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Golden Colorado XTERRA Trail Run

XTERRA Golden Golden Gate Canyon State Park

The XTERRA Golden Gate Canyon State Park trail run is scheduled for September 23, 2018. This course best exemplifies the spirit of the XTERRA Trail Run offering a 8k and 22K distances.

This event is limited to 200 runners of all skill levels. The course is stunning and beautiful, with single track running through alpine meadows, pine forests, and golden aspens during peak fall colors, plus stunning views of the continental divide. Experienced distance runners can opt for the 22K course, beginners can take the 8K challenge.

The 8K trail course will take runners through Aspen shaded trails, Willow, Adler, and Blue Spruce trees with an elevation gain of 1198 feet. The 22K course is the longest trail in the park that takes you through undulating hills, open meadow, aspen groves, and dense evergreen forests and offers an elevation gain of 1505 feet running to 8,855 feet above sea level.

This XTERRA trail run is challenging with altitude beginning at 7655 feet. It will deliver the best surrounding scenic views of the wilderness areas and the Continental Divide.

The 2nd annual XTERRA Golden Colorado race benefiting the Colorado Young Leaders

A portion of your entry fee will be donated to local non-profit organization the Colorado Young Leaders (CYL) a youth leadership non-profit. You can learn more about this incredible 501(c)3 youth leadership group and donate to them at coloradoyoungleaders.org.

Colorado Young Leaders (CYL) is a non-profit organization empowering teens to become stronger leaders through community service. Youth go through a metaphorical mountain summit journey to understand more about themselves, the community around them, and their place in it. CYL strives to create the next generational leader; a young person with a clear passion and purpose, a heart for others, and the confidence to explore the difference they can make in their community. For more information

A Peter Maksimow signature course!

Peter Maksimow The designer and course manager of our XTERRA Trail Run Series is Peter Maksimow, as known as “The Prez". An elite mountain, trail, ultra runner and member of the silver medal-winning US team at the 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. His Instagram profile tells us a bit about him: @petermaksimow "Mountain runner, mustached crusader, Inov-8er, beer connoisseur, Kokopelli Kids coach, Head Honcho of Team Colorado, Barr Trail Mountain Race director, male model, American Trail Running Association, tree hugger, bearded perfectionist, award-winning home brewer, free thinker, Enduro Bite’er, faithful husband to Nora, Manitou Brewing Co’er, and all the other things I forgot to mention."

To list a few of Peter's accomplishments: 2X Team USA Long Distance Mountain Running team member (Zermatt, Switzerland 2015 team silver; Podbrdo, Slovenia 2016), Team USA Mountain Running (Wellington, NZ 2005, alternate), 7X Top Ten finisher at the Pikes Peak Ascent, 3rd at the 2016 US 30K National Championship (Colorado Springs, CO), 2nd at the 2012 Jeremy Wright Memorial North American Snowshoe Championship–Jeremy is the guy that first got me interested in Mountain Running, he was killed by an IED in Afghanistan--RIP soldier! (Vail, CO), 5th at the 2015 US 50K Road Championship (Long Island, NY), 4X Champion of the Greenland Trail 50K and 2nd fastest trail 50K run in the state of Colorado, 3:18:55 (Larkspur, CO). Peter is a sponsored by inov-8, Enduro Bites, Swiftwick Socks and Manitou Brewing Company.

With our signature Peter Maksimow designed trail course, coupled with 100% Colorado dirt trails, you are sure to experience exhilarating moments every runner lives for.

2017 race sold out, so why wait? - Get your pass today!

Race Limited to 200 entries Starting at $55


Cup-Free Racing! Surveys shows most runners dislike paper cups at race aid stations. That is why Xterra Trail Run Colorado Series have gone Cup-Free. That means less litter, trash, and waste.

Cup-Free Racing is Easy!
  • Bring your favorite personal hydration device. Xterra handheld bottle, hydration belt/flask, or any other refillable container
  • Fill it at every aid station
  • Drink, it's that easy...

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The XTERRA Trail Run Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Golden Colorado has an Elevation Gain/Change of 1198 feet 8K - 1505 feet 22K.

Event details and schedule:

Friday: Packet pick-up, Friday September 21st at the Runners Roost Store 1685 S Colorado Blvd J, Denver, CO 80222 from 5pm to 7pm

Saturday: Packet pick-up and registration, Saturday September 22nd at the Runners Roost Store 7978 W Alameda Ave A, Lakewood, CO 80226 from 11:00am to 4:00pm,

Race Day Information:
  • 7:00am Sponsor Exhibitor Area Opens
  • 7:00am to 8:30am Race day packet pick-up - no new registration
  • 9:00am- 22K Start
  • 9:10am- 8K Start
  • 10:30am- Awards Ceremony begins starting with the 8K winners
Stuff You Get

All participants will receive the following:
  • FREE Shuttle Service from Gilpin County Fairgrounds Parking Lot begins at 7am
  • XTERRA handlheld water bottle
  • Soft cotton race t-shirt – subject to availability for race day registrations
  • Finisher medal
  • Post Event Festival Grub
  • More to come!

Aid Stations:
We will be sending an email the week of your race with the number of aid stations. All aid stations will have both Gatorade and water available.

There will be a 3 hour time limit in place for this trail running event. We do encourage anyone planning walk the entire 8K course and to avoid participating in the longest distance of the day. This September race is held in high hunting season and we need to leave the park by 1pm. That being said, you are certainly able to walk the 8K course if you need to. There will always be an XTERRA team member waiting until the last runner is off the course.

Parking and Shuttle Service:
There are 40 automotive parking passes sold for $10 each. Our hope and expectations are paid parking participants will be carrying multiple racers/spectators. Paid parking will receive printed permits to park at the race start/finish area (Nott Creek Trail head). The remainder of the racers/spectators will be shuttled to and from the Gilpin County Fairgrounds Parking Lot (230 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, CO 80422) 4 miles west of the park visitor center on Hwy 46.

Gilpin County Fairgrounds Parking location:
All cars will park on the dirt lot in front of the arena next to the Gilpin County Community Center. There are additional dirt parking lot across the street on Norton Dr. There should be more than enough room there for cars to park. Please keep all cars off any of the blacktop lots.

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