“Slow down, allow the fight to come to you, but make sure you fight to win.”

The Indian Creek Fifties takes advantage of the challenging and little used terrain just southwest of the Denver Metro area. Loop 1 climbs to 8000′, and quickly flows down into the Grand Valley for a few gorgeous pink sunrise soaked miles. This loop almost seems friendly, until you’re given a few sharp stabs in the back. Loop 2 will head out onto wonderfully runnable trails, only to be stopped dead looking up at the lovely flowy hill you forgot about running down in loop 1. Embrace the suck, and enjoy those false summits! Loop 3 is a wonder to behold. You saw it on loop 2, now you get to experience it. Dread and panic may flood your mind on the way down, while calm and perseverance will encompass your hike back up. Roxborough State Park will quickly give you something more than the scenery to marvel at, yourself. Through aspen groves, pine stands, and montane grasses this race will challenge you to the core. A race to celebrate all that you are, and all the potential you hold.


Date: October 13, 2018
Distances: 53 Miles & 55 Kilometers
50 Miles Gain/Loss: +10,122′ / -10,117′
55 Kilometeres Gain/Loss: +7,864′ / -7,864′
14.25 Miles Gain/Loss: +2,673’/-2,673′
Start Time: 52 Mi = 6:00am | 55k = 8:00am | 14.25 Mi = 8:00am
Time Limit: 14 Hours | 12 Hours | 12 Hours
Location: Sedalia, CO
*Need more time for 55k? Start with the 50-milers!


December 1, 2017 – December 3, 2017: $90
December 4, 2017 – August 31, 2018: $100
September 1, 2018 – October 9, 2018: $110
Race Day: $120 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

50 Mile
December 1, 2017 – December 3, 2017: $100
December 4, 2017 – August 31, 2018: $110
September 1, 2018 – October 9, 2018: $120
Race Day: $120 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

14.25 Mile
December 1, 2017 – December 3, 2017: 
December 4, 2017 – June 30, 2018: 
September 1, 2018 – October 9, 2018: $75

Race Day: $80 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

HPRS Members Enjoy a minimum of 10% Off Registration Fees!

Those registering after Monday, October 1, 2018 will not receive a race shirt, and awards only as available (limited)
Online Registration closes October 9, 2018 at 11:59pm

Snow Date/Back Up Date

We understand that significant snows can happen during this time of year. In the event of a major storm (5″ or more) we are permitted to move the race to our snow date of Saturday, October 20th. If upon moving our date you can no longer attend, you will receive a partial credit good towards any one of our races in 2019. In the event that our event is outright cancelled due to inclement weather on our snow date, we will provide participants with a partial credit towards one of our events in 2019.

It’s Halloween! Wear your favorite costume. The best costume will win a special prize!

UTMB/ITRA: The 50-Mile race has been evaluated and certified by the International TrailRunning Association. It is a UTMB Qualifier worth 4 Points. The 55k has also been evaluated and certified by the ITRA. It is a UTMB Qualifier worth 3 Points.
Aid Station: There will be 2 aid stations on the course totaling 3 aid stops for the 55K and 5 aid stops for the 53 Mile. Each aid station will be fully stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, and assorted “ultra” snacks. The main aid station will have drop bag access, which you will be able to access a total of 1 time in the 55K and 2 times for the 50 Mile.
Crews: Due to access difficulty in the area, there will be crew access ONLY at the start/finish area. Crews can attend to their runners once for the 55K and twice for the 50 Mile at THIS station ONLY. We ask that you please only use a crew if absolutely necessary, there is very limited parking at the start/finish area.

The Start/Finish area is at the Indian Creek Campground on CO HWY 67. (Miles: 14.25, 32.82)

Pacers: 50 Mile runners may pick up a pacer at mile 32.82 ONLY, this will be at the start/finish area at Indian Creek.

50-Mile Difficulty: The 50-Mile course is difficult. All 50-Mile runners must depart the Reservation, at 33 Miles, no later than 10 Hours (4:00pm) into the event. This gives 50-Mile runners 4 Hours to complete their final 17 Mile loop. Any 50-Mile Runner who chooses not to continue at 50K, or who does not make the final 14-Hour Cutoff (there is a little wiggle room), will receive a finishers award and 50K Finish Time.

Pre-Race Check-in: Packet and bib number Pick-Up is all done the morning of the race at the Start. All 50-mile runners must check-in with race staff the morning of the run by 5:45 AM, and 55k runners by 7:45 AM. Runners not checked in by 5:45 AM or 7:45 AM will not be scored as official runners of the event.

Pre-Race Briefing: Race Morning at 5:45am (50-Mile) and 7:45am (55k) at Indian Creek Campground on CO67.

Post-Race Celebration: There will be a post race gathering at the Indian Creek Campground. We’ll welcome all of our runners to the finish line with food and drink.

Awards: All official finishers will receive a unique finishers award. We’ll also present special awards to DFL, Best Blood and a few surprise awards as well.


Permits: This event is being held in accordance with permits from the U.S. Forest Service, Pike National Forest, Douglas County, Colorado State Parks, and Roxborough State Park. We ask that you please respect and care for the land this event is held on to help ensure the future of this race and to limit our environmental impact.

Any additional race information, changes, and updates will be sent to registered entrants ONLY via e-mail communication.