Saturday, September 10, 2016 • Greenwood Village, CO • Course Map
Set to run on a newly designed out-and-back course this year, the Denver Trail Half Marathon moves from last year’s home near Rocky Heights Middle School to where it began Cherry Creek State Park near Hobie Hill, where runners will jump onto several different trails and follow a route with a pair of turnarounds in the hills just east of Greenwood Village.
The race unfolds largely along natural-surface dirt trails that start and finish at Cherry Creek State Park’s Hobie Hill, continuing along a series of interconnected trails before turning around and retracing their steps toward the finish line.
Limited to 400 entrants — the race has sold out in past years — the Denver Trail Half Marathon will feature aid stations out on the course, though runners are encouraged to bring along their own water bottles to ensure they’re well hydrated during the race, much of which takes place out in the open sunshine.
The race organizers at Colorado’s Endurance Sports add that trail shoes are recommended (though not required) for this race, because so much of it unfolds along dirt and single-track trails. Runners may sign up for the event on the day of the race (provided that entry spots still remain on race day).
Race Weather & Climate
Located just a few miles from downtown Denver, Littleton typically sees warm weather in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 14°F (in 1985) and as high as 100°F (in 1990).
On race day (September 10), the average low is 47ºF and the average high is 80ºF.
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:15 AM – 10K
- $70 for the half marathon, if registered by July 31, 2016
- $75 after July 31
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Denver Trail Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at RaceRoster.com here.
Official Race Website
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