Parker Parks and Recreation So Long to Summer 5K/10K/Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking

Saturday, August 12, 2017  @  8:00 AM   •  5k, 10k, Kid's run, Family Fun Trek


11920 Motsenbocker Rd., Parker, CO    view map


Join Parker Parks and Recreation for the ninth annual So Long to Summer 5K/10K and Family Fun Trek (~1.3 miles - not timed).

  • Professionally timed (5K and 10K)
  • Tech shirt
  • Post-race pancake breakfast
  • Awards
  • Free Kids' Dash following the run
  • Early packet pick-up 
  • Prize drawings

All pre-registered participants receive a race tech shirt, a chance at prizes and post-race pancake breakfast! Register by July 24th to be guaranteed your T-shirt size on race-day. Pre-registration closes Wednesday, Aug. 9th at noon however, walk-up/race-day registration is available for an additional $10.00 per participant. Race packet pickup will be available on Friday, Aug. 11th from 5 to 7 p.m at RNK Running & Walking.

Please note this course consists of both pavement and trail running. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome but will need to start at the back during the start for safety reasons. Prizes will be awarded to overall male/female finishers and age category winners for the 5K and 10K! Kids 8 and under can participate in the free Huntington Learning Center Kids' Dash after the 5K/10K event; no registration necessary. Please email Charlie at for more event information.

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 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified  - view certification

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks


 Kids' Activities



Course description:

The flat 5K and 10K courses consists of both pavement and trail running and are a mostly out-and-back. The Family Fun trek consist of mostly dirt trails.

Directions to start:

The start line is located on the southeast end of the east parking lot and will be marked with a start flag.


Please enter the east parking lot first. Once this lot is filled, participants may use the west parking lot as well as the parking lot located at Motsenbocker near the park entrance. Parking areas are denoted on the course maps.

Awards info:

Prizes will be awarded to our overall male/female finishers as well as the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions for the 5K and 10K:

12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+

This event will use the "gun time" in order to determine results meaning everyone's race time will start together when the announcer starts the race for your category.

Chip Timing

If you are participating in the 5K or 10K your chip will be issued to you at packet pickup or the morning of the event at the registration table. You must wear your chip on your shoe laces. Return your chip at the end of the race to avoid a $75 fee.

Bib Information

Please make sure all information on your bib is accurate upon pickup. If your information is incorrect, please inform a staff member at the registration table at least 10 minutes before the start of the race. This will ensure accurate results as well as provide use with the correct contact information in case of an emergency.


If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering during the event we have many opportunities. Please sign up to volunteer using the Volunteer Connect website, the link is below.

A pancake breakfast will be provided for all volunteers. 

Thank you in advance for your help! We could not do this event without volunteers.

Family/Team Competition

If you wish to compete in the Family/Team competition please create a new team or select your existing team when pre-registering. The family or team with the most participants will win a prize! The first team member to register can create the team and becomes the team captain. All additional team members can select the team name from the drop down list when registering. If you are registering multiple members at once, please enter the same team name for all participants you wish to be on the same team.

Packet pickup:

Race packet pickup will be available on Friday, Aug. 11th from 5 to 7 p.m. at RNK Running & Walking.

Race-day packet pickup is also available and will start at 7 a.m. at Salisbury Park across the road from the concessions stand.

Registration info:

5K: $25 early-registration (through July 9th), $30 pre-register (through Aug. 9th at noon), $40 walk up/race day

10K: $35 early-registration (through July 9th), $40 pre-register (through Aug. 9th at noon), $50 walk up/race day

Family Fun Trek: $15 pre-register (through Aug. 9th at noon), $25 walk up/race day

*For families/groups of four or more there is a 10% discount on early and pre-registration through August 9th at 12:00 pm.

**There is a small service fee accessed on each registration


• 5K - Run/Walk (8:05 am start)

$30.00    Expires 8/9/2017 12:00 PM

• 10K - Run (8:00 AM start)

$40.00    Expires 8/9/2017 12:00 PM

• Family Fun Trek (8:10 AM start)

$15.00    Expires 8/9/2017 12:00 PM









Click here: 2016 Results for results from last year

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