Trail Running Series

Next date: Tuesday, September 07, 2021 | 06:00 PM to Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 08:00 PM

Two runners take part in a series race.

Thanks for a great season, racers! 

We hope to see you in 2021.

The annual Trail Series is back September 2020 with a new self-directed system to keep you safe! This year, explore Bear Creek Lake Park while staying safely distanced with our self-directed racing system. Each week, you will run pre-marked routes on your own schedule. After your run, upload a photo of your race and we'll enter you into our weekly prize drawings. 

Schedule and Instructions

Courses will be set each week and participants will be able to run the course on their own schedules. Bring your own water and mask/bandanna in case you pass others on the trail.

Monday: Course is set

Courses will be set on September 7, 14, 21 and 28. 

  • Courses will be marked with flags; the first mile flags will be blue. All courses will start and stop at Pelican Point and be 4-7 miles in distance.
  • Course maps will be posted before the series start in the 'Course maps' section of this page, Please have the map on you when you run in case flags have been altered or moved.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Participants run race

Participants are welcome to run the race between the hours of 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

By Friday: Upload a photo 

At the end of each race, upload a photo of your race in the 'Upload a Photo of Your Race' section on this page, If you do so by Friday, you'll be entered into the weekly prize drawing.

Need Photo Ideas? Upload a selfie, a photo of the trail, or a shot of your time on your watch or tracking app. Get creative!

Complete Series: Pick up  your shirt

Shirts will be given to all participants who complete the series. They can be picked up at Carmody Recreation Center from September 30-October 5. You are welcome to register for individual races only, but a shirt will not be included.

Important Rules

  • Bring your receipt to show park staff at the gate for entrance.
  • Bring your own water. 
  • Finish your race by sundown.
  • A mask is not required while running, but keep a bandanna or face mask with you in case you pass others on the trail.
  • Runners are discouraged from gathering in large groups and should maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • Although races start and end at Pelican Point, the park shelter has not been reserved. 

Cost and Registration

The 2020 season is complete. Check back Summer 2021!

The park entrance fee is included in the cost of the race. You must show a copy of your registration receipt to receive free admission.

Series: $50 (includes a shirt) 
Individual Race: $25/race (no shirt included)

You can also call these recreation centers to register over the phone:

Trail Maps

Trails are 4-7 miles in distance. 

Race 2 Route Map

Download race 2 map(JPG, 337KB)

Race 2 Route Map 2020.

Race 3 Route Map

Download race 3 map(JPG, 410KB)

Race 3 Route Map 2020.

Race 4 Route Map


Due to a trail closure, the race 4 route has changed. Flags will be set out to guide you along the new route and we will contact all participants by email with details. If you have questions, email Polly Zimmerman at



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  • Tuesday, September 07, 2021 | 06:00 PM - Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 08:00 PM


Park Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood, CO 80228  View Map

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