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Crimson Classic 5K and 1.5 Mile Walk

3rd Annual Crimson Classic - Thursday September 17th, 2015- 4:00pm

Join the DU community for the 3rd Annual Crimson Classic 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk on DU's beautiful campus.  Continue celebrating the spirit of fall and fun with Music on the Green immediately following the Crimson Classic.  

All participants will receive a sport-tek Crimson Classic t-shirt and timing chip! 


Registration information

The Crimson Classic is open to current DU faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families and Coors Fitness Center members- registration is FREE. Participants must be 8 years of age or older by 9/17/15.  

REGISTER NOW - save your spot for this popular event and select your guaranteed shirt size by 9/7/15. 

Online registration closes on Tuesday, September 15th at 12:00pm MT. 

Walk up registration will be available during Packet Pickup times below - space may be limited.


Packet Pickup

Packet Includes: Crimson Classic Shirt & Timing Chip. 

We encourage registered participants to pick up their packet on Wednesday.  You may pick up another participant's packet as long as they are pre-registered. 

Wednesday, September 16th -

12:00pm - 5:00pm - Packet Pickup and Walk Up Registration - Ritchie Center Councourse


Thursday, September 17th -

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Packet Pickup and Walk Up Registration - Driscoll Green 

Timeline for Crimson Classic Day - Thursday, September 17th, 2015

2:30pm - 3:30pm -  Packet pickup and walk up registration - Driscoll Green 

3:45pm - 4:00pm - Stretching and Kickoff with Provost Kvistad and VC Amy King

4:00pm - 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk

 Bag check will be available at the start/finish line.


Focus on fun and achieving your personal best time!  

All participants that complete the race will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Fitbit activity tracker.

DU Faculty and Staff that participate in the Wellmetrics Portal will receive 300 points for completing the run/walk or volunteering.  Points will automatically uploaded within 48 hours after the event.


If you do not already have a DU parking permit, please contact for alternative parking options.

Water Stations

The summer evenings in Denver can reach warm temperatures, please be sure to hydrate prior, during, and after the event.  Water stations will be located at the Start/Finish line and along the course.

Course Maps

5K Route

1.5 Mile Route

Course routes are subject to change.

Training  & webinars 

Check out these training webinars and create your own plan. To view the webinar please select Recorded Webinars: Mind+Body: then choose "Training to Thrive: Getting Fit for the Race" or a topic under the "Sports Nutrition Series".  The webinars are free however you will need to enter your name and email to watch them (no solicitation emails will be sent from this program).

Couch to 5K Plan

Walking Program

Shoe Selection Guide

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors



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Event Exclusions

Please limit the use of headphones at the race - try using only one earbud or turning the volume to low.

Sorry, no strollers or non-service pets please.