The Great Candy Run presented by Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health

The Great Candy Run presented by Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health

November 10, 2013  @ 10:00 am

Address:

1000 S Downing St, Denver CO 80209, Denver, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Thank you for your interest in registering for The Great Candy Run. Online registration is now closed. Registration is available at Runners Roost Denver through Saturday, November 9th, until 3PM and then at the event on Sunday November 10th starting at 8:30AM.

Packet pick-up will be happening at Runners Roost Denver on Saturday, November 9th from 11AM-3PM.  You may register and pick-up your race bib and t-shirt at the store during this time.  

Runners Roost Denver is located at 1685 S Colorado Blvd, Denver (I-25 and Colorado Blvd).

Description:

Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two?  Well we all know the Candy Man can!  But now imagine an event that is sure to not only make you feel sweet but enable a sweet miracle or two (more on that in a bit).  Join us for the The Great Candy Run.  An event themed with so much sweetness Willy Wonka himself would be envious!  This sweet event has something for everyone.  Previously known as the Race for Fetal Hope (Voted the 2009 1 5K in Colorado), The Great Candy Run 5k and Gumdrop Kids Fun Run will be sure not to disappoint with everything from sweet prize money, amazing award medals, on course sweet themes, a finish line like no other & a costume contest, to a huge family fun festival & expo with a live band (Retro), face painting, games and more sweetness. 

So what are you waiting for?  Come for a sweet experience, leave with the sweetest of memories!  Proceeds benefit the Fetal Health Foundation.  The Fetal Health Foundation provides those miracles mentioned earlier, by supporting families battling a fetal syndrome during pregnancy.  The event highlights awareness and provides hope to these families.  Come join us with over 3000 participants and 500 spectators lining the course. This is a sweet 5K you will not want to miss!

Events:

  • Gumdrop Kids Fun Run (brought to you by CODA Coffee) - 9:40AM
  • 5K Run/Walk (will start in waves for the safety of all participants)  - 10:00AM
  • Awards - 11:00AM
  • Family Festival/Expo  - 9:30AM - 12:30PM


Course description:

All things are sweet, including the course. The event will start just on the outside of the park close to the intersection of Franklin and Louisiana. The course will take you around the perimeter of the park and then into the park to finish on the famed diagonal.

Course maps:

Directions to start:

The start line is located just outside Washington Park on the south side at the intersection of Franklin and S Louisiana near South High School.

Parking:

Don't be sour, parking is availabe at South High School, the overflow lot and around the perimeter of the park.

Awards info:

Prize Money!
  • Overall Male & Female will receive $200
  • 2nd Place Overall Male & Female will receive $150
  • 3rd Place Overall Male & Female will receive $100
  • Overall Stroller Male & Female will receive $100
  • Awards will be presented to:
  • The first three overall male & female finishers.
  • The first three overall male & female stroller finishers.
  • The first three age group finishers (male & female) in the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.
  • Sweet medals will be awarded to ALL kids participating in the Gumdrop Kids Fun Run.
  • Costume Contest Awards:
  • Best Adult Costume
  • Best Kid Costume
  • Best Team Costume
  • Best Volunteer Costume
  • Best Volunteer Group Costume
  • Additional Info:

    800,000 pregnancies every year are affected by a fetal syndrome. Every day we lose more than 200 babies. PLEASE help us provide HOPE by donating, fundraising and participating in this wonderfully sweet family event.

    Family Festival:

    Join us, our sponsors, and supporters for sweet fun, refreshments and prizes at one of Denver's largest post race expos and family festivals.

    Stroller Division:

    This is for those who want to be recognized for the hard work of pushing a stroller. Only the participant pushing the stroller should select this division.

    Note:

    Children that will be pushed in a stroller or will not be actively participating in the main 5K Run/Walk are not required to register unless they want an event t-shirt and bib number.

    Do More:

    Here are some ways to increase your support:
  • Create a team and sign up as many friends & family as you can
  • Take the challenge and set up a fundraising page (click the donate/fundraise button above), great prizes can be won. You can raise funds as a team or individually.
  • Donate and make a difference
  • Invite your friends via email or post to your facebook account (easy to use buttons for invite and facebook at end of registration)
  • Packet pickup:

    Beat the rush and get your bib with timing tag & BornFit Tech Long Sleeve Shirt on Saturday, November 9th, from 11 am to 3 pm at Runners Roost Denver. Race day packet pick up will be available on event morning starting at 8:30 am. Pre-registration area will be located outside of South High School.

    Registration info:

    $35 - Adults (13 Over) $25 - Twins and Multiples - Per person, all must be participating $25 - Kids (12 Under) or Adults (60 Over) $95 Family 4 Pack - online only, not available race day Coda Coffee Kids Fun Run - Free Note: $5 will be added to race day registration (excluding the free kids fun run).

    Options:

    • Adults (13 & Over)

    $35.00

    • Seniors (60 & Over)

    $25.00

    • Kids (12 & Under)

    $25.00

    • Family 4 Pack (online only)

    $95.00

     

     

    Thank you for your interest in registering for The Great Candy Run. Online registration is now closed. Registration is available at Runners Roost Denver through Saturday, November 9th, until 3PM and then at the event on Sunday November 10th starting at 8:30AM.

    Packet pick-up will be happening at Runners Roost Denver on Saturday, November 9th from 11AM-3PM.  You may register and pick-up your race bib and t-shirt at the store during this time.  

    Runners Roost Denver is located at 1685 S Colorado Blvd, Denver (I-25 and Colorado Blvd).