11th Annual Raptor 5K Run

11th Annual Raptor 5K Run

Saturday, April 8, 2023  to April 8, 2023


Barr Lake State Park 13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is now closed, please register at the event.


Join the Friends of Barr Lake for our 11th Annual Raptor Run! Run or walk to help raise funds to support the park. Registration fees are $40 in advance. The fee will go up to $45 on the day of the event. Children 15 and under and senior 60 and older receive an $5 discount from each of the fees. Race day registration and packet pick up begin at 8:00 a.m. on April 8th.

Yoga will be offered before the race from 8:15 - 8:45 inside the Nature Center. Stretch out before you run!
Dogs are welcome on leashes, and we will have a doggie costume contest after the race.


 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks



Course description:

Raptor Run 5K: Start at the Nature Center bridge and head North along the lake. At our fishing pier, turn East to the archery range. The second half of the race will be on the road, where your family (including furry members) and friends can cheer you on.

Course maps:

Directions to start:

The starting line is by the Nature Center bridge. The course runs North from the Nature Center and loops back around to the Prairie Trail, finishing by the Pavillion.


Park in the Nature Center parking area. Please follow parking guide's direction to help get everyone safely parked.

Awards info:

There will be prizes awarded for the top three 5K race times in each category. Categories include women, men, and kids 15 and under.

Additional info

T-shirts available to first 75 registrants. Registration includes goodie bags. Entrace fee to Barr Lake State Park is waived with race registration. 

Dogs are welcome to run or walk with you on leashes - after the race we will have a doggie costume contest.
We will offer yoga in the Nature Center from 8:15 - 8:45am, come stretch before you run!


Friends of Barr Lake Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Barr.Lake.Friends



Friends of Barr Lake State Park: https://friendsofbarrlake.org/

Packet pickup:

Packet pickup begins at 8:00 am on the morning of the race. Packets can be picked up from the Meadowlark Pavilion that is to the left of the Nature Center.

Registration info:

All proceeds from the race go to Friends of Barr Lake, a non-profit 501c3 group that supports Barr Lake State Park in its mission to provide education, recreation, and conservation opportunities to community members.


• 5K Bird Run (9:00 am start)


• 5K Senior 60 plus bird (9:00 am start)


• 5K child 15 and under bird (9:00 am start)


• 5K Bird Walk (9:05 am start)




Online registration is now closed, please register at the event.