The Greenland Trail Races offers three outstanding distances in southern Douglas County. Run the 8 Miler, the 25K, or tackle the 50K ultramarathon, Colorado's largest and fastest 50K! With Pikes Peak as your backdrop, you'll cruise over a soft dirt trail on your way to a new personal best. With chip timing, an innovative technical running shirt in men's and women's sizing, music and food at the finish, this race will make you want to come back for more!
Post race activities:
Food and Drinks
The course is located within over 3,000 acres of the Greenland Open Space. Part of the Colorado Front Range Trail, the Greenland Trail joins into the Old Territorial Road, connecting the old Greenland Town site to Palmer Lake. The course passes through native grasslands, by ponds, through rolling Gamble oak hills and skirts ponderosa pine forests allowing for outstanding views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding buttes.
Starting from the northern trailhead, the course travels south on the Old Territorial Road. At the first intersection, runners will continue to head south (straight) towards Palmer Lake. After 3.5 miles, runners will turn left onto the Kipps loop and run up and over the saddle, which is the high point of the course at 7,400 feet, at five miles. The next three miles are all downhill to the eight mile finish. Runners will make a right on the Greenland Trail at seven miles. 50K and 25K runners will run to their respective turn-around points and then follow the Greenland Trail back to the Old Territorial Road where they will veer left and follow the above route again. Eight mile runners will run straight to the finish line at the shelter area. 50K runners will compete the loop four times before heading to the finish, while 25K runners will run the loop twice before going to the finish.
The entire course is run on dirt trails. With wide, smooth double track trails, the Greenland Trail 50K is a very fast course and also very beginner friendly. There will be an aid station at mile 3.5 and 7.5 of each loop. Each aid station will provide HEED drink and HammerGel from Hammer Nutrition. There will also be a variety of food items such as chips, pretzals, M&M’s and so forth. We will also have electrolyte tablets if you are in need of them. We encourage runners in the 25k and 50K to carry their own refillable bottles.
Directions to start:
Greenland Open Space is located four miles south of Larkspur (10 miles south of Castle Rock) and six miles north of Monument (20 miles north of Colorado Springs). Take 1-25 to exit 167, travel west 1/4 mile and then south 1/2 mile to the Greenland trailhead. Please follow the instructions of the parking crew upon arrival.
Please follow the directions of the parking staff.
The overall male and female winner in each race will get a free pair of LaSportiva shoes. The top three in each age group will also win an award. All 50K finishers will get a finisher's medal.
The races will use IPICO Sports timing tags. Runners will receive both a gun time and chip or net time. Per USATF Rule 245 all awards are based on gun times.
Register in store
Boulder Running Company is hosting registration for the Greenland Trail Races. Runners and walkers can visit any of the BRC stores to register for the race.
Pre-race Packet Pickup and Registration for all races
Elite athletes, please click here for our competitive entry requirements and process.
You will get a shirt sleeve technical running shirt in men's and women's sizing.