Join us for our fifth annual 1/2 marathon in Highlands Ranch. This is an amazing course utilizing the Douglas County and HRCA Backcountry trails. This is a single loop course. The course starts around 6,000 ft and has a high point of 6,400 ft with lots of up and down.
The course has changed slightly to make this run a single loop. Check out the new map and course description. This is a challenging course with 95% of it on dirt trails. Dogs and strollers are not allowed. This course has amazing views, possibly wildlife viewing and a mountain feel to it right here in Highlands Ranch.
The Backcountry Wilderness 1/2 Marathon is a Trail Race in COLORADO in October! There is a potential to encounter ice, mud or snow. These trails are safe as long as you come prepared with an understanding of the course map and use caution at all times. We race rain, shine, sleet or snow!
Early Bird Packet Pick Up: TBD
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Registration and packet pick up opens at 7:30am in vending area at Paintbrush Park. Pre-registered racers will receive a running shirt. Specific sizes are available on a first come first serve basis.
Location: Start and Finish is at Paint Brush park in Highlands Ranch. It's just south of the Recreation Center at Southridge on McArthur Ranch Road.
Driving directions: C470 exit South on University Blvd. Turn Rt. on Wildcat Blvd. Left on McArthur Ranch Rd. The park will be on your right, just after The Recreation Center at Southridge.
Parking: Please park at the Recreation Center at Southridge. (4800 McArthur Ranch Road). Facility will be open for use for race participants if needed.
All participants will receive a finisher prize and medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each age group. Overall award will be given to the top male and female winners.
13.1 Miles (zoom capability)
Race Map with Elevation
Post Race: Great Raffle Prizes, Music, Food and Beverages!
Water Stations: water and heed will be available throughout the course.
1. At the Start
2. At the top of Grigs
Volunteers/Sponsors: Email the race director.
Beneficiary: Douglas County Search and Rescue
You can view pictures from the 2012 race at: www.yspn.com
Race results will be posted within 24 hours after the race. Results provided by Colorado Race Timing