Running Denver Blog

Did you get your miles in this summer?  Whether you’ve just joined the ranks of the runners or if you’re a seasoned endurance athlete, we’ve got some terrific Colorado races for you.

August 13th- Mt Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon

Endurance athletes, how about a trip to Ouray? The Mt Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon have tremendous views- like the one above- and you can reward yourself with a half price soak in the hot springs!

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Register by August 7th for a discount.  Get the details!

 

August 13th- Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon

Closer to the Metro area, who can pass up the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon? Here are a few reasons why you should give it a try:

– Personal records count even if the run is down hill.

– The scenery can’t be beat: the certified course is (downhill) along Clear Creek

– Beer waiting for you at the end.

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Sign up!

 

August 13th- The 811 Run in Arvada

If you can’t get out of town, but still want to get out there and race, join us for the 811 Run.  The event helps get the word out about  “Knowing what’s below- call before you dig.”  It starts at 8:11 a.m., and the race fee?  You guessed it: $8.11.  Bring the family- even the furry ones- to this certified 5k at the Apex Center In Arvada.

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Count me in!

 

August 21st-  Fartlek 5k

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This race isn’t officially about flautulence.

The Fartlek -“speed play”- in Swedish, 5K brings the “play like” attributes of this running jargon/training term into a fun family oriented 5K. The event features a 5K Run/Walk and a Fartlek zone (where we will capture the fastest speed play participants) and a fun post-event expo. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and kids in strollers need not be registered.

Race t-shirts are also not officially about cutting the cheese.

Sign up, then invite your friends, smelly or not.

 

August 21st – Cancer League of Colorado’s 20th Annual Race For Research 5K Run/Walk

A great event every year, this 5k not only raises money for cancer research but also hosts a pancake breakfast as well as a beer garden.

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Learn more

 

August 28th PH in the Park

Join the fun at City Park in Denver and run to support Pulmonary Hypertension research and awareness.

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Learn more

 

August 28th- Superhero Challenge 5k

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a race to benefit prostate cancer causes…. Capes are optional at the Superhero Challenge 5k!  Join us for the fun at Washington Park at 9:00 a.m.

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Be a hero and register now!

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Colorado has a tremendous running community.  How about that for a selection of races that makes running even more fun?

Here’s a secret: our calendar has even MORE races in August.  Check it out.

If you find we’re missing a race, add it!  Race listings are free and we’re happy to spread the word.

Hope to see you out there, and have a great run.

Lonnie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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