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Spring through the end of March with a 5k in Denver's vast Central Park. This flat route is perfect for those seeking an easier run. Runners can take in scenic views of the nearby Rocky Mountains and City. The lack of elevation will also prove helpful for those looking to beat their PB's.
Central Park 5k
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022
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Denver, United States
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8801 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80238, USA
Start times
Sunday, Mar 27, 2022
Central Park 5k:
9:00 AM
Here are the distances available for Central Park 5k
The Central Park 5k is one for runners of all abilities, with its fast and flat course perfect for those looking to beat their PB's and recreational runners looking for a less technical run.
The course begins in the middle of Denver's Central Park and winds around its perimeter with runners taking in views of the city and nearby Rocky Mountains. Runners then follow along 1.5 clockwise loops and enter onto a fast, flat section before finishing in a central area of the park. 98% of the course terrain is concrete, with a small 2% section of hard-packed dirt.
  • Polyblend Event T-shirt
  • Free beer token
  • RaceJoy App experience
  • Free Photos
  • Charity Raffle
8801 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80238, USA
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By Car
From the North
Drive on the I-25 S, and continue until taking exit 5 from I-270 E. Then turn right onto Central Park Boulevard.
From The East
Take the I-70 W and exit 279B for Central Park Boulevard.
From the South
Take the I-25 N and follow to Central Park Boulevard then take exit 279B from I-70 W.
From the West
Take Miners Mesa Road to Co-199, continue until the US-6/Clear Creek Canon Road and take the I-70 E to Central Park Boulevard.
8:00am Late Packet Pick up and Walk Up Registration
9:00am 5k Start
9:45am 5k awards
10:00am Expo Closes
11:00am After party at station 26 begins
Packet pick-up
Please arrive at 8:00am to pick up your race packet. Early pick-up information will be announced closer to the race date.
Age Requirements
There are no age restrictions for runners.
All participants can head to Station Twenty Six to redeem a well-earned free beer token after the race. Make sure to bring your race Bib and ID. Doors open at 11:00am.
There are restrooms within the park for spectators and runners.
Water Stations
There are no water stations on the course, please bring your own water bottle to make sure that you're hydrated before, during and after the event.
Cut-off Time
There is no cut-off time for runners.
Race Day Raffle
Bring five donations (Diapers/Pull-Ups, Wipes and Gift Guards to restaurants/grocery stores) to the 3W tent before you run to enter into the Race Day raffle. Donations are to Bethany Foster Care.
Please bring any new or worn sneakers to the Race Day, these will be collected and mailed with proceeds going towards Growing Home. Non-Athletic shoes will not be accepted.
Racejoy Tracking
Competitors and Spectators can use the RaceJoy app to track their progress during the event. Spectators can use the send-a-cheer feature to give their friends or family an extra bit of motivation.
Dogs can enter into the race but must be kept on leads at all times.
There will be an Expo at the event between 8:00am and 10:00am.
Spectators can watch the majority of the race by remaining at the start line. Runners will go past either side of this section before finishing 50 meters from this point.
Is the Race Pack for the Central Park 5k sent or collected on the day?
You can collect Race Packs at 8:00am on the day of the event, make sure to arrive early so that you're well prepared for the 9:00am start.
Do participants in the Central Park 5k get a t-shirt?
Yes, all runners will receive a Polyblend Event t-shirt.
Can I run with my Dog in the Central Park 5k?
Yes of course you can, but make sure that your furry friend is kept on a lead throughout the race so that they don't run into any participants.
Are there any water stations at the Central Park 5k?
No, please make sure to bring your own water bottles so that you remain hydrated before, during and after the event.
Is the Central Park 5k difficult?
The flat course is ideal for new and inexperienced runners and those looking to set personal bests.
Does anything happen after I finish the Central Park 5k?
All those who finished in the top 3 positions of their categories will be recognized at 9:45am. After this, participants can head to station 26 to cash in a well-earned free beer token.
Is there an Expo at the Central Park 5k?
Yes, there will be an Expo at the event from 8:00am until 10:00am.
Is there an age restriction for participants in the Central Park 5k?
No, there are no age restrictions and people of all ages have enjoyed running in the event.
Can spectators watch the Central Park 5k?
Yes, the event is open to all spectators so come along to cheer on your friends and family and soak up the race atmosphere.
Are there any restrooms at the Central Park 5k?
Yes, there are restrooms located in Central Park which are available for both runners and spectators.
Can I collect my race-pack before the event?
This will confirmed closer to the event date.
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