Cottonwood Classic 5k

Saturday, May 19, 2012  @ 8:00 am   •  5k


12100 Washington Center Parkway, Thornton, CO 80241, Thornton, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is now closed. Race Day Registration is available starting at 7 am.


Please join us for the 16th Annual Cottonwood Classic 5K Run/Walk 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! What you Get In addition to entry in the race, participants will get awesome post-race food and drink, finish line goody bags and automatic entry in our generous prize drawing and our 100% cotton heavyweight t-shirt. 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
  • Course description:

    Start/finish area is at 12100 Washington Center Parkway (east of Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center). The course winds north to trail, west on trail to Washington Street, north to 126th avenue, east to trail, north to 128th Avenue, east to Claude Court, south to driveway, west to trail and south to finish line.

    Directions to start:

    Start/finish line is at 12100 Washington Center Parkway in front of the Red Hawk Apartments.


    Parking is in the east end of the Thorncreek Crossing Shopping Center.

    Awards info:

    Age Divisions: 7 & 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+. First- third place awards are given to male and female runners in these divisions (age on race day). Race walk awards are give to the top five fastest male and female race walkers. In addition, overall fastest male and female runners and race walkers receive special awards.

    Additional info

    Results: Following the race, results will be posted online at Weather: The race will be held rain or shine, but lightning, extreme winds or other dangerous weather could cause cancellation or delay of the event. Please call (720) 977-5908 for information on cancellation or delay. The message will only be changed when a decision has been made to cancel/delay. Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to help at the event, please contact or (720) 977-5914. Volunteers will receive a free shirt. Sponsorships: The race would not be possible without the generous sponsorship from the City of Thornton, American Furniture Warehouse, and FM Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact or (720) 977-5965.


    Well behaved dogs are welcome and must be kept on leashes (4 foot or less) at all times. Please do not block or impede the progress of other participants! Strollers are also permitted.

    Schools Division:

    In an effort to promote healthy habits and encourage children to exercize regularly, we offer a special Schools Division. Elemetary school teachers, staff or volunteers are encouraged to form teams to train and compete at the race. Awards are given out to the top two fastest coed teams and the two schools with the largest participation numbers. In 2011 we had 524 participants representing 16 schools. For more information contact or call (720) 977-5914.

    Registration info:

    Pre-registration (Thru May 17 @ noon):

    • $16 for ages 12 under (age on race day)
    • $23 for ages 13-59
    • $16 for ages 60 older

    Day of registration (7-7:45 a.m. May 19):

    • $21 for ages 12 under
    • $28 for ages 13-59
    • $21 for ages 60 older


    • 12 & Under/60 & Over


    • Adults (13 - 59)


    • 12 & Under/60 & Over - NO SHIRT OPTION


    • Adults (13 - 59) - NO SHIRT OPTION



    Online registration is now closed. Race Day Registration is available starting at 7 am.







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