Dash at the Splash Kids Triathlon 2018 @ The Splash Aquatic Park
Aug 11 @ 6:30 am

Dash at the Splash Kid’s Triathlon event is designed to be a fun challenge for the up and coming tri-athlete in your family! This event will be held at The Splash water park in Golden on August 11, beginning at 8 a.m.

The event is open to children twelve years of age and under. Children are broken down into age groups of 8 and under, 9 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 12 year olds, and the age categories will determine the distances in each event that the child will complete. The event is designed to promote healthy active lifestyles in children.

To register please go to and use Activity #457812.

$30 early registration (before July 27)
$35 late registration (after July 27) ***shirt size is not guaranteed
Bags can be picked up Saturday, August 11 at race check in from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

Triathlon Distances (approximate)

8 & under: 50 meter swim, 1.35 mile bike, 1/2 mile run
9-10 years: 100 meter swim, 2.7 mile bike, 1 mile run
11-12 years: 150 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 ½ mile run

For more information, please download the Dash at the Splash information sheet pdf download.

Space is limited, registration is first come, first served.

2nd Annual Colorado Classic
Aug 18 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 am
Colorado Classic 2018The City of Golden is honored to be part of the 2nd annual Colorado Classic on Saturday, August 18, and as a bike friendly community, we are proud to support international cycling. The iconic Lookout Mountain climb attracts riders of all skill levels, and once again, will be the stage for some of the best cyclists in the world to compete.

The road race, however, will require some road closures. Please see the information and map below.

Road Closure information

Saturday, August 18

  • 6 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Lookout Mountain Road will be closed at the US 6 & 19th Street intersection beginning at 6 a.m. The road will be closed to everyone except residents going in and out of the neighborhood.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – There will be a brief hard closure of roads along the route, indicated on the map to the right. Access to downtown will be from the north during this time.

Colorado Classic 2018 map**Please note that closure times could change depending on what occurs within the race and is not in the control of the City of Golden.

For race details and real-time traffic delays throughout the race, visit and

Maria Droste Counseling Center 6th Annual Golf Classic @ Fossil Trace Golf Club
Sep 5 @ 8:30 am

The Maria Droste Counseling Center’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic will take place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The tournament includes a 4-person scramble, breakfast burrito, bucket of balls, golf cart, luncheon, and an awards reception following the tournament.

The tournament will kickoff with a shotgun start at promptly 8:30 a.m. Players are invited to check in no earlier than 7 a.m.

Two Score Enhancement Packages are available this year, with options to buy online in advance or to purchase at check in on the day of the tournament. Buy Score Enhancement Options online through September 3. After September 3, packages will only be for sale at the tournament in the morning. Once the tournament has begun, score enhancement “a la carte” will be available for purchase from various carts circulating the course during play.

Learn more and register online.


Golden Giddyup @ Lions Park
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Golden GiddyupWhether riding the Giddyup event or not, this event in Lions Park offers a day of fun in the sun. Enjoy bluegrass, beers, and bike-time on Sunday, September 16 with dozens of great bike brands displaying their wares. This family-friendly event includes a kids’ bike course from Avid4Adventure, shenanigans from REI, food trucks, beer and whiskey.

For the second year, the Giddyup has teamed up with New Terrain Brewery who are making tasty brew just for this event, with proceeds from the sales supporting the Golden Giddyup’s trail efforts.

Golden Gallop 2018 @ Downtown Golden
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Golden GallopOn Sunday, September 23, 2018 Golden’s biggest annual race will take place for the 13th year running. Starting beneath the City’s famous ‘Welcome’ arch, right in the center of historic downtown Golden, and finishing in Parfet Park beside gushing Clear Creek, the Golden Gallop will lead its runners on 5k and 10k loops. Both runners and walkers are welcome!

Proceeds from the race go to the Golden Schools Foundation. Learn more at

The 2018 Golden Gallop is sure to be a one-of-a-kind race in a one-of-a-kind town. Be there, running where the west runs!

6th Annual Great Turkey Chase @ Parfet Park
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Great Turkey ChaseBefore the feasting begins, join the Runners High’s 6th annual Great Turkey Chase on Thanksgiving morning!

Race Features:

  • 3-mile untimed fun run or walk
  • Craft beer from Cannonball Creek and Holidaily Brewing!
  • snacks, great prizes, tons of fun!
  • Super family friendly! Kids catch the turkey and win a prize!  This year every adult entry receives a pair of Goodr sunglasses
  • new this year…..costume contest!!!  best two costumes each win a free pair of shoes!!!

(Hurry to register…there is a limited supply of some of the colors.)

 Registration at:

  • 2221 Ford St., Golden or 905 Bear Creek Avenue Morrison  (cash, check, or credit card)
  • or call us at 720-583-2911 to register by phone.
Be a Tool 5K Elf Run @ Under the Welcome Arch
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am

Be a Tool Elf RunThe 5th annual Be A Tool 5k Run (On Small Business Saturday) is being held to help support the growth of the Neighborhood Rehab Project. In September of this year, over 1,000 volunteers came together in Golden, Arvada, Englewood and Idaho Springs to help work on projects for folks in need of warm, safe and dry conditions. Proceeds from this race will go directly toward future projects in 2018 and 2019.

The run begins at 8:30 a.m. under the Howdy Folks arch. Register early, the first 200 registrants will receive an Elf hat! Put on your most festive holiday attire and join us for a fun morning of activities supporting Small Business Saturday as well as a great cause!

 Race Features:

  •  T-Shirt
  •  Goody Bag
  •  Event Timed
  •  Food and Drinks
  •  Kids’ Activities
  •  Awards

The 5K Elf Run will start under the Golden (“Howdy Folks”) arch on Washington street in Golden at 8:30 a.m. Walk up registration and race day packet pick up will take place in front of Cafe 13 on Thirteenth Street in front of the Armory building.

Mini Poms Dance Clinic
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mini Poms FlyerThe GHS Dance Team will hold a Mini Poms Dance Clinic on Saturday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Golden High School Main Gym with a special appearance by Caitlynn Kern, Broncos cheerleader and GHS Dance Team alumni.

This 3-hour dance clinic is for kids in Kindergarten though 6th Grade. Participants will work on dance skills, play games and learn a dance to be performed with the award-winning GHS Dance Team at a Golden High School Basketball game on February 12 at 7 p.m.

Learn more and register!

Coyote Classic 5K @ Shelton Elementary School
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am

Enjoy beautiful views and challenging hills from this family-friendly 5k run course. Or choose the more abbreviated 1 mile course!

The 9th Annual Coyote Classic is a local favorite.

Learn more about the race and register at

26th Annual Courage Walk @ Jefferson County Courthouse
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

Crime Victims' Rights WeekNational Crime Victims’ Rights Week is recognized this year from April 7-13, 2019, and offers an opportunity for communities to come together to honor victims of crime and to promote victims’ rights. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”

In Jefferson County, the weeklong remembrance ends with the 26th annual Courage Walk on Saturday, April 13. The walk begins at 10 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration on the steps of the Jefferson County Courts and Administration building. The walk begins at 11 a.m.

Doves will be released in honor of victims, following a short ceremony at the Courage Garden, which was built to provide a place of respite for crime victims and their families on the courthouse grounds.

The event is family friendly and the one-mile walk is wheelchair accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.

A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but not required. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Courage Garden, training for victim advocate volunteers and to help victims of crimes and other traumatic events in our community.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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