Thank you to ALL our athletes, sponsors, vendors, volunteers & staff that made the 2022 race day awesome!

Join us on Sunday October 29th, 2023 for the Narrowleaf Lake Run. TWO NEW race options available! || Registration opens in early 2023



Narrowleaf Lake Run at Boyd Lake State Park 4, 7 & 10 Mile

Brisk autumn running in Colorado – OH YEA! Join us for a family fun event with FIVE distance options at the beautiful Boyd Lake State Park venue.

Choose your distance! 4, 7 or 10 mile race options. This course is on perfectly paved walkways with about a half mile being off road on the south loop. Beautiful lake and wildlife views, NO vehicle traffic to worry about and fun post race festivities. Did we mention almost no elevation gain? This is one flat course making sure you’ll set a new PR or enjoy a fun steady-paced morning run race.

What’s a “Narrowleaf” you ask? The Narrowleaf Cottonwood Trees are the most densely populated tree species at Boyd Lake State park. We thought the name was fitting and unique to this venue.



2023 Shirt Designs &  Event Updates Coming Soon…


Local Craft Beer at the NoCo Half Marathon and 10K
Yup…beer! Loveland Aleworks will be bringing tasty craft beer on race day!


The Narrowleaf Lake Run Facebook Event     USATF Sanctioned Running Event Lory State Park Colorado   100% Plant Based Snacks, Drinks, Food provided by Breakaway Athletic Events


IMPORTANT notes and information will be posted here



Location, Mapping & Parking

Venue: Boyd Lake State Park
Address: 3720 N Co Rd 11C, Loveland, CO 80538
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/W5oX4B4Yvhf6cjQ69
Accommodations: HotelPlanner Specials for Breakaway Athletic Events

We will have volunteers helping to park vehicles efficiently. ALL of the parking lots are within 1-2 minutes walking distance from the start/finish areas.

Your athlete & race guide (emailed approximately 7-10 days prior to race day), will also include final details for parking. || Do NOT park without a parking pass. If you are picking up your race bib the day of, have PROOF of race entry pulled up on your phone or printed for the ranger booth, just in case. Your race bib will have a parking pass if you selected this option.

Parking at The Narrowleaf Lake Run
Parking is immediately next to the start/finish line area in the TWO LARGE parking lots on the above linked map



Previous Years Results & Photos

Narrowleaf Lake Run – 10-25-20  RESULTS HERE(modified snow course)
Narrowleaf Lake Run – 10-25-20  PHOTO ALBUM HERE (Photos Courtesy of Dennis Vanderheiden)

Narrowleaf Lake Run – 10-24-21  RESULTS HERE
Narrowleaf Lake Run – 10-24-21  PHOTO ALBUM HERE

Narrowleaf Lake Run – 10-23-22  RESULTS HERE
Narrowleaf Lake Run – 10-23-22  PHOTO ALBUM HERE

Course Info & Maps

Please NOTE your race distance, 1 MILE PUMPKIN RUN, 4 MILE, 7 MILE OR 10 MILE | Kids Fun Run

Flat & Fun! This run course has very little elevation gain, wide well maintained walkways and a little bit of off road action on the south loop. You’ll see great views of the lake at nearly every part.

The FOUR mile run will pass the same south #1 aid station THREE times.

The SEVEN mile run will pass the same south #1 aid station THREE times, and the #2 aid station ONCE.

The TEN mile run will pass the same south #1 aid station THREE times, the #2 aid station TWICE and the #3 aid station TWICE.

The ONE mile pumpkin run & kids run U-TURN at the same spot on the course as indicated on the PDF map below.


PLEASE CLICK and ZOOM in on the PDF map when viewing.
It contains details on course routing and important information.

 

**Athletes are responsible for knowing the course routes, layouts and directions. We do our best to adequately mark courses, provide direction and station volunteers throughout the course.

Vegan & Vegetarian friendly options will be a priority. Please check out our sponsors & vendors section below for a complete list as this is updated on a regular basis as we add more.

