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April 22, 2017 (Saturday)
50 K, Marathon, Half Marathon
Adams County Regional Park
Brighton, Colorado
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This event (Half-Marathon, Marathon, & 50K) is held at the Adams County Regional Park in Brighton, Colorado, just a short drive from Denver International Airport. It is held on a loop course of 1.31 miles around Mann-Nyholt Lake. Half-marathoners make 10 laps, marathoners make 20 laps, and 50k runners make 24 laps There are many advantages to a loop course. It is a great social environment, as you will see other runners all day. There are 3 restroom facilities on the loop. Also, you are never too far from the aid station.

It is held on a combination concrete multi-use path and scree covered trail with a short section of dirt road. It is approximately 70 to 75% soft surface. You should be aware that this is an open course. There will probably be others on the trail that day, although it is usually not terribly busy.

Event Start Location
Adams County Regional Park, Brighton, Colorado

Course Description
It is held on a loop course of 1.31 miles around Mann-Nyholt Lake. It is a combination concrete multi-use path and scree covered trail with a short section of dirt road. It is approximately 70 to 75% soft surface. Half-marathoners make 10 laps, marathoners make 20 laps, and 50k runners make 24 laps There are 3 restroom facilities on the loop. Also, you are never too far from the aid station.

Awards
No monetary awards are given; however prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place male and female in each race will be awarded.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pick-up will be held at Road Runner Sports, 10436 Town Center Dr. #300, Westminster, CO from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm the night before the race.

Timing / Results
Chip timing. Results will be posted on the race website as well as forwarded to any organization requested by racers.

Post Race Activities
While there is no official post-race event, runners are encouraged to hang out in the finish area and visit while enjoying a good selection of food and visit with other runners and volunteers as well as cheering on their fellow runners.

Weather
The weather the first week in late April is usually pleasant. With an average high of 69 (F) and an average low of 39. Average temperature for May 3 is 54. The record high for that day is 85 with the record low 25. Average precipitation is 0.08 inches and a record rainfall of 1.26 inches.

Directions
The park is on the north side of Henderson Road between Brighton Road and Riverdale Road. If you have difficulty finding the park, it would helpful to know that the Regional Park is part of the Adams County Fairgrounds. If you are traveling on US Highway 85, you can follow signs to the fairgrounds.

Parking
The parking lot is less than 150 yards from the start/finish. A sign will direct racers to the parking area.
 
 

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