Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek
Giddy up! Grab your cowboy hat and stick horse because this event is going to make ya’ll shout YEEHAW as we celebrate the beginning of summer and Parker’s rich rural history!
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June 2, 2018
Time: 5K: 8 a.m. Family Fun Trek: 8:05 a.m.
Location: Tallman Meadow Park
5K Cost: $20 early registration (through May 2 at noon)
$25 pre-registration (through May 16 at noon)
$30 standard registration (through May 30 at noon)
$35 at packet pickup
Fun Trek Cost: $10 early registration (through May 2 at noon)
$15 pre-registration (through May 16 at noon)
$20 standard registration (through May 30 at noon)
$25 at packet pickup
Part of the Parker Parks and Recreation Run Series, this event is professionally timed (5K). The Family Fun Trek is about 1 mile of laid-back, outdoorsy fun. All participants will receive a commemorative item, as well as a delicious post-race pancake breakfast and a chance to win prizes. The overall male/female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each of the following divisions of the 5K will be awarded: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. All results are determined using “gun time,” meaning the timing starts simultaneously for all participants in the category. The FREE Kids’ Dash follows the race for children 8 and under; no registration necessary.
The Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek is held at Tallman Meadow Park. View a detailed map to find routes, parking, water stations and more.
Race Packet Pickup
Packets are available at RNK Running & Walking, 13019 S Parker Rd., the Thursday and Friday prior to the event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or at the event beginning at 7 a.m.
Volunteer opportunities will be available. Watch for information as the event approaches. Find additional volunteer opportunities at www.VolunteerConnectDC.org.
Summer Camp for Kids
Parker Parks and Recreation has fun and exciting summer offerings for kids ages 3 to 18! Kids will have a blast learning new things, improving their skills and bettering their overall fitness level.
Youth Enrichment Camps like Chess Wizards Summer Camp, Scratch Coding Summer Camp and Minecraft Summer Camp allow kids ages 5 to 13 to work their brain muscles while they play and strategize at chess, program their own games and animation, and express their creativity through the endless possibilities of Minecraft.
Speed and Agility Summer Camps are for boys and girls of all skill levels and sports. Led by our nationally certified coach, these camps enable young athletes to develop explosive power and increase vertical jump, strength, flexibility and overall speed, while decreasing the risk of injury.
The Kids’ Zone offers a variety of camps for ages 3 to 11 designed to enrich your child’s life, grow healthy self-esteem and improve social skills. This summer, kids can play sports, read new books, learn to cook and more! Your youngster will have a blast in the Kids’ Zone.
Does your child love to play sports? Kids ages 4 to 18 can learn about sportsmanship, build their social skills and stay active during summer break. Camps include basketball, fencing, lacrosse, skateboarding, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Jedi Training Camp will teach trainees how to wield a lightsaber, fight off the evil Sith warriors and save the universe! Designed for true indoor lacrosse instruction, the Langtry Summer Camp teaches skills and tactics related to all aspects of the lacrosse game taught by All-American and 2003 NLL Rookie of the Year, Brian Langtry. The Chauncey Billups Basketball Academy gives young players a chance to take part in a camp led by five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups and his camp coaches.
For a full list of camps offered this summer or to register, visit us online at www.ParkerRec.com/SummerCamps.
Tour de Cure Colorado 5K Walk/Run
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will host its largest annual fundraiser, Tour de Cure Colorado, at Salisbury Park featuring new and improved routes focused on safety, fun and physical challenge. Throughout the country, participants come together at Tour de Cure events to directly impact the lives of people facing the daily challenges of diabetes. This year’s Colorado event features a brand new Xtreme Ninja Course, a 5K Walk/Run and four cycling routes, including: 20K, 50K, 100K and 100 Mile Century Ride.
The Xtreme Ninja Course at Tour de Cure will be modeled after the popular ninja warrior show and will offer aspiring ninjas and ninjas at heart a chance to try out obstacles that test their speed,
strength, balance and agility! All ages and ability levels are welcome.
Whether you ride, walk, run or ninja – there’s something for everyone at Tour de Cure Colorado. All routes end back at the festival where community members and participants are invited to enjoy the
activities, food, entertainment and much more.
Learn more and register at www.diabetes.org/
Parker Run Series
Parker Recreation hosts four family-friendly races each year as part of the annual Run Series, which is expected to promote community and active living to more than 2,500 participants over the course of the year!
Any proceeds from the events will benefit the Town of Parker Scholarship Program, which helps Parker families and/or individuals with limited financial resources participate in Town Recreation programs and facilities.
- Charlie Rhode
- Jaime Vollertsen
◦ Love ’em or Leave ’em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K – each February
◦ Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek – each June
◦ So Long to Summer 5K/10K – each August
◦ Turkey Day 5K FUN Run/Walk – each Thanksgiving
View individual events for volunteer opportunities.
Additional Event and Sponsorship Information
For more Run Series event information, contact Charlie Rhode at 303.805.6304 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship information, contact Jaime Vollertsen at 303.805.3267 or at email@example.com. View individual events for more details and registration.
View our video to see how much fun we have! Enjoy photos from past events on the Parks and Recreation page.
Thank you to our 2018 Run Series sponsors!
- Martial Arts
- Soccer (Indoor, Outdoor, Futsal, etc.)
Youth Fitness & Wellness
Youth ages 13 to 15 must complete a mandatory free Fitness Equipment Orientation before utilizing the weight and cardiovascular areas within the Recreation Center and Fieldhouse. They must also complete an orientation prior to participating in any group fitness classes.
Youth ages 13 and 14 are required to be with an adult in the fitness areas while working out. After they’ve completed the Fitness Equipment Orientation, youth age 15 may be in the fitness areas by themselves.
Free Fitness Equipment Orientations are offered each Monday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center. Registration is not necessary. Orientations include a demonstration on the proper use of equipment, weight room etiquette and proper equipment safety.
Specialty Fitness for Youth
Several Youth Specialty Fitness classes and camps are also offered, including Strength and Conditioning classes, Speed and Agility, Zumba Kids, and more! Looking for a challenge? The Kids’ TRY-Athlon will get your little one biking, running and swimming! Registration is required for Specialty Fitness classes. Get more information and register here.