Colorado's Largest Trail Race Series

Location: Golden Gate Canyon State Park... Red Barn Picnic Area

Address: 92 Crawford Gulch Rd 

               Golden, CO

Date: 2017 Dates to be Announced

Type of Terrain: 100% Single Track or Dirt Road

Parking: Limited Parking at Start/ Finish Area


Course Notes:

  • 1000' Elevation Gain for 10K
  • 2900' Elevation Gain for  Half
  • VERY Technical Courses
  • 2 Aid Stations for 10K, 3 Aid Stations for Half 
  • Prepare to Supply Your Own Hydration 

Packet Pick Up Location:

Runner's Roost Louisville

459 McCaslin Blvd

Louisville, CO 80027

FAQ's: Answers to FAQ'S for this and other ERS events can be found HERE

If you are looking for one of the best "hill" courses the ERS has to offer, than look no further! You can bet this course will keep your HR high, while you take in the surrounding mountain views and terrain. 

The Black Hawk Trail Half Marathon and 10K presented by Hoka One One is not for the faint of heart, as they say. Both the half marathon and 10K courses see tons of climbing and lots of technical landscape. If you are a runner looking to challenge yourself, then you have come to the right place. 

The 3rd Annual event is held at Golden Gate Canyon State Park just outside of Black Hawk and Golden, CO.  Golden Gate Canyon Sate Park supports over 35 miles of trails on over 12,000 acres, ranging in elevations from 7600'- 10,400'. Runners will enjoy remarkable views across valleys, maedows, and mountain ranges. 

The Start/Finish will be staged at Red Barn Picnic Area (across from Nott Creek Trail head)

ATTN RUNNERS... We have limited parking at the Start/Finish area and estimate that we will have about 150 parking spaces to work with so we ask that you carpool with other runners to help us alleviate any parking issues or, the need to use the shuttle service to and from the venue. If the shuttle service is needed we will make those parking announcements when we send out our race information to the runners.

This race is limited to 300 runners!!

Black Hawk Trail Half Marathon and 10k, Presented by 

Course Maps

Race Details

Race Schedule

Packet Pick-up:

To be Announced soon

Tentative Race Day Schedule:

6:00am- Race Day Registration Opens

7:00am- Expo Opens

7:30am- Half Marathon Starts

7:45am- 10k Starts

9:00am- Food Tent Opens

10:00am- Kids Race Starts

10:15am- 10k Awards

10:30am- Half Marathon Awards

11:00am- Expo Closes