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  • Writer's pictureMariel Megan Ross

Denver's Tough Mudder 2021? It's on and back at Sterling Ranch

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

8,000 people descended upon the event in 2019. The 2021 event is already close to selling out.

The 2021 Tough Mudder will be held next to Chatfield State Park in Sterling Ranch

If you were in Sterling Ranch a couple years ago, you may have experienced one of the neighborhood's biggest events ever. The Tough Mudder adventure race series descended on the new community for the first time in 2019, and it was a sight to behold. I was there on behalf of our team at Focus Real Estate. Between the 8,000+ racers, fans, and volunteers, the different obstacles, and "Mudder Village," there was a lot going on!

While the 2020 event was cancelled, Denver's Tough Mudder appears to be full steam ahead for 2021. The event is currently scheduled for July 24, 2021 and July 25, 2021, which is the last full weekend of July.

According to the Tough Mudder website, several race options are close to selling out. Also interesting (at least to me), over 100,000 people around the country have registered for different 2021 Tough Mudder events already.

The 2019 Tough Mudder at Sterling Ranch

Tough Mudder's Facebook page has this to say about the 2021 event at Sterling Ranch:

"Colorado Mudders have tackled tough before, but this year things are about to get absolutely epic at Sterling Ranch. We're returning to this stunning landscape just outside the Denver-Metro area, with a backdrop of the Rockies to remind you what it means to be tough.

These mountains may be beautiful, but they are also no joke. So team up to face tough - it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it."

As you might imagine, the 2021 event will be different with COVID-19 safety protocols. For example, the Tough Mudder website says capacity will be limited to between 25% and 75% of traditional capacity. You can read about the social distancing, health screening, mask requirements, and other measures here.

One concern neighborhood residents had in 2019 was parking and ingress and egress.

According to a 2019 blog post on the Sterling Ranch website:

"Sterling Ranch, which comprises roughly 3,400 acres of land — 1,300 of which is dedicated to remaining open space — is well-equipped to host an event of this size. In fact, the thousands of guests were hardly noticed as traffic levels stayed mellow and the sort of disruptions one might expect from an event of this size were non-existent."

If you've read any of our blog posts, you know we're constantly digging into Douglas County filings for Sterling Ranch and about 10 other new home communities around Denver we help clients buy, sell, and build homes in. Our goal is to help our new construction clients get as much information as possible about future home lots, what might be built next to current homes, and otherwise be as informed about Sterling Ranch real estate as anyone.

On the parking front, we reviewed a 2019 filing that showed 3,000 parking spaces off Titan Road. We're not sure if that's the plan for 2021, but given it sounds like things worked well, I imagine this could be the plan for 2021. Also, we know a permit is in the works for the 2021 event.

Tickets start at $25 for the youth "Adventure Inspired" division (ages 5-12). The 3 mile, 13 obstacle division is currently $75 and the 10 mile, 25 obstacle division is currently $125.

We'll update everyone on the Roundup's Facebook page and the Roundup's website as we learn more!


Mariel Ross is a real estate broker who specializes in helping clients buy, sell, and build homes. We professionally list and sell homes in Denver for a 1.5% listing commission if you also buy your next home with us.

Learn more about what I do here, as well as the cost. If you build in Sterling Ranch or just about every other new neighborhood in Denver your builder pays your broker, not you. So our services are at no additional cost to you - which is how we're able to offer our free New Home Package.

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