We are a FREE running group for people who like running trails in the Denver, Colorado area. Tired of the same old Wash Park runs and want to try some trail running? We always meet a short ride away from the city.
+ Thursday evening and Sunday morning weekly trail runs, year round, in the foothills west of Denver (Morrison, Golden, Lakewood, etc.).
+ Carpooling and weekend outings to mountain races and other group events.
All ages, experience and ability are welcome! We have people from sub-6 to 12+min pace, and others who just walk the trails. Ages range from teens-70+ years old. Some come out to train hard, others are there for more social reasons. Great training for Pikes Peak, Imogene, Leadville and other trail/ultra races, building strength for road races and triathlons, meeting new training partners, or just having fun on the trails.
For posting guidelines on this Group Page, please see www.denvertrailrunners.com/contact-us.html
Can anyone suggest a good race for a beginner in trail running? Thanks!
The bear chase is fun with lots of different distances. How far do you want to run? 2 (1 day ago)Le Anne:
The Back country half was fun. Xterra Colorado Series has a bunch as well. 1 (1 day ago)Jandy Miller:
Bear Chase Race in Lakewood :) 2 (1 day ago)Dustin Gavin:
.. (1 day ago)Stephen Chambers:
I agree with everyone that recommends the Bear Chase. It's a great event and suited for a beginner. 2 (1 day ago)Don Reichelt:
Backcountry Half Marathon is a good one!! 1 (1 day ago)Bryan Galante:
Elk meadow 10 miler is coming up on the 25th in evergreen, Meyers ranch race is cool, conifer 10k town race was fun 2/3 trail 1/3 road. 1 (1 day ago)Devin Visciano:
For a race outside the Front Range, check out the Desert Rats Trail Running Festival. Many distances to choose from, a wonderfully run race, and unbeatable scenery. 3 (1 day ago)Peter Schow:
Eldora 10K in August. www.digdeepsports.com/eldoratrail10k.html 2 (1 day ago)Adam Feerst:
www.runuphillracing.com/race/BtB.html 1 (1 day ago)Adam Feerst:
Elk Meadow, White Ranch, Hildebrand.
www.comastersrun.org/index.html 1 (1 day ago)Jerry Daniels:
Bear Chase was my first ever trail ultra. Did the 50K. Completely enjoyed my experience. I'm now training for a 50 miler. 4 (1 day ago)Patrick Forsythe:
Bear Chase is a great suggestion. I would also suggest The North Fork - generous cutoffs (so you can run it slow) and fairly non technical, but still definitely a mountain race. Only 50k or 50mile options for North Fork. 2 (1 day ago)Ali Ingalls Smith:
Bear Chase 1 (1 day ago)Amy O'Connell:
Can't beat the Bear Chase Race Series events for first-timers! 3 (1 day ago)Tina Simms Susak:
Dirty 30 has a 12-miler that is a blast and gorgeous! 3 (1 day ago)Megan Finnesy:
Dirty 30 50K takes very good care of it's beginners . . come to the Happy Hour tomorrow night at Runners HIgh in Golden. You will get to hear 6 people who chose to run the Dirty 30 as their first ultra share their experience. Food from RAD - Real Athlete Diet and beer from Southern Sun will be served. Come have fun with the Dirty 30 community and meet some great peeps!!!! 2 (23 hours ago)Adam Feerst:
What is it are you looking for, or concerned about in a race in terms of terrain (hills, rocky), size, cost, bells & whistles? (16 hours ago)Sean P. Malone:
Also, consider the Greenland Trail race in early May and the Ridgeline Trail race in September. 1 (14 hours ago)Adam Feerst:
Greenland, 25km (15.5mi), gently rolling, not rocky, May 6.
