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Evergreen Trail Racing Series

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Evergreen Trail Racing Series

How tough are you? Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) invites runners to compete in the 2017 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 AM (pre-registration opens at 7 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.
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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 technical shirt.

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Elk Meadow Trail Race 5k & 10k - June 3

Kevin Correale and Matt Buzas battled neck-and-neck in the final stretch of the Elk Meadow 10K Trail Race on Saturday, with Correale edging Buzas by one heartbreaking second as he crossed the finish line in 49 minutes and 13 seconds. Buzas' time was 49:14.

Correale and Buzas battle for the 10K win Amanda Sullivan, the first woman, finished third, covering the challenging course in 50:19. 

In the 5K, Brandy Erholtz ran away from the field to finish more than six minutes before her closest competitor in 21 minutes and 39 seconds. Drew Bolin was the second finisher and first male, running 28:06.

10K Overall Race Results
Male 10-19 Chase Story (54:22) Female 10-19  
Male 20-29 Clinton T Standish (54:12)
Kevin-Druis Merenda (56:32)
Fraser Downing (1:01:16)
Female 20-29 Julie Jarriel (57:37)
Missy Krause (58:53)
Rachel Hinman (1:00:56)
Male 30-39 Kevin Correale (49:13)
Matt Buzas (49:14)
Scott Nordquist (51:16)
Female 30-39 Amanda Sulivan (50:19)
Melissa La Crosse (57:04)
Rachel De Bruin (58:18)
Male 40-49 Jeff Scott Ross (51:40)
Sean Malone (54:39)
Colin Denvir (54:47)
Female 40-49 Christine Bailey (55:32)
Michelle Halsne (1:00:23)
Sarah Gillingham (1:07:19)
Male 50-59 Russell Kutzman (55:15)
Wayne Depew (59:47)
Mike Riendeau (1:00:50)
Female 50-59 Kirsten Goffena (1:04:27)
Sue Hammerton (1:05:24)

5K Overall Race Results
Male 10-19 James Vigil (36:36) Female 10-19  
Male 20-29

Female 20-29 Michelle Kay Brister (35:40)
Victoria Brister (36:42)
Male 30-39

Female 30-39 Brandy Erholtz (21:39)
Emy Dunfee (32:39)
Christie Foster (34:04)
Male 40-49 Toby Tate (46:51)

Female 40-49 Carolyn Gunther (30:05)
Julie Simaytis (43:57)
Christine Satterfield (50:13)
Male 50-59 Drew Bolin (28:06) Female 50-59

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Evergreen Mountain 15k - July 8

Bogina, Friedman Prevail in Evergreen Mountain 15K
Austin Bogina won the Evergreen Mountain 15K on July 8, 2017, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park in a blistering time of 1 hour and 39 seconds. Amy Friedman was the first woman to finish the challenging race to the top of Evergreen Mountain, in 1:18:02.

Ninety people competed in the race, which was the second event in the 2017 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, five races on challenging mountainous terrain in and around Evergreen put on by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). The race took participants past the Three Sisters and Brother rock formations and 1,000 feet up Evergreen Mountain (8,400 feet elevation) before sprinting down the mountain to the finish.
15K Race Results
Male 10-19 Ryan Waugh (1:14:38)
Alex Torgler (1:33:42)
Female 10-19  
Male 20-29 Jeff Cuno (1:11:07)
Jared Blank (1:23:49)
Clinton Standish (1:28:24)
Female 20-29 Kia Natice Jeffords (1:27:41)
Lexi Miller (1:29:03)
Alison Hogeboom (1:35:08)
Male 30-39 Josh Simpson (1:06:23)
Dan Rowe (1:07:52)
Dan O'Connell (1:14:10)
Female 30-39 Melissa La Crosse (1:32:23)
Kate Lyden (1:32:33)
Rachel De Bruin (1:34:51)
Male 40-49 Andrew Adamowski (1:03:46)
Greg Friedman (1:06:12)
John McCready (1:13:28)
Female 40-49 Sarah Gillingham (1:47:03)
TC Wait (1:49:07)
Erica Cox (1:54:16)
Male 50-59 Shane Thread (1:20:29)
Billy Ahlers (1:33:19)
Craig Besselievre (1:47:01)
Female 50-59 Diane Kelsay (1:45:36)
Cyndy Besselievre (1:58:10)
Vickie Tucker (2:00:58)
Male 60+ Joe Shirley (1:27:49)
Bill Barrett (1:50:33)
Female 60+  

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Meyer Ranch Park 5-Mile - August 5

Michael Medsker won the Meyer Ranch 5-mile in Conifer on Saturday, August 5, 2017, in a blistering 48 minutes. Trina Ehrenberg was the first woman finisher in 55:27.

