2024 Bash the Bluffs 5K


Bash the Bluffs 5K :
: Run 3.1 Miles
Mountain Lion Mile :
: Run 1 Mile
Cub Dash :
: 0.12
  • Race Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:00am
  • Entry Fee:Varies - See Description
  • Location:UCCS Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
  • City/State/Zip:Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
  • Country: USA

_The 2024 Bash the Bluffs 5K:

Campus Recreation will host the 22nd Annual Bash the Bluffs on Saturday, May 4th! This annual spring event is used as a fundraiser for the Campus Recreation Scholarship Fund. This fund provides students the opportunity to apply for a program participation scholarship, allowing them to partake in activities, programs, and events. This year we are providing several fun race options for all ages and abilities! We are looking forward to seeing our Mountain Lion Community and Colorado Spring Community join the fun on Saturday, May 4th.

Military members can receive a $5 off promotional code - email [email protected] to request this discount code.

Race Options:

The Cub Dash: This 200-meter dash is designed for kids ages 5yrs -12yrs old. Parents or guardians are welcome to assist their cubs to and from the start and finish line! The Cub Dash will start at approximately 8:15am. Each cub will receive a Bash the Bluffs T-shirt!

Bash the Bluffs 5K: The 5k run/ walk will start approximately at 9am. Participants are more than welcome to run/ walk with strollers or your furry friends. Dogs must be on leash at all times. Come join us for this family friendly 5k race! Awards will be announced at 10:15am.

Mountain Lion Mile: The Mountain Lion Mile is a timed mile run mostly downhill and will start at approximately 10:45am. Awards will be given to the fastest mile in both the Men's and Women's divisions.

For any additional questions about this year's race please email [email protected].

Register for this year's races here!

Cub Dash
5-12 years

Bash the Bluffs 5K*:
Students & Campus Recreation Members: $30 || $35 Day-of Race
UCCS Community: $35 || $40 Day-of Race
General Public: $40 || $45 Day-of Race

Mountain Lion Mile*: 
$15/participant || $20 Day-of Race

*Bash the Bluffs 5K and Mountain Lion Mile:
Students & Campus Recreation Members: $40
UCCS Community: $45
General Public: $50
Email [email protected] to get a discount code to register for both the 5K and the Mile with the discounted combo price.

Course Information:

You can view the race map for this year's course here:

Cub Dash: Race Map

5K: Race Map

Mountain Lion Mile: Race Map


The address for the UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center is 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. From Austin Bluffs, you will turn onto Stanton Rd towards the University, then you can park for free in the Alpine garage on the left. The garage has the turf field on top of it. If you are walking from the Alpine garage, you will just need to walk up the hill to the recreation center. There will be signs directing you as well, or you can always call the front desk at 719-255-7515, for directions if you are unable to find it.

Other Info:

-) 2024 race registration is open • Registration Information 

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