Race Under The Lights At The Sundown XC 5k

Picture this...

To the west an orange Colorado sunset. The sky shades over in cotton-candy hues of purples and blues. A cross country course over freshly cut grass.

Night falls.

But the course. Lights. UP!

The beat drops, echoing across vast green fields. The scent of a steaming grill from a foot-truck lingers in the air. Race time arrives. 

The gun goes off. You're racing over hay bales, and through light-tunnels. (Light tunnels?!)

Cross Country + Music + Food + Light tunnels = A good time. 

While the official season gets underway is just over four weeks, the Sundown XC 5k at the Aurora Sports Park looks to cap summer training with a raging cross country race under the lights.

"It is meant to be an end of summer training, fun and competitive event," said Keith Johnson. "It'll be under the lights. There'll be a light show, music, food truck, XC fun."

The event is being modeled after Detweiller After Dark, which is a high-octane, neon-lit cross country race that nearly resembles a rave.

"We know high school teams train as clubs all summer," Johnson explained. "This is a good event to test the summer training. Teams can sign up with top 5 scoring."


A perfect prelude to your fall racing season. The inaugural Sundown XC will be held at Aurora Sports Park. Things will kick off with the Junior High and Community Races. Then the High School Girls and Boys will battle it out under the lights!


This fun XC course will take you through grass, over hay bales, and along our light show tunnel - three times! Come test your speed on this exciting 5k course, under the lights and under the stars. 


Battle it out with Colorado's best to see who has put in the summer miles. Awards will be given to the Top 3 teams. Register your team of 5 now for a special price!