Thirty-three people registered and 15 ran the third race in the Evergreen Trail Racing Series, a five-race series of running events on mountainous terrain around scenic Evergreen.
5-Mile Race Results
Male 10-19   Female 10-19 Avalin Sapien (1:06:48)
Male 20-29 Michael Medsker (48:00) Female 20-29 Jenna Springer (1:08:08)
Male 30-39 Gerad Weber (55:48) Female 30-39 Mya Sapien (1:06:48)
Male 40-49 Adam Springer (49:37)
Clay Sumner (58:32)
Brett Allendorf (58:36)
Female 40-49 Katie Scattergood (1:00:31)
Male 50-59 Grant Lejonvarn (51:25)
Marty Findeisen (1:00:13)
Donald Alvarez (1:12:34)
Female 50-59 Trina Ehrenberg (55:27)
Male 60+ Terry Petrie (1:19:29)
Charles Ross Westley (1:32:01)
Female 60+  

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Bergen Peak Half Marathon - August 26

Ryan Denison dominated the grueling Bergen Peak Half Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, running the 13.1-mile trail race to the top of Bergen Peak in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 35 seconds. Denison finished a little over three minutes ahead of second-place finisher Chris Paredes, who ran the race in 1:59:46.

Heather Ray ran away from the women's field, completing the course in 2:16:27, well ahead of second-place woman Carla Leifer's 2:25:11 effort. See photos.
Half Marathon Race Results
Male 20-29 Chris Paredes (1:59:46)
Corey Barringer (2:12:04)
Tyler Decarreau (2:21:56)
Female 20-29 Alison Hogeboom (2:31:46)
Andrea Sieker (3:09:46)
Jenna Springer (3:14:15)
Male 30-39 Matt Buzas (2:03:27)
Justin Moser (2:03:51)
Samuel Camarata (2:09:09)
Female 30-39 Rachel DeBruin (2:33:08)
Courtney Alberts (2:36:51)
Laura Ann Charlton (3:00:42)
Male 40-49 Rick Mackintosh (2:09:34)
Adam Springer (2:30:43)
Edward Hulten (2:39:42)
Female 40-49 Audra Kammerer (2:54:01)
Sarah Gillingham (2:58:23)
Beth Hild (3:03:33)
Male 50-59 Dennis Paul Lima (2:15:57)
Michael Faust (2:34:05)
Russell Kutzman (2:45:24)
Female 50-59 Carla Leifer (2:25:11)
Elizabeth Kinsay (3:10:18)
Cynthia Ferrer (3:30:34)
Male 60+ Guy Chavez (2:57:32)
Bill Barrett (3:00:59)
Jeff Cox (3:06:13)
Female 60+  

Fall EverGold 10-Mile Run - October 7

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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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.

Glow Run

Glow RunGlow Run 5k - October 21

Gather family and friends and join us at Alderfer Barn for a fun 5K run on trails lit by glow sticks to guide your way. Afterward, warm up around a fire pit with s’mores and hot drinks! (Glow-in-the-dark necklaces will be provided). Be sure to personalize your GLOW! Best GLOW wins a prize. Location: Alderfer Park.

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Dawn to Dusk Relay

Dawn to Dusk RelayDawn to Dusk Relay - September 23

The Dawn to Dusk team relay has been cancelled. Not enough teams have registered to cover the cost to run the race. Will return fall 2018.

Register by July 31 to save $200. The price goes up to $400 August 1-31, and to $500 in September.

Put together a team of adventurous trail runners and join EPRD for the first 12-hour Dawn to Dusk Team Relay, to be held at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Activities going on at Alderfer Barn during the 12-hour event include live music; yoga classes; massage; a giant Jenga game; a Beer Garden featuring beers from local breweries; food vendors selling pizza, barbecue and ice cream; and a coffee vendor.

Team Relay Information:
Teams will consist of 4 runners - coed any mix, all male or all female. Race will consist of 3 loops that all runners must complete to finish the race. Loop lengths will range from 3.5 - 6.5 miles with total miles being about 14 miles per runner. *Race course is open to other users.

Race start 7 AM / Finish at 7 PM
The race will end exactly at 7 PM, any teams with runners who have not completed the race will not be able to finish, therefore 6 PM will be the last runner cut-off.

Registration fees (all are for teams of 4):
   •   Very Early Bird Registration (through 7/31) - $300
   •   Early Bird Registration (8/1 - 8/31) - $400
   •   Late Registration (9/1 - 9/21) - $500

Packet Pick-up:
Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, September 22 at the Buchanan Recreation Center from 9 AM - 8 PM. Day-of packet pick-up from 6 - 6:45 AM.

Other Info:
No day of registration • No refunds - Race will run rain or shine
Registration includes long sleeve technical shirt for each runner. Location: Alderfer Barn.

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Kendra Lind Recreation Supervisor - Programs 720-880-1226
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