The Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation department hosts multiple family-friendly races each year. These events range from swimming, biking, running, walking, stair climbing, or a combination. Check the tabs below for more information or to sign up for a specific event or series.
5K After 5 Run/Walk Series
Prior to enjoying the First Fridays After 5 free concert event, get a workout in with a family friendly theme-based run or walk. The 5K After 5 series includes:
- July 3 - Patriot Run
- Aug. 7 - Running of the Bulls 5K
- Sept. 4 - Castle Rocker 5K
Last minute check in begins at 5 p.m., and the race / walk starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs along the East Plum Creek Trail.
Running of the Bulls 5K details
The August race theme for this 5K is Running with the Bulls.
Be sure to dress all in white and be prepared to be chased by “the bulls! We will distribute your red matador scarf to go with your running attire. All you have to do is avoid getting caught! Prizes will be awarded based on most original mozo* running gear.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several social distancing measures will be in place. Staff will be abiding by all current State heath orders. Race registration will be limited and start times will be staggered. Additionally, participants are encouraged to wear a face covering during the registration process. Those face coverings may be removed once the race begins.
Preregistration is $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Day of registration will be available for $25 for adults and $20 for youth. Children under 12 years old are free, but must be registered. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.
Following the race / walk, participants are encouraged to enjoy live music, food trucks and cocktails at First Fridays in Festival Park. More information, including updates on COVID-19 related precautions, is available at CRgov.com/FirstFridays.
Register at Events.com.
After weeks of our event being in hiatus due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are pleased to announce the rescheduled date for Tri the Rock of Sunday, September 13! We appreciate your patience and understanding during these times. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure a safe and fun event. We will be following the current health regulations at that time.
Tri the Rock
This professionally timed youth triathlon is a long-standing tradition in Castle Rock and is held the third Sunday in May.
From kids who have never even heard of a triathlon to seasoned competitive triathletes, Tri the Rock encourages kids to get out and give it a try. This annual youth triathlon is for young athletes ages 5 to 14 and is held a Butterfield Park. Courses are specific to age groups so be sure to check out the different divisions below and for more info or to register click on the link below.
- 5-6 year: 25 meter swim, 1 kilometer bike ride, 500 meter run.
- 7-8 and 9-10 years: 50 meter swim, 4 kilometer bike ride, 1 kilometer run.
- 11-12 and 13-14 years: 100 meter swim, 8 kilometer bike ride, 2 kilometer run.
- 15-18 years (new this year): 100 meter swim, 16 kilometer bike ride, 3 mile run
Castle Rock Trail Festival including the liveBIG 5k and Family Adventure Run
These professionally timed races are traditionally held the first Saturday in October.
The Castle Rock Trail Festival combines two of the more popular running events that are held at Philip S. Miller park, liveBIG Run and Ridgeline Trail Races. This event offers everything from an ultra-distance run to the liveBIG family adventure run. All races begin at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park and use the many different trails depending on which race you pick. Races include:
- 50k ultramarathon
- Half marathon
- Family adventure run
All proceeds from these races go to support the Castle Rock Adaptive Recreation program that is designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through participation in adaptive programming.