Course details

Stenger Soccer Complex
11200 W 58th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

Penguin Waddle course

(100% soft asphalt)
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The Penguin Waddle, designed for our young athletes, is a special fun run (0.1 mi) to support Penguins International. The course will go from the start/finish line to the point just before the course turns, then back.

5K course

(17% concrete with adjacent soft surface/83% concrete)
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5K athletes will leave the Stenger parking lot toward the south to join up with Van Bibber Creek Trail. Making a right-hand (westbound) turn, athletes will run approximately 1 mile before reaching the west end/first turnaround on this double out & back course. Athletes return the way they came, head to the east end, then turn around again and head for the finish line. 4 opportunities to fuel up (+1 toilet).
Male record: David Rieder, 2018 Summer Breeze 16:04 (5:11)
Female record: Tracy Douglas, 2020 Polar Prowl 19:18 (6:13)
Course average: 35:41 (11:29)

10K course

(23% concrete with adjacent soft surface/77% concrete)
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10K athletes will leave the Stenger parking lot toward the south to join up with Van Bibber Creek Trail. Making a right-hand (westbound) turn, athletes will run approximately 2.5 miles before reaching the west end/first turnaround on this double out & back course. Athletes return the way they came, head to the east end, then turn around again and head for the finish line. 5 opportunities to fuel up (+2 toilets).

Male record: Nick Lightfoot, 2022 Summer Breeze 35:47 (5:46)
Female record: Theresa Fitz-Endres, 2014 Summer Breeze 40:07 (6:29)
Course average: 1:04:00 (10:18)

Half marathon course

(22% concrete with adjacent soft surface/78% concrete)
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Half marathon athletes will leave the Stenger parking lot toward the south to join up with Van Bibber Creek Trail. Making a right-hand (westbound) turn, athletes will run approximately 2.5 miles before reaching the west end/first turnaround on this double out & back, two-lap course. Athletes will head toward the east out & back, then turn around again, and pass the northbound path to begin their 2nd lap. Upon completion of the east out & back for the 2nd time, athletes will head for the finish line. 10 opportunities to fuel up (+4 toilets).
Male record: Brad Seng, 2014 Polar Prowl 1:15:12 (5:45)
Female record: Monica Bishop, 2014 Polar Prowl 1:29:19 (6:50)
Course average: 2:13:55 (10:13)

Aid Stations

Energy drink is Gatorade, traditional flavors (fruit punch, lemon lime, orange)
Energy gels are GU Energy Gel in raspberry lemonade

 

Directions & Parking

Directions: The Stenger Soccer Complex is located at 11200 W 58th Ave in Arvada. From I-70, go north on Kipling then west on 58th. Stenger will be just past the baseball fields on the south side of the street. Click here for a map or to get directions.

Parking: Athletes & spectators will be required to park in the westernmost lots shown in blue on the site map above by entering at the Quail St./58th Ave intersection. Please follow all parking signs & staff direction on race day. All parking lot gates will be locked at 1:00p, after the last athlete has finished.

Spectator info

This course is spectator friendly! Friends and family can cheer on athletes on-course THREE times for half marathoners, and once for 10K and 5K, in addition to cheering on at the start/finish line. The athletes will pass the intersection of the access trail from the parking lot and Van Bibber Trail.

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