Sun May 17, 2020 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 US
Now THIS feels like home!

Join your neighbors for the Annual Run Wild for Ellen BackCountry 5k and Fun Run!

We are celebrating our dearly departed neighbor Ellen McGrath, who as many of you know bravely battled melanoma and is survived by her husband, Johnny McGrath and children Katie and Ryan.  In honor of Ellen, we continue to find ways to bring an even bigger event to you each and every year and you surely won't be disappointed.  So...let's BOOGIE!  Disco 70s Rollerhippie vibes all around.  get out your best 70s gear and grow your mutton chops and 'stache, and be sure to show up in style to run and/or walk/or roll!  There will be a costume contest with prizes, so DO NOT BE SHY!

The runs begin at 10AM (kids fun run at 930) and the party gets started shortly thereafter with the awards, live music, pancakes, burritos, mimosas/manmosas, bloody marys and plenty more.

Pets on leashes and strollers are welcome, as are runners and walkers of all ages and abilities!  Breakfast and race t-shirts are included with registration.   The route will be clearly marked throughout the community with plenty of volunteers showing you the way.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors this year: Dr. Gary Holt - Holt Orthodontics, Dr. Shari Wolsky - Wolsky Orthodontics, Jill Weisswasser, Wendy Bowen and Scotta Larsen - Denver Trio, Grist Brewing, Johnny McGrath, Will Routon Auto Broker, Dave Landin and The Mortgage Company, and many more.



Solstice Park
BackCountry Association
Highlands Ranch, CO US 80126
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This is a private event for the Backcountry Community and Friends/Family of Ellen & Johnny McGrath.  The event takes place inside a gated community.  If you live outside of the community, please refer to Ellen McGrath's facebook page for instructions on where to park and enter. Thank you!

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