Trail Running Series

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The 2021 trail series is now complete. Thanks for another great year, racers! 

The Lakewood Trail Series takes place annually in September. This year, racers were given the option of competing against others in-person on Wednesday evenings, or running the marked course on their own Tuesday-Thursday weekly for a virtual option.

Instructions and Details

This year, you can compete against others in-person on Wednesday nights, or run the marked course on your own Tuesday-Thursday each week for a virtual option.  

Option 1: Join us for Wednesday evening races.

Come out to Bear Creek Lake Park on Wednesday evenings in September for in-person races. Each race is 4-8 miles in distance (races 2 and 3 will have a short course option). There will be weekly prize drawings, and all who finish the series will receive a medal.

Race Schedule: September 8, 15, 22 and 29. Races start at 6 p.m.

Option 2: Opt for virtual and race on your own time.

Courses will be set each week and participants will run the course on their own time Tuesday-Thursday. If you choose this option, you cannot run the Wednesday evening races. 


Courses will be set on September 6, 13, 20 and 27. 

  • 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.


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


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!


Medals will be given to all participants who complete the series.

Important Rules

  • Bring your receipt to show park staff at the gate for entrance.
  • Bring your own water. 
  • Finish your race by sundown.
  • Although races start and end at Pelican Point, the park shelter has not been reserved. 

Cost and Registration

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. 


All virtual and in-person runners who complete all 4 courses will receive a series medal.

In-person series: $65 before Sept. 1, $70 after. 
Virtual series (run on your own time): $50.


Register online starting in late summer, or call/visit any recreation center to register:

Trail Maps

Trails are 4-8 miles in distance. 

Races 1 & 4 route map

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Races 1 and 4 map, 2021.

Race 2 route map

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Race 2 map, 2021.


Race 3 route map

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  • Wednesday, September 08, 2021 | 06:00 PM - Wednesday, September 29, 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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