Sports calendar 2016

Saddle up for the Aspen Gran Fondo, a 50-mile group bike ride through the beautiful mountains in Aspen.

May 27

Gunnison Growler Weekend — 64 or 32-mile mountain bike rides punctuate a weekend of events. Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, Gunnison, Through May 29.

May 28

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic — Watch or compete as bikers race the train to Silverton. 7 a.m. Durango to Silverton, Through May 30.

May 30

Bolder Boulder 10K — America’s favorite 10K race creates a full day of fun for all, from walkers to elite athletes. Races finish at CU’s Folsom Field. Pro Wheelchair wave kicks off at 6:55 a.m. with elite men’s race expected to finish at the stadium around 11:30 a.m. For information go to

Valor Marathon — Watch or participate in the Valor Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 5M Run/Walk, or 1M Family Run. Race starts 8 a.m. Vail Village, Town of Vail, Vail,


June 4

Fire Hydrant 5K and Pet Expo — Support the Larimer Humane Society with this dog-friendly 5K fun-run. 5K run or walk. 8 a.m. Edora Park, 1420 E. Stuart St., Fort Collins, 970-530-2945.

2016 Pinewood Springs Spring Runoff — This 5K starts at 9 a.m., with registration an hour before at 8 a.m., as part of the Lyons Outdoor Games. Pinewood Springs Fire Station, 61 Kiowa Road, Lyons,

Longmont Kids-Only Triathlon and Try-a-Tri — A beginners’ triathlon in partnership with the Longmont Triathlon. Kids-only race followed by the Try-a-Tri super sprint race. 7:45 a.m. Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St., Longmont, 303-651-8406.

American Heart Association Heart Walk — Join thousands as they walk for heart and stroke awareness. 5K and 1 mile distances. 7:30 a.m. Denver Performing Arts Complex 1101 13th St., Denver, 866-430-9255.

Taste of Louisville 5K/12K — At 8 a.m. runners will run through Historic Main Street, Louisville, right through all the action of the Taste of Louisville, and continue on some of the most beautiful trails in Louisville and Boulder County. Race starts at 8 a.m. Main Street and E. Lafayette Street, Louisville,

Run the Rockies — Half-marathon starts at 8 a.m., road 10K starts at 8:30 a.m. Frisco Recreation Building, Third Street and Main Street, Frisco, 800-424-1554,

Buena Vista Bike Fest — Road rides of various distances including a century and metric century. 7 a.m. For more information contact

June 5

36th Longmont Triathlon — Join us for the longest continuous running triathlon in Colorado History! The first wave will begin at 7 a.m. 525-yard swim; 12-mile bike; 5K run. 7 a.m. Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St., Longmont, 303-651-8406.

Barks & Belts 5K — Registration: 7:30 a.m, Race Starts: 9 a.m., Bergen Village, Evergreen,

Steamboat Marathon & Half Marathon. 7:30 a.m. Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, 970-879-0880,

June 11

Ironman 70.3 Boulder — 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile run. Race starts at 7 a.m. at Boulder Resevoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder, for more information and registration go to

Boulder Sprint Triathalon — 0.5 mile swim, 17.2-mile bike race, and 3.1-mile run. Race starts at 7 a.m. at Boulder Resevoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder, for more information and registration go to

Aspen Gran Fondo — The Aspen Gran Fondo, is an epic 50-mile group bike ride in Aspen. The route will have something for everyone with its steep climbs and rolling hills, flat sections and gorgeous scenery. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Start is at Paepcke Park, E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen,

June 12

Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run — The first leg of the Triple Crown of Running series. Race starts at 7 a.m. Garden of the Gods, 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs,

Mt. Evans Ascent Race — A foot race to the top of Mount Evans. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. Echo Lake, Highway 103, Idaho Springs,

REVEL Rockies Marathon and Half-Marathon — It’s all downhill in this Evergreen to Morrison marathon or half-marathon. Full Marathon course is Squa Pass Road to Bandimere Speedway, start 6 a.m. at Squaw Pass Road near the old Echo Mountain Ski Resort; Half-Marathon course is Evergreen to Bandimere Speedway, start 6:30 a.m. at Lewis Ridge Road and Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen,

June 13

Steamboat Bike Week — Group rides and clinics offer the chance to meet fellow cyclists and enjoy a day in the Colorado sun. Various venues across Steamboat Springs, 970-879-0880, Through June 19.

June 18

G’Knight Ride — 13- and 12-mile cruiser bike rides on greenways through Longmont, kids festival (2-10 p.m.), Rides start at 5 p.m. Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, 303-319-9882,

Kaiser Permanente Bacon Burner 6K — Join in a 3.8-mile out-and-back run that will take place on a paved recreation trail with stunning views of snow capped peaks and Dillon Reservoir. Race starts 9:30 a.m at the Frisco Marina, 267 Marina Road, Frisco, 970-668-9133.

