Parker Parks and Recreation Cattle Crossing 5K and Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking

Saturday, June 3, 2017  @  8:00 AM   •  5k, Kid's run, Family Fun Trek


12335 Canterberry Parkway, Parker, CO    view map


Join Parker Parks and Recreation at Tallman Meadow Park for our inaugural Cattle Crossing 5K and Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking. One of our most scenic events in our run series, this stimulating 5K course meanders through the historic Idyllwilde community under majestic tree canopies, past many feeder trails, and next to a small creek. Many will catch a glimpse of animals along the trail whether it be various birds, deer, or cattle so be sure to keep your eyes open! Keeping with the rustic theme of the event and getting in touch with Parker's roots, western attire and cowboy hats are encouraged! (running in cowboy boots is not recommended however).

Unique awards and gift cards will be awarded to the overall male/female finishers and top three age category winners in the 5K. The gift cards have varying denominations depending on where you place and total $680! All participants will receive a commemorative item, all-you-care-to-eat pancakes from Flippin' Flapjacks (GF option available upon request), and a chance to win various prizes! Pre-registration closes Wednesday, May 31st at noon, however, race-day/walk-up registration is available for an additional $10 from 5-7 pm on Friday, June 2nd at RNK Running & Walking or the morning of the event starting at 7:00 a.m. Race packets for pre-registered can be picked up from Thursday, June 1st at 12:00 p.m. through Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at RNK Running & Walking ( or at the event beginning at 7 a.m. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome but need to start at the back of the wave and remain to the right at all times.

Kids 8 and under can participate in the free Huntington Learning Center Kids' Dash after the 5K event, estimated start time is approximately 8:45 a.m. Registration is not required.


 Goody Bag

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks

 Kids' Activities



Course description:

This 5K course consists of concrete trail running beginning on the Shadetail Trail and transitioning to the Tallman Gulch trail - west. The first half is mostly downhill while the second half is mostly uphill. The total elevation change for the course is 194 feet. This is an out-and-back course and is open to other users so everyone will need to be in single file and stay to the right side of the trail at all times.

The Family Fun Trek will consist of concrete trails starting on the Shadetail Trail and transitioning to the Tallman Gulch trail - east. The course is out and back and approximately 1 mile in length. This is a great option for families, newer runners, kids, or anything looking for a fun event verses competition.

A course overview map is posted on our website for further reference if needed:

Directions to start:

The start line is located to the NW of the pavilion and will be marked with a "Start" flag.


Parking is directly across the street in the Legend High School north parking lots. Parking attendants will be on site to direct you.

Awards info:

Prizes will be awarded to our overall male/female finishers as well as the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions for the 5K participants only:

12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+

This event will use the "gun time" in order to determine results meaning everyone's race time will start together when the announcer starts the race. If you are "gunning" for a prize, please be sure to start at the front of the wave.

Chip Timing

Participants in the 5K event will receive a timing chip. Your chip will be issued to you at packet pickup or the morning of the event at the registration table. You must wear your chip on your shoe laces. Return your chip at the end of the race to avoid a $75 fee.

Participants in the Family Fun Trek will not be timed but will be issued a race bib to wear for safety reasons and to keep as a souvenir. 

Bib Information

Please make sure all information on your bib is accurate upon pickup. If your information is incorrect, please inform a staff member at the registration table at least 10 minutes before the start of the race so you can be timed correctly.


If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering during the event we have many opportunities. Pancakes will be provided for all volunteers after they are done. Please sign up to volunteer using the Volunteer Connect website, the link is below: 

Thank you in advance for your help! We could not do this event without volunteers!

Family/Team Competition

If you wish to compete in the Family/Team competition please create a new team or select your existing team when pre-registering. The family or team with the most participants will win a prize! The first team member to register can create the team and becomes the team captain. All additional team members can select the team name from the drop down list when registering. If you are registering multiple members at once, please enter the same team name for all participants you wish to be on the same team.

Packet pickup:

Race packets for pre-registered can be picked up from Thursday, June 1st at 12:00 p.m. through Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at RNK Running & Walking (, 13019 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134. Race-day packet pickup is also available and will start at 7:00 am.

Walk-up registration for those who missed pre-registration is availble from 5-7 pm on Friday, June 2nd at RNK Running & Walking or at the event starting at 7:00 a.m.

Registration info:

5K: $20 early-registration until 4/30/17, $25 pre-reg until 5/31/17 at noon, $35 walk-up/race-day

Family Fun Trek: $10 early-registration until 4/30/17,  $15 pre-reg until 5/31/17 at noon, $25 walk-up/race-day

*For families/groups of four or more there is a 10% discount on early-registration and pre-registration through May 31st at 12:00 pm.

**Each registration is assessed a small service fee.


• 5K (8:00 am start)

$25.00    Expires 5/31/2017 12:00 PM

• Family Fun Trek (8:02 AM start)

$15.00    Expires 5/31/2017 11:59 PM









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