Trail Races

Evergreen Trail Racing Series

Race Info Elk Meadow Evergreen Mountain Meyer Ranch Park
Bergen Peak Fall EverGold Trail Race Series Contact

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Evergreen Trail Racing Series

How tough are you? Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) invites runners to compete in the 2016 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, a five-race series of running events on mountainous terrain around scenic Evergreen.
Distances range from a 5k to an epic half-marathon to the top of Bergen Peak (elevation 9,708 feet), a climb of well over 2,000 vertical feet.

Race registration is $35 in advance and $40 race day - or register for ALL 5 races for $140, which means you get one race for FREE! Races start at 8:00 AM (pre-registration opens at 7:00 AM.)

Pick up your race bib and visor on race day. Please bring a reusable water bottle to the races. There will be no water/aid stations on the course; this Series will be cup-free.  Walkers are discouraged for safety reasons.
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Elk Meadow Trail Race 5k & 10k - June 4

Andrew Adamowski finished first in the Elk Meadow Trail Race 5K on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in 19 minutes and 30 seconds. Brandi Erholz was the first woman (and third finisher overall) in 24:28.

In the 10K, Geoff Miller was the first finisher in 49:24, while Alex Klebe led the women in 50:10. About 120 people competed in the Elk Meadow 5K and 10K Trail Races, organized by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD), on a warm, sunny morning in Elk Meadow Open Space Park.

Erholz, the 5K winner, is teaching Evergreen Park & Recreation District 's new Youth Trail Running Class this summer at Alderfer Barn. She ran the race five months pregnant.

Due to a computer malfunction, the 5k results were not attainable.
10K Overall Race Results
MALE FEMALE
20-29 - Kevin-Druis Merenda (50:26) 20-29 - Kirsten Blagg (1:02:37)
30-39 - Brian Hansen (50:33) 30-39 - Laura Harger (51:41)
40-49 - Geoff Miller (49:24) 40-49 - Jodi Crutchfield (1:02:23)
50-59 - David Kelble (1:08:50) 50-59 - Lisa Sieders (1:01:53)
60+ - David Watts (1:05:32) 60+ - Amy C Lease (1:03:12)

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Evergreen Mountain 15k - July 9

The Evergreen Mountain Trail Race features over nine miles of peaks and valleys. Participants pass the four rock formations called the Three Sisters and Little Brother as they weave their way throughout the course. The ascent up Evergreen Mountain features an elevation gain of over 1,000 feet, with runners ultimately reaching an elevation of 8,400 feet. After completing the summit loop, runners sprint down Evergreen Mountain to the finish. Runners should meet at the start/finish line at the Alderfer Three Sisters west parking lot. Download race map.

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New Location in Conifer Meyer Ranch Park 5-Mile - Aug 6

Trail head is located at 10508 S Turkey Creek on the east side of Highway 285. Runners will climb to the top of Meyers Ranch reaching an elevation of 8,600 feet that will take them through aspen groves, meadow and lodge pole pines forest. This is a cup free race so please be sure to bring water. There are NO aid stations. Download race map.

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Bergen Peak Half Marathon - August 27

This race is epic! Bergen Peak runners will endure the rolling hills of Elk Meadow and the strenuous switchbacks of Bergen Peak and Too Long Trail. While ascending approximately 1,500 feet, runners will peak at a total elevation of 9,000 feet as they cover this 13.1 mile course. Participants should meet at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center near the Pioneer Trail head. Download race map.

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Fall EverGold 10-Mile Run - October 1

The Fall EverGold Trail Race is a ten-mile out and back race that takes place at Lair O' the Bear Open Space Park in Idledale. Runners will meet at the main parking lot in Idledale, just off of Highway 73. The course has runners taking the ascent up the trail first, then turning around to enjoy the decent over the second half of the race. Runners will meet at the main parking lot in Idledale, just off of Highway 73. Download race map.

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Evergreen Trail Race Series (Package of 5)

Register for all 5 races for only $140. Cost of each race is $35 for preregistration, $40 day-of. Registration includes a Headsweat visor.

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PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen trail conditions the race director reserves the right to delay, cancel, move or reschedule the race. There will be no refunds in the event of a race cancellation.

Contact

Kendra Lind Recreation Supervisor - Programs 720-880-1226 klind@eprd.co
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