2023 DU Crimson Classic 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk



2023 DU Crimson Classic 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk

5k, 10k, Other


The University of Denver's 11th Annual Crimson Classic 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk will take place on Friday, October 27, 2023 on Carnegie Green Lawn at 3pm. Music, stretching, and snacks will start at 2:15pm. The focus of the Crimson Classic is to celebrate wellness and to bring together our community. This is a free event! Please join us for wellness classes in the morning, some held in-person on Carnegie Lawn and one held virtually prior to the race. Please scroll down for the day's schedule. All participants who register will receive a 10th Annual Crimson Classic t-shirt. Let's kick off Homecoming weekend together. #DUCrimsonClassic

Routes & Time
Please see the Race Course Map. The afternoons in Denver can reach warm temperatures, please be sure to hydrate prior, during, and after the event. We also may experience rain or even snow during this time of year - so please check the weather to best prepare. Water stations will be located at the Start/Finish line and along the course. Course Distance: 5K (3.2 Miles) = Two (2) laps around the course. The 1.5 Mile Walk = one (1) lap around the course.

Timeline for Crimson Classic Day -  Friday, October 27, 2023

10am – 11am       Goat Yoga on Carnegie Green Lawn - Free!

More information coming soon. You can register on the Homecoming website: TBD. 

Homecoming Website: Coming Soon

1:00pm                             On-site Run Registration, T-shirt Pick-up, Bib Pickup on Carnegie Green Lawn

1:00pm – 2:00pm           Vendors, Sponsors, and Department Table Set-up

2:00pm                             Music, Games, and Vendors

2:30pm – 2:45pm           Guided Stretching

2:50pm – 3:00pm           Announcements 

3:00pm                            Air Horn!! Run/Walk Begins!

3:00pm - 4:30pm            Racing, Mingling, Music, Vendor Interaction, Games Pre and Post Race 


Early T-Shirt and Bib Pick-up
For those pre-registered on this website, you will be able to pick up your T-Shirt and Bib early!

Wednesday, October 25th on Carnegie Green Lawn

11:00am – 2:00pm         Early T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up

3:00pm – 5:00pm           Early T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up

Thursday, October 26th on Carnegie Green Lawn

1:00pm – 4:30pm           Early T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up

Regional Employees
Regional employees and eligible spouses are encouraged to participate in the Crimson Classic 5K Run and Walk by engaging in any physical activity of their choice on that day, and in doing so - you may receive this year’s commemorative Crimson Classic T-shirt, please email well@du.edu with your size (Small – XXXL in unisex sizes) and your mailing address.

Registration and Result Posting Instructions
Register for the race by clicking "Sign Up". It is free for all participants. During registration, you will be asked to sign a waiver. If you are joining the race day-of there will be paper waivers for you to sign at the registration table or a QR code for you to fill out registration via your phone. Race Results will be posted on Carnegie Green Lawn following the race.

Event Exclusions
Please be aware of your surroundings while racing. Strollers are allowed, but please ensure to start in the back after all other runners and walkers. Pets are not allowed on course. Service animals are allowed. Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors TIAA, Gallagher, and Cigna for helping to make this year's Crimson Classic possible!

Email: well@du.edu

For reasonable accommodation, please email benefits@du.edu 



Wednesday, October 25, 2023


Carnegie Green Lawn, Outside of Anderson Academic Commons
Denver, CO

20 days left

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