Due to Covid-19 all town races have been suspended until further information from the state and federal government is released. We will update this page as more information becomes available.
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.
Due to Covid-19 Climb4Change has been cancelled this year 2020. We hope to see everyone next year for this great event!
Climb4Change is a unique racing event that raises money and awareness for the Town of Castle Rock’s Adaptive Recreation program. Volunteers, businesses, and families with children with cognitive and physical disabilities band together for the race up the 200-step Challenge Hill built into the side of a mountain at Philip S. Miller Park.
Participants ascend 178 feet as they climb to make a positive impact on the community. Since Climb4Change’s inception, program registration has increased 70% and the event has raised thousands of dollars to ensure everyone in the community has access to recreational opportunities.
- Power Hour - up and down, up and down, up and down … for 60 minutes!
- Trail Race - up the stairs, down the trail. You’ve got 30 minutes.
- ClimbNRun 5K - Climb the stairs, down the switchbacks, and run the trail!
- Race to the Top - one time, that’s it! Can you beat the course record?
- Run4Fun - this untimed event allows you to support adaptive recreation in a non-competitive way. Once up the stairs and down the trail includes shirt and medal. This can be done at any time during the event, except at the start of any of the above races.
Due to Covid-19, this race has been postponed for the fall.
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.
Pedal the Moon
This family friendly event starts as the sun sets and celebrates the full moon. Timing of this event varies from year to year, depending on the lunar calendar, but generally happens in either July or August.
Come out for our only evening event that takes place on East Plum Creek Trail. We will be starting from one of two locations, Castle Rock Middle School (12 miles round trip), or Douglas County High School (3 mile round trip). Families will make their way to and from Festival Park.