The Greenland Trail Races have added a new, shorter race distance – a 4 mile course. The race is scheduled for May 6, 2017 in Larkspur, Colorado at the Greenland Open Space Park in southern Douglas County, south of Castle Rock, just off I-25. The Greenland Trail Races are celebrating more than a decade of trail running at Greenland Open Space. In addition to enjoying a wide dirt trail race that travels Colorado’s Front Range Trail, runners and walkers will receive an innovative technical running shirt in both men’s and women’s sizing, a finisher’s medal, chip timing, and a party-like atmosphere at the finish with delicious food and drink, including muffins, pretzels, cookies, and pizza.
This year, the 50K will host the Road Runners Club of America Colorado Ultra Championship. Race winners will be awarded running shoes. Also, Runners Roost has donated $1,500 in gift certificates that will be given to the top three runners in every age group. Rudy Project has donated additional prizes, such as XX2i sunglasses and hats. There will be free photo downloads for everyone after the event, courtesty of Sporthill. The Greenland Trail is a fast course and also very beginner friendly.
The trail running festival benefits the Douglas Land Conservancy. The Douglas Land Conservancy is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat, and open space of the central Front Range region of Colorado, including Douglas County and surrounding areas.
The series is sponsored by the Runners Roost, Sporthill, Rudy Project, Road ID, Gatorade, and Colorado Runner Magazine. The race is a part of the 2017 Trail Runner Trophy Series.
For more information on the races, visit www.greenland50k.com.