Location & COURSE
2017 Race Location: Coal Creek Golf Course
585 Dillion Rd Louisville, CO 80027
Click on the Course Info Button above for maps and specifics regarding course and support!
Each 1/2 Marathon finisher will receive a custom Peedy the Prairie Dog finisher's medal.
All participants will receive a long sleeved Tech T-Shirt and a Peedy the Prairie Dog wooden finisher's plaque. (Tech T-Shirt sizing is gender specific - Women's tech tees run a little small/snug; select your size accordingly)
**Available shirt sizes are listed during registration. In the final few days before the event, some sizes will sell out. Select the "no shirt" option in registration to receive a $5 discount! Not all sizes may be available for same day registration. Visit the 3W Races table at the Expo after 8:45 AM for shirt exchange if you are interested in trading out the size you ordered for a different size!
FREE photos will be available for download after the event!
The Top Three Men and Women of each distance receive a unique wooden trophy! Top three in each age group receive a wooden plaque with your place and distance on it!
About the wooden trophies:
We LOVE providing unique experiences and doing the little things in an extraordinary way! The trophies for our overall top 3 winners in each distance for the Prairie Dog Race Series are killer! We partnered with local artist Randy, from As Eye Saw It, to provide our fastest racers with one of the most unique pieces around. Harvested in southern Colorado by these local artisans, the ancient Juniper wood trophies create a timeless keepsake. Taken from dead and down trees and polished in a way to preserve the naturally occurring lichen, this will be a centerpiece of your trophy display or "ego-shelf"! Samples of this wood taken to the University of Arizona Laboratory of tree-ring research have dated the wood at 800 years and the carbon dating goes back at least 1600 years!
What is lichen? A living organism that take hundreds of years to grow to the substantial size you'll notice on your trophy! Winners should maintain these trophies by using a natural wood oil every few months to keep their beauty intact!
We're so proud to present these at all our 2016 Prairie Dog events!
7:00 - 8:00 AM Same day registration and late packet pick up (in Expo at Coal Creek Golf Course)
7:30 - 11:30 AM Expo Open
8:00 AM Half Marathon Start
8:30 AM 10k Start
9:30 AM Awards for top 10k and Half
10:00 AM 10k Age Group Awards
10:15 AM Half Marathon Age Group Awards
11:30 AM Finish Line Closes
February - July 25
Half Marathon: $55 / 10k: $30
July 26- Oct 19
Half Marathon: $65 / 10k: $35
Oct 20 - Dec 31
Half Marathon: $70 / 10k: $40
Jan 1 - Jan 14 @ 6 PM
Half Marathon: $80 / 10k: $45
Race Day registration:
Half Marathon: $90 / 10k: $55
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Post Race Deals
Join us for FREE BEER at the After-Party hosted by Gravity Brewing starting at 10am! Each registered racer will get 1 free beer until 12:30pm. Come in and enjoy a local craft brew. Barrel Aged and Specialty Beers NOT included!
1150 Pine St, Unit B
Louisville, CO 80027
Lodging and Parking
Heritage House is a non-profit organization in Louisville, Colorado which provides a safe haven for at-risk, teenage girls. We are committed to providing a nurturing and loving home, building self-esteem, and establishing life skills essential for a promising new future.
Here's what our Racers have to SAY:
"I had a very enjoyable time yesterday. Honestly, I'm a trail runner and not a big fan of hyped-up "events" like these, but I have to say I was quite impressed with what you pulled off. I've run literally more than 1000 races, and I've directed dozens of high school cross country meets and other races, so I should have a good sense of what it takes for a successful race. The first thing I noticed is that you had a very labor-intensive course with tons of turns and intersections. However, your ample signage and flagging ensured that there was pretty much no chance of running the wrong direction, and I was floored by the number of very enthusiastic volunteers directing runners and controlling intersections. I didn't see any traffic conflicts whatsoever. Of course, you expended a great deal of effort putting out thousands of cones and dozens of encouraging signs, which even though I'm typically not the kind of runner who needs such a thing, were nonetheless cute and amusing. Thanks also that you had good post-race snacks and relevant vendors (my company was a sponsor of your summer series).
Thanks again for a very well-staged race!"
"Wow! Bravo! The Prairie Dog Half run today was not only an exception...al, if not challengingly hilly race, but an extraordinarily well organized and incredibly friendly runner-focued race. My husband and I could not be more impressed with your organization. The administration and communication from registration to finish was simply smooth and perfect. The bling was great, and we really appreciated all the good food you provided after the run. One thing we LOVE is that you guys pull the drawings during the race and post them with the results. Although we do hang out after we cross the finish line, being able to do so freely and check the winners list is so valuable. You wouldn't think so until you are freed from the drawing shackles. LOL We were also so appreciative that Gravity Brewery provided a free brew after the fact. It was really nice to have a real craft beer rather than a domestic light (although we are always appreciative). Thank you again for all your hard work and for including the great sponsors you had. I found a new running skirt and compression pant provider that I know I will be thrilled with. This is the kind of stuff you LOVE at an expo and run!"