This race take places 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! 

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.   We will announce age appropriate distances to be announced early spring.   Only $5 for all kids (0-12 years old, no shirt included)  



Registration Fees

10K Trail Race

Price Increase in 55 days
Jan 1 - Aug 16 Current Price $40.00
Aug 17 - Aug 31 $50.00

10 Mile Trail Race

Jan 1 - Aug 16 Current Price $50.00
Aug 17 - Aug 31 $60.00

Kids Trail Race

0-12 years old

Jan 1 - Aug 31 Current Price $5.00

Race Amenities

All 10M and 10K participants will receive:

  • Race shirt
  • Custom Finisher Award 
  • FREE pancake breakfast from Flippin' Flap Jacks
  • Post-race party

Course Description

The Wildcat Mountain 10K | 10M Trail Race has awesome views and fun, varying terrain. The course 100% dirt trails. Runners will have the potential to view wildlife along the way as well as a soak in the amazing mountain views. 


10 Mile - COURSE MAP


Additional Course Details

  • There will be aid stations available. In our effort to respect the trails and follow the principles of LEAVE NO TRACE, we have made this a CUPLESS race for 2017.   We will provide you with a collapsible water bottle/glass to use on your run.   Bringing your own hydration system is also highly encouraged.   Aid stations will be stocked with water and nuun hydration, as well as limited snack type foods.  
  • 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


Race parking will be at Rocky Heights Middle School, and the race Start/finish just down the East/West trail from the lot

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup & Race EXPO

Date: Friday, September 1, 2017

Time: 12:00 - 6:00p

Location: TBD


Race Day Packet Pickup / Registration

You will be able to pick up your timing bib and race shirt beginning at 6:00 a.m. on race morning. Race day registration will also be available at 6:00 a.m. ($60 - 10K and $70 - 10 mile) cash or credit only.

Awards & Results

All Wildcat Mountain 10K | 10M finishers will receive a finishers award

Overall Top 3 male / female winners will receive awards in both the 10K and the 10M.

Top male / female winners in both the 10K and the 10M will receive awards in the following age groups:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ 

The Kids race will not be timed, but we will have medals for all kids finishers

 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. 



Additional Race Details


  • Portable restrooms will be available at the start/finish area
  • Race fees do not include additional online processing fees and are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • In order to guarantee choice of shirt size please register two weeks prior to the event. Shirt quantities are limited and choice of sizes are not guaranteed to those who do not register early
  • We race in all weather conditions!

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Event Schedule

  • September 1 12:00 PM MDT - Early Packet Pickup

  • September 2 06:00 AM MDT - Packet Pickup

  • September 2 07:00 AM MDT - Race Start

  • September 2 08:00 AM MDT - Post Race Party

Contact Information

Event Location

Rocky Heights Middle School, Monarch Boulevard, Littleton, CO, United States

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