Parker Parks and Recreation So Long to Summer 5K/10K/Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking

Parker Parks and Recreation So Long to Summer 5K/10K/Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking

Saturday, August 10, 2019  @  8:00 AM   •  5k, 10k, Kid's run, Family Fun Trek (~1.3 miles)


11920 Motsenbocker Rd., Parker, CO    view map


Join Parker Parks and Recreation for the 11th annual So Long to Summer 5K/10K and Family Fun Trek (~1.3 miles - not timed)!

A Few Reasons Why You Should Choose a Parker Parks and Recreation Event!

  • Local home-town community event with a Colorado theme!
  • Competitive but also family oriented! The courses are USATF certified and professionally timed so you can compare your performance with any other USATF certified course or you can just compete for fun with family and friends.
  • The race is very affordable, especially if you register early! Additionally, any proceeds stay in Parker to support local recreation programs, activities, and our scholarship fund which allows those with less to participate in our recreation offerings.
  • Pancakes!

Event Includes:

  • Summer run or walk with family, friends, and community members! This event is about all things Colorado, summer, and community! Be sure to wear your Colorado attire!
  • Custom professionally designed performance shirt (youth, men's, and women's sizes)
  • Awards - overall male and female and age groups
  • Professionally timed event with results posted online same day (unofficial results will be posted at the event)
  • Pancakes from Flippin' Flapjacks (GF snack available if needed)
  • Chance to win a variety of prizes just for showing up
  • USA Track & Field certified courses (Certification Numbers - 5K: CO11001DCR, 10K: CO18009MWC)
  • Early race material pickup for pre-registered at a local running store
  • FREE downloadable event photos and finish photos
  • Access to local event sponsors at the race
  • FREE Kids' Dash following the conclusion of the 5K & 10K
  • Dogs and strollers are welcome (will need to stay to the right and single file for safety)
  • Custom souvenir race bib for first 250 in the 5K, first 75 in the 10K, and first 75 in the Trek
  • Duck hunt for Family Fun Trek participants!
Key Dates:
Register by July 22 to be guaranteed your commemorative item on race day (highly recommended). Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, August 7, at noon.


 T Shirt

 Goody Bag

 Course Certified  - view certification

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks


 Kids' Activities



Course description:

The flat 5K and 10K courses consists of both pavement and trail running and are mostly out-and-back. A large portion will be on the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. The Family Fun trek consist of almost entirely dirt trails. Check out the video link above for some quick views of the course. A course overview map is posted on our website for further reference if needed:

Directions to start:

The start line is located on the southeast end of the far east parking lot and will be marked with a "Start" flag.


Please enter the east parking lot first. Once this lot is filled, participants may use the west parking lot as well as the parking lot located at Motsenbocker near the park entrance. Parking areas are denoted on the course maps and parking attendants will be on site to direct you.

Awards info:

All registered participants are eligible to win door prizes. Winners will be posted at the DJ table once the event starts.


Prizes will be awarded to our overall male & female finishers as well as the top three finishers in each of the following age categories for the 5K and 10K:

12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+

This event will use the "gun time" in order to determine results meaning everyone's race time will start together when the announcer starts the race for your category. If you are looking to place please start at the front.

Additional info

Kids 8 and under can participate in the FREE Kids' Dash after the 5K & 10K event. Registraion is not required. Estimated start time is approximately 9:15 am after the majority of the 5K & 10K participants have finished. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome but need to start at the back of the wave and remain to the right of the trail at all times. Additional information about the So Long To Summer 5K/10K/Family Fun Trek is available at or by emailing .

Chip Timing & Bib

Participants in the 5K or 10K will receive a timing chip. Your chip will be issued to you at packet pickup or the morning of the event at the registration table. You must wear your chip on your shoe laces. Return your chip at the end of the race to avoid a $75 fee.

Participants in the Family Fun Trek will not be timed but will be issued a race bib to wear for safety reasons and to keep as a souvenir.
Please make sure all information on your bib is accurate upon pickup. If your information is incorrect, please inform a staff member at the registration table at least 10 minutes before the start of the race. This will ensure accurate results as well as provide us with the correct contact information in case of an emergency.


If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering during the event we have many opportunities. Pancakes will be provided for all volunteers after they are done. Please sign up to volunteer using the Volunteer Connect website, The link is below.

Use "Town of Parker" as your organization and select the appropriate event. Thank you in advance for your help! We could not do this event without volunteers.

Family/Team Competition

If you wish to compete in the Family/Team competition please create a new team or select your existing team when pre-registering. The family or team with the most participants will win a prize! The first team member to register can create the team and becomes the team captain. All additional team members can select the team name from the drop down list when registering. If you are registering multiple members at once, please enter the same team name for all participants you wish to be on the same team.

Packet pickup:

Race packet pickup will be available on Thursday and Friday at RNK Running & Walking - 13019 S. Parker Rd. (11:30-7 pm Thursday & 11-6:50 pm Friday) or at the event beginning at 7 a.m.

Registration info:

We recommend registering children under the age of five only if they will be walking/running and would like a shirt, pancakes, race bib, a chance to win prizes, and timed results. If they will only be pushed in a stroller you do not need to register them unless they would like the options above.

  • 5K Rate: $25-40
  • 10K Rate: $35-50
  • Family Fun Trek Rate: $10-25

Register early and select the lowest rate available for the best price! Each discounted early and pre-registration rate closes once all spaces have been filled! The earlier we have more accurate numbers and shirt sizes the more accurate our ordering and planning can be which saves us time and resources so we pass that savings along to the customers!

Your registration fee includes the race, post-race pancakes, shirt, souvenir bib number, access to local sponsors at the event, professional timing, free downloadable event pictures, a chance to win prizes, on course water stations, certified courses, and a fun community experience!

*For families/groups of four or more there is a 10% discount on pre-registration through July 24th at 12:00 pm - use code GROUPTEN

**There is a small service fee assessed on each registration


• 5K - Discounted Pre-Registration Rate! (8:05 am start)

$30.00    Expires 7/24/2019 12:00 PM

• 5K - Standard Registration Rate (8:05 am start)

$35.00    Expires 8/7/2019 12:00 PM

• 10K - Discounted Pre-Registration Rate! (8:00 AM start)

$40.00    Expires 7/24/2019 12:00 PM

• 10K - Standard Registration Rate (8:00 AM start)

$45.00    Expires 8/7/2019 12:00 PM

• Family Fun Trek - Discounted Pre-Registration Rate! (8:15 AM start)

$15.00    Expires 7/24/2019 12:00 PM

• Family Fun Trek - Standard Rate (8:15 AM start)

$20.00    Expires 8/7/2019 12:00 PM









2018 Event Photos 
2018 Finish Line Video 





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