This 5k/10k run is brought to you by Racing Underground. Conveniently located on the scenic west side of metro Denver, Bear Creek Lake Park is known for it's diverse bird and waterfowl population as well as stunning views of the foothills.
The 5k and 10k races wander it's 2500 acres with a mostly flat 5K course, while the 10k throws in a few rolling hills. The race has sold out weeks before race day every year, and offers something for everyone, with technical shirts for all participants, hot chocolate and other yummy post-race food, a fantastic sponsor gear drawing, and prize money for the top finishers!
We hope we'll see you there on January 26th!!!
January 26, 2014
Win a free stay in Keystone!!! Win a summer stay in beautiful Keystone valued at $500 courtesy of presenting sponsor Summit Cove! Just get your photo taken with the Summit Cove Yeti on race morning, tag your photo on the Summit Cove Facebook page no later than noon on Friday February 1st, and you are entered to win! We will announce the winner on both the Summi Cove Facebook page and the Racing Underground Facebook page on Thursday afternoon! Summit Cove has nearly 300 properties available year-round, including during ski season! The Yeti Chase award winner can book their stay anytime between April 15 and October 15, 2013 - the perfect time to enjoy a getaway to the mountains, where you can run miles of trails, hike, bike, shop, fish, and more!
COURSE:The 5K and 10K start and finish in the Bear Creek Marina parking lot, with participant parking nearby. Parking is limited, so we have limited the run to the first 750 entrants. Please carpool if you can! Both courses will follow separate routes through the park, with a common final half-mile. The race will be chip timed, with results posted throughout the event. The race will be held snow or shine, but we'll have hot cocoa waiting for you at the finish line!
The 5K Course is a flat and fast loop, with an out and back segment midway through the course. The first two-plus miles will follow paved park roads, with the final half-mile or so on a paved bike path. There will be a single aid station at the turn-around point.
The 10K Course is a large loop with a short out-and-back in the first half of the course. The course is rolling, with long flat sections spread throughout the course. The opening 4 miles are on asphalt, with the final two miles on scenic bike paths. Three aid stations will be located at approximately 1.5 mile intervals.
*Awards times may be moved a bit depending on weather and number of athletes still on course
INFORMATION: Most questions are answered right here on the race website. If you have a question that isn't answered here, call Darrin or Jill at 303-642-7917, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your entry fee includes entry into the race, park entry, a Yeti Chase technical shirt in men's and women's sizing, fun music, a racer goody bag, hot cocoa and tasty post-race food, entry into our sponsor merchandise drawing, and if you are one of the speedy guys or gals up front, you may take home a bit of cash!!!
We cannot accept any additional entries - Sorry!
PACKET PICK-UP: We will be offering two packet pick-up options in 2013! An early packet pickup will be held at Runners Roost Lakewood on Friday January 25th from noon-7pm.You may also pick up your packet on race morning. Packet pick-up will open at 8:30am in the Marina Parking Lot, immediately adjacent to the start & finish line.
Your packet will include your bib number with timing chip attached, goody bag, and race shirt. Your timing chip will be attached to the back of your bib number. You must wear your bib number VISIBLY on the FRONT in order to receive a finish time and place. If your bib number is under your clothing you will not receive a finish time. Also, please DO NOT FOLD OR CRUMPLE YOUR BIB NUMBER. If the attached timing chip is damaged, it will not work.
DIRECTIONS: Bear Creek Lake Park is conveniently located immediately off the Morrison Road exit on C-470. The park is less than a quarter-mile east of the exit ramp, on the south side of Morrison Road. Parking is limited within the park, so please carpool if you can. Your entry fee includes athlete entry into the park. Signs and race staff will direct you to parking. All parking will be just a short walk from the start/finish area.
***For directions from your house, just click the "View Larger Map" link below the map to the right. Click "Directions" on the left side of the larger map page, and you can enter your home address for turn-by-turn directions.
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We'll have plenty of hot cocoa and tasty post-race food at the finish line to warm you up and fill your belly! And hopefully you'll also be one of the lucky participants who walks away with some sponsor swag in our post race drawing!!!
Past Results & Photos
RESULTS: Race results will be posted on this website on the afternoon of the race. Participants must wear their bib and timing chip visibly on the front, and cross the timing mat at the finish line in order to receive an official time. Results will only be edited (for mispelled names, etc.) for two weeks following the event.
AWARDS: 5K awards will be presented at 10:45 a.m., and the 10K awards presentation will take place at 11:15 a.m. These times may be adjusted depending on race-day weather, and the number of participants still on course.
The top-3 male and female finishers in the 10K will take home cash awards in the amount of $200, $100, and $50. The top-3 overall male and female finishers in the 5K will take home gift certificates or merchandise from our great sponsors!!! Awards will also be presented to the top-3 finishers in each age group.