8th Annual Raptor 5K Run & Colorado State Park Run Series



8th Annual Raptor 5K Run & Colorado State Park Run Series

5k, 10k


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 11th. 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 12th.

OR looking to enhance your running experience??

Presenting the second Colorado State Park Run Series- “Run the Plains, then into the Canyon, and finish with the Mountain”.  Three exciting races to experience for a reduced price. 

-          The Raptor Run – September 12th – Barr Lake State Park – 5k

-          The Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon - Sept 20th - Castlewood Canyon State Park - 10k

-          The Cheyenne Mountain Run - Oct 10th - Cheyenne Mountain State Park - 10k

In addition to the natural beauty experienced while running at Barr Lake, continue your season with the Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon and finish the season with the challenge of a trail run at the Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Sign up now for the Barr Lake 5k, the Castlewood Canyon 10k and the Cheyenne Mountain 10k, all for a reduced price of only $99! That’s a 25% reduction in price over registering for each individual run. 

This is a GREAT opportunity to support the Friends organizations at all three front range state parks! Receive a special commemorative gift if you participate and finish all three runs!

Register by September 11th to run all three races!


 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks



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.

For more information on the runs at Castlewood Canyon State Park: https://www.castlewoodfriends.org/dam-run
For more information on the runs at Cheyenne Mountain State Park: http://friendsofcmsp.org/?page_id=1075


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.


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


T-shirts available to first 65 registrants. Registration includes pre-race snacks and goodie bags. 

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


Packet pickup begins at 8:00 on the morning of the race.


All proceeds from the race go to Friends of Barr Lake, a non-profit 501c3 group that supports Barr Lake State Park.


• 5K Bird (9:00 am start)

$40.00    Expires 9/11/2020 11:59 PM

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

$35.00    Expires 9/11/2020 11:59 PM

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

$35.00    Expires 9/11/2020 11:59 PM

• Colorado State Park Run Series (9:00am start)

$99.00    Expires 9/11/2020 11:59 PM




Saturday, September 12, 2020  @  9:00 AM


Barr Lake State Park 13401 Picadilly Rd
Brighton, CO

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