Join us to run, walk, or cheer! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join the fun at our Grizzly Growl 5K run. This family-friendly race will raise money for the Maple Grove PTA; ensuring our students, faculty and school have the tools they need to help our kids succeed. Our mission is to encourage physical fitness, sportsmanship and foster a personal commitment to community...with lots of fun mixed in!

2017 Grizzly Growl 5K

Race Date

October 1, 2017 9:00 AM


Maple Grove Elementary School

3085 Alkire St.

Golden, CO 80401

Race Location

Parking and Start Line

There will be plenty of parking at Manning Middle School, just north of Maple Grove, and on the streets in the neighborhoods surrounding Maple Grove.

Packet Pickup

It is highly recommended that you pick up your packet early!  You can pick up your registration packet, which includes your race bib, t-shirt and lots of fun freebies at Maple Grove Elementary:

  • Friday, September 29 from 2-4PM
  • Saturday, September 30 from 10AM-Noon
  • If you can’t make it to pick up your packet early then you can pick it up on race morning beginning at 7:30 AM.  Look for the Packet Pick-up station in front of the school.


Top male and female will receive running shoes from Runners Roost Lakewood.  Age group winners will receive ribbon awards.

Age group categories:

  • 6 and under
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • Every 5 years thereafter to 80 and over


Course Records



Online registration is open until 10pm on Wednesday, September 27th.

Walk-up registration is available at Maple Grove Elementary on Friday, September 29th from 2pm-4pm and Saturday, September 30th from 10am to noon.

Race day registration is open from 7:30am to 8:30am.  There is an additional $5 charge per registration on race day.


$30 - Adult 18-59
$15 - Students (under 18)
$15 - Seniors (over 60)
$80 - Family of 4
$10 - Additional family members
$8 - 1K Fun Run (includes youth t shirt)
$10 - T shirt only

Course Map

A scenic 5K (3.1 mile) run, jog or walk starting in front of Maple Grove Elementary School, weaving around the beautiful Applewood neighborhood and finishing back at school.


This event is timed by Running Bears.

Results for 2015 and 2016 are here.



Sponsorship provides an ideal marketing prospect for your business. We offer many levels of sponsorship and opportunities for involvement and provide businesses with positive brand recognition. As a sponsor you can be part of a fun athletic event that promotes health and wellness in our community and supports a local non-profit.

Sponsorship Information




There’s so much to do! Come be part of the fun!

Races are chock-full of activities, so any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.  Click the volunteer button at the top of this page or in the registration section to sign up to volunteer.