June 19

Father’s Day5K — Celebrate Father’s Day with proof that you can keep up with your kids. 5K run or walk. Registration 7 a.m., race starts at 8:30 a.m. Old Town Fort Collins, 970-221-6655.

Estes Park Marathon — Participate in a full, half, team relay or 10K. Estes Park High School, 660 Community Drive, Estes Park, 970-214-4128 or

Bicycle Tour of Colorado — Cross the state on two wheels starting and ending in Montrose while riding the 359 mile-long Montrose/Telluride loop. Go to for details. Through June 25.

June 20

Big Gay 5K — Walk or run this 5K as part of Denver’s PrideFest in support of queer, open and equal rights. 5K run. 10 a.m. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave. and Colfax, Denver, 303-733-7743.

June 23

Crested Butte Bike Week — Experience the birthplace of mountain biking and ride miles and miles of singletrack with the oldest mountain bike festival in the world. Crested Butte, Through June 26.

July 4

Firecracker 4K/4 Mile — Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing crawfish boil, free Pabst, and the Red, White, and Blue Snow Party with a Slip’N Slide finish line. Day of registration starts at 6 a.m. Run starts at 8 a.m. Erie Community Park, Erie,

Mt. Evans Freedom Run 5K — Support Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice, an essential mountain area resource. 8 a.m. Evergreen Middle School, 2059 Hiwan Drive, Evergreen, 303-674-6400.

July 8

Roger’s River Run 5K — This 5K is part of the Rhythm on the River Festival. This year is flipped so you can glow at night. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. Registration happens at 5 p.m.; Race starts at 7:30 p.m. Roger’s Grove Park, Boston Street and Hover Street, Longmont, 303-776-6050.

July 9

Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour — A 120-mile bike ride with more than 10,000 feet of elevation gain, from Evergreen to Avon. Go both ways for the heart-pounding Double Triple Bypass, with free bag drop in Loveland and special prizes. Start between 5 and 7 a.m. Day 1 Start: Bergen Park, Evergreen, Day 1 Finish: Harry A. Nottingham Park, Avon, Through July 10.

LG Triathlon and LG Kid’s Triathlon — The LG TRI is a Sprint Triathlon consisting of a 500-yard pool swim, followed by a 12-mile bike leg and ending with a 5K run. The LG Kids TRI event will be divided into three age groups: 6 to 7 year olds, 8 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 13 year olds. All groups will use the same course, but the older kids will do extra laps that result in longer distances. Eagle Pool and Ice Rink, 1700 Bull Pasture Road, Eagle,

July 10

Boulder Peak Triathalon — 1.5K swim, 42K bike race, and 10K run. Race starts at 7:05 a.m. at Boulder Resevoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder, for more information and registration go to

July 15

Louisville Spaghetti Open Golf Tournament — Tour the new Coal Creek Golf Course in this annual tournament. 7:30 a.m. Coal Creek Golf Course, 585 W. Dillon Road, Louisville, 303-666-5747.

July 16

Aspen Valley Marathon — Join in this Boston Marathon qualifier, or try your feet at a half-marathon or the 5K. 6 a.m.

Wagner Park, S. Mill Street, Aspen,

Third Annual Frisco Triathlon — 3K Stand-Up Paddleboard, 15K Mountain Bike, 5K Trail Running. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. at Frisco Marina, 267 Marina Road, Frisco, 970-668-5276, ext. 3057.


Barr Trail Mountain Race — 12.6 miles ascending from 6,570 feet in elevation up Barr Trail to Barr Camp at 10,200 feet in elevation then back down past the starting line just west of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. 7 a.m. Pikes Peak Cog Railway, 515 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs,

July 22

36th Annual Black Diamond Open Golf Tournament — Join for 18 holes of golf plus other competitions and prize. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m., shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Indian Peaks Golf Course, 2300 Indian Peaks Trail, Lafayette, 303-666-9555.

July 23

Bob Cook Mt. Evans Memorial Hill Climb — Join an iconic bicycle race that takes place on the highest paved road in the United States. It’s a 6,630-feet climb from an elevation of 7,500 feet all the way up to 14,130 feet. Race begins at 320 Chicago Creek Road in Idaho Springs, 303-931-6455,

Courage Classic — Support the Colorado Childrens’ Hospital with this three-day cycling event starting and finishing at Copper Mountain. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 10 Mile Circle, Frisco,

courage-classic. Through July 24.

July 28

Colorado Freeride Festival — Mountain bikers battle for more than $45,000 in prize money. Trestle Bike Park, Winter Park Resort, 85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park, Through July 31.

July 30

Enduro World Series Mountain Bike Race — See the only U.S. stop for the Enduro World Series. Various locations, Aspen/Snowmass, Through July 31.