www.coloradorunnerevents.com/Greenland/ (11 hours ago)Adam Feerst:
Vail trail series
www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/trail-running-racing (11 hours ago)Adam Feerst:
Steamboat race series are low keyed, other than the marathon (which is road). Most are trail
www.runningseries.com/ (10 hours ago)Adam Feerst:
Frisco, Run the Rockies trail 1/2, Aug 12. Fairly low tech trails, moderately hilly. www.townoffrisco.com/play/athletic-events/run-the-rockies-race-series/ 1 (10 hours ago)Jola Zasadni-Chernikov:
Bear Creek Half in Lakewood was pretty easy with only 3 hills. I loved Ridgeline Half in Castle Rock with a lot of rolling hills but no long climbs. 1 (10 hours ago)Dave Coming:
www.facebook.com/events/1295367703868693/ Fear the Deer half Marathon 1 (7 hours ago)
Tomorrow evening's run with either be at Green Mountain or Bear Creek depending on trail conditions and the final location will be posted tomorrow morning. We're right on the edge of some wet stuff that's moving in and I want to watch the weather forecast a little longer.
It's Official! Silverton Double Dirty 30 introduces a 35.3 mile distance to the 100K Mountain Trail Running Race.
September 23 - Silverton, CO
Early registration goes to March 31st.
The course is the same as the 100K without the southern loop around Engineer Mountain. This course takes you down the Animas River Gorge, 16 miles along one of the most spectacular sections of the famous Colorado Trail, down the gorgeous historical Rico-Silverton Trail, through the South Mineral Creek Drainage and along the Rainbow Trail back to Silverton!!!! 35 miles of SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN BLISS during the best time of the year to be there, The FALL BLAZE!!
Register Now! dirty30.org/golden-gate/registration/
Check out the website for all event details, video tour of the course.
Now yer talking! 1 (1 day ago)Vanessa Witte:
Oooooh! Are you sure you want a pacer....? ;) (1 day ago)
I am looking for a running partner/s to do an 8 miler outside Canon City.
Details: 2.5hr drive one way, 8 mile loop, remote single track, 2000gain.
Is that a yes Le Anne?! (2 days ago)Nick Buchanan:
Colleen MacDonald I am looking for peoples to run with this weekend if you are interested. (2 days ago)
FWIW I was there this last weekend and the the trails I hit (Meadowlark, Plymouth Mountain and Homesteader) were all nice and dry. However for a quarter mile of Plymouth Creek (the steepest section) was icy and muddy. I made it up fine walking but I wouldn't have wanted to run it without microspikes. 1 (1 week ago)Dave Cunningham:
Thanks for the intel, Chris! (1 week ago)Chris White:
I also didn't go beyond the homesteader trail to the top loop so I have no idea what the conditions are up there (1 week ago)Quarter Ann:
Did the group photo turn out Dave? (2 days ago)
My Leadville 2016 toolbox.
- Spare gloves, gaiters, buff, hothands
- Foot treatment of any sort
- Basic pharmacy
- Basic bump, bruise, sprain, wrap warehouse
- All the random stuff- lights, batteries, toilet paper, medical gloves, lubes, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, chapstick, wipes, phone power pack (battery charger), drink powder, gummy bears, potato chips, playing cards for the crew
- A PHOTO OF MY RUNNER WITH HIS DAUGHTERS JUST IN CASE HE NEEDED A REMINDER WHO WAS WAITING AT THE FINISH!!!
I love my box! It did very well and I'll definitely use it again. $16 basic toolbox from Home Depot was large enough to DOUBLE as a seat when I needed to treat anything.
Jeannete Sorensen Hickok:
Wow, excellent!! 😊 1 (3 days ago)Bryan Galante:
Looks like med kit when I was coaching ultimate frisbee! Wootwoot! 1 (3 days ago)Jeff O'Reilly:
For later in the race, it helps to add a pacifier and a pair of big-girl panties. Even guys can benefit from big-girl panties after mile 80. 3 (2 days ago)
On the theme of doc recommendations... any ENT recs in south metro experienced w endurance runners and unexplained "dizziness" that might be like BPPV but maybe not?
