Virtual Run for the Ring

Sat August 1 - Sun August 30 Denver, CO 80237 US

The 6th Annual Run for the Ring is going virtual! 

This year, instead of running together at the beautiful University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; patients, loyal supporters, and running enthusiasts can run in their neighborhood or on their favorite path.

We are excited to offer a donation-based event for our virtual run/walk and kids scavenger hunt game kit. You can support critical patient care at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) by walking or running for your type 1 and setting up a custom fundraising page to invite family and friends to. Your dedication to fundraising for the Run for the Ring is critical now more than ever to help raise funds for clinical care, diabetes supplies, food insecurity relief, and assisting families in need. 

5K or 1-Mile Race


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! 


Sign up now and fundraise through August 1! While we encourage you to run, walk, or hunt when it is convenient for you prior to race day, we will be having special social media coverage of the event throughout the day on August 1, 2020.


  • Your living-room
  • Your backyard
  • Your neighborhood or neighborhood parks
  • The trail by your house or your favorite hiking trails

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Play for your type 1 hero! You can support critical patient care at the Barbara Davis Center by walking or running for your type 1 and setting up a custom fundraising page to invite family and friends to.

Stuck at home and looking for something fun to do? This is a perfect game for any age and fun for the whole family!

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


Join the fun and get your Run For The Ring race gear on! Just because we are physically distant doesn’t mean that we can’t come together through social media to support an important cause. 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, and top fundraiser will be featured on the cover of the fall NewsNotes edition!

Get involved and start sharing! We will be randomly selecting one lucky post with our hashtags to receive a $100 gift card!



SPECIAL RACE DAY COVERAGE - Saturday, August 1, 2020

Tune into the Children’s Diabetes Foundation social media accounts and Run For The Ring Facebook event page for special coverage of the event throughout the day.


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
  • 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 continues its fundraising efforts for clinical care, diabetes supplies, food insecurity relief, and providing continuing education scholarships for undergrad students. 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
Participate anywhere in the USA! CDF offices are located in:
Denver, CO US 80237
Race Website

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