The races will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7 a.m. at the Riverdale Regional Park (formerly Adams County Regional Park) in Brighton, Colorado, less than an hour away from Denver International Airport. It will be held on a loop course of 1.31 miles around Mann-Nyholt Lake (map & preview video on the “Stuff to Know” page). This is NOT a misprint. The half marathon is 10 laps, marathon is 20, and the 50k is 24. (Yes, the ultra is a little long - less than one and a half laps of a standard running track.) If you've never done a loop race, you should try it at least once (why not here?). There are many advantages to a loop course. It is a great social environment, as you will see other runners all day. As a result, the speed-challenged runners (like me) don't have to feel all alone out there. For those of you with digestive problems (yep, that's me, too), you are never too far from restroom facilities. In fact we have 3 available on the loop for your comfort and convenience. You are also never too far from the aid station. Another advantage is, if you have family or friends that want to come out and support you, they can stay in one spot and see you multiple times. They could even run a lap or two with you. If they have small children, there is a playground close by or they can play in the grass adjacent to the course.
It's always easier to train when you've got something in mind train for. Find an upcoming running event in your area and sign up, it's as easy as that. Train each week in preparation for the big day and then go out and have fun with it. You will have runners at all different levels of running abilities. You'll have semi pro runners right down to absolute beginners. Running is for everyone when you realise that the only person you're competing with is yourself - to gradually make those improvements and gains. Good luck on your journey.
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