Castle Rock Trail Festival / liveBIG Run
Welcome to the Town of Castle Rock’s 2020 epic trail event. The Trails Festival is back for its fifth year! Come to challenge yourself on the vast Ridgeline trail system and enjoy Castle Rock’s local trails.
Trail run options range from the liveBIG 5K to the Ultra Marathon 50K. If you’ve run this trail system before, you know these are some beautiful and beguiling trails.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020
Races will begin at 7:30 a.m. near the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park and wind through the single and double-track trails at Philip S. Miller Park and Ridgeline Open Space. You will take in the impressive views of the surrounding buttes and the scenic views of Castle Rock as the trail twists and winds over the flowing race course.
- All participants will receive an event T-shirt and finisher’s medal
- Professional chip timing with a disposable bib chip
- Free photo downloads after the event
- Post-race refreshments starting at 10:30 a.m.
Course options and fees
| liveBIG Family Adventure Run
|$15 - through June 30|
|$20 - July 1 through Sept. 15|
|$25 - after Sept. 15|
|$30 - on race day|
|$20 - through June 30|
|$25 - July 1 through Sept. 15|
|$30 - after Sept. 15|
|$35 - on race day
|$30 - through June 30|
|$35 - July 1 through Sept. 15|
|$40 - after Sept. 15|
|$45 - on race day|
|Ridgeline Trail Half Marathon|
|$50 - through June 30|
|$55 - July 1 through Sept. 15|
|$60 - after Sept. 15|
|$65 - on race day|
|$80 - through June 30|
|$85 - July 1 through Sept. 15|
|$90 - after Sept. 15|
|$95 - on race day|
|6:30 a.m.||Packet pickup and registration begins at race site|
|7:30 a.m.||50K race start|
|8:30 a.m.||Half Marathon race start|
|9 a.m.||10K race start|
|9:30 a.m.||5K race start|
|10:30 a.m.||Family Adventure Run start|
|4 p.m.||Finish line closes|
The 50K Ultramarathon will have an 8 hour time limit. The finish line will close at 3:30 p.m. You must start the second loop before 11:30 a.m. or you will not be able to continue.
We will have a 10’x10’ tent with a tarp on the ground under it at the start of the second loop of the 50K. This is located right near the finish line. You are more than welcome to take a bag to this location and leave it for the duration of the race.
Overall and age group awards will be presented in all races 5K and up. Top Overall Male and Female, as well as, the top three in the following age groups:
- Half Marathon and 10K
- 19 & under
- 70 & over
- 50K Ultra
- 19 & under
- 60 & over
Weather and safety information
Natives to Colorado are familiar with the day to day weather here. While the average low temperature in early October is 35 degrees and the average high is 65 degrees, please be prepared for anything. We hope to have the perfect weather on race day, but there’s always a possibility of rain or snow on the trail making for muddy conditions.
Don’t be surprised when running our open space trails. Expect to see rabbits, prairie dogs, deer, fox, coyote, birds, and other wildlife.
If you are traveling from lower elevations, be prepared for some shortness of breath. The high point of the course is 6,700 feet, roughly 1,500 feet higher than the mile high city of Denver.
Parking for this event
If you want to avoid the crowd, we have made arrangements for overflow parking / shuttles at the Upper Lot at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The Town’s trolley will be making continuous loops throughout our parking lot and then to the Fairgrounds and dropping off at the Amphitheater. We will have signage at the Fairgrounds on where to wait for the trolley.