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Crimson Classic Fun Run and Walk


The University of Denver's Seventh Annual Crimson Classic is a fun 5k Run/Walk held during Homecoming. The focus of the Crimson Classic is to celebrate wellness and to bring together our community. 

In addition to the race, please join us for a full day of wellness activities and lawn games on Carnegie Green. We encourage departments or groups to show your team spirit by dressing up in your favorite DU gear or themed outfits! There will be a group themed dress-up contest. If you'd like to enter the contest, please arrive to Carnegie Green around 2pm to check in. At 2:30pm, winners will be announced and will receive their departmental/group prize. Must be present to win.

This is a free event! The race beings at 3pm on Carnegie Green. All participants will receive a 7th Annual Crimson Classic t-shirt. Registration link below. For those pre-registered, t-shirts will be available for pick-up 2 days in advance, please keep an eye out for pick-up times/locations.

DU Faculty and Staff that participate in the Wellmetrics Portal will receive 500 points for completing the run/walk or for volunteering. You will be able to award your own points this year on the portal. 


For those pre-registered, t-shirts and bibs will be available for pick-up from 11:00am - 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and Thursday, October 17, 2019 on Carnegie Green. You may also sign up for the race onsite as well.

Regional employees and eligible spouses are encouraged to participate by engaging in any wellness activity of their choice that day. Please click on the Crimson Classic tile in the Wellmetrics Portal to claim your 500 points. If you would like to receive this year's Tshirt, please email with your size (Small - XXXL Unisex Sizes) and your mailing address.

Register for the Crimson Classic today!


Timeline for Crimson Classic Day - Friday, October 18, 2019

8:00am - 9:00am      Free Yoga & Meditation w/Kara, Carnegie Green

                               All experience welcome. Bring your mat!

9:00am                    Breakfast, Carnegie Green

9:00am - 10:00am    Free Zumba Class with Katia, Carnegie Green

10am - 11am            Free Tai Chi with Jean, KIHA, Carnegie Green

11am - 12am            Free Nutrition Consulting, with Havilande

                               Located: AAC, Room 290

1:00pm - 2:00pm      Free Self Defense Class by Campus Safety

                               Located on Carnegie Green

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, Dress-up Contest

2:30pm                    Dress-up Contest Winners Announced

                               *Must be present to Win

2:30pm - 3:00pm      Stretching - Carnegie Green

3:00pm                    Run/Walk Begins!

Pre/Post 5k              Music, Refreshments, Games, Booths

Course Map

Course Route 

Distance: 5K = Two (2) laps around the course above.

Those interested in a more casual experience may complete only one (1) lap, which would equate to less than a 5K.

Event Exclusions

Please limit the use of headphones at the race