9th Annual Raptor 5K Run

9th Annual Raptor 5K Run

Saturday, September 11, 2021  @  9:00 AM


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

Registration closed:

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


Friends of Barr Lake is having a 5K run at Barr Lake State Park to help raise funds for future projects to support the park. Come out and run with the raptors on the trail through the nature preserve. Dogs are NOT allowed, as the race goes through the nature preserve. Registration fees are $40 until September 10th. 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 September 11th. Register by August 28th to guarantee correct t-shirt size!


 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified

 Event Timed



Course description:

Raptor Run 5K: Start at the Nature Center bridge and head south through the nature preserve. Run past the gazebo boardwalk and turn around just past the 1.5 mile marker, where there will be a water station set up. This is a relatively flat trail, but it is a natural trail so be on the lookout for obstacles like tree branches or antlers in the road.

Directions to start:

The starting line is by the Nature Center bridge. The course runs south from the Nature Center.


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 65 registrants. Register by August 28th to guarantee correct size!

Registration includes goodie bags. 

Entrace fee to Barr Lake State Park is waived with race registration. 

COVID-19 Procedures

*All runners must wear a mask before and after the race. As runners spread out, we will not require masks during the race.
*Only registered runners will be allowed in the goody bag packet pickup area.
*We will not take temperatures, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.
*There will be no awards ceremony, however, we will post names and bib numbers on dry erase board. Winners will individually come up to collect awards.
*Social distancing is highly encouraged.
*No certified times this year due to social distancing at start and end

Virtual 5k

To ensure the safety of our runners, we have added a Virtual 5k option for the 2021 Raptor Run! We invite you to complete a 5K by the end of September. Run or walk 3.1 miles any time and at any place by the end of September! You can come run at Barr Lake State Park or run in your neighborhood, your favorite park, or even on a treadmill!  

After you complete your 3.1 miles, please share your accomplishment and the good you’re doing by posting pictures or tagging the Friends of Barr Lake on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Barr.Lake.Friends

Runners who tag the Friends of Barr Lake on Facebook after they complete their 5k will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! 


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

Raptor Run 5k event: https://fb.me/e/3ue9AazKD 


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 right on 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.




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