Castle Rock Races

Climb4Change – May 12th

Life is often an uphill battle. Climb4Change takes an uphill battle and turns it into progress for an incredibly important cause, the Town of Castle Rock’s Adaptive Recreation Program. Since Climb4Change’s inception, program registration has increased 70% and the event has raised thousands of dollars helping to ensure everyone in the community has access to recreational opportunities. There are four events to choose from:

Race to the Top – A one-time run to the top… think you can beat the course record?

Trail Race – Go up the stairs and down the trail, but hurry, you only have 30 minutes.

Power Hour – You guessed it. Up and down those stairs, for an hour!

Run4Fun – This untimed event is a little less competitive way to show your support. You’ll go up the stairs and down the trail, just once, and it can be done at any time during the event except at the start of any of the other races. Participants in this event still receive a shirt and medal.

May 12th the fun gets underway at 7:00am at the Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park with packet pick up. Power Hour begins at 8am, the Trail Race commences at 9:25am and the Race to the Top starts at 10:15am. The Run4Fun officially begins at 10:45am but can be done at anytime. At 11:15am race division results and Hill records will be announced.
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Rock Hawk Trail Race – May 26th

Find yourself racing through the gorgeous trails of Castle Rock’s Miller Park and Ridgeline Trail systems in this race series featuring a 5K, 10K and the Rock Hawk Half Marathon. Packet pick up for the races will be at the Miller Activity Complex (MAC) at 6am with the Half Marathon beginning at 7:00am (there is a 4 hour time limit for this race.) The 5K commences at 7:15am and the 10K takes off at 7:30am. While challenging, the trails serving as the courses for these races are not overly technical, making them great events for all levels of runners, from first timers to veterans who may be training for longer summer events.
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Memorial Day Run & March – May 26th

The Memorial Day Run & March invites civilians, veterans and uniformed Military to challenge themselves to friendly competition, all while helping to feed homeless Veterans. Choose the 5K, 10K or 30K route and be sure to bring non-perishable food that you would like to donate. This year, you can upgrade any race to a more challenging Ruck March (participants will bring and carry a 25lb pack filled with non-perishable food during your race.) Finishers of the Ruck March will recived the Norwegian Foot March Badge. All non-perishable food items will be donated to help feed local Veterans in need. Hosted by Colorado Veterans Project, this event will also feature live music by local favorite, Buckstein. Four legged friends and little racers are welcome as well and entry for participants 12 and under is free (timing bib, medal and shirt not included.) The Memorial Day Run & March is the largest single day food donation event in Colorado. Since 2015, over 61,000 pounds of food has been donated to Veterans in need. For more information or to get involved, go to


Just give it a try – Tri the Rock Youth Triathlon – May 20th

Castle Rock’s annual youth triathlon, for all adventurous kids ages 5-14, offers up the chance for kids to get out, get active and give a challenge at try! On Sunday, May 20th, the bike racks at Butterfield Crossing Park and Pool will open at 6:30am with the race beginning at 8:00am. Tri the Rock will compete based on the athlete’s age as of Race Day, with the following divisions: 5-6 years old will swim 25 meters (one pool length), bike 1km (one lap around the park) and run 500 meters. Please note that this age group will not begin their race until 10:30 am. 7-8 & 9-10 year olds will swim 50m, bike 4km and run 1km and the 11-12 & 12-14 year olds will swim 100m, bike 8km and run 2km. The purpose of Tri the Rock is to get kids to try something new, so a portion of each registration fee is donated back to participants’ school or club. Be sure to indicate your school or club when you sign up and the winning school will get the honor of displaying the Tri the Rock trophy at their school this next year!
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