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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Get going for a good cause; Back the Blue – Castle Rock Half Marathon set for June 23


Runners, mark your calendars. The Castle Rock Half Marathon is set for later this month. Come support the men and women who are sworn to protect our community. This year’s event benefits the Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation.

The race is set for 7 a.m. Saturday, June 23. The Back the Blue Half Marathon begins at Festival Park, near Second and Perry streets, and continues through Downtown Castle Rock. Runners will finish the race with a scenic view along East Plum Creek Trail.

All the proceeds from this year’s event will go to support the families of police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Over the last six months, Colorado has lost three police officers who were working to protect our community. Come join the festivities and help a great cause.

Online registration is available through noon on Wednesday, June 20. However, registration will still be available following that date, at advance packet pickup, and on the morning of the race. Prices for walk-up registration increase by $5. Runners must also pay by either cash or check when registering on race day.

Advanced packet pickup and onsite registration will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd. Race day packet pickup begins at 6 a.m.

If 13.1 miles doesn’t seem like your thing, don’t worry, there are three other courses available.

• 5-Mile Race – takes the best part of the Half Marathon course but cuts the distance.
• Rock Challenge – for athletes looking to achieve new heights with their fitness routines. The Rock Challenge will take adventurous runners up the steep ascent and descent of the iconic Town monument, the Rock. This course stretches a little more than 6 miles.
• Run4theBlue – at a little longer than a 5K, this course is a great option for runners and non-runners looking to show their extra support for our men and women in blue.

All four events will be professionally timed, and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Keep in mind, there will be aid stations along the routes, as well as port-o-potties.

Plus, don’t miss the post-race expo that will help make the Half Marathon a great event for the entire family. All racers will receive a pancake and sausage breakfast.

Head to for more information and registration. Questions? Contact Raina Bridgman, 303-660-1036 or

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