The City of Castle Pines gets wild
By Lynne Marsala Basche; photos courtesy of the City of Castle Pines
On September 13, the City of Castle Pines hosted the 4th annual Run Wild in conjunction with the inaugural Dirty 40 Ride Wild, which was postponed last April due to inclement weather. It is no understatement to say Castle Pines got wild!
More than 300 Run Wild participants chose between a 9-mile and a 4-mile run, and families had the additional option of the 1K Color Me Wild Family Color Run. Courses took runners and walkers throughout Castle Pines.
Not a runner? Approximately 45 intrepid Ride Wild participants opted for either a 13-mile or a 30-mile bike loop over a variety of terrain such as crushed pavement, dirt and even an off-road goat track. Riders pedaled 10 miles of the course on The Canyons development property east of I-25, which will soon be a developed part of the Castle Pines community, as well as throughout Castle Pines.
Proceeds from the 1K Color Me Wild Family Color Run benefited The Joshua School.
Both family-friendly Race Wild events ended in Elk Ridge Park with food, beer, music and activities for kids. It was a festival-like atmosphere worthy of wild accomplishments!