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Welcome to Denver's Best Spring Half Marathon!

Saturday April 6, 2019 at Cherry Creek State Park

Racing Underground brings you an amazing half marathon this spring! The Three Creeks Half Marathon features a USA Track & Field certified half marathon course that is flat, fast and scenic!

Travel on foot through some of the most beautiful parts of Cherry Creek State Park, with a total combined elevation gain of only 291 feet spread out over 13.1 miles as the course follows the banks of Cherry Creek, Windmill Creek, and Cottonwood Creek on a mix of road, paved running trail, and wide dirt trails.

We hope to see you at the 5th annual Three Creeks Half this April!

Darrin, Jill,and the Racing Underground Crew

NEW THIS YEAR - CASH PRIZES IN OUR CLUB COMPETITION!!! Bring your club out to see who is the fastest club in town. Cash prizes in the amount of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the clubs with the fastest combined times of their top-3 male and top-3 female finishers! Additional club finishers can improve your club time! Learn more in the Club Competition section.

PACERS ARE BACK! Pace groups make it easy to stick to your goal pace and set that PR!!! We will have pacers that will lead runners to 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3 hour finish times. There is no need to register for a group - just find the pacers with the sign for your goal pace, and hop in behind them.


Schedule

  • 6:15am - Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration Opens
  • 7:45am - Start Time
  • 9:00am - Pancake Breakfast Opens*
  • 10:00am - Awards Presentation*
  • 12:00am - Finish Line Closes (4:15 from race start)

* Awards time may be adjusted depending on the number of runners on course. Pancake breakfast is included with registration for runners. Spectators may purchase a meal ticket for $5 (cash only) on race morning.

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Your entry into the Three Creeks Half includes a spot on the start line of Denver's most scenic spring half marathon, fast and accurate chip timing with split times at the 5k, 10k, and 10 mile marks. Results will be posted live to the web, with athlete tracking for your fans! Printable finisher certificates & personal finish line videos (weather permitting) will be available shortly after the event, along with FREE downloads of your race photos. You will also earn a beautiful finisher medal and a quality long sleeve tech hoodie (shirts not guaranteed for entries received after March 15th, as well as a tasty post-race meal!!! Join us on the start line on April 6th!

Online registration opens on November 22, 2018 with special Black Friday pricing through the end of November.

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Entry Fees

  • November 23rd - Nov. 30th: $55
  • December 1st - January 31st: $65
  • February 1st - February 28th: $70
  • March 1st - March 31st: $75
  • April 1st - April 5th (noon): 80
  • At Packet Pickup: $90

REFUND POLICY: Every attempt will be made to hold the race, regardless of weather conditions, however we reserve the right to alter or shorten the course in the case of extreme weather. Once accepted, entry fees will not be refunded for any reason. You may cancel your entry and receive a 75 percent credit toward any other Racing Underground event until 30 days before race day or until the race sells out, whichever comes first. The credit will be valid for 12 months. You may transfer your entry to another runner for a $10 fee until 10 days before the event. No transfers will be allowed fewer than 10 days before the event. No refunds will be issued if the race is shortened, postponed, or cancelled due to weather.

Packet Pickup: We will have early packet pickup and race day packet pickup options in 2019.
  • Early Packet Pickup will be held at Runners Roost Lakewood from noon until 6:30pm on Thursday April 4th.
  • Race Morning Packet Pickup will take place in the expo area at Hobie Hill from 6:15am until 7:30am., immediately adjacent to the start/finish line.

Awards: Cash Awards in the amount of $250, $150, and $100 will be presented to the top-3 overall male and female finishers. Top-3 overall will be determined by the gun time - the first three men and women to cross the finish line will win the prize money.

Age Group awards for ages 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+ will be awarded by net (aka chip) time. The top-3 in each age group will win an award, with gift certificates from Runners Roost going to the first place age group award winners!

Club Competition: Cash Awards in the amount of $500, $300, and $200 will be presented to the top-3 clubs in the club competition.

The club time will be the combined times of the top-3 male and top-3 female finishers from each club. In addition, clubs can earn bonus time! 30 seconds will be subtracted from the club time for each club member who runs faster than 3 hours and is not a top-3 male or top-3 female finisher for their club. In the unlikely event of a tie, ties will be broken by the place of the 1st place finisher from each of the tying clubs.

All club members must be declared at least 15 minutes before the start of the race. A list of teams and their members will be posted on this website and in the packet pickup area. No members will be added to teams after 7:30am on race morning.

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Start Time and Cutoffs: the race will start with a single wave start at 7:45am. Faster runners should line up toward the front, and slower runners and walkers toward the back. Placing for the top-3 overall will be determined by gun time. All other runners will be placed by their net time - their time will start when they cross the start mat. The finish line will close at noon - 4 hours and 15 minutes from the race start.

Pace Groups Pace groups make it easy to stick to your goal pace and set that PR!!! We will have pacers that will lead runners to 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3 hour finish times. There is no need to register for a group - just find the pacers with the sign for your goal pace, and hop in behind them.

Click Here to view the course map USATF certification is currently pending

The Three Creeks Half Marathon covers a USA Track & Field certified 13.1 miles within Denver's Cherry Creek State Park. The course covers a mix of wide and smooth dirt running trails, winding paved running paths, and a few miles of paved roads.

The course is as flat as it is scenic, with a total elevation gain of just 291 feet spread out over the 13.1 mile course. You will follow the banks of Cherry Creek, Windmill Creek, and Cottonwood Creek, with aid stations approximately every 1.5 to two miles, for a total of 8 opportunities to rehydrate - perfect for an early spring run!

Aid Stations will offer both Water and Gatorade Endurance. Gels will be available at the 6.5 and 10 mile aid stations.

Toilets will be available at the start/finish and on course at (approximately) miles 1, 2, 8.5, and 10.5

Split times will be recorded at the 5k, 10k, and 10 mile marks on the course. Split times will post live online throughout the race. (cell service is spotty at the 10k location, so there may be a delay in 10k splits posting on race morning).

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DIRECTIONS and LODGING

Location: Hobie Hill group area, near the Cherry Creek Marina. Free runner parking will be available at Cherry Creek High School, just a short walk from the start/finish line and expo area.

Directions and Parking: From I-25, take exit 199 (Belleview). Turn east at the end of the exit ramp and drive approximately 1 mile east on Belleview to Yosemite (there will be a stop light). Turn left on Yosemite and drive approximately 0.5 miles to Campus Drive (on your right). Parking staff will direct you to parking in the Cherry Creek High School SOUTH parking lot. Please do not park in any other lots, as all other school lots have been reserved for events at the high school on race day. Also, there will be no race parking inside the park. Once parked, you will walk into the park. You will see the start/finish area at Hobie Hill on your left approximately a quarter mile past the entrance station. The walk from parking to the stert/finish area will take about 15 minutes. Please plan accordingly so you do not miss your start. We will have a bag check area at the start line, so you do not have to walk back to your car.

Lodging: Lodging suggestions and discounts will be available shortly

CONTACT US

Most questions are answered right here on the race website. If you can't find the answer here, please feel free to email or call us!

Email: to info@racingunderground.com

Phone: 303.642.7917 (this is a home phone - Call between 8am and 8pm only, please!)

Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer for a race, we would love to talk with you! Just send an email to info@racingunderground.com and Jill will get right back with you.

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