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Annual Crimson Classic 5K / 1.5 Mile Walk


Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 3pm

The University of Denver's 9th Annual Crimson Classic 5K/1.5 Mile Walk will be running from 2pm - 5pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021 on Carnegie Green Lawn. The race begins at 3pm. The focus of the Crimson Classic is to celebrate wellness and to bring together our community. Let's kick off Homecoming weekend together. 

Please join us for a selection of wellness classes in the morning both virtually and on Carnegie Green. 

This is a free event! All participants will receive a 9th Annual Crimson Classic t-shirt. Registration link below. For those pre-registered, t-shirts will be available for pick-up 2 days in advance on Tuesday, October 5th from 11am - 2pm, 3pm - 7pm and Wednesday, October 6th from 11am - 2pm. 

Click the link below to sign up!

Register for the Crimson Classic Here!


Timeline for Crimson Classic Day - Thursday, October 7, 2021

All Crimson Classic Events are completely free.

9:00am                    Breakfast, Carnegie Green

10am - 11am            TIAA Financial Wellness Webinar:

                               Foundations of Investing

                               FREE WEBINAR: REGISTER HERE

11:00am - 11:45am  Self Defense Pepper Spray, Campus Safety

                              FREE CLASS: REGISTER HERE

11:30am - 12pm       Virtual Guided Meditation Session with Kara    

                               FREE CLASS: REGISTER HERE

1:00pm - 1:45pm     Tai Chi with Jean, KIHA, Carnegie Green

                               FREE CLASS Located on Carnegie Green.

All are welcome to come day-of. No pre-registration required.

1:00pm - 2:45pm      On-site Registration, T-shirt, Bib Pick-Up

                               Located on Carnegie Green

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

2:00pm                    Music & Games, Check-In

2:30pm - 2:45pm      Stretching - Carnegie Green

2:50pm                    Announcements

3:00pm                    Run/Walk Begins!

Post 5k                    Music, Refreshments, Games, Booths

Course Map


Course Distance: 5K (3.1 Miles) = Two (2) laps around the course. The 1.5 Mile Walk = one (1) lap around the course.

The afternoons 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.

Early t-shirt and bib pick-up & Onsite Registration


For those pre-registered on this website, you will be able to pick up your T-Shirt and Bib early! You may also register onsite on Carnegie Green Lawn.

Tuesday, October 5th on Carnegie Green Lawn

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

3:00pm – 7:00pm           Early T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up

Wednesday, October 6th on Carnegie Green Lawn

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

Thursday, October 7th on Carnegie Green Lawn

1:00pm – 4:30pm           Day of Race T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up

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.

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 & Cigna

Thank you to TIAA and Cigna for supporting this year's race!!