These races take place starting at the Douglas County East/West trailhead at Rocky Heights Middle School and runs along the E/W trail to the prestine HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area, Wildcat Mountain trail system. Offering runners spectacular views along the way, the highlight of this run is the Wildcat Mountain Trail section on the 10 mile course which takes runners to a beautiful bluff overlooking the entire Front Range! The 2017 Wildcat Trail Races are proudly presented by Brain Balance of Highlands Ranch!
10m and 10k begin at 7am
Youth Race begins at 8:30am.
First time trail runner? This course is a perfect distance to try out trail running. Looking to prepare yourself for the November 5 Backcountry Wilderenss Half Marathon? This race will get you prepared for the trails!
New this year- Kids Trail Races! Our goal is to create a safe and fun enviornment for all to enjoy trail running, and this is the perfect way to introduce your little one to trail running. Only $5 for all kids and every kid gets a finisher medal! (0-12 years old, no shirt included)
In an effort to reduce the amount of garbage we are bringing into the Backcountry, starting this year the Wildcat Trail Races will be completely Cupless on course. After seeing the thousands of little cups we went through last year, we feel strongly that this is the best decision for the enviorment. We will give you a high quality, 6oz handheld bottle (pictured below, hand strap is on the back) you can use during the race (and in the future!!), and individuals who already have hydration systems are encouraged to use them! We will still hav aid stations, with tons of water and nuun hydration… we just won't have paper cups. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please email Don Reichelt, race director, at [email protected]