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10th Annual Run for the Ring

Sat August 3, 2024 Directions


5K Race - Run/Walk

$35 8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT Price increases after June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm MDT

Kids Fun Run

$12 10:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT Price increases after June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm MDT
Open to ages 2 - 10.

Sleep In

$37 8:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT Price increases after July 30, 2024 at 11:59pm MDT


Celebrate the 10th Annual Run for the Ring 5K/Walk and Kids Fun Run with Us!

The Run for the Ring 5K/Walk and Kids Fun Run is celebrating its 10th year running! Over the past 10 years, this event has brought together Barbara Davis Center patients, loyal type 1 supporters, and running enthusiasts to run for the brass ring – the cure for type 1 diabetes. All proceeds from the Run for the Ring 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 1 diabetes and their families through education, support, advocacy, and research.


About the Race

Run for the Ring features two different races. Runners, walkers, and strollers can participate in the professionally-timed 5K on a USATF certified course around the Anschutz Medical Campus. Starting and finishing at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, runners of all levels and ages are welcome! Kids ages 2-10 can also participate in the Kids Fun Run, zooming around the Kids Zone while parents and loved ones cheer, high-five, and spray them with squirt guns. Before the Fun Run, kids are free to play in bounce houses, mazes, and other fun outdoor activities also featured in the Kids Zone. Whether you’re an avid runner or a parent looking for a fun family outing, you’re sure to enjoy yourself at Run for the Ring!


Registration Information

Registration for both the 5K and Fun Run includes breakfast bites, timing chip (5K only), race bib, and Run for the Ring performance t-shirt. Those with type 1 diabetes will also have the option of receiving a special “I’m the 1” t-shirt, and all participants can decorate a back bib that says “Running for my 1” to honor their type 1 loved one! Must register by July 13, 2024 to guarantee a shirt. Top individual runners, teams, and fundraisers will also be recognized in the awards ceremony.

Running not your thing? Our Sleep-In Registration allows you to donate to the cause without participating on event day, and includes a Run for the Ring performance t-shirt (mailed to the participant).

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 RunSignUp account before registering for your event. 

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, August 2nd, 2024 3-6 p.m.

Location: To be announced


Saturday, August 3, 2024
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m.
Kids Zone opens at 8 a.m.
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

Create a Team

Creating a team is a ton of fun for everyone! Enjoy race day with your friends, family, or co-workers by making up a unique team name, creating a fun team t-shirt, or wearing matching costumes! Click here to learn more about creating a team for the Run for the Ring 5K & Kids Fun Run.

Become a Fundraiser

The Run for the Ring isn’t just for fun – it also allows you 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.


Become a Sponsor

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

Be Social With Social Media

Join the fun and get your Run for the Ring race gear on! Share photos of your team, family, and friends participating in the 5K Run/Walk, or Fun Run 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 7,500 children and adults with diabetes as well as 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.

  • 80% of Colorado's children with type 1 diabetes are seen at the BDC
  • More than 7,500 patients seen each year - BDC clinics accept >700 new patients annually
  • Over 40% of patients at the BDC are under-insured or not insured at all

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.

About The Guild of CDF

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 300 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


Join us at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, 1175 Aurora Ct., Aurora, CO. 80045, on Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. MDT! The center is located just west of Colfax and I-225 on the Anschutz Medical Campus next to the Fitzsimmons Medical Building.


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