HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon

Sat November 4, 2023 Lone Tree, CO 80124 US


Half Marathon

$85 $60 9:00AM MDT Price increases after August 22, 2023 at 11:59pm MDT

Presenting Sponsor

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2023 marks the 15th Annual Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon in Highlands Ranch!  This 13.1-mile scenic trail run utilizes the Douglas County East/West trail and the beautiful Highlands Ranch Community Association's Backcountry Wilderness Area trails.  

Prize Money will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall winners in the following amounts! 1st= $400    2nd= $200   3rd=$100

Race begins on Saturday, November 4, at 9:00 am. 

Race Amenities

All participants will receive the following:

  • Long sleeve technical race shirt
  • Custom race bib
  • Custom finisher medal
  • FREE pancake breakfast from Flippin' Flapjacks
  • Post-race beers compliments of Living the Dream Brewing! 

Athlete Guide

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Updated as of 10/21/22:

Packet Pick Up

Early Packet Pickups


Race Day Packet Pickup

You will be able to pick up your timing bib and race shirt beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race morning at the start/finish line. Lines can be long to check in and early packet pickup is heavily encouraged.


The Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon has spectacular views! The course is a single loop that is 100% on dirt/gravel/single track. Runners will have the potential to view wildlife along the way as well as soak in the amazing mountain views. 

There will be four aid stations on the course with water available. In our effort to respect the trails and follow the principles of LEAVE NO TRACE, we are trying to eliminate trash left on the trails. Bringing your own hydration system is highly encouraged.

Since the Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon is a trail race in November, there is a potential to encounter mud, snow, or ice on the trail. We race rain, shine, sleet, or snow... unless excess moisture makes the trails inaccessible or creates a major safety hazard to participants. In that case, the race may be postponed.

For the safety of participants and potential Backcountry Wilderness Area wildlife, dogs and strollers are NOT allowed. 

Strava course map
Mapmyrun course map


⏰ The Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon will have two cut-off checkpoints:

  • Aid station #4/Approximately 8.4 miles - 2 hours 30 minutes from start, or approximately 11:45 am
  • Finish line - 3 hours 30 minutes from start, or approximately 12:45 pm


11033 Monarch Blvd
Lone Tree, CO US 80124

Race Contact Info

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