Course details

Apex Center
113150 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80005

5K course

(3% asphalt/97% concrete)
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5K athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail. As an out & back course, they will run 1.55 miles before turning around to return the way they came. 2 opportunities to fuel up.
Male record: Gavin Jones, 2016 Runapalooza 17:19 (5:35)
Female record:
Anne Wild, 2018 Runapalooza 19:41 (6:21)
Course average: 37:02 (11:57)

10K course

(2% asphalt/98% concrete)
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10K athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail. As an out & back course, they will run 3.1 miles before turning around to return the way they came. 4 opportunities to fuel up (+2 toilets).

Male record: Billy Mertens, 2021 Runapalooza 34:59 (5:38)
Female record: Kendra Long, 2022 Runapalooza 38:14 (6:10)
Course average: 1:03:56 (10:19)

Half marathon course

(6% soft surface/1% asphalt/93% concrete)
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Half marathon athletes will head southwest out of the Apex lot then east on Ralston Creek Trail for a short dogleg and aid station, then athletes can settle in to a 4 mile westbound run before heading south to the NEW Long Lake Park loop. After running clockwise for approximately 3.6 miles, athletes will return to Ralston Creek Trail for the downhill trip back. 12 opportunities to fuel up (+7 toilets).
New course, no course records

Aid Stations

Gatorade is lemon-lime flavor, Clif Shot is Citrus flavor.

Directions & Parking

Directions: The Apex Center is located at 13150 W 72nd Ave in Arvada, CO. From I70 you'd go north on Ward Rd, then west on 72nd Ave. In just under half a mile, the entrance to the Apex Center will be on the south side of the street. Click here for a map or to get directions.

Parking: Athletes & spectators will be asked to park in the lots to the west of the Apex Center, keeping the lots closest to the finish line accessible for volunteers who will be heading out on the course & other event operations. Please follow all parking signs & staff direction on race day.

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