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  • CalaRat Challenge

    Brian-on-Trail-Wide-Calarat-LogoJoin us Sunday September 17th, 2017 for the CalaRat Challenge. This is a 1/2M trail race that starts and finishes at the Cal-Wood Education center. It’s run on a number of different trails throughout the beautiful private properties of Cal-Wood and Balarat Outdoor Education center. The event will also be supported by a 5K race and a 1K family/kids run or walk. The CalaRat Challenge will be limited to 150 participants for the 1/2M and 5K races combined.

    The CalaRat Challenge is a promotion of health, fun and fitness with its primary aim to support the Cal-Wood Education Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and Balarat Outdoor Education Center, Denver Public Schools. Cal-Wood provides outdoor experiences, specifically outreaching to low-income and minority groups and Balarat Outdoor Education provides instruction to Denver Public Schools students in environmental studies, western history and outdoor leadership skills at their 2,000 acres outdoor-classrooms combined.

    The CalaRat Challenge raises funds for these organizations in order to increase access to outdoor education experiences and life transforming opportunities for youth and low-income families. All race proceeds will benefit these outdoor education centers located just outside of Jamestown, CO.


    13.1Mi Trail Race
    Starts and finishes at the Cal-Wood Lodge with the race on trails going through the Cal-Wood and Balarat properties. (Course Map)

    Aid Stations:
    #1: Balarat Lodge – 3.45Mi
    #2: Ball Gulch – 6.4Mi
    #3: Start Line – 8.6Mi
    #4: Mica Mine Camp – 11.0Mi
    Start time: 8:00 am

    Cost: $55   (Participants must be 18 years or older)

    Course Profile below: Calarat Challenge Profile

    5K Fun Run
    Starts and finishes at the Cal-Wood Lodge. (Course Map)
    Start time: 8:30am

    Cost: $20 kids (under 15)/ $30 adults

    1K Family/ Kids Fun Run
    Starts and finishes at the Cal-Wood Lodge. (Course Map)
    Start time: 9:15am

    Cost: $10 kids (under 12)/ $15 adults

    Don’t miss out on one of the only trail races in Boulder County.

    Cal-Wood Education center is located here:
    Calwood Education Center Map
    2282 Co Rd 87
    Jamestown, CO 80455

    Thank you to these CalaRat Challenge Sponsors:





    Race Registration closes on Monday (09/11/2017) at 11:59pm MDT. There is NO race day registration.

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    Can’t participate but would like to donate? Your contribution is both appreciated and tax deductible.