Rocky Mountain Half Marathon — Part of the National Park Half Marathon Series, designed to leave you with the energy to enjoy the park. Race begins at 6 a.m. The race will begin on the Lake Estes Trail around Community Drive, Estes Park,


August 2

Lake Dillon Challenge Rowing Regatta — Check out the highest and most scenic regatta in North America, celebrating “green,” healthy recreational uses of the lake and environment, 2.5-mile or 6-mile courses, Frisco Bay Marina, 267 Marina Road, Frisco, 970-409-8435.

August 6

BEC Triathlon — 400-meter swim in the high altitude, open water of Nottingham Lake, 15K road bike heading west to Edwards and back to Avon; 5K run finishing in Nottingham Park. Race starts 8 a.m. Nottingham Park, 1 W. Benchmark Road, Avon,

AUDI Power of Four Trail Race — A 50K ultra trail-running race that covers all four area mountains headlines with weekend that also includes a 22K trail run as well as a Vertical K race. The 50K and Vertical K are part of the U.S. Skyrunner Series. The races begin at the base of Aspen Mountain, 601 E. Dean St., Aspen, 970-925-1220. Through August 7.

LAPS Canine 4K — Join this charity fun-run for dogs, their owners, and dog lovers. 9:15 a.m. Frisco Historic Park Gazebo, 120 Main St., Frisco, 970-668-3230.

Ironkids Boulder Fun Run — Distances vary by age bracket. Race starts at 8 a.m. at Boulder High School, 1604 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, for more information and registration go to

Littleton Twilight Criterium — The 2016 Littleton Twilight Criterium is a bicycle race of a specified number of laps on a closed course over public roads closed to normal traffic. Alamo Ave., Main Street, Downtown Littleton,

AUDI Power of Four Mountain Bike Race — This race combines single-track trails on all four local ski areas traversing from Snowmass to Aspen into one challenging course. Race starts at Snowmass Base Village at 8 a.m. Riders will finish with a descent down Aspen Mountain into Gondola Plaza, 970-925-1220.

August 7

Ironman Boulder — 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike race and 26.2-mile run. Race starts at 7 a.m. at Boulder Resevoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder, for more information and registration go to

August 9

Trans Rockies Run 6 — This stage race takes you on an epic journey from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek over six incredible days. 120 miles and 20,000 feet of climbing. Starts at 7 a.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St., Buena Vista, 866-373-3376. Through August 14.

August 13

Red Rocks Century — Join the toughest and most scenic of the Colorado Front Range cycling events. Choose from four great rides to make your day as challenging as you want! Go big with the full 100-mile century, or go with one of the other options; the 62 mile metric century, or the 33 mile Challenge ride. Morrison,

Aspen Backcountry Marathon — This full marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails. The race is open to individuals and relay teams. 6 a.m. near Rio Grande Park near downtown Aspen,

Sunrise Stampede — The Longmont Sunrise Stampede is a family-oriented 2-mile run/walk and a 10K run on a certified course raising money for the St. Vrain Valley School district. 8 a.m. Longmont High School, Francis Street and 11th Avenue, Longmont,

Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half-Marathon — 8 a.m. Race starts next to Georgetown Lake in Georgetown,

August 20

Pikes Peak Ascent — The second leg of the Triple Crown of Running Series. 13.32-miles long and gains 7,815 feet in elevation. 7 a.m. Memorial Park, Manitou Springs,  719-473-2625,,

Enduro-X Mountain Bike Race — See one of the longest Enduro courses in the world, featuring single-track descents over 2,000 vertical feet per stage. Steamboat Springs Resort, 2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, Through August 21.

August 21

Pikes Peak Marathon — 26.21 miles ascending Pikes Peak. 7 a.m. Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, 719-473-2625,

August 28

Good Sam Bike Jam — Compete in one of Colorado’s most challenging centuries with 8,300 feet of climbing and a timed King/Queen of the Mountain competition or any of the six easier routes all the way down to a 3-mile flat route for the entire family. Start and finish is at the Good Samaritan Medical Center, 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette,

Golden Gran Fondo — Join in this classic bike race. The Golden Gran Fondo offers 20-mile, 63-mile and 90-mile races. For more info

Evegreen Kids Triathalon — Ages 5-6 starts at 9 a.m. with a one-lap swim, 400-meter run, and .5-mile bike; Ages 7-8 starts at 9:15 a.m. with two-lap swim, .5-mile run, and 1-mile bike; Ages 9-10 start at 9:30 a.m. with a four-lap swim, 1-mile run and  2-mile bike; Ages 11-13 starts at 9:45 a.m. with a 4-lap swim, 1-mile run, and 2-mile bike. Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, 720-880-1100.


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