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2018 HRCA Mother's Day 5K
Presenting Sponsor: Brain Balance Achievement Center of Highlands Ranch

Bring your family and friends and join in the fun at the 5th Annual HRCA Mother’s Day 5K! Soak in the amazing views of the front range, Highlands Ranch Windmill and Highlands Ranch Mansion by running, walking, or strolling. Sign up dad and the kids too and make it a morning of activity the entire family can enjoy. Don’t miss the post race party filled with fun activities and inflatables for the kids and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast!

First-time 5K run/walkers, elite runners, and moms/dads with strollers, are all invited to enjoy the fun on Saturday, May 12th!

As part of our "Kettlebell Cash" series, we will be hiding a pink kettlebell out on course worth $100 to whoever finds it and brings it back to the finish!

Registration fees

Youth 5K Run/Walk Closed

12 & Under

  1. $25.00
    Jan 1 - May 9

5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $35.00
      Jan 1 – Apr 25
    2. $45.00
      Apr 26 – May 9

Race Amenities

Participants will receive the following:


Race t-shirt (youth sizes available)
 Custom Race Bib

Goody Bag
 All finishers will be given a special gift at the finish line!

Post-race party with a massive inflatable slide, obstacle courses for the kids, and FREE all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from Flippin' Flap Jacks for all registered participants!


Course Description

The views from this course are the best in Highlands Ranch! Never before has anyone been allowed to run on the gravel road that takes you along this scenic route from Mountain Vista High School to the Highlands Ranch Mansion and back. Participants will have spectacular views of the entire front range, Denver city skyline and the Highlands Ranch Historic Windmill. Great course for beginners. The run has a total ascent of 196.85 ft and has a maximum elevation of 6,059.71 ft. 



Additional Course Details

  • There will be one aid station available at approx. mile 1.5 that will offer both water and nuun hydration
  • Course will be well marked with mile markers at every mile.
  • This race course is family friendly! Please feel free to push your child in a stroller. Out of courtesy and safety for fellow runners, please start in the back. Due to having permission to host our race on private property, no dogs are allowed on this course so please leave your furry friends at home. 

Directions & Parking


Race will start and finish at Mountain Vista High School located at 10585 Mountain Vista Rdg, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Race will be on the WEST side of the building. DO NOT GO THROUGH MAIN ENTRANCE. The enterance for the race is just west of the main entrance. 



Parking will be available in the student parking lot where the race will be held until 8:45a.m. Please arrive early as we will shut down the parking lot to incoming vehicles at this time and you will have to park on the main entrance side of the school. 

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 3-6pm

Location: Brain Balance Achievement Center of Highlands Ranch

                 1970 East County Line Road
                 Suite G
                 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

If you've missed online registration, registration for the race will be available for $55 (Ages 13+) and $35 (12 & Under) 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 $55 (Ages 13+) and $35 (12 & Under). 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.


Awards & Results

Awards for overall Male/Female and top three Male and Female winners in the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up. 


Race results will be 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

  • Race fees do not include additional online processing fees and are non-refundable.
  • In order to guarantee choice of shirt size and take advantage of early registration pricing, please register three weeks prior to event. Shirt quantities are limited and choice of sizes are not guaranteed to those who do not register early.
  • We race no matter what the weather conditions, so if it's raining bring a rain coat and be ready to race!
  • NO DOGS WILL BE ALLOWED ON COURSE. Due to the generosity of Shea Homes to allow us to race on private property, we will not be allowing dogs on the course. We apologize that you will need to leave this family member at home.



DCSD Healthy Schools Move-

he Healthy Schools department in DCSD believes that healthy and happy students perform better therefore they need the healthiest learning environment possible. In order to create these positive environments, we base our work on the Whole School, Community, Child (WSCC) model. Created and researched by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD, this model provides a framework on how to best meet the needs of the whole child through coordination of school professionals, families and the community. Our schools build School Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs) with the direction of our Healthy Schools Leads. These plans focus on one aspect of the WSCC model, such as increasing physical activity throughout the day, creating no idling zones, or inspiring student-led health teams. Our work spans across the Multi Tiered Systems of Support MTSS model, in hopes of reaching all students in DCSD. Ultimately, research proves that students who work in healthy learning environments do better academically, socially, and are more engaged.  Let’s make it happen together! 

Thank You Sponsors!

The 2018 HRCA Mother's Day 5K is proudly presented by Brain Balance Achievement Centers!



Brain Balance helps children who struggle behaviorally, socially, and academically through a holistic and integrated approach that is customized to meet the needs of each child.





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Event Schedule

  • May 11 3:00 PM MDT - Early Packet Pickup

  • May 12 7:30 AM MDT - Packet Pickup & Race Registration

  • May 12 9:00 AM MDT - Race Start

  • May 12 9:30 AM MDT - Post Race Party

Contact Information

Event Location

10585 Mountain Vista Rdg, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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