The Great Candy Run

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The Great Candy Run
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$28.75 - $40
Come and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Denver's favourite 5k! Walk or run your way around the candy themed course to earn your very own sweet medal and t-shirt. With costume contests, entertainment and of course loads of candy, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
5K Run/Walk
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Sun 12th Nov 2023
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Denver, United States
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1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210, USA
Start times
Sun 12th Nov 2023
5K Run/Walk:
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5K Run/Walk
$28.75 - $40
Starting in Washington Park, you will set off on a candy-filled 5k adventure through the park, one of Denve's most beloved and beautiful. Whether you walk or run, everyone is welcome to get their sweet on!
The Jolly Rancher is a free kids run for children aged 8 and under.
🏃‍♀️ Fun SWEET-themed run/walk supporting and providing HOPE to those afflicted with a fetal syndrome
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Celebrating Family and Friends and providing SWEET Memories with free photos!
😋 Sweet Street with candy, baked goods, sweet treats and more (YUMMY)
🏆 Sweet prizes for overall and age group winners
🍭 Sweet costumes are encouraged!
🏅 Super sweet finisher medal for all 5K finishers
🍬T he Jolly Rancher (FREE) kids fun run (for 8 and under)
1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210, USA
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The Great Candy Run is held at Denver's Washington Park. Parking is allowed at South High School and in and around the park perimeter (be sure to park in designated areas only). Registration and start line are inside the park on the SW side.
Event Day Schedule
8:00 AM - Bib Pick-up opens and new registration
8:40 AM - Mike Elbeck's Jolly Rancher Kids Fun Run Start
9:00 AM - 5K Start
Music and Festivities ongoing from 9 AM
Bib Pick Up
  • Friday, November 10th, Little Man Ice Cream (time and location TBD) - sweet pre-event party with prizes, ice cream, games, and special appearance by Loli (our mascot)
  • Saturday, November 11th, Fleet Feet Cherry CreekExternalLink, 11 am - 2 pm.
Supporting the Fetal Health Foundation
The Great Candy Run is ultimately about saving lives and helping families. Proceeds directly benefit the Fetal Health Foundation. The Fetal Health Foundation supports families battling a fetal syndrome during pregnancy through information, support, and research. The event highlights awareness and provides hope to families.
When should I arrive at The Great Candy Run?
Bib pick up opens at 8am, with the 5k starting at 9am. We recommend you arrive with plenty of time to collect your bib and warm up.
Can anyone run The Great Candy Run?
Absolutely! This event is open to runners or walkers, from age 0-101. No matter who you are, you are welcome!
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$28.75 - $40

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