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.

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TRADITIONAL LODGING

Table Mountain Inn (Washington Ave)
The Golden Hotel, and Ascend Hotel (11th St)
The Silk Pin Cushion B&B (Ford St)

Plus countless hotels near I-70, HWY 6 and C470 include Hampton Inn, Marriott, Days Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard in Lakewood. Use your google skills!

DINING

Golden:

Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza (Washington)
Ali Baba Grill (N Rubey Dr.)
Bono’s Italian Takeout (6th Ave)
Bob’s Atomic Burgers (Ford St)
Sherpa House (Washington)

Nearby Lakewood:

Yard House (Colorado Mills Mall)
240 Union (Union Blvd)
Teller’s Taproom and Kitchen (Youngfield St)
Old Chicago & More (Union Blvd)
Pieology Pizzeria (W Colfax Dr)

THINGS TO DO

Visit the one and only Coors Brewery
Check out the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater
Explore Dinosaur Fossils at Dinosaur Ridge
Colorado Railroad Museum
Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

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

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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