to sign up.

Purchase advance tickets on www.THEKCA.org or on the Village Plaza on the day of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Chili, Crowd Favorite and Best Booth. The net proceeds will benefit both the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department and the Kirkwood Rescue Avalanche Dog Foundation.

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Annual 5K/10K Run

The Annual 5K/10K is planned for the morning of August 31 beginning at 9 am in front of The Lodge.  This fun event has been taking place in Kirkwood each Labor Day weekend for 38 years.  Presented by the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department, the 10K trail adventure run follows a single track and a dirt road 3 miles up the mountain to an elevation of 8,500 feet.  The 5K loops the gorgeous Thunder Saddle meadow. Gather your family and friends and register online now by visiting kmpud.com after July 10. Race day registration takes place from 8:00 – 8:45 am at The Lodge. The Kids’ race kicks off at 9 am with the 5K and 10K to follow. Net proceeds from the event benefit the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department.