Be a Tool 5k Elf Run 11/25/17

Be a Tool 5k Elf Run 11/25/17

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Under the Washington Street (Howdy Folks) Arch, Golden, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event from 7:30 to 8:20am


The 4th annual Be A Tool 5k Run (On Small Business Saturday) is being held to help support the growth of the Neighborhood Rehab Project. In September of this year over 1,000 volunteers came together in Golden, Arvada & Englewood to help work on projects for folks in need of warm, safe and dry conditions.  Proceeds from this race will go directly toward future projects in 2017 & 2018.   
The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. under the Howdy Folks arch. Save your bibs because participants will receive a free pancake breakfast and a chance to win one of many give-away prizes.  Mens & women's 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall winner will receive a medal. 

Register early, the first 200 registrants will receive an Elf hat.  Put on your most festive holiday attire and come join us for a fun morning of activities supporting Small Business Saturday as well as a great cause!

This year, Visit Golden is introducing the Jingle Around Golden Passport program that will run from Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25) to December 31, 2017. Golden’s Small Business Saturday Welcome Station will be the first opportunity to pick up the passport.  After that, they will be available for pick up at the Golden Visitors Center from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31.

 Here’s how the passport program works:

  • The goal is to get stamps to cover all five spaces on the passport. You’ll get one free stamp from Visit Golden; then fill the remaining four spaces by Dec. 31.
  • Shop, dine or stay at a participating Jingle around Golden business and spend at least $5 or more to get a stamp from that business. 
  • Stamps must come from four different businesses; repeat businesses will not be counted.
  • Once complete, fill out the contact information section on the passport and drop it off at the Golden Visitors Center for the chance to win a $100 gift card to a Golden business of your choosing.
  • Five $100 winners will be drawn the first week of January.


 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks

 Kids' Activities



Course description:

The 5K Elf Run will start under the Golden ("Howdy Folks") arch on Washington street in Golden @ 8:30am. Walk up registration and race day packet pick up will take place on 13th street in front of the Armory building. Due to the current construction on 6th Avenue & 19th the course will be the same as 2016.

Course maps:

 2017 Elf Run Map  

Directions to start:

The 5K run will start in downtown Golden under the arch and will end on 13th street.


Parking available in the multilevel parking structures on Jackson Street between 11th and 13th

Awards info:

In addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd men's and women's overall medals there will be a HOST of Prizes given away at the end of the race. Give aways will be drawn using bib numbers. Must be present to win.

Additional info

The first 200 registrants will receive an ELF hat!

Packet pickup:

Runners High, 103 N. Rubey Drive, Golden CO (Cross Streets 93 & Iowa)

Ask about In Store Discounts for Elf Runners!!!
Tuesday 11/21 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm,
Wednesday 11/22 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm



Online registration is closed, please register at the event from 7:30 to 8:20am