Date & Time:
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Location:
Philip S Miller Park
1375 W Plum Creek Pkwy
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Race Day Registration, Packet Pickup and Event Timeline
7:00 AM – Packet pickup and registration begins at race site
8:00 AM – 50K and Marathon race start
8:30 AM – Half Marathon race start
9:00 AM – 10K race start
9:30 AM – 5K start
10:30 AM – Adventure Run start
11:00 AM – Live concert from John Adams: A tribute to John Denver
4:00 PM – Finish line closes

Town of Castle Rock
The liveBIG 5K and Family Adventure Run is hosted by the Town of Castle Rock in conjunction with the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve parks, recreation, trails and open space in Castle Rock. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation.

The liveBIG Family Adventure Run will wind through kid-friendly obstacles, including the Philip S. Miller Challenge Hill, in a short 1.5 mile course.

Directions:
The Ridgeline Trail Race will take place at Philip S Miller Park. Philip S Miller Park is located in Castle Rock, just west of I-25 at the Plum Creek Parkway exit. Take 1-25 to exit 181, travel west 1/4 mile. The entrance to the park will be on the west side of Plum Creek Parkway. Please follow the directions of the parking crew upon arrival. The race will be staged near the amphitheater.

Parking and restroom locations. Click image for a larger view.

Parking and restroom locations. Click image for a larger view.

Packet Pick-up
Click here for information about pre-race and race day packet pick-up.

Awards:
Overall and Age Group awards will be presented in all races from the 5K and up as follows:

Top Overall Male and Female in each race

First place in the following age groups for the 50K and Marathon
19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

The top three in the following age groups for the Half Marathon and 10K
19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

The top three in the following age groups for the 5K
5K: 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

All finishers will get a finishers medal.

Drop Bags:
We will have a 10’x10′ tent with a tarp on the ground under it at the start of the second loop of the 50K. This is located right near the start/finish line. You are more than welcome to take a bag to this location and leave it for the duration of the race.

Showers:
The Miller Activity Complex will be available for athletes and their friends and families for a reduced fee of $4 on race day, so that runners can shower if needed after the race or if support crews want to rest indoors.

Family Adventure Run

1. What is the Adventure Run?

The adventure run is a short 1 mile course that includes obstacles designed to be a fun diversion for kids on the trail descending from the Challenge Hill.

2. What are the age recommendations for the Adventure Run?

The obstacles were designed to be a fun challenge for kids ages 5-12. Younger children may find some obstacles too challenging and will need a parent with them to assist. Older children may find some obstacles too easy but are encouraged to participate with their families.

3. What kind of obstacles are on the course?

Check out the course map for a complete list and brief description.

4. Is the Adventure Run timed?

In the spirit of liveBIG’s mission and to encourage families to have fun together, the adventure run will not be timed. It’s not a race…….it’s an ADVENTURE!!

5. Is there a course time limit? Can I walk?

The Adventure Run course will be open for participants only until 1:00 p.m. Go as fast or as slow as your family needs. If you’ve sped to the end and didn’t get enough fun, run up the challenge hill again for round 2.

Weather & Safety Information:
We all know that weather in Colorado is day to day. The average low temperature in early October is 35 degrees and the average high is 65 degrees. At 6,400′, be prepared for anything. There may be snow on the trail, there may be rain, it may be muddy, and it may be nice. We will just have to wait and see what shows up on race day.

Philip S Miller Park and the Ridgeline Trail are multi-use open space trails that can see a lot of foot and bike traffic. However, in October, this traffic is fairly light. Expect to see wildlife in the form of rabbits, prairie dogs, fox, coyote, birds, and possibly bear and mountain lion.

Though this race is not considered high altitude for residents of Colorado. If you are traveling from elevations below 2,000′, be prepared for some shortness of breath. The high point on the course is 6,700′, about 700′ higher than Colorado Springs and 1,500′ higher than Denver.