Greenland Open Space
1532 E Noe Rd
Larkspur, CO 80118
May 4, 2024
- 50K – 7:00 AM
- 25K – 7:30 AM
- 8 Mile – 8:00 AM
- 4 Mile – 8:30 AM
- Greenland Trail 50K
- $95 starting January 1
- $100 starting April 1
- $105 race day
- Greenland Trail 25K
- $70 starting January 1
- $75 starting April 1
- $80 race day
- Greenland Trail 8 Mile
- $48 starting January 1
- $50 starting April 1
- $55 race day
- Greenland Trail 4 Mile
- $38 starting January 1
- $40 starting April 1
- $45 race day
- A gender specific race logo technical shirt
- A finisher medal
- 50K finishers receive a belt buckle
- A party-like atmosphere on course and at the finish line expo
- Fully stocked aid stations
- Pizza from Larkspur Pizzeria starting at 10:30 AM
- Professional chip timing using a disposable bib tag
- Free photo downloads after the event
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The Greenland Trail Race will take place at the Greenland Open Space. Greenland Open Space is located four miles south of Larkspur (10 miles south of Castle Rock) and six miles north of Monument (20 miles north of Colorado Springs). Take 1-25 to exit 167, travel west 1/4 mile and then south 1/2 mile to the Greenland trailhead. There is limited parking at this parking lot. Overflow parking is located just over the railroad tracks at the Spruce Meadows parking area. Please follow the instructions of the parking crew upon arrival.
There is no camping in the parking lot at Greenland Open Space. Cars parked in the parking lot over night will be ticketed. If you want to camp before the race, there are two campgrounds located within ten miles of the race site. Jellystone RV Park in Larkspur (www.jellystonelarkspur.com) and Colorado Heights Camping Resort in Monument (www.coloradoheights.com).
If you plan to fly to Colorado to run this event, Colorado Springs is the closest airport, about 30 miles from the race location. Denver International Airport is approximately 60 miles from the race location.
Avoid The Rush!
Pre-race Packet Pickup and Registration
Thursday, May 2, 2024
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
121 N. Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Friday, May 3, 2024
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
9994 Commons Street
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Race Day Packet Pick-up
You can also pick up your race packet on race morning before the race.
The Greenland Trail Race course is located within over 3,000 acres of the Greenland Open Space. Part of the Colorado Front Range Trail, the Greenland Trail joins into the Old Territorial Road, connecting the old Greenland Town site to Palmer Lake. The course passes through native grasslands, by ponds, through rolling Gamble oak hills and skirts ponderosa pine forests allowing for outstanding views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding buttes.
Starting from the northern trailhead, the course travels south on the Old Territorial Road. At the first intersection, runners will continue to head south (straight) towards Palmer Lake. After 1.3 milers, runners in the four mile will turn up and onto the Luge Trail and connect with the Kipps Loop Trail to the finish. The four mile race course is approximately 4.25 miles. After 3.5 miles, eight milers, 25K runners and 50K runners will turn left onto the Kipps loop and run up and over the saddle, which is the high point of the course at 7,400 feet, at five miles. The next three miles are all downhill to the eight mile finish. Runners will make a right on the Greenland Trail at seven miles. 50K and 25K runners will run to their respective turn-around points and then follow the Greenland Trail back to the Old Territorial Road where they will veer left and follow the above route again. Eight mile and four mile runners will run straight to the finish line at the shelter area. 50K runners will compete the loop four times before heading to the finish, while 25K runners will run the loop twice before going to the finish.
The entire course is run on dirt trails. With wide, smooth double track trails, the Greenland Trail 50K is a very fast course and also very beginner friendly. There will be an aid station at mile 3.5 and 7.5 of each loop. There will be no aid stations in the four mile race. Each aid station will provide Gatorade drink and water. There will be gels at each station for the 50K and 25K runners, starting on the second lap. There will also be a variety of salty food items. We encourage runners in the 25k and 50K to carry their own refillable bottles. This will help us to decrease the amount of paper waste we produce at our aid stations.
There will be a portable restroom placed at the southern edge of the course, at the 3.5 mile aid station.
Click here for the Douglas County Open Space map of Greenland open Space.
There will be an awards ceremony near the finish line after the race.
Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winner in each race as well as the top three in each age group.
Age groups are as follows:
4 Mile: 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over
8 Mile/25K/50K: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
The finish line will close at 3:00 PM. There is a hard cutoff of 1:00 PM to start the final lap of the 50K.
All participants in the 50K must be 18 years of age or older on race day.
We will have a 10’x10′ tent with a tarp on the ground under it at the turn-around point of the race on Saturday. This is located about a 1/4 mile from the finish line. You are more than welcome to take a bag to this location and leave it for the duration of the race. We will also have an area at the registration tables for you to leave your drop bags if you want us to transport them to this tent for you. you are responsible for getting the bag back to the finish line after the race, which means you may need to walk the 1/4 mile back out to the tent after you finish.
We allow pacers on the final lap of the 50K only.
We only allow crewing of runners at the designated aid station locations. One aid station is located at the drop bag location, about 1/4 mile walk from the finish line. The other aid station can be accessed via County Line Road and requires about a one mile walk or bike ride. Please refer to the course maps above.
This race can be run virtually if you choose. Please choose the virtual race option when registering. Virtual packets will include a shirt, medal and bib number and will be shipped to you free of charge. Click here for more info on our virtual run option.
We all know that the weather in Colorado is day to day. The race will be run no matter what the weather!
Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates are not allowed in the race.
For more information, please follow the links at the top or bottom of the page, or check out our FAQ page.