Castle Rock Trail Festival / liveBIG Run

Welcome to the Town of Castle Rock’s 2020 epic trail event. The Trails Festival is back for its fifth year! Come to challenge yourself on the vast Ridgeline trail system and enjoy Castle Rock’s local trails.

Trail run options range from the liveBIG 5K to the Ultra Marathon 50K. If you’ve run this trail system before, you know these are some beautiful and beguiling trails.

Race details

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020

Races will begin at 7:30 a.m. near the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park and wind through the single and double-track trails at Philip S. Miller Park and Ridgeline Open Space. You will take in the impressive views of the surrounding buttes and the scenic views of Castle Rock as the trail twists and winds over the flowing race course.

Race Results and Photos

Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirement, results will not be posted at the race. However, you can access race results online or by downloading the HAL Sports app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices.

View or download photos from this year's Castle Rock Trail Festival

Race features

  • All participants will receive an event T-shirt and finisher’s medal
  • Professional chip timing with a disposable bib chip
  • Free photo downloads after the event
  • Post-race refreshments starting at 10:30 a.m.

Race routes

Course options and fees

 liveBIG Family Adventure Run
$15 - through June 30
$20 - July 1 through Sept. 15 
$25 - after Sept. 15
$30 - on race day
liveBIG 5K
$20 - through June 30
$25 - July 1 through Sept. 15
$30 - after Sept. 15
$35 - on race day
Ridgeline 10K
$30 - through June 30
$35 - July 1 through Sept. 15
$40 - after Sept. 15
$45 - on race day
Ridgeline Trail Half Marathon
$50 - through June 30
$55 - July 1 through Sept. 15
$60 - after Sept. 15
$65 - on race day
Ridgeline 50K
$80 - through June 30
$85 - July 1 through Sept. 15
$90 - after Sept. 15
$95 - on race day 

Race day event timeline

6:30 a.m. Packet pickup and registration begins at race site
7:30 a.m. 50K race start
8:30 a.m. Half Marathon race start
9 a.m. 10K race start
9:30 a.m. 5K race start
10:30 a.m. Family Adventure Run start
4 p.m. Finish line closes

More information

Time limit

The 50K Ultramarathon will have an 8 hour time limit. The finish line will close at 3:30 p.m. You must start the second loop before 11:30 a.m. or you will not be able to continue.

Aid Stations

In an effort to help keep everyone safe we will be providing bottled water at each aid station. All aid stations will have bottled water as well basic first aid items. The 50K aid stations at Philip S. Miller Park and the aid stations at No. 4 and No. 12 on the Ridgeline side will have electrolytes available.

Food and Beverage

The finish line beverages including water, Gatorade and beer. Our staff will serve food items wearing masks. We ask that everyone wear masks when approaching food and beverage stations.

Drop bags

We will have a 10-foot by 10-foot tent with a tarp on the ground at the start of the second loop of the 50K. This is located right near the finish line. You are more than welcome to take a bag to this location and leave it for the duration of the race. 

Awards

Overall and age group awards will be presented in all races 5K and up. Top Overall Male and Female, as well as, the top three in the following age groups:

Half Marathon and 10K50 Ultra
  • 19 & under
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 & over
  • 19 & under
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 & over

Weather and safety information

Natives to Colorado are familiar with the day to day weather here. While the average low temperature in early October is 35 degrees and the average high is 65 degrees, please be prepared for anything. We hope to have the perfect weather on race day, but there’s always a possibility of rain or snow on the trail making for muddy conditions.

Don’t be surprised when running our open space trails. Expect to see rabbits, prairie dogs, deer, fox, coyote, birds, and other wildlife.

If you are traveling from lower elevations, be prepared for some shortness of breath. The high point of the course is 6,700 feet, roughly 1,500 feet higher than the mile high city of Denver.