What we're about

Based in the Golden, Colorado area, this group is for anyone who enjoys trail running and hiking the beautiful trails of the Colorado front range. Share some of your favorite trails and jump in by attending or organizing group runs. Although most members may be primarily in the Golden and Denver area, this group is not limited to just local events. So feel free to get some of those Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs runs posted as well! Membership is free.

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Upcoming events (5)

Morning Run at NCAR

NCAR Trail Head

Bring some coffee if you want to get in this run before work. I start at the NCAR trail and then turn on to Mesa trail then Skunk Canyon, then Bear Canyon back to Mesa trail and return to NCAR. The loop is about 5.5 miles. 1200 ft elevation change. I run this in less than an hour, and then I go straight to work. Everyone starts together but we'll run at our own speed. hopefully you'll find someone who runs at the same pace. The energy from an early morning challenge will stay with you for most of the day. Join if you'd like but I won't wait for anyone running late. I'll start right at 6:15. You might want to bring a headlamp. Ideally we'll reach the highpoint of this run right as the sun is appearing, but the first mile or two might still be dark.

Run Mt Falcon to the castle.

Mount Falcon Park East Trailhead

We'll run up turkey trot, and go up to the Walker Castle. You can add on the additional miles for the loop at the top if you want and then we'll head back down Via the castle trail. This is a good uphill climb and a fast and fun decent. I'd say this is 95% runnable, and the grade is moderate enough to maintain a constant pace. We'll set a goal pace on the way up of about a 12-15 minute mile. A turn around at the castle will get you about 7 miles, but you can add another 2.5 miles if you continue out to Devils elbow. This trailhead can get crowded so we're starting early. We'll start together and regroup at the castle. From there you're on your own. Brunch at the Cow Eatery afterwards for anyone interested. We'll be running by 7:10. Masks required. Please change your RSVP if you can't make it. OH yeah, Trail info below: https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7003101/mount-falcon-east-loop

Morning Run at NCAR

NCAR Trail Head

Bring some coffee if you want to get in this run before work. I start at the NCAR trail and then turn on to Mesa trail then Skunk Canyon, then Bear Canyon back to Mesa trail and return to NCAR. The loop is about 5.5 miles. 1200 ft elevation change. I run this in less than an hour, and then I go straight to work. Everyone starts together but we'll run at our own speed. hopefully you'll find someone who runs at the same pace. The energy from an early morning challenge will stay with you for most of the day. Join if you'd like but I won't wait for anyone running late. I'll start right at 6:15. You might want to bring a headlamp. Ideally we'll reach the highpoint of this run right as the sun is appearing, but the first mile or two might still be dark.

Morning Run at NCAR

NCAR Trail Head

Bring some coffee if you want to get in this run before work. I start at the NCAR trail and then turn on to Mesa trail then Skunk Canyon, then Bear Canyon back to Mesa trail and return to NCAR. The loop is about 5.5 miles. 1200 ft elevation change. I run this in less than an hour, and then I go straight to work. Everyone starts together but we'll run at our own speed. hopefully you'll find someone who runs at the same pace. The energy from an early morning challenge will stay with you for most of the day. Join if you'd like but I won't wait for anyone running late. I'll start right at 6:15. You might want to bring a headlamp. Ideally we'll reach the highpoint of this run right as the sun is appearing, but the first mile or two might still be dark.

Past events (621)

James Peak Adventure Run

Moffat Tunnel - East Portal

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