• athlete
  • CalaRat Challenge – 2017


    Note: For 2018 and later, goto TeamBoco.com

    2017 Results

    Join 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

    Camping and Cabins Available for the Saturday Night before the race:
    – Camping $5 per person
    – Cabin $22 per person without linens (Bring your own sleeping bag) OR $26 per person with linens
    – Kids Under 6 are FREE

    Cal-Wood are also open to the option of doing food (dinner on the Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning) but this will only be available if there is enough demand.
    For all bookings and possible meal options, please contact Kara Edin (retreats@calwood.org) OR 303-449-0603.

    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:


    Please note, there will be a cap of 150 total participants for the 1/2M and 5K Trail Races combined.
    Race Registration closes on Monday Sep. 11, 2017 at 11:59pm MDT OR when the cap is reached, whichever comes first. There is NO race day registration.

    Registration for this event is closed.

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