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Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Parade

October 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SPONSORED BY:

 

Boodad's

 

Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Parade – October 24, 2015This is what you have been waiting for: the 2015 Emma Crawford Coffin Races! This year marks the 21st annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races. Each year more than 10,000 people come to Manitou Springs for the fun and festive Coffin Races. Teams of five, one Emma and four runners, push their coffins 195 yards to the finish line. The fastest times earn trophies as well as  a chance to win Best Emma, Best Entourage, and Best Coffin. There is even a separate fire department division that competes for their own traveling trophy. The Races start off with a parade of all the coffins and teams as well as authentic hearses at 12:00pm. The races begin with two teams per heat racing for their own time. Awards are announced and handed out after the races at 2:00pm.Visit our Facebook page to stay up to date on the Emma Crawford Coffin RacesGet an application here: 2015-Coffin-Race-Application

 

FACEBOOK  Escape the placePrintCopy of MS Real Estate Logo Who is Emma Crawford, you ask? Emma Crawford was a young woman who came to Manitou Springs in the late 1800’s. She was sick with tuberculosis and in search of  Manitou’s healing mineral springs for a cure. Before sweet Emma fell ill and passed away in 1890, she made her fiancee promise to bury her on top of Red Mountain. Mr. Hildebrand honored Emma’s wish when she passed away before their wedding.  Emma rested peacefully until 1912 when her coffin had to be removed because the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company decided to build an incline to the mountain top.Emma was reburied on the south slope of the mountain for the construction of the railway. After several years of rain and harsh weather conditions, Emma’s coffin was no longer under the ground. Erosion had taken its toll and caused Emma’s remains to slide down the mountain and into the canyon below. Two young boys found her name plate, the silver handles from her casket, and her bones after a rain storm. With no family members or heartbroken Mr. Hildebrand around to claim her remains, the city buried her in Crystal Park Cemetery. Some say that you can see a young woman in a Victorian dress on top of Red Mountain looking lonesome every now and then.

 

2013 Coffin Races 2013 Coffin Races3

 

Team Name

Time

#1 Boodad’s Louisiana Cafe
DQ  —-
#2 Bak to the Future
38.37  #55
#3 Memorial ICU
33.03  #38
#4 Manitou Springs Fire Department
29.68  #13
#5 Cheyenne Mountain Paranormal
28.07  #8
#6 Sons of Italy
33.01  #37
#7 Alano House
31.30  #23
#8 Trichome Health Consultants
33.07  #39
#9 Colorado Springs Rising Professionals
33.29  #40
#10 Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence Peer Navigators
31.67  #26
#11 Team Vosler
26.71  #2
#12 Cripple Creepers
39.52  #60
#13 Steampunk Zombies
43.31  #64
#14 Texas Roadhouse 8th St 28.22  #9
#15 “… And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead” 34.76  #45
#16 MGA Pediatric Home Healthcare 25.01  #1
#17 The Springs Funeral Services
31.59  #25
#18 Emma Crawford & The Coffiners 57.46  #67
#19 T.E.S.L.A. Colorado Springs Steampunk 34.48  #43
#20 C.H. Robinson 29.81  #14
#21 Peter A McIntyre DDS 46.93  #65
#22 Trinity Brewing Company 30.77 #19
#23 Emma Crawford and the Wailers
27.50  #4
#24 Zombie Fest/ Green Line Grill Presents the Rockabilly Zombies 29.93  #15
#25 Pikes Peak Derby Dames 37.50  #53
#26 Ghoulie Gals
32.84  #35
#27 McCabe’s Tavern
42.16  #63
#28 No Kill Colorado of Denver
37.09  #52
#29 Peaks and Pasties
31.09  #21
#30 Death Works by Deck Works 35.18  #48
#31 Nevada Auto Sales Inc./ The Crazy Hermans
33.66  #41
#32 Pikes Peak Library District 35.74  #51
#33 Manitou Springs Heritage Center 38.47  #56
#34 PJ’s Stagecoach Inn 34.86  #46
#35 Credit Zero
29.32  #10
#36 Sundance Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation 30.77  #18
#37 Mario Koffin 33.94  #42
#38 Moose on the Loose 32.49  #31
#39 The Independence Center 32.00  #29
#40 Pikes Peak Abate District 2 35.47  #50
#41 Maggie’s Farm 32.55  #32
#42 Emma’s Wake
31.53  #24
#43 Operation Phoenix Recovery
27.63  #6
#44 Team Khaleesi/ Team of Thrones
40.34  #62
#45 HDR
31.68  #27
#46 Banditos Powered by SOS Hydration
27.58  #5
 #47 Team Meany 32.56  #33
#48 Southern Hospitality
39.28  #59
#49 Wedding Day Blues 32.97  #36
#50 8th Street Lounge
37.96  #54
#51 Disney’s Worst Nightmare 39.73  #61
#52 Creekside Cuisine and Craft Beer 35.47  #49
#53 Murrrica! 34.49  #44
#54 Back Side of the Moon
30.74  #17
#55 Avenue Hotel Gravestonners
31.18  #22
#56 NO SHOW
 N/A  —-
#57 Adam’s Mountain Cafe
38.77  #57
#58 Pikes Peak Inn 29.53  #12
#59 Time Warner Cable
27.75  #7
#60 Pedals and Pints
32.45  #30
#61 CH 4 News Team with Ron Burgundy 29.36  #11
#62 7th Floor, LLC Silver Surfer Vapes 31.05  #20
#63 Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
31.91  #28
#64 NO SHOW  N/A  —-
#65 Storm’s Bowdish Allergy Clinic 39.09  #58
#66 Wahsnatch Warriors 34.88  #47
#67 Flying Ninja Pumpkin Monkeys
30.67  #16
#68 Bowery Boys 32.69  #34
#69 Sabaru Import Motors 27.05  #3
#70 Crazy Cafeteria Cupcake 56.69  #66

Details

Date:
October 24, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Website:
http://www.manitousprings.org

Organizer

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce
Phone:
719-685-5089
Email:
manitou@pikes-peak.com
Website:
http://www.manitousprings.org

Venue

Downtown Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States + Google Map
Phone:
719-377-1771
Website:
http://www.coloradospringsfoodtours.com