2020 event canceled

  1. Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, Climb4Change scheduled for Saturday, May 9, has been canceled. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our participants. 

    We hope to see you at our Dance Glow event on Sept. 18, and Castle Rock Trail Festival, Oct. 3. Both of these fall events support our adaptive recreation programming and help us reach our goal of enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.  Please visit for more information.

Climb4Change is a unique racing event that raises money and awareness for the Town of Castle Rock’s Adaptive Recreation program. Volunteers, businesses, and families with children with cognitive and physical disabilities band together for the race up the 200-step Challenge Hill built into the side of a mountain at Philip S. Miller Park.

Participants ascend 178 feet as they climb to make a positive impact on the community. Since Climb4Change’s inception, program registration has increased 70% and the event has raised thousands of dollars to ensure everyone in the community has access to recreational opportunities. 

Funds raised at the Climb4Change fundraiser are used to provide scholarships, to purchase adaptive equipment, and to provide access to a wide variety of activities in a safe, respectful, and ability-focused environment.

Race Day Schedule
7 a.m.Onsite packet pick up and registration
8 a.m.Power Hour begins
9:25 a.m.Trail Race begins
10:15 a.m.
New ClimbNRun 5K
11 a.m.Race to the Top begins
11:30 a.m.Run4Fun
(official start time can be done at anytime)

  1. Events
  2. Registration
  3. 2020 Fees
  4. Volunteer

There are five different events to choose from:

  • Power Hour - up and down, up and down, up and down … for 60 minutes!
  • Trail Race - up the stairs, down the trail. You’ve got 30 minutes.
  • ClimbNRun 5K - Climb the stairs, down the switchbacks, and run the trail!
  • Race to the Top - one time, that’s it! Can you beat the course record?
  • Run4Fun - this untimed event allows you to support adaptive recreation in a non-competitive way. Once up the stairs and down the trail includes shirt and medal. This can be done at any time during the event, except at the start of any of the above races. 

More information

  • Every finisher receives a unique medal and event T-shirt.
  • Register by April 12 to guarantee your T-shirt sizes. 
  • Children under 5 are free (does not include T-shirt or medal, but they can be purchased for $12)

It’s about changing perception 

Providing recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities - that’s the goal of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive Recreation program. Help support this worthy cause at the Climb4Change. The event is open to all, regardless of physical, athletic, or intellectual ability.

Interested in becoming a partner?

We offer several levels of sponsorship outlined in our sponsorship packet (PDF). Please contact Alex Sarabia for more information. 

Thank you to our 2019 participants