Platte River Half Marathon

Platte River Half Marathon

Platte River Half Marathon

( 5 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Littleton,
    United States
  • April
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, Relay
  • Road Race
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Platte 1/2 Marathon and Buckhorn Exchange Relay has been voted Best 1/2 Marathon, Best Swag and Best Post Race party in Colorado! Come run this fast 1/2 marathon and then celebrate with us with live music, beer provided by Breckenridge Brewery and lunch provided by The Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant and other vendors. After celebrating we will give you a light rail pass to get back to the start! Register now using code BIBRAVE10 to save 10%.


Colorado, United States
31 19
"Small race with big race support!"
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Katherine 's thoughts:

This was a great race to kick off the racing season in Denver. The race was smaller but it didn't skimp on amenities. Frequent water stops with both water and Nuun every 2 miles and a great finish line area.

The start area was pretty well organized. Since it was a smaller race it had the right amount of organization to manage the people.

The course is point to point starting in Littleton and then heading north towards Denver. Most of the race is flat and is on the multi-use path along the Platte River. Since it follows the river it's mostly scenic but it goes through some more industrial areas. At the very end of the race there is a really steep overpass which was not nice right as I was hoping to crush the last mile.

There is also the option to run the course as a 3 person relay. The relay hand off points were well managed and fun to run through.

The finish line party was great. There were a few vendors out plus burgers and beer. There was a band playing and nice areas to just hang out.

Since it was point to point they gave us RTD light rail passes to get us back to the start/parking area. It worked out really well!

Overall this was a great race and would be great for both the first time and the experienced half marathoner.

Thanks for running the Platte River 1/2 Marathon and for taking the time to give your thoughts on the race. I am glad you had a good experience! It's so helpful to read comments and realize what is important to the runners. I appreciate that you think it's a good race for 1st timers and experienced 1/2 marathoners. Hope to see you again. Have a great spring!

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