Hippity Hop Easter Trot & Kid's Cottontail Fun Run

April 19, 2014  @ 9 am   •  1m, 5k

Address:

Central Park, Denver, Colorado, Denver, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.

Description:

Whether you're out to just enjoy a nice morning run or walk - OR if you're trying to set a personal record and keep on track with your spring training, join us this Easter weekend, April 19, at Central Park, Stapleton! This family event is a great way to celebrate Spring and enjoy one of the best parks in the city.

The 5K run/walk is a hop, skip, and jump through Denver's Central Park at Stapleton, while the 10K runners veer off onto 'the other' 5K of their course - with a couple of rugged and challenging spots before heading out onto Westerly Creek and merging back onto the 5K course! This pet friendly and stroller friendly event will be followed by a visit with Easter Bunnies hosting a sack race, Easter egg hunt, and scavenger hunt - FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Hop, Skip & Jump to Register Now AND help raise funds for Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST)!!!

Kid's Cottontail Fun Run - If you have a child participating in this run, just about a quarter mile, be sure to register them - no cost for youth 10 and under!  Although the Kid's Cottontail Fun Run won't be timed, you will be given a bib to make them 'official'!!

Old Fashioned Sack Race - There will be good ol' burlap sacks laid out at the event site, with a Start and Finish Line staked out. Get out there before or after the 5K/10K, throw yourself into the burlap sack and see if you still have a little bit of kid left in you!

Features:

 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Race Pictures

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks

 Music

 Kids' Activities

 Awards

 

Course description:

The 5K course winds through the middle of Central Park and then along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., back North and along the back side of the park, around another sweep of the boulevard and back into the expo area for a finish. This is a USATF Certified Course (CO09034DCR) and it's flat and fast - a great course to use for a Bolder Boulder qualifier! The 10K runners pace with the 5K for the first loop and then head out into the Westerly Creek Park area, back around and into Central Park for a fast finish!

Directions to start:

The Start/Finish Lines for the Hippity Hop are made for this event - right near a playground and an open grass area where the expo will be live and fun with bunnies on the run!

Parking:

PARKING LOT AT XENIA ST. & MLK BLVD. WILL BE CLOSED TO RUNNERS!! 

THE PARKING LOT AT THE EAST END OF CENTRAL PARK IS AVAILABLE. 

THERE IS PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE RECREATION CENTER AT THE EAST END OF CENTRAL PARK

THERE IS AMPLE PARKING ALONG MLK BLVD. AND ON THE STREETS JUST SOUTH OF MLK BLVD.

Awards info:

Age group awards in 10-year increments, prizes for all the Kids Cottontail Fun Runners and raffles and giveaways for both the tortoise and the hare!

Additional Info:

7:30 am    RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP OPEN (CENTRAL PARK PAVILION AREA)
8:00 am     EASTER EGG AND SCAVENGER HUNT BEGIN (CENTRAL PARK PLAYGROUND)
8:40 am     KID'S COTTONTAIL FUN RUN (START LINE DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM CENTRAL PARK PAVILION)
9:00 am     5K/10K START
9:45 am     5K AWARDS
10:15 am   10K AWARDS
 
SACK RACES - ANYTIME YOU WANT!  GRAB THE KIDS AND A BURLAP SACK AND RACE ACROSS THE GRASS AREA BETWEEN THE PAVILION AND THE START LINE!!!

Volunteering

Want to start off your day helping others for a good cause?  Volunteer!!


                           

Packet pickup:

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4-8 PM
 
Sports Authority Glendale
370 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO
 
PACKET PICK-UP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FROM 8-8:30 AM AT THE EVENT, BUT WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME OUT TO SPORTS AUTHORITY TO HELP AVOID CONGESTION ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT (20% OFF STOREWIDE COUPON FOR ALL RUNNERS)! 
 
ALSO, REMEMBER THAT THE EASTER EGG/SCAVENGER HUNT STARTS AT 8 AM THIS YEAR, SO DON'T GET STUCK IN LINE WAITING WHEN IT BEGINS!

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