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

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019  @  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 third annual 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).

A Few Reasons Why You Should Choose a Parker Parks and Recreation Event!

  • Local home-town community event with a unique western theme!
  • Competitive but also family oriented! The 5K course is USATF certified and professionally timed so you can set a benchmark early for your 2019 summer racing season or you can compete for fun with family and friends and enjoy the activities and atmosphere.
  • The race is very affordable, especially if you register early! Additionally, any proceeds stay in Parker to support local recreation programs, activities, and our scholarship fund which allows those with less to participate in our recreation offerings.
  • Pancakes!

Event Includes:

  • Western themed run or walk with family, friends, and community members!
  • Unique custom commemorative item ("Tin" Camfire Mug for 2019!)
  • Overall and age group awards
  • Professionally timed event with results posted online same day (unofficial results will be posted at the event)
  • Pancakes from Flippin' Flapjacks (GF option available by request)
  • Chance to win a variety of prizes just for showing up!
  • USA Track & Field Certified 5K Course (Certification #CO18004MWC)
  • Custom souvenir race bib for first 200 in the 5K and first 50 in the Family Fun Trek!
  • Early race material pickup for pre-registered at a local running store - RNK Running & Walking (Thu. & Fri. before)
  • FREE downloadable finish photos available on this site within 72 hours of the event finish!
  • Access to local event sponsors at the race
  • FREE Kids' Dash following the conclusion of the 5K with fun giveaways
  • Dogs and strollers are welcome (will need to stay to the right and single file for safety)
  • Duck hunt for Family Fun Trek participants!
Key Dates:
Register by May 13th to be guaranteed your commemorative item on race day (highly recommended). Pre-registration closes Wednesday, May 29th at noon.

Cattle Crossing 5K


 Goody Bag

 Course Certified  - view certification

 Race Pictures

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks


 Kids' Activities



Course description:

This USATF Certified 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 providing a unique challenge. 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 for safety reasons: to allow others to pass and to allow room for returning runners.

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 anyone looking for a fun event versus competition.

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

Directions to start:

The start line is located in Tallman Meadow Park 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:

All registered participants are eligible to win door prizes. Winners will be posted at the MC booth once the event starts. 

Prizes & gift cards will be awarded to our overall male & female finishers as well as the top three finishers in each of the following age categories for the 5K participants only. The gift cards have varying denominations depending on where you place! Estimated start time for the awards ceremony is 9:00 am.

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.

Additional info

Kids 8 and under can participate in the FREE Kids' Dash after the 5K event. Registration is not required. Estimated start time is approximately 8:45 a.m. after the majority of the 5K participants have finished. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome but need to start at the back of the wave and remain to the right of the trail at all times. Additional information about the Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek is available at or by emailing

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 at the finish line 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. Bib must be worn on the front of your torso for accurate timing and to easily find your free downloadable finish photo on this site within 72 hours of the event's conclusion.


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: 

Use "Town of Parker" as your organization and select the appropriate event. 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 packet pickup will be available on Thursday and Friday at RNK Running & Walking - 13019 S. Parker Rd. from 11:30-7:00pm Thursday and 11:00-6:50pm on Friday (highly recommended!) or at the event registration area beginning at 7 a.m.

Registration info:

We recommend registering children under the age of five if they will be walking/running and would like a commemorative item, pancakes, race bib, a chance to win prizes, and timed results. If they will only be pushed in a stroller you do not need to register them unless they would like the options above.

  • 5K Rate: $25-40
  • Family Fun Trek Rate: $10-25

Register early and select the lowest rate available for the best price! Each discounted early and pre-registration rate closes once all spaces have been filled! The earlier we have more accurate numbers the more accurate our ordering and planning can be which saves us time and resources so we pass that savings along to the customers!

Your registration fee includes the race experience, post-race pancakes, commemorative item, souvenir bib number, access to local sponsors at the event, professional timing (5K only), free downloadable event pictures, a chance to win prizes, on course water stations, certified courses, and a fun community event! Family Fun Trekkers can try to find the rubber ducks on the trail to win and additional item!

*For families/groups of four or more there is a 10% discount on early and pre-registration through May 29th at 12:00 pm - use code GROUPTEN

**There is a small service fee assessed on each registration


• 5K - standard registration rate (8:00 AM start)

$35.00    Expires 5/29/2019 12:00 PM

 Limited to 100 entrants, 69 remaining.

• Family Fun Trek - standard registration rate (8:00 AM start)

$20.00    Expires 5/29/2019 12:00 PM

 Limited to 30 entrants, 28 remaining.








2018 Event Pictures 





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