The 2017 Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon - A SUCCESS!

Having now completed the 4th Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon, it’s gratifying to say that this year’s run was another success.  That’s thanks to the Race Director, all the volunteers, the staff at the Park, the sponsors, the local first responders, and to all those who registered for The Dam Run.
This year, we had 138 runners register for The Race – five were day-of registrations.  Of those registered, 79 participated in the 10k run, while 34 took the 5k route.  That’s 113 runners overall that started the run at 7am on Sunday.  While the weather wasn’t quite what we expected it to be (it ended up overcast and windy for the run, only breaking into sunshine as the last 10k runner crossed the finish line), the day was still well supported.
This year’s Run was able to bring in more than $3,400 in profit, all of which will go towards projects and programs at the Park.  And, without a doubt, the pancakes, coffee, the bananas, the bagels and the other treats were welcomed and enjoyed  - by runners and volunteers alike.  We recognize and thank this year’s sponsors, all of which helped to make the financial bottom line a success:

  • Cabela's
  • The North Face
  • Road Runner Sports
  • Road ID
  • Arc'teryx
  • King Soopers
  • Crowfoot Valley Coffee

On the surface, an observer of the Dam Run might only see a well organized event being supported.  But, if you were to look “behind the curtain” (so to speak), you’d realize the magnitude of the almost yearlong effort that goes into creating, planning, organizing, preparing and supporting the actual event.  The volunteers for the event not only come from Friends and the pool of Park volunteers, but also from other areas, such as students from local high schools.  We also had help from the staff at Barr Lake State Park, Franktown Fire Department, and Douglas County Search and Rescue (DCS&R).  Thankfully, all the runners safely navigated the trails and did not require any assistance from Franktown Fire or DCS&R.

More about The 2017 Dam Run

Thanks to those who submitted photos to this year's photo contest.  Click HERE to see the winning photo and learn about the photographer.