One of Colorado’s favorite trails meets one of its most glorious parks at our 2015 Beat the Heat 5K, 10K & Half Marathon! As athletes wind west along Big Dry Creek Trail, the remarkable sight of Standley Lake with the Flatirons on the horizon just beyond will come into view. Not too hilly / not too flat, plus a combo of hard and soft surface terrains make this the perfect event for all abilities and all preferences!
|With about a gazillion reasons why you might not be able to join us on race day, we know you still want to race with your friends & family. Well, we’ve got your back! Space will be extremely limited, so get in early if you want to race from afar for any reason. Click here for more information.|
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|Site Map||Directions||Printable PDF|
Church Ranch Office Park
10170 Church Ranch Wy, Westminster, CO 80021
|5K Course||Interactive Map||Printable PDF|
|5K Athletes will leave the office park lot to head west on Big Dry Creek Trail for 1.56 miles. After turning around & returning the way they came, athletes will have had 2 opportunities to fuel up on this out & back course.|
|10K Course||Interactive Map||Printable PDF|
|10K Athletes will leave the office park lot to head west on Big Dry Creek Trail for 3.1 miles. After turning around & returning the way they came, athletes will have had 4 opportunities to fuel up on this out & back course.|
|Half Marathon Course||Interactive Map||Printable PDF|
|Half marathon athletes will leave the office park lot to head west on Big Dry Creek Trail for approximately 5.25 miles to the first turnaround on this double out & back course. After returning the way they came and passing the start / finish area, athletes will run another 1.3 miles to the second turnaround before once again returning the way they came to finish, having had 10 opportunities to fuel up.|
|Early (thru 2/18)||Advance (thru 4/4)||Late* (thru 4/15)||Race Day*|
*Because goodies must be ordered far enough in advance to have them printed & shipped, late and race day entrants will receive SWAG on a first come, first-served basis. If the shirt size you prefer is unavailable when you register, please select your next best size to be sure you get one, then stop by the packet pick-up area after you race to see if a swap is possible.
Without YOU, these events simply wouldn’t be possible. From event prep to packet pick-up, and from course marshals to meal service, there are a variety of ways you can help. There’s no experience necessary, but space is limited so please let us know you’re available right away! Students: Earn those credits in the most fun way possible! Groups: Tired of those bake sales & car washes? We are happy to be a part of your fundraising efforts! (Donations begin with just 10 volunteers and you need not be an official nonprofit.) Athletes: We know endurance sports can take a big chunk out of your pocket book and we’ve got your back. Ask about our ‘Earn a Free Entry’ program!
|Wednesday, 2/18||11:59p||Early Pricing Ends|
|Saturday, 4/4||11:59p||Advance Pricing Ends|
|Wednesday, 4/15||11:59p||Late Pricing Ends & Online Registration Closes|
|Thursday, 4/16||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Early Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration (photo ID required):|
|Saturday, 4/18||6:00a||Venue Volunteer Check-In|
|6:30a||Course Volunteer Check-In|
|6:45a||Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Begins|
|7:45a||Half Marathon Registration Ends|
|8:00a||Half Marathon Start|
|8:15a||5 & 10K Registration Ends|
|9:30a||5K Awards & Raffle|
|10:00a||10K Awards & Raffle|
|11:00a||Half Marathon Awards & Raffle|
Directions - The Church Ranch Office Park is located at 10170 Church Ranch Wy in Westminster, CO. Click here for a map or to get directions.
Parking – Athletes & spectators will be asked to park in the lots north, east and west of the office building, leaving the south lot accessible for volunteers and event operations. Please follow all parking signs & staff direction on race day.
The above information is only that which is unique to this event.