Cottonwood Classic 5K Run/Walk


Event Date

Sat, May 16, 2015


Thornton, CO


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5K Run/Walk - Adult

$30 $30 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Seniors 60 & Up

$25 $25 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Youth 12 & Under

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

Please join us for the 20th Annual Cottonwood Classic 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center at 120th and Washington Street. This family friendly event has become a community favorite over the years and we encourage you to come find out why! Event is open to runners, race-walkers, and recreational walkers of all ages and ability levels. We even have a special “Schools Division” for elementary school age children. And don’t be surprised if you set a personal record on our super flat course!

BolderBoulder Qualifier - Bolder Boulder is back doing pre-qualification events. Join us and get into those first waves with CC5K as an offical Bolder Boulder Qualification race.  

Sponsorship opportunites, contact Vince Aragon, or (720) 977-5965

Walk-in registration starts Monday, April 27. Walk-ins are accepted at the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Boulevard in Thornton (303-255-7800) and at Runners Roost, 1685 South Colorado Boulevard in Denver (303-759-8455) through May 13th. Walk-ins will receive their race bib and t-shirt at the time of registration.  T-shirts guaranteed to the first 700 registrants.

Event details and schedule

Race Day Timeline:

  • 7:00 a.m. - Registration & Timing Chip Distribution
  • 8:00 a.m. - Runners Start
  • 8:05 a.m. - Race walkers & Walkers Start
  • 9:15 a.m. - Scores Tabulated/Posted, Prize Drawing
  • 9:30 a.m. - Awards Presentation

What You Get: In addition to entry in the race, participants will get awesome post-race food and drink, finish line goody bags and entry in our generous prize drawing (in 2014 we had a total of 47 merchants donate a total of $11,765 worth of items to the goody bags and prize drawing-must submit bib tag at awards table and be present to win).

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 12100 Washington Center Parkway (East of Thorncreek Shopping Center)and is very flat. 

Schools Division: In an effort to promote healthy habits and encourage children to exercise regularly, we offer a special Schools Division. Elementary school teachers, staff or volunteers are encouraged to form teams to train and compete at the race. Awards are given out to the fastest coed teams (2 boys, 2 girls) and the schools with the largest participation numbers. 

Age Divisions: First through third place awards are given to male and female runners in the following age categories (age on race day): 7 and under, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

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!

Race Walker Awards: First through fifth place fastest male and female race walkers will also receive awards (there are no separate age categories). Overall fastest male and female race walker will receive special awards.

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