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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 beautiful 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!  

10m and 10k begin at 7am

Youth Race begins at 8:30am

Ages 2-4- ~.25 miles

Ages 5-7- ~1K

Ages 8-10- ~1mile

Ages 11-12- ~2 miles

First time trail runner? This course is a perfect distance to try out trail running. Looking to prepare yourself for the November 3rd Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon? This race will get you prepared for the trails! 

Back again this year: Kids Trail Races!   Our goal is to create a safe and fun environment 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 environment.  We will still haveaid 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 Patrick Gojan, race director, at 




Registration fees

Kids Trail Race Closed

0-12 years old

  1. $5.00
    Jan 1 - Aug 30

10K Trail Race Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Jan 1 – Aug 18
    2. $50.00
      Aug 19 – Aug 30

10 Mile Trail Race Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Jan 1 – Aug 18
    2. $60.00
      Aug 19 – Aug 30

Race Amenities

All 10M and 10K participants will receive:

  • Race shirt
  • Custom handlheld water bottle 
  • Custom Finisher Award 
  • FREE pancake breakfast from Flippin' Flapjacks
  • Post-race party with beers compliments of Living the Dream Brewing! 
All Kids participants will receive: 
  • An awesome race experiance! 
  • Finisher medal
  • 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 2018.   Bringing your own hydration system is highly encouraged.   Aid stations will be stocked with water and nuun hydration, as well as limited snack type foods.  


  • 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: 8/31/2018

Time: 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Location: Eastridge Recreation Center


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) CREDIT CARD ONLY!!

Awards & Results

All Wildcat Mountain 10K | 10M finishers AND KIDS RACERS 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!

Thank You Sponsors!


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Event Schedule

  • August 31 2:00 PM MDT - Early Packet Pickup

  • September 1 6:00 AM MDT - Packet Pickup

  • September 1 7:00 AM MDT - Adult Race Start

  • September 1 8:00 AM MDT - Post Race Party

  • September 1 8:30 AM MDT - Youth Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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