Crimson Classic 5k Run & 1.5 Mile Walk

The upcoming Crimson Classic 5k 2024 date is to be determined.

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 scroll down for the day's schedule. All participants who register will receive a 11th Annual Crimson Classic t-shirt. Let's kick off Homecoming weekend together. #DUCrimsonClassic

Register for the 2023 Crimson Classic!

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  • Race Day Schedule
    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 & 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 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!


    For reasonable accommodation, please email

2023 Crimson Classic

  • Crimson Classic 2023
  • Crimson Classic Chancellor
  • Crimson Classic Costumes
  • Crimson Classic Kids
  • Crimson Classic Jeff Banks
  • Crimson Classic Stretch
  • Crimson Classic Finish Line
  • Runner
  • Crimson Classic Starting
  • DU Cheer
  • DU Triathalon