WELCOME TO GOLDEN
Since 2015, The Human Potential Running Series has made the “shoulder season” home in Golden Colorado. Whether you’re joining us for the Tommyknocker 12-Hour and Mine Shaft Half in May, or the Sawmill Trail Runs in December; this page is designed to help you better plan and navigate the Golden area come race weekend.
About Golden: Founded during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush on 16 June 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles east to Denver City.
The Colorado School of Mines, offering programs in engineering and science, is located in Golden. Also there are the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Earthquake Information Center, Coors Brewing Company, Spyderco, American Mountaineering Center, United States Geological Survey, and Colorado Railroad Museum. It is the birthplace of the Jolly Rancher, a candy bought out by the Hershey Foods Corporation. Famous western showman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody is buried on Lookout Mountain, as well as the city being home to Yeti Cycles.
THINGS TO DO
Visit one or all six Craft Breweries in Golden!
Holiday Brewery (Gluten Free!)
Golden City Brewery
Cannonball Creek Brewery
Mountain Toad Brewery
Barrels and Bottles Brewery
New Terrain Brewing
OTHER AREA TOWNS OF INTEREST
Boulder, CO is just 20 miles (33 min) north on Colorado Highway 93
Morrison, CO is just 8 miles (15 min) south on US Highway 93 or C470
Lakewood, CO is just 10 miles (20 min) east on US Highway 6
Downtown Denver, CO is just 15 Miles (30 min) east on US Highway 6