Sand Creek Half Marathon and 1M/5K/10K/10M
July 14 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT$20 – $50
Gear up in Central Park, Denver, and get ready for a half marathon through the stunning natural preserve of Bluff Lake Nature Center, conquer the hills of the Sand Creek Trail, and sprint on the fast and flat stretches of Westerly Creek. Whether you are a casual runner or walker or a seasoned endurance athlete, this event promises to tantalize the senses as it pulls you into the rural setting of a serene urban environment.
Join this race single or put together a team and support each other! Enjoy the journey from a thriving park to quiet natural peace. Spot wildlife on your way through the course, and finish with friends and family cheering you on!
New in 2018:
For several reasons, we’ve shifted the event schedule; primarily to accommodate permit requirements and secondarily to beat the mid-summer heat! Last, we will keep in stride with late 2017 goal of providing endurance opportunities while also providing event distances that create opportunity for all participants to train at their own level; thus, from recreational to competitive, from beginner to endurance professionals – if used within your own scope, this event will allow you to relax and enjoy an early morning on some beautiful trails and/or to stretch your limits for speed and/or distance.
6 am – 1M/5K Start
7 am – 5K/10K/10M/Half Marathon Start
The result is that, while the shortest is 1 mile and the longest distance is 13.1 miles, the opportunity exists within the structure to actually complete the following distances on the day; 1 mile, 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), 7.2 miles (1 mile + 10K), 9.3 miles (5K + 10K), 10 miles, 11 miles (1 mile + 10 mile), half marathon (13.1 miles – with the 5K + 10 mile / or by just the half marathon), 14.1 miles (1 mile + half marathon) or 16.2 miles (5K + half marathon). Registration categories exist for each of these opportunities; 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 10 Mile, Half Marathon // ‘Doubles’ – 1M+10K, 1M+10M, 1M+HM – 5K+10K, 5K+10M, 5K+HM –
Pick your poison.