The Platte River Half-Marathon and Buckhorn Exchange Relay, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This point to point course is certified by USATF and was recognized as Competitor Magazine’s Best Half-Marathon and Post-Race Party in 2012 and Colorado Runner Magazine’s Best Half-Marathon in 2009 and Best Post-Race Party in 2011. Come run and see why. The race will begin at the intersection of Alamo Ave. and Prince Streets next to the Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station and run through the streets of Littleton before joining the Platte River Trail to run 10 miles downstream to Denver. The course will leave the trail for the final 1.1 miles at 8th Avenue and head east over the 8th Avenue Viaduct to the finish at the Buckhorn Exchange at 10th Avenue and Osage Street. There is an approximate net elevation drop of 120 feet with only one uphill section on the course from 12 to 12 ½ miles as you cross the 8th Avenue Viaduct. The surface throughout the race is asphalt and concrete with over 50% of the trail adjacent to the course consisting of dirt and crushed gravel.
Along with a fast course each participant will receive a long sleeve technical shirt with this year’s race logo and a finishers medal. This year’s expanded post-race meal will be provided to all race participants and includes hamburgers, breakfast burritos, rice and beans, chili, potato chips, pickles, fruit, cookies, ice cream, beer and various other drinks. Live music will be provided at the post-race party. After your race and lunch you will be provided a ticket on the RTD Light Rail for return transportation to the Downtown Littleton Station. The Light Rail Station at 10th Avenue and Osage Street is just steps away from the finish line and post-race party.