Sat September 11, 2021 Denver, CO 80212 US Directions
Countdown to Race Day


$40 9:00AM MDT - 11:30AM MDT
418 spots left. Price increases after June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm MDT
Utica St and 17th St
Sloan Lake Park (South Side)
Denver, CO US 80212

THE Denver 5k! Denver's Iconic Sloan Lake is the setting for the return of 'THE Denver 5k'. Celebrate with friends and family as you race around the lake in the shadow of Denver's skyline. Group pricing applies; youth and senior pricing are offered as well! Held at the start of September, THE Denver 5k is the perfect 'cool down' to the racing season! 

We'll have an Elite Wave to start before the regular start time! This is to ease congestion on those trails. The Elite Wave is open to runners that can run a 5k in 26 minutes or less. See schedule for start times. Overall awards will be awarded to those in the elite wave (based on gun time). All other awards (including age group awards) and rankings will be combined between all waves (based on CHIP times). That means, if you start out with the regular wave (at 9:30 am) and race faster than those in the elite wave, you can still WIN! 


Always a favorite, Belong Designs once again is producing the Denver 5k race shirt!  Belong Designs is a Denver company that uses our amazing part of the country as inspiration for their creative designs.  Cut and sewn just for our Denver 5k racers, we're always proud to feature Belong's work at this event!

The 2020 Version of The Denver 5k race shirt is dark blue with city-scaped side panels!  Participants may also choose an alternate version of the race shirt during registration while supplies last. 2021 Design coming soon! 

All participants in the physical race receive a Denver 5k pint glass!  (Pint glasses cannot be shipped and are not included in the 'virtual' option.)

Free Beer!

Joyride Brewing is our favorite local microbrew and located right across the street from the race site! Due to COVID, there will NOT be an official after-party in 2020 as in years past, but please see race bib for the "free beer" tear-off which will get you ONE free beer in the FUTURE.  Expires October 31st.

**RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE online at to get into the brewery.

2021 Info coming soon! 

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