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Highlands Ranch Hodgepodge for Kids Now Offered in HRCA Race Series

January 23, 2023

If your New Year resolutions included spending more time with family, more time outside, or being more active, you are in luck! The HRCA Race Series combines running with things we enjoy: beer, pancakes, dogs, kids — and prizes!


NEW FOR 2023! Highlands Ranch Hodgepodge

Help kids (ages 4-12) build their confidence and outdoor fitness skills by completing a classic 5K walk/run, triathlon, and trail race over the course of the year. The Highlands Ranch Hodgepodge includes:

  • Mothers’ Day 5K on Saturday, May 13
  • Splash Mash Dash Kids Triathlon on Saturday, August 5
  • Wildcat Mountain Trail Races on Saturday, September 30

Registration is $85, which includes the lowest price for each race and a custom-branded water bottle on completion of the challenge. Sign up online by May 1.


2023 Race Series

Join the fun and sign up for one or all of the runs! A kettleball will be hidden on the course for each of the 5K races. Whoever finds it and brings it back to the finish line will win $100!

  • St. Patrick's Day 5K • Saturday, March 18
  • Mother's Day 5K • Saturday, May 13
  • Happy Hour Half K • Friday, June 16
  • Independence Day 5K • Tuesday, July 4
  • Oktoberfest 5K • Saturday, September 16
  • Wildcat Mountain Trail Races • Saturday, September 30
  • Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon • Saturday, November 4

Splash Mash Dash Kids Triathlon

The Splash Mash Dash Kids Triathlon is perfect for kiddos looking for a way to "TRI" the sport of triathlon or tune up their skills for a larger race. The race will offer kids a safe and fun environment for racing.

Athletes will swim, bike, and run a course at the HRCA Eastridge Recreation Center pool and around Falcon Park. To encourage participation and enjoyment for all, The Splash Mash Dash Kids Triathlon is a non-timed event. Participants will receive a race t-shirt, a finisher's medal, and post-race donuts to celebrate the completion of a great event!

  • 4-6 years
    • Swim: 1 pool length
    • Bike: 1 lap at Falcon Park (approx. 1/2 mile)
    • Run: 1 half-lap at Falcon Park (approx. 1/4 mile)
  • 7-9 years
    • Swim: 2 pool lengths
    • Bike: 2 laps at Falcon Park (approx. 1 mile)
    • Run: 1 lap at Falcon Park (approx. 1/2 mile)
  • 10-12 years
    • Swim: 3 pool lengths
    • Bike: 3 laps at Falcon Park (approx. 1.5 miles)
    • Run: 2 laps at Falcon Park (approx. 1 mile)