Run for the Ring 2021

Sat August 7, 2021 Directions

Didn't Register before the Cut-off?

No worries! Day Of Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. onsite at the Barbara Davis Center (see address below) the morning of the event. 

Packet Pick-Up:

Runners Roost

August 6, 2021 – 3-6 PM

1685 S. Colorado Blvd. Unit J

Denver, CO 80222


Registration the morning of the event at the Barbara Davis Center (see address below)

The 7th Annual Run for the Ring will be in-person! 

The 7th Annual Run for the Ring 5K Run/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 fund research, promote diabetes awareness and education, assist families in need, provide continuing education scholarships and sponsor social activities for children and their families.

Run for the Ring will feature a DJ to get the morning going, pre-race warm-up, bounce houses, water slides, kids scavenger hunt, games, Kids Zone DJ, foam party at the finish line, free type 1 diabetes risk screenings, 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 Run for the Ring performance t-shirt, which will be mailed to registrant. Must register before July 15, 2021 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!


Saturday, August 7, 2021
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
Free parking is available

Virtual Races and Kids Scavenger Hunt

Virtual 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walks-

How Does It Work? Create a team or register as an individual and let the summer fun begin! Enjoy being outdoors while helping raise funds for clinical care and patient programs at the BDC. Choose a time and location - a local park, a close trail or a neighborhood pathway. Rally your friends to donate to your page or join your fundraising team! 

When? Where? Sign up now and fundraise through August 1! We encourage you to run, walk, or hunt when it is convenient for you prior to and on the race day.

Anywhere! Whether you choose your living-room, backyard, your neighborhood or neighborhood parks, or even the trail by your house or your favorite hiking trails, the course is up to you. With the virtual Run For The Ring 5K and 1 Mile, being a type 1 hero can happen wherever suites you best!

Kids' Scavenger Hunt-

How it works: After registering you will receive an email with a downloadable PDF file to print and play!

Game kits includes:
Printable 8.5"x11” Scavenger Hunt for all ages
Hunt sheets for both indoor and outdoor hunts
Color and shape hunt sheets for younger children

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.


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.



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 Miriam Andolini at


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 and #WeNeedTheBDC. 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 7,500 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 7,500 patients seen each year - 4,600 children and 2,900 adults
  • 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 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 auxiliary membership group of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. Guild Members symbolize the spirit of pulling together, accomplishing great things individually and as a team. With its 300 dedicated members, The Guild’s mission is to raise funds for research, promote diabetes awareness and education, assist families in need, provide continuing education scholarships, and sponsor social activities for children and their families. 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

Join us at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, 1175 Aurora Ct., Aurora, CO. 80045, on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 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
Official Media Sponsor
Fun Run Sponsor
Awards Ceremony Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Water Stop Sponsor
Low Station Sponsor

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