17th Annual Golden Gallop

Sunday, September 17, 2023 Golden, CO 80401 US Directions


Thanks for participating in the 2023 17th Annual Golden Gallop. We look forward to seeing you next year on September 22, 2024 for the 18th Annual Golden Gallop!


“Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden, where the west RUNS!”  

The 17th Annual Golden Gallop will again be an IN PERSON event. We look forward to seeing everyone on our same great course through downtown Golden with the start and finish at Golden High School.
The race will be on Sunday, September 17, 2023.  Golden’s biggest annual race will take place for the 17th year running! Look forward to running the same great race under the Golden 'Welcome' arch.
This Golden Gallop will lead it's runners on 5k and 10k loops as in previous year.
BIG NEWS FOR 2023 - The Golden Gallop is again welcoming well behaved DOGS this year!! Be sure to register your dog in the "Add On" section if your dog is joining you this year. Registered dogs will receive a Gallop give away such as a bandana, collar charm, etc. which will be included in your race packet.
Runners with dogs must start at the back of the pack along with the stroller crowd. 
This year, choose from these FOUR events:
  • 5K
  • 10K
  • Sleep In / Virtual Option - For those that can't make it on race day or just want to sleep in
  • Kids Fun Run



The 2023 17th Annual Golden Gallop is sure to be a one-of-a-kind race in a one-of-a-kind town! Be there, where the west runs!


Register Now through Aug. 16th and Get Professional 5K Race Training for FREE!!

The Topo Athletic 5k Your Way is a free six-week course that provides a low-pressure training environment for any walker, runner, or run-walker participating in the Golden Gallop 5k. Learn about pacing, injury prevention, goal-setting, and more! Sign-up here!
The course is hosted at Runners Roost Golden and taught by Laura Cardon (she/hers), a UESCA-certified running coach specializing in training beginners through her company Outdoor Beginner. REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 16th.
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  • We are offering $150 first place; $100 second place; $50 for third place. These amounts will be for both the male and female for both the 10K and the 5K (total of 12 cash awards).
  • Age group awards will also be given out - Age group categories for both the 5K & 10K are as follows - M/F for all age groups (10 and Under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 & 70+)
  • In addition, anyone who sets a new course record will receive a $100 bonus.
  • We can not guarantee t-shirt size availability as we get closer to the race day. 
The Golden Gallop is the annual fundraiser for the Golden Schools Foundation (GSF) which provides educational funding for our seven Golden neighborhood articulation schools. GSF is a 501(c)(3) formed to help encourage a high level of performance and accountability at the Golden neighborhood articulation schools. The Golden Gallop helps make it possible to provide  $40,000 in support to our Golden schools on an annual basis.


701 24th St
Golden High School
Golden, CO US 80401

Course Map

 Download the pdf of the course map at the bottom of the "Race Day Info" page

Race Contact Info

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Sponsor the 2023 17th Annual Golden Gallop



For more information, please contact: Kim Brock.



With proceeds benefiting all of the Golden Schools Foundation (GSF) key programs, your support directly impacts the growth of our school funding through programs like Enrichment Grants, Student Academic Summer Boot Camps, Tish Agos Credit Recovery and our College Scholarship Program. Our existing programs will be expanded to address the impacts of the significant trauma from the pandemic. Specifically addressing Social/Emotional needs and access to necessary instructional tools. In addition, we will help to fund unforeseen expenses related to potential Remote Learning situations. The needs of the schools will also be compounded by the anticipated state budget cuts to education. We couldn't provide these programs without the help of our Sponsors.


We can work together to promote improvements in student achievement and teaching excellence





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