WinterFest 5K 2015


Event Date

Sat, Dec 12, 2015


Denver, CO


Activity Today Later

5K Run/Walk - Adult (ages 18-59)

$30 $35 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Seniors 60 & Up

$25 $25 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Youth 17 & Under

$25 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Please join us for the WinterFest 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Carpenter Park and Recreation Center. Celebrate the spirit of the season with this unique event that is part of the magic of WinterFest, a three day festival of music, crafts, skating, food, ice carving and the arrival of the big guy himself to Santa’s Village!  Event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels. A special long sleeve tech shirt, picture with Santa, professional chip timing and post race refreshments will make this a memorable event. 

Walk-in registration starts Thursday, October 1 at the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Boulevard in Thornton (303-255-7800). Walk-ins will receive their race bib and t-shirt at the time of registration.  Internet entrants may pick up their race bibs and t-shirts at the Carpenter Recreation Center on Friday, December 11, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. or at the race start on Saturday. There is no phone in registration. Cut-off for walk-in and internet registrations is Wednesday, December 9. There will be no registration on Thursday or Friday, December 10/11. Day-of registration starts at 7:30 a.m. near the start line (entry fee goes up $5 on the day of the event). The first 200 who pre-register will receive a long sleeve tech shirt, those who register after that, may or may not receive a shirt!

Event details and schedule

Race Day Timeline:

  • 7:30 a.m. - Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5K Start 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Awards Presentation and Prize Drawing

What You Get: In addition to entry in the race, participants will get awesome post-race food and drink, a voucher for a picture with Santa and our commemorative long sleeve tech shirt. 

Race Chip Timing: Race timing chips (MyLaps Bib Tag system) are attached to the back of your race bib. Please do not switch race bibs with anyone!

Course Description/Map: Start/finish line is at Carpenter Recreation Center Parking Lot, 110th & Colorado Boulevard and route will be in the confines of Carpenter Park.

Age Divisions: First through third place awards are given to male and female runners in the following age categories (age on race day): 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Additionally, overall fastest male and female runners receive special awards. Award winners must be present at the ceremony following the race (or designate someone to pick up your award for you). We will not mail awards to winners!

Weather: The race will be held barring blizzard conditions or other dangerous weather.  Please call (720)977-5908.

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