“Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” – Iain Duncan Smith

Ready to start your St. Patrick’s celebrations off with a little work and a lot of fun? The Lucky Lyons races are happening this year and are great options for a 5K or 10K race in Colorado! Grab your luckiest green running gear and join us March 12th on the beautiful paths of Lyons, Colorado. There will be 5K and 10K races for your whole clan to enjoy.

 

The racer awards for both the 10K and the 5K will be at Bohn Park following the races. Join us at the after party for all racers at Oskar Blues. Bring your bib for your free beer and food specials! Racers will receive finisher’s awards as they cross the finish line. Awards and mementos will not be mailed after the event.

Customized cowbell awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each race in each of the following age groups:

  • Under 20
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

Racers will receive customized dog tag finisher’s awards as they cross the finish line.

Key Event Details
5K
10K
Date

Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Start Times

10:00 am

Start Location

199 2nd Ave, Lyons, CO 80540

Finish Line

Same as Starting Location

Cut Off Times

11:00 am

The Start/Finish line will be at Bohn park in Lyons. The park is located at 199 2nd Ave, Lyons, CO 80540. Your race number and packet will also be available at the Start/Finish Line beginning at TBD on Saturday. Packets will not be available after race start on Saturday.

Parking is available at the venue, inside of Bohn Park is currently $2/hour. There is also a large free lot across the street. Both parking lots are convenient for most participants.

Pricing
5K
5K Kids (12 & under)
10K
10K Kids (12 & under)
Early (Until 1/1)

$35

$20

$40

$20

Standard (until 3/9)

$40

$20

$45

$20

Race Weekend

$45

$20

$50

$20

Entry fees for each race include place winner awards, race mementos (shirts, apparel, etc.), aid station goodies, a finisher’s memento, and post-race refreshments. The entry fee is non-refundable and nontransferable.

See more information on our refund policy below.

Register

Spots are limited for our upcoming races in Lyons, CO! If you want to reserve your spot at this year’s Lucky Lyons races with Gemini Adventures, register today. The sooner your purchase your ticket, the cheaper it will be. Reserve your spot at our 5K or 10K in Colorado today!

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The courses are beautiful and rolling throughout the foothills surrounding Lyons, CO. They include paved paths, gravel, and dirt sections. You’ll get a little bit of everything!

5K Race in Colorado

Runners will head out from Bohn Park on gravel paths towards the open space trails. This becomes a dirt road (watch for mud after rainy spring days) and at one mile there will be an aid station. From there, the course heads west toward the Picture Rock trailhead. Once runners reach that trailhead, they will turn around and travel back towards the aid station and take a right into the neighborhood. After a section on the neighborhood roads, you’ll enter the scenic gravel paths and from there head to the finish line.

10K Race in Colorado

Runners will head out from Bohn Park on gravel paths towards the open space trails and follow the same directions as the 5K. Once runners reach the Picture Rock trailhead, the road becomes a picturesque paved rural road and runners will take a left turn on Old St Vrain towards the turnaround. At a 1.6-mile marker on the pavement, runners will head back toward the aid station. From there, it’s back to the trails the runners came out on. Pass the aid station then take a right into the neighborhood. After a section on the neighborhood roads, you’ll enter the scenic gravel paths and from there head to the finish line.

Friday

5:00-7:00p – Packet Pick-Up at TBA

Saturday

9:00a – Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up @ the Start Line

10:00a – 5K and 10K Race Start

11:00 – Awards at start/finish

11:00 – After party begins at TBA

Are Dogs Allowed?

We love dogs at our 10K and 5K races in Colorado! Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to join us in the event, but are not allowed to be present on the trails. Please be considerate.

What Supplies Are Offered at the Aid Stations?

Aid stations will be stocked with water for the 5K. Those for the 10K will have water, sports drink, and salty and sweet snacks. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDS will not be provided.

There will be radio contact available at all aid stations and each station will have the necessary medical materials to nurse any bumps, cuts, bruises, and/or blisters.

Can I Go Off Trail?

Racers must stay on the designated course. Short-cutting will result in a disqualification. Please help us leave the trails better than we found them and deposit all trash in the proper containers.

What Weather Should I Expect?

Weather varies greatly in Colorado in March! The average temperature for March 14th in Lyons is a lovely 55 degrees. Please check the weather forecast and dress for the elements.

What About Unforeseeable Circumstances?

In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time without a refund of unused portions. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of the runners or officials.

I Lost Something at the Event! Is There a Lost & Found?

Items left at Aid Stations and lost & found items will be available at the Awards Ceremonies.

Can I Transfer or Cancel My Registration?

There will be no entry transfers. If you regrettably need to cancel your registration, please use UltraSignup. Cancellations are given credit of their registration payment toward any Gemini Adventures event within one year’s time, minus a 15% fee. Login to your account, go to Registration History, Edit for the event, and Cancel Registration.

What’s our Refund Policy?

30 Days or more prior to the Event: 85% credit of registration fee (excluding UltraSignup fees).

Less than 30 days prior to the Event: No refunds or credit given.

Credits may be applied to any future Gemini Adventures race and will be valid for 12 months.

Registered runners may also switch between distances. No refunds or credit will be given for dropping down in distance. If stepping up in distance, the added current pricing of the longer distance will be charged (excluding UltraSignup fees).

To request credits, log in to your UltraSignup account, and go to Registration History. Select Edit for the event, and scroll to the bottom of the page where Cancel Registration is linked. Follow the prompts.