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HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:00 AM MST

Paintbrush Park, Valleybrook Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO, United States  Map   Website

Event Details

2014 marks the 6th Annual Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon in Highlands Ranch! Back to it's original date in November, this amazing trail run utilizes the Douglas County East/West trail and the pristine Highlands Ranch Community Association's Backcountry Wilderness Area trails. 


Registration Fees (all values in USD)

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13.1 Mile Run


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Aug 01 - Sep 30


Oct 01 - Nov 05

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Event Day Schedule

Nov 08 7:30 AM - Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration

Nov 08 9:00 AM - Race Start

Nov 08 10:30 AM - Post Race Party

Course Description

The BCHM course has spectacular views! The run is a single loop on 95% dirt trails. Runners will have the potential to view wildlife along the way as well as a soak in the mountain views right here in Highlands Ranch.

Since the Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon is a trail race in November, there is a potential on race day to encounter mud, snow or ice on the trail. We race rain, shine, sleet or snow!

Course map and details will be posted soon. 

Additional Course Details

  • There will be aid stations available every three miles that will offer water, gatorade and energy gels.
  • Course will be well marked with mile markers at every mile.
  • For the safety of participants and potential Backcountry Wilderness Area wildlife, dogs and strollers are not allowed. 

Directions & Parking


C470 exit South on University Blvd.  Turn right onto Wildcat Reserve Blvd.  Left on McArthur Ranch Rd.  The park will be on your right, just after The Recreation Center at Southridge. 


Please park at the Recreation Center at Southridge - 4800 McArthur Ranch Road. Recreation Center will be open for use for race participants prior to and after the race.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

If you've missed online registration, registration for the race will be available for $70 at packet pickup. Cash or credit card will be accepted. 

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. 

Race Day Registration

You may register for this event the day of the race for $80. We accept cash or credit card only. Registration will be available from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. race morning. Shirt quantities are limited so please register in advance to guarantee receiving a shirt race morning. Race will be capped at 500 runners. 


Goody bags are virtual this year! Please check out all the great deals our sponsors are offering participants. Goody bags will be sent via email to all participants prior to the race. 

Awards & Results

All BCHM finishers will receive a finishers medal!

Overall Male and Female winners will receive handmade award and gift certificate.
Medals for top 3 Male and Female winners in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up. 

Race results provided by Colorado Race Timing and will be posted at the event as well as on the Highlands Ranch Race Series website within 24 hours of the event. 

Click HERE for the Highlands Ranch Race Series results page to view previous years results.

Thank You Sponsors!




Run for a Reason….The Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon is bringing awareness and support to kids battling cancer by partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Join the (local) fight against childhood cancer by fundraising for Children’s Hospital Colorado as part of “Miles for Tuesday”, the Children’s Hospital Colorado charity running team. 

Miles for Tuesday was named in honor of Tuesday Whitt from Castle Rock, CO who lost her battle to childhood cancer at the age of 2, and whose courageousness has inspired so many.  Since 2009 runners have been joining Miles for Tuesday, and have collectively raised over $125,000 for the Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

How to get involved? 

  • Make a Personal Donation:  Include a donation when registering for the Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon.  


There are no minimum fundraising requirements; we just ask that you raise what you can since 100% of all donations contributed and raised by runners on our team will go directly to the benefit of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. 

To learn more, please visit: www.milesfortuesday.org or email bill@milesfortuesday.org.


Brought to you by the Highlands Ranch Race Series

This event is one of 8 different events in 2014 hosted by the Highlands Ranch Race Series! 

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Event Contact Information

Name: Valerie Kuhns

Email: racedirector@hrcaonline.org

Website: http://www.HRraceseries.com