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Luke Wyatt Morin spent 5 ½ years on this earth as a happy, kind, playful, active, and articulate little boy; a very loving child with a genuine enthusiasm for life equaled only by his empathy for others. He was always quick to offer hugs and snuggles or an unsolicited compliment or “I love you”. In addition to adoring his big sister Phebe, Luke loved playing with his Hot Wheels cars and building tracks for hours on end. He loved The Beatles and would frequently host impromptu dance parties in his room. Only the last two weeks of Luke’s time here did he suffer. Through it all, he smiled, he laughed, he trusted his family and was very brave.
After symptoms that appeared suddenly and two visits to the pediatrician, Luke was taken to Children’s Hospital Colorado. On April 8, 2018 Luke’s family received the devastating news that there was an inoperable tumor in Luke’s brain called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Only seventeen days later, Luke lost his battle with DIPG.
We MUST HAVE YOUR HELP to support Children's Hospital Colorado! Funding is needed for the special and dedicated team fighting this brutal disease to ensure future children and their families will not experience such a life altering event. Please click here to donate. 100% of your donation will be directed to Dr. Rajeev Vibhakar's Pediatric DIPG research team at Children's Hospital Colorado. This team will make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by DIPG. Their work will increase the survival rate for this horrible disease.
All our gratitude to you for your support in our mission.
Cam, Jill, Phebe & Luke Morin
Please click here to donate
B Lauren Photography
RACE DAY is SUNDAY! Remember - this is the end of Daylight Savings Time, so set your clocks BACK Saturday night!
Goddard Cares Fall Fest 5K is a BolderBoulder qualifying race/walk in honor of Luke Wyatt Morin. Luke attended The Goddard School for 5 years and was months away from kindergarten last year when he was stolen from this world by DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), an aggressive and fatal pediatric brain tumor.
There is still no effective treatment for DIPG and no chance of survival. All proceeds from this race will go to the DIPG research team at Children’s Hospital Colorado where this dedicated group are advancing treatments and cures for DIPG and need funding. With proper resources, their ground breaking work will bring hope into the lives of children and families affected by DIPG for the first time in history.
Thank you for your support!
YOUTH PRICING: Registrants aged 17 and younger receive $10 off during checkout.
FAMILY PRICING: Receive a $5 discount per ADULT (17 and older) registrant when signing up four or more in your family. To receive the discount, each participant must be registered under your family (TEAM) name during registration. IMPORTANT: Click YES under "Would You Like To Join a Group/Team" on the first page of registration (above the waiver) in order to set up your family registration and receive the discount.
7:30 AM Onsite Registration Opens
8:45 AM FREE Kids Fun Run (200 yards) Age limit: 7
9 AM 5k Start
10 AM 5k Awards
10:30 AM Finish Line Closes
artwork by Laura Peters
The Fall Fest 5k features a chip timed wave start. Please corral yourself into the appropriate start wave that matches your running/walking pace. Look for signs that will line the start chute.
0-7 min/mile ELITE START
2019 Race Shirt
Race T Shirts are available for all 5K participants registered by October 15, 2019.
Christine Morin aka "Cous": also tragically taken from this world too soon.
Dec. 22, 1947 - Dec. 10, 2018
DATE: Friday, November 1, 2019
LOCATION: Runners Roost Stapleton
Address: 7305 E. 35th Ave., Suite 150, Denver, CO 80238
Yes, you can pick up for a friend or have a friend pick up for you! They just need a copy of the email with your bib number! Yes, you can register in person and get your bib/packet at advanced packet pick up!
SHOPPING DEALS: All racers will receive 15% off their purchase. Stock up on all needed running supplies for yourself or get started on Christmas shopping for all the active members of your family.
Can I run with a stroller? Yes. Please start in the back of the pack as to not impede faster runners at the start.
Does my kiddo in the stroller have to pay a registration fee? No. Athletes who pay for their registration will receive race SWAG and an official result. There is no swag for babies.
Can I get a refund if I can't run? No.
Is there a family discount? Yes. Use 'join a group/team' to add members to your family/team registration. After the 4th person joins your team, each will receive $5 off!
Is this race timed? Yes. This race is chip timed.
Can my kid run the race with a bike rather than on foot? No. If a child is too big for a stroller, but too small for running the entire 5k, consider a balance bike or a scooter. These children MUST be accompanied by an adult on the course.
Can I run with my dog? Yes; please keep your well behaved, leased dog toward the back of the pack to start and make sure it runs on YOUR right hand side as to not trip up other runners. Of course, remember to clean up after your pooch, should the need arise!
Can I transfer my registration to someone else? Yes; use the 'transfer to another runner' feature in RunSignUp when you are managing your registration.
Where and when do I pick up my bib? Advance packet and bib pickup details above. You may also pick up your bib on the morning of the race at the expo/start area.
There will be one water station on the course.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?