Love 'em or Leave 'em Valentine's Day 5K/10K with RNK Running & Walking

Love 'em or Leave 'em Valentine's Day 5K/10K with RNK Running & Walking

Saturday, February 8, 2020  @ 10:00 AM   •  5k, 10k, Kid's run


10951 Twenty Mile Road, Parker, CO    view map


Join Parker Parks and Recreation at Bar CCC Park for our 12th annual Love 'em or Leave 'em Valentine's Day 5K/10K!

Event Includes:

Long sleeve race shirt

Pancakes from Flippin' Flapjacks

USATF Certified Courses (both the 5K and 10K) 

Chance to win a variety of prizes just for showing up

Free downloadable event pictures and finish photos posted within 72 hours of the event

Free Kids' dash following the conclusion of the 5K & 10K

Key dates:
Jan. 19 - deadline to be guaranteed a long sleeve shirt size on race day

Feb. 5 at noon - Online registration closes


 T Shirt

 Course Certified

 Race Pictures

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks


 Kids' Activities



Course description:

The courses* utilize the Cherry Creek Regional Trail, are out-and-back, and consist of concrete trail running. The 5K and 10K split and utilize different sections of the trail to reduce crowding. Both will start and finish at the same finish line.

Both courses are USATF Certified Courses: 5K #CO18001MWC and 10K #CO18002MWC

The event is rain, snow or shine! No refunds will be issued due to weather. Expect to run on some snow if there is accumulation the night before.

*Courses are subject to change if there is inclement weather.

A course overview map is posted on our website for further reference if needed:

Directions to start:

The start line is located southwest of the baseball field on the concrete trail and will be marked with a "Start" flag.


Limited parking is located in the lot next to Bar CCC Park - 10951 S Twenty Mile Rd. The entrance is only accessible by traveling southbound on Twenty Mile Rd. Overflow parking is available in the Target lot just to the south of Bar CCC. Carpooling is strongly encouraged to help with the limited parking! Arrive early if you want or need to park close!

Awards info:

Prizes will be awarded to top overall male & female finishers, as well as the top 3 finishers in each of the following age categories:
Male:12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Female: Male 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Additional info

Kids 8 and under can participate in the FREE Kids' Dash after the 5K/10K event. Registration is not required. Estimated start time is 11:15 a.m. after the majority of 5K and 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 Love 'em or Leave 'em Valentine's Day 5K/10K is available at

Event is held rain, snow, or shine in true Colorado style. No refunds will be issued due to weather.

Race Shirt

Adult - District® Super Soft, Perfect Tri® Long Sleeve Tee.  Unisex sizing, fits true to size.

Youth – Jerzees® 50/50 Cotton/Poly Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Jan. 19 is the registration deadline to be guaranteed a long sleeve shirt size on race day!


If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering during the event, we have many opportunities available. Pancakes will be provided for all volunteers after they are done. Please sign up to volunteer using the Volunteer Connect Douglas County 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 at RNK Running & Walking, 13019 S. Parker Rd.,  on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 11:30-7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 7 from 11-6:50 p.m. or at the event site on race morning beginning at 9 a.m.

Registration info:

We recommend registering children under the age of five 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

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, commemorative 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 experience!

*For families/groups of four or more there is a 10% discount on early and pre-registration through February 5 at 12:00 pm - use code  GROUPTEN

Online registration closes at Noon on Feb 5.


• 5K - discounted pre-registration rate! (10:05 AM start)

$30.00    Expires 1/20/2020

• 10K - discounted pre-registration rate! (10:00 AM start)

$40.00    Expires 1/20/2020