Trail Running Series

Next date: Wednesday, September 04, 2024 | 06:00 PM to Wednesday, September 25, 2024 | 08:00 PM

Trail race participants on a trail.

The popular trail running series in Bear Creek Lake Park takes place weekly in September. Different routes allow participants to explore all areas of the park. Racers can compete against others in-person on Wednesday evenings, or run the marked course on their own Tuesday-Wednesday weekly for a virtual option.

Instructions and Details

Chose one of the following options:

Option 1: Join us in-person for races.

Come out to Bear Creek Lake Park on Wednesday evenings in September for in-person races. Each race is 4-6.5 miles in distance. There will be weekly prize drawings, and all who finish the series will receive a medal.

Race Schedule: TBA. Races start at 6 p.m.

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

Courses will be set each week by Tuesday at 9 a.m. and participants will run the course on their own time Tuesday-Wednesday. If you choose this option, you cannot run the Wednesday evening races. 


Courses will be set in the morning. 

  • Courses will be marked with flags; the first mile flags will be blue. All courses will start and stop at Pelican Point and be 4-6.5 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-Wednesdays between the hours of 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Tue.) and 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (Wed.).


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

Cost and registration is coming soon. Call/visit any recreation center to register once registration has opened.

Trail Maps

Trail Race Maps will be posted when available. Races are 4-7 miles in distance. 

Races 1 and 4 Map

Download races 1 and 4 map(JPG, 270KB)

 Races 1 and 4 map.

Race 2 Map

View Race 2 Map in New Window

Race 2 map. 

Race 3 Maps (short course and long course)


Download race 3 short course map(JPG, 297KB)

Race 3 short course map.


Download race 3 long course map(JPG, 293KB)

Race 3 long course map.

Upload a Photo of Your Race

Thanks to our sponsors:

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  • Wednesday, September 04, 2024 | 06:00 PM - Wednesday, September 25, 2024 | 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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