16th Annual Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue 5k & Fun Run

16th Annual Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue 5k & Fun Run

Saturday, September 14, 2024  @  9:00 AM   •  5k, In Person or Virtual Run / Walk

Event address:

Great Lawn Park, 101 Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80230, Denver, CO    view map

Event description:

The 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue 5k & Fun Run is a family and dog friendly event that will be held at Great Lawn Park in Denver, CO on Saturday September 14, 2024. There will be various routes outlined from a short loop to a full 5k. Bring your dog-friendly dog, family, and friends to walk or run, visit our sponsors and partake in some fun! Note: This is not a timed race.

If you aren't able to come to the in-person event, there is the Virtual option. You will receive your race goodie bag by mail prior to race day so that you can run, walk, hike (or even sleep in) the day of  to show your support! Enter pictures of your "Virtual Run" into our photo contests to be considered for various prizes.

The first 250 registrants will receive a goodie bag filled with lots of swag for you and your dog! We will have great raffle prizes for those attending the event in-person as well as prizes for the photo contest for virtual participants. 

The Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue was founded in 2007 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We work to find new "forever" homes for Labrador Retrievers and Lab Mixes. Most of our labs come to Colorado from out of state shelters and rescues. All of our dogs live in foster homes where they receive lots of love and attention. We also provide vetting for all dogs that are in our care.



 T Shirt

 Goody Bag , value: $20.00




16th Annual RMLR 5k & Fun Run Fundraiser:

RMLR's biggest expense is vetting bills. Proceeds from this event will be used to replenish our vetting funds. Teddy’s Fund was established in August 2023 as a way to honor the memory of RMLR foster dog Teddy. All funds donated to Teddy’s Fund will be used to help dogs that we bring in that have orthopedic issues that require surgery, physical therapy and/or pain medications. You can learn more about Teddy's Fund here: https://www.rockymountainlabrescue.com/donate

There are two ways to help us fundraise: 
  1. Register for the 5k & Fun Run! All proceeds go towards our fundraising goal. 
  2. At the end of your registration, you can create a fundraising page to help raise additional funds!

Fundraising Progress
$20,000 (Goal)
$1,828 (raised)

Course Description:

For in-person participants at Great Lawn Park, there are different  courses to choose from depending on how far you would like to go. The longest option will be a 5k. If you are participating as a virtual racer, you can choose your own course. This is not a timed race.

Course maps:

 Great Lawn Park  

Awards info::

The first 250 participants that select a goodie bag as part of their registration will receive ~$20+ in toys, samples, treats, and coupons for dogs & their humans


There will be 5-10 prizes to give away participants attending the event in-person. This will be a random drawing, and everyone at the park can pick up a free ticket.


There will also be 5 prizes given away to virtual participants. Your race shirt must be worn in the photo to be eligible for the prize. You can send us your photos via Facebook, Instagram, or e-mail. Categories include (and more will be added):

1. Most Scenic 5k

2. Cutest Lab or Lab Mix Participant

3. Cutest RMLR Alumni Dog

4. Cutest Non-Lab Participant (we love all dogs!)

5. Biggest Pack Participation (humans & dogs)

Weather/Refund Policy

Packet pickup:

If you are attending in-person, you will pick up your race packet at the event.

If you are attending virtually, we will mail it to you!


• Adult Registration - IN PERSON

$45.00    Expires 9/7/2024 11:59 PM

• Senior (65 and over) Registration - IN PERSON

$40.00    Expires 9/7/2024 11:59 PM

• Child (under 12) Registration - IN PERSON

$30.00    Expires 9/7/2024 11:59 PM

• Adult Registration - VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT

$45.00    Expires 9/7/2024 11:59 PM

• Senior (65 and over) Registration - VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT

$40.00    Expires 9/7/2024 11:59 PM

• Child (under 12) - VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT

$30.00    Expires 9/7/2024 11:59 PM