Interested in a 10k True Trail Run near the Denver Metro area?
Are you a trail runner? Interested in a true trail run through some challenging and beautiful trails south of metro Denver? Then you should include the Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon should be on your 2019 run calendar! The 6th annual Dam Run at Castlewood Canyon will be held on Sunday, September 15th 2019 at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
Castlewood Canyon State Park is a hidden treasure for trail runners and hikers. The Park is a Colorado Natural Area providing great wildlife, plant community, and geologic viewing opportunities. The theme of the Run, a surprising remnant of local history, is on display at the ruins of Castlewood Dam. This private dam burst during a storm in 1933, sending a wave of water flooding into Denver. Runners and hikers will pass this unexpected window to the past, as well as the historic Lucas Homestead site.
The 10K TRAIL RUN is about the variety of terrain on the trails! A true trail run - no asphalt here! This challenging race starts and ends at Canyon Point.
The 5K TRAIL RUN begins and ends at the same location as the 10K run, sharing some of the same trails, but then branches off to cover a little different scenery in the Park.
Both events are timed. Neither course is certified for length. The 10K course is long at approximately 6.5 miles. The 5K course is short at approximately 3.0 miles.
In April 2019, check back at this website for more information about the race and how you can register.
NOTE: This event is a fund raiser supported by Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park. ALL PROFITS will be used for the benefit of Castlewood Canyon State Park. If you've ever hiked in Castlewood Canyon State Park, you can appreciate why our Friends organization continues to help make the Park special for all visitors!
When registration opens in late April 2019, be sure to sign up as soon as possible, as this run is limited to the first 300 participants to register!