9th Annual Run for the Ring

Sat August 5, 2023 Directions


5K Race - Run/Walk

8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT

Kids Fun Run

10:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT
Open to ages 2 - 10.

Sleep In

8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT


Join Us for The 9th Annual Run for the Ring 5K/Walk and Kids Fun Run!

The 9th Annual Run for the Ring 5K/Walk and Kids Fun Run will bring together Barbara Davis Center patients, loyal supporters, and running enthusiasts to run for the brass ring – the cure for type 1 diabetes. All proceeds from this run/walk will support the efforts and programs of The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of Barbara Davis Center patients living with type one diabetes and their families through education, support, advocacy, and research. Run for the Ring will feature music to get the morning going, pre-race warm-up, kids interactive activities and games, Kids Zone DJ, foam party at the finish line, and more. 5K & Fun Run Registration includes breakfast bites, timing chip (5K only), race bib, awards ceremony, and Run for the Ring performance t-shirt. Sleep-In Registration includes Colorado flag shirt, which will be mailed to registrant. Must register before July 15, 2023 to guarantee t-shirt. Those with type 1 diabetes will have the option of receiving a special t-shirt! Please indicate whether or not you would like your special shirt at registration. Every participant can decorate a back bib that says RUNNING FOR MY “1” to honor their type 1 loved one. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please bring another adult to watch your children while you are running. Want FREE REGISTRATION? Become a Fundraiser, raise $200, and your registration fee will be refunded!

Previous runner? Please sign in using your run signup account before registering for your event. 

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, August 4th, 2023 3-6 p.m.

Location: To be announced


Saturday, August 5, 2023
Registration begins at 7:00 am
5K Run/ Walk begins at 8:00 am
Kids Zone opens at 8:00 am
Kids Fun Run begins after the 5K Awards Ceremony


The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Anschutz Medical Campus
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Paid parking is available

Fundraising and Teams


Creating a Team or Race Group is a ton of fun for everyone! Enjoy race day with your friends, family or co-workers. Not to mention, you get to make up an awesome team name, create a fun team t-shirt, or wear a costume! Click here to learn more about creating a team for the Run for the Ring 5K & Kids Fun Run. If you are a previous runner, please sign in using your Run Signup account before creating a team. 


Registering for Run for the Ring is fun for the whole family and gives you the opportunity to make a difference for people affected by type 1 diabetes. Not sure where to start fundraising or feeling a little shy about asking for people to support your cause? Click here for some tips for setting up your Run for the Ring Fundraising page and sharing it with your friends and family. If you are a previous runner, please sign in using your Run Signup account before creating a fundraising page. 



From national companies to local businesses, we appreciate our partners that help build a brighter future for our community. For more details about becoming a sponsor, click on the Sponsors tab in the menu above or contact Mackenzie Atencio at mackenzie@childrensdiabetesfoundation.org.

Be Social With Social Media

Join the fun and get your Run For The Ring race gear on! Share photos of your team, your family, and any pets participating in your 5K run, walk, or scavenger hunt with the T1D community by using #RunForTheRing #ChildrensDiabetesFoundation #BarbaraDavisCenter.  Be sure to include your story, who you are running for and why the Barbara Davis Center is important to you. By sharing your photos with us, you may be featured in our newsletter!


Award Categories

Winners will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony following the 5K!

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes specializes in type 1 diabetes research and care for children and adults. Clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists collaborate at the BDC to find the most effective treatment, prevention, and cure for type 1 diabetes. The BDC was founded by Marvin and Barbara Davis in 1978 and is currently one of the largest diabetes institutes in the world. The Center provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to over 8,000 children and adults with diabetes as well as provides inpatient care to patients with any type of diabetes who are seen at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Center clinical faculty members teach medical, physician assistant, nursing, and dental students on campus. Residents and endocrinology fellows receive critical training at the leading edge of diabetes clinical care and research.

  • >90% of Colorado's children with type 1 diabetes are seen at the BDC
  • More than 8,000 patients seen each year - BDC clinics accept >700 new patients annually
  • 40% of patients at the BDC are under-insured or not insured at all, with 30% of families living at or below the poverty line

The Children's Diabetes Foundation

The Children’s Diabetes Foundation was established by Barbara and Marvin Davis in 1977 in Denver, Colorado. The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, where thousands of patients of all ages from all over the world receive the finest diabetes care available.


The Guild is the volunteer membership group of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. Guild Members have the unique opportunity to be involved in program and event committees that make a difference in our community. Members symbolize the spirit of pulling together, accomplishing great things individually and as a team. The Guild, with its more than 200 dedicated members, continues with fundraising efforts in the tireless fight to conquer diabetes. Since inception in 1979, The Guild has contributed more than $2 million to the Barbara Davis Center.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.childrensdiabetesfoundation.org/event/2023-run-for-the-ring-5k-kids-fun-run/.


Join us at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, 1175 Aurora Ct., Aurora, CO. 80045, on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. MST! The center is located just west of Colfax and I-225, nestled in the Anschutz Medical Campus next to the Fitzsimmons Medical Building.


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Brass Ring Presenting Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
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Fun Run Sponsor
Awards Ceremony Sponsor
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