As those summer mornings are just beginning to cool, join us for a celebration of the season and our 2nd Annual Runapalooza! From the award winning Apex Center, these 5K, 10K & Half Marathon courses will run west along the 2012 Best of the Best Ralston Creek Trail through Arvada’s open spaces and stunning golf course communities. With its creek-side beauty, this is a can’t miss opportunity to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer!
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Dedicated in support of the Alzheimers Association!
Advancing research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease, we encourage you to consider a generous donation when you register, then run your race to increase awareness and inspire others to take action.
As an endurance training program of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, ALZ Stars fuel every mile with hope!
|Site Map||Directions||Printable PDF|
Apex Center: 13150 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, 80005
|5K Course||Interactive Map||Printable PDF|
|5K athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail. As an out & back course, they will run approximately 1.5 miles before turning around to return the way they came, with access to one aid station twice.|
|Course Records: M 20:20 / 6:33 Pace (Tony Phifer) – F 25:03 / 8:04 Pace (Taylor James)|
|10K Course||Interactive Map||Printable PDF|
|10K athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail. As an out & back course, they will run approximately 3 miles before turning around to return the way they came, with access to two aid stations four times.|
|Course Records: M 38:26 / 6:12 Pace (Matt Thompson) – F 49:40 / 8:00 Pace (Lindsey Reilly)|
|Half Marathon Course||Interactive Map||Printable PDF|
|Half marathon athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail. Turning right after passing under Virgil Wy to complete the counterclockwise loop around Blunn Reservoir, athletes will then utilize the 64th Pkwy west underpass at the reservoir entrance & make their way up onto the sidewalk that runs along the south side of 64th. Making a right hand turn to complete a short dogleg on Blunn trail, athletes will then access the east underpass and the path that runs adjacent to Virgil Wy to rejoin Ralston Creek Trail and return the way they came. Half marathon athletes with 12 opportunities to hydrate along the way.|
|Early (thru 6/23)||Advance (thru 8/9)||Late* (thru 8/20)||Race Day*|
*Because goodies must be ordered far enough in advance to have them printed & shipped, late and walk-up 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!
|Monday, 6/23||11:59p||Early Pricing Ends|
|Saturday, 8/9||11:59p||Advance Pricing Ends|
|Wednesday, 8/20||11:59p||Late Pricing Ends & Online Registration Closes|
|Thursday, 8/22||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Early Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration (Location TBD):|
|Saturday, 8/23||5:30a||Volunteer Check-In|
|6:00a||Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Begin|
|6:45a||Half Marathon Race Day Registration Ends|
|7:00a||Half Marathon Start|
|7:15a||5 & 10K Race Day Registration Ends|
|8:30a||5K Awards & Raffle|
|9:00a||10K Awards & Raffle|
|10:00a||Half Marathon Awards & Raffle|
Directions – The Apex Center is located at 13150 W 72nd Ave in Arvada, CO. Click here for a map or to get directions.
Parking – Athletes & spectators will be asked to park in the lot west of the entrance as shown on the site map above, keeping the lots closest to the finish line accessible for volunteers who will be heading out on the course & other event operations. Please follow all parking signs & staff direction on race day.
Towels – It’s gonna be HOT! As great as the ice water dripping from your finish line towel will feel, please DO NOT return to the finish aid tent to re-dip your towel once it starts to dry. (Think about that for a minute… Ewww!)
The above information is only that which is unique to this event.