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 Finisher's Souvenir Magnet for the distance completed.
All participants will receive a Tech T-Shirt (long sleeved.) This event features a two colored short sleeved shirt.
**Available shirt sizes are listed during registration. In the final few days before the event, some sizes will sell out. Not all sizes may be available for same day registration. Visit the 3W Races table at the Expo after 8:30 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 (based on gun time) and top three men and women in each age group (based on chip time) receive a collector's pint glass! See FAQ page for age group classifications.
Lodging and Parking
Get a discount at the Courtyard Marriott in Louisville! Take advantage of this special room rate of $110 per night (breakfast included) exclusively for Prairie Dog racers! Call (303)604-0007 and say you are part of the Prairie Dog race.
BOOK HERE (Breakfast Included!)
CLICK HERE for a link to a map of where to park on race day!
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 & 5k Start
9:15 AM 5k Awards
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 - June
Half Marathon: $55 / 10k: $35 / 5k $25
July - September
Half Marathon: $65 / 10k: $40 / 5k $30
Oct - Dec
Half Marathon: $70 / 10k: $45 / 5k $35
Jan 1 - Jan 13 @ 4 PM
Half Marathon: $80 / 10k: $50 / 5k $40
Race Day registration:
Half Marathon: $90 / 10k: $60 / $50
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Post Race After-Party Deals
Warm up after the race at Paul's Coffee and Tea. Don't forget your race bib! Get the special Buy 1 Get 1 Free drink only available for racers following the event. Valid only on 1-15-17.
Pauls Coffee and Tea
956 West Cherry
Louisville, CO 80027
Bring your race bib into Gravity Brewing to get a B1G1 free beer on race day! Brewery opens at noon.
Welcome Community Food Share as our Charity Partner for the Artic Prairie Dog race!
Donate 5 items for Community Food Share and you'll be entered into an exclusive raffle for awesome prizes from 3W and our sponsors! Most needed items:
Nut Butters, Soups/Stews, Cereal & Oatmeal, Canned Meats, Canned Fruits/Veggies and Baby Food/Formula!
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!"