Sand Creek Half Marathon, 5K/10K

Sand Creek Half Marathon, 5K/10K

July 12, 2014  @ 7:00 a.m.

Address:

8801 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Denver, Colorado, 80238, Denver, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.

Description:

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 11

AT HIGH NOON!

AND WE'RE EXTENDING THE
INDEPENDENCE DAY DISCOUNT THROUGH THE DAY OF THE EVENT!
$10.00 OFF REGISTRATION!
DISCOUNT CODE: INDEPENDENCE
FINISHER MEDALS FOR ALL FINISHERS - ALL DISTANCES!!!

SUPPORT OPEN SPACE IN COLORADO.  BLUFF LAKE NATURE CENTER CONTRIBUTES TO OUR COMMUNITY WITH ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OPEN SPACE AREAS IN DENVER - AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM - A PHENOMENAL PLACE TO RUN - A RURAL ASSET IN AN URBAN SETTING!



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Gear up in Central Park, Denver, and get ready for a half marathon through the stunning natural preserve of Bluff Lake Nature Center, conquer the hills of the Sand Creek Trail, and sprint on the fast and flat stretches of Westerly Creek. Whether you are a casual runner or walker or a seasoned endurance athlete, this event promises to tantalize the senses as it pulls you into the rural setting of a serene urban environment.

Join this race single or put together a team and support each other! Enjoy the journey from a thriving park to quiet natural peace. Spot wildlife on your way through the course, and finish with friends and family cheering you on! 

Features:

 T Shirt

 Finisher's Medal

 Goody Bag

 Race Pictures

 Event Timed

 Raffle

 Food and Drinks

 Music

 Kids' Activities

 Awards

 

Course description:

The Course -

 

Central Park - ALL EVENT DISTANCES One loop, about 2 miles, starts the race - One-Way Traffic - After first 1/3 mile, the path widens significantly.  Use this loop to gain positioning for the more narrow, out-and-back loops!  5K is essentially 1.5 total loops around Central Park - FLAT and FAST!

 

Westerly Creek - ONLY 10K & HALF MARATHON - Out-and-Back - about 3 miles total - just after mile 5, the 10K merges back into Central Park for a fast mile to the Finish Line!  TWO-WAY-TRAFFIC - KEEP LEFT - WATCH for pacers, course marshals and signage - and LISTEN for other runners (keep one ear bud out if you're wearing headphones!!!)

 

Sand Creek Regional Greenway - ONLY HALF MARATHON - Out-and-Back - about a mile before you reach Bluff Lake Nature Center, and then about 4 miles after you leave the Bluff Lake Nature Center loop.  TWO-WAY-TRAFFIC - KEEP LEFT - WATCH for pacers, course marshals and signage - and LISTEN for other runners (keep one ear bud out if you're wearing headphones!!!)

 

Bluff Lake Nature Center - ONLY HALF MARATHON - One Clockwise Loop after a brief (two-way-traffic), narrow out-and-back along the Bluff Lake Service Road. Entrance to Bluff Lake is just after the Havana Street underpass - keep your eyes open for signage and course marshals!  One loop - one direction - After this loop, you will exit Bluff Lake the same way you entered, turning LEFT, back onto Sand Creek Regional Greenway, up the hill along Havana Street,  then back along Sand Creek Regional Greenway until you merge back into Central Park for the fast mile to the Finish Line!

 

Please remember that there are out-and-back portions of the course - be courteous and leave one ear bud of headphones out so that you are able to hear other runners and course marshals!  NO PETS ON THE HALF MARATHON COURSE!  All pets and strollers MUST begin at the rear.  All other runners are advised to line up in the area closest to their anticipated minute-per-mile average.

Course maps:

Directions to start:

The Start/Finish Line for all events is at Denver's Central Park at Stapleton, 8801 E. Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd. The intersection is MLK & Xenia Street. Xenia Street is located between Quebec and Havana.

Parking:

There are several parking lots for Central Park along MLK Blvd. and there is some parking available at the recreation center at the East end of Central Park. Ample parking is also available in several locations to the South of Central Park along MLK and in the adjoining neighborhoods.

Awards info:

Awards for overall winners in each event in addition to age group awards in ten year increments.

Additional Info:

Course Time:

  • Half Marathon - 4 Hours
  • 10K - 2 Hours
  • 5K - 1.5 Hours

Bluff Lake Nature Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Raise pledges for Bluff Lake and take home some cool schwag and great benefits including pens, shirts, camp discounts, water bottles, and more!

Packet pickup:

Packet Pick-Up:

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 – 4-8 PM
Anthony’s Pizza - Stapleton
7472 E. 29th Ave.
Denver CO 80238

Pre-race pizza carb load??? 

Pick up your packet at Anthony's Pizza

in Stapleton on Thursday, July 10, 4-8 pm, show

your race bag/bib and get $2.00 off any large pizza!


FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014 - 4-8 PM
Sports Authority Sports Castle
1000 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Pick up your packet at Sports Authority on

Friday, July 11, 4-8 pm, and get 20% off

on any in-store purchase!

 

As there are two separate start times and 3 total event distances - combined with a limited volunteer staff, we STRONGLY encourage you to take advantage of packet pick-up on Friday evening at the above times and locations.

There will be packet pick-up at the event, from 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. for the half marathon and 10K, which start at 7:00 a.m. and through 7:00 a.m. for the 5K.

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