***PLEASE NOTE***

  • The courses are subject to route adjustments pending weather. As of November 23rd, 2022, they are accurate.
  • Additional mobile toilets (“porta potties”) will be on site in the starting area parking lots for athletes and spectators.
    • At the main aid stations there will be cups of water, electrolyte drink, snacks & gel-packs available. These cups are 100% biodegradable to help keep our race as “green” as possible.
    • ALL Aid Stations will have doggo water bowls for your furry run buddies

REGISTRATION

  
   
  Distance ↓     ||   Dates → 1/28 to 3/11 3/12 to 6/3 6/4 to 9/9 9/10 to 10/29
4 Mile Run $25 $30 $35 $40
7 Mile Run $35 $40 $45 $50
10 Mile Run $40 $45 $50 $60
Pumpkin 1 Miler $20 $25 $30 $35
Kids Fun Run (14 & under) 
$10 OR $1 with parents regular race entry**
Prices do not include transaction fees

** Kids Fun Run $1 entry code is emailed once the accompanying parent/guardian is registered to race for their own distance **

To ensure you receive a correctly sized shirt & any custom race bibs/decals, please register as SOON as possible
After a certain time frame we can NOT guarantee these item specifics, but we’ll do our best.

**Registration IS available on race morning | Please bring cash if possible to keep lines short**

Every 4, 7 & 10 Mile athlete and 1 Mile Pumpkin athlete gets:

  • Event Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • FREE Event Photos
  • Post Race Food & Drinks
  • A Chance to Podium
  • Professional Chip Timing
  • An Awesome Lakefront Run Experience
  • Tons of High Fives, Smiles & Crowd Support

Kids Fun Run athletes get:

  • Youth Finisher Medal
  • Optional Event Beanie
  • Race Bib
  • FREE Event Photos
  • Post Race Food & Drinks
  • Professional Chip Timing
  • An Awesome Lakefront Run Experience
  • Tons of High Fives, Smiles & Crowd Support

Schedule of Events

Bib Pickup – Saturday – NOTED In The Next Section

RACE DAY  – Sunday October 29th, 2023

8:00am: Race Area Opens
8:00am to 9:45am: Race Day Bib Pick Up & Day-Of Registration
8:15am: Race and course briefing
8:30am: 10 Mile Race Start
8:45am: 7 Mile Race Start
9:00am: 4 Mile Race Start
9:45 am: Pumpkin 1 Mile Start
10:00 am: Kids Fun Run Start
Podium spots announced at approximately 10:15-10:30am
11:15am: Course Cut-Off / End of Morning

Bib Pickup Information

Saturday 10-28 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Boyd Lake State Park (before the gate)
Sunday 10-29RACE DAY – from 8:15am to 9:30am
Location: *Start area of the race*
Before arriving to Bib Pick Up:

HAVE YOUR PARKING PASS PRINTED IF YOU ARE ARRIVING AFTER 8:00am ON RACE DAY

  • Make sure you are registered. You do not need to bring documents or a printout. If you are registered, you will be in our system.
  • Bring photo ID. This is a USATF rule that cannot be avoided. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must be present. Due to this rule, you cannot pick up a bib for anyone else without a copy of their photo ID. No exceptions.

Awards & Age Groups


    Awards Ceremony will commence mid morning, pending the overall athletes remaining on the course. Athletes are encouraged to stay for the awards or have someone pick up their award.

10 Mile Race
    • Top three overall Male
    • Top three overall Female
    • Top three overall Youth (7-10 & 11-17 pending entries)
7 Mile Race
    • Top three overall Male
    • Top three overall Female
    • Top three overall Youth (7-10 & 11-17 pending entries)
4 Mile Race
  • Top three overall Male
  • Top three overall Female
  • Top three overall Youth (7-10 & 11-17 pending entries)
1 Mile Pumpkin Race
  • Top three overall Male (points on pumpkin weights)
  • Top three overall Female (points on pumpkin weights)
  • Top three overall Youth (7-10 & 11-17 pending entries)

 


Transfers, Deferments & Refunds

Please read our current info on this topic at the TWO links below.

FAQ – Refunds / Transfers / Deferral 
Rules & Policies


Note: This race, “Narrowleaf Lake Run”, is in NO way officially associated with Boyd Lake State Park or it’s employees.

Specific race details may be changed or updated as we finalize this race each season.