Do you have a general practitioner that is able to give you a referral? (2 days ago)Philip Hamrick:
Dr. Kelsall at Rocky Mountain Ear Center is fantastic. They specialize in inner ear disorders. 1 (2 days ago)
Anybody have any recommendations for a PT and/or ortho doc that works with ultra runners? Got some achilles issues that I need to get under control.
Novo Soft Tissue & Spine (my clinic). (4 days ago)Kristin Jossi Zosel:
Funtional PT at 35th and Tennyson = my PT is Laurie (4 days ago)Rachel Garcia:
Panorama orthopedic in golden. And FIT PT (multiple locations). I saw Brian Anobile at FIT and he was really wonderful. Panorama has an entire sports medicine department and I think a few of the docs work with some of the pro athletes in denver. I went recently for an inflamed tendon. Both great places! 4 (4 days ago)Megan Oller:
I'm going to cornerstone orthopedic, the to main doc's are runners. The office I go to is by Lutheran Hospital.
cornerstoneorthopedics.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cornerstoneorthopedics.com%2F&dm_redirected=true#2829 (4 days ago)Shaun Miller:
Heather North at Red Hammer Rehab in Louisville is great. (4 days ago)Ashley Gail Dyke:
Jeff Coverly has a practice near washington park. Highly recommend! (4 days ago)Matthew Rutledge:
Barnes Chiropractic would probably be my first stop. 3 (4 days ago)Kate DiVincentis:
I second Panorama in Golden... They have both docs and PT. I just finished my treatment for posterior tibial tendinitis. I saw 3 different PTs and they were all great. (4 days ago)Elizabeth Kinsey:
Matt Kelly Barnes will get you back on track. 1 (3 days ago)Amy Winston:
Peter at lohi physical therapy (3 days ago)Katie Carbs:
As a runner and PT I enjoy treating runners! I'm with Select Physical therapy in Aspen Park 1 (3 days ago)Matt Kelly Barnes:
What is the issue and what part of town are you looking for? There are a lot of really great PT and Sports Chiropractors in Denver (as we all do I happen to have a pretty high opinion of my results :P ) If I can be of service I would be happy to, but good luck in your recovery! (3 days ago)Kevin Chenoweth:
My wife is a great PT and could possibly help. (3 days ago)Bernard Hohman:
Ascent Therapy Clinic
www.ascenttherapyclinic.com/index.html (3 days ago)Sammie Lewis:
Thank you all!! (3 days ago)
Hey Denver Trail Runners! I'm in town until the 25th -but frequently visit Colorado for training/visiting family. Would love to join the Thursday run this week and/or see if there are any AM runs planned this week. Don't know the area well, but early 5.30AM start is fine, keen for some vert and challenge as MN has plenty of flat trails; training for handful of 100K/50milers this summer. Cheers!
dtr.runuphillracing.com/trails/trails.html 1 (3 days ago)Adam Feerst:
jeffco.us/open-space/parks/ 1 (3 days ago)Shaun Miller:
RMR does a Friday 6am run up Chimney Gulch in Golden or other runs up near Boulder. 1 (3 days ago)Bryan Galante:
FYI, we run (FRXC) every Wednesday night, and we belong to other groups too, you are welcome to join with us on any Outing www.facebook.com/events/1997818940445764??ti=ia 1 (3 days ago)
Anyone been up around Chicago Lakes lately? Are snowshoes needed, or can I get by with my running shoes and microspikes? Thanks!
I was just thinking about this. A friend was skiing up around there and says there's no snow, only ice. Not sure exactly what that means. (3 days ago)Brandon Barros:
Following (3 days ago)Karis Morrall:
As of this morning, the snow on the trail was pretty well tamped down. I brought snowshoes but left them on a rock about halfway through. The snow was a bit crunchy for skiing. That being said, I think that area is supposed to get snow tonight. ❄️☃️ (3 days ago)