“Humble is the man who accepts that life is full of ups and downs”

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 12, 2019
Distances: 50 Miles, 55k, 15 Miles
50 Miles Gain/Loss: +12,170′ / -12,170′
55 Kilometeres Gain/Loss: +8,150′ / -8,150′
15 Miles Gain/Loss: +3,580’/-3,600′
Start Time: 50 Mi = 6:00am | 55k = 8:00am | 15 Mi = 8:00am
Time Limit: 14 Hours | 12 Hours | 12 Hours
Location: Indian Creek Campground in Sedalia, CO
*Need more time for 55k or 15 Mile? Start with the 50-milers!


50 Mile
December 1, 2018 – December 3, 2018: $100
December 4, 2018 – August 31, 2019: $120
September 1, 2019 – October 9, 2019: $135
Race Day: $120 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

December 1, 2018 – December 3, 2018: $90
December 4, 2018 – August 31, 2019: $110
September 1, 2019 – October 9, 2019: $125
Race Day: $120 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

15 Mile
December 1, 2018 – December 3, 2018: 
December 4, 2018 – August 31, 2019: 
September 1, 2019 – October 9, 2019: $90

Race Day: $100 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)

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

Those registering after Monday, September 30, 2019 will not receive a race shirt, and awards only as available (limited)
Online Registration closes October 8, 2019 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 19th. If upon moving our date you can no longer attend, you will receive a partial credit good towards any one of our races in 2020. 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 2020.

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 3 Points. The 55k has also been evaluated and certified by the ITRA. It is a UTMB Qualifier worth 2 Points. 
Aid Station: There will be 3 aid stations on the course totaling 1 aid stop for the 15 Mile, 4 aid stops for the 55K, and 7 aid stops for the 50 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/Spectators: Due to access difficulty in the area, there will be crew access ONLY at the start/finish area and it is discouraged. 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. Crews will need to pay the $10 day use parking fee unless there is 2 registered runners within their vehicle.

The Start/Finish area (Reservation Aid Station) is located at the Indian Creek Campground on CO HWY 67. (Miles: 15, 33.88)

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: This 50-Mile course is a real test. All 50-Mile runners must depart the Reservation, at 33.9 Miles, no later than 9 Hours 15 Minutes (3:15pm) into the event. This gives 50-Mile runners 4 Hours and 45 Minutes to complete their final 17 Mile loop. The Waterton Canyon Aid Station will close at 6:45p regardless of if everyone has passed through per permit restrictions. Any 50-Mile Runner who chooses not to continue at 50K, or who does not make the 3:15pm cutoff, will receive a finishers award and a 50K Finish Time. This cutoff is based on historical times of those who have left the reservation for their final loop and finished under the 14-hour cutoff. It is non-negotiable.

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 & 15 Mile 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 & 15 Mile) 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, Denver Water, 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.