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  • Date

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • Start Times

    • 50K/26.2M – 8:00 AM
    • 13.1M – 8:30 AM
    • 10K – 9:00 AM
    • 5K – 9:30 AM
    • Family Adventure Run – 10:30 AM
  • Time Limit

    The Ridgeline Trail 50K and Marathon have an eight hour time limit. The finish line will close at 4:00 PM. You must start the second loop before 12:00 PM or you will not be able to continue.

  • Location

    Philip S Miller Park | Castle Rock, CO

  • Awards

    $2,000 USATF Colorado 10K Trail Race Championship Race Prize Purse
    The Ridgeline Trail 10K is part of the USATF Colorado Long Distance Race (LDR) Championship Series (USATF CO). Runners wishing to participate in the USATF Colorado 10K Trail Race Championship must have a current and valid USATF membership with the Colorado Association. If you would like to join USATF, please click here.

    USATF Colorado Prize money for this race is as follows:

    • Open Men and Women: 1st $400, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
    • Masters Men and Women: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50

    USATF Colorado Masters age group medals will awarded for first, second, and third place in 5 year increments.

    You do not need to be a USATF member to participate in this race. However, you must be a member of USATF to be considered for USATF Championship awards.

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

    Top Overall Male and Female

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

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

  • Town of Castle Rock – LiveBIG 5K and Family Adventure Run

    While the 5K course will take place on the trail, the 1.5 mile Family Adventure Run will wind through kid-friendly obstacles, including the Philip S. Miller Challenge Hill.

    Both runs are hosted by the Town of Castle Rock in support of Castle Rock’s Adaptive Recreation Program. The adaptive program is designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through participation in adapted programming. These programs will help expand participants health and wellness, self-esteem, and independence. The participants will develop relationships through compassion, kindness and service to others.

  • 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. 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.