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.
Castle Rock 5K details
Run as your favorite rock star! Or, wear your favorite rock concert T-shirt for this fun run / walk. Best dressed rockers will win prizes. This is our third and final non-virtual run of the series, so come on out and we’ll keep our distance!
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.
Tri the Rock
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.
Join us Sunday, Sept. 13.
- 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
The Castle Rock Trail Festival combines two of the more popular running events that are held at Philip S. Miller park - the liveBIG Run and the Ridgeline Trail races. This event offers everything from an ultra-distance run to the Family Adventure Run. All races begin at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park.
- 50K Ultra Marathon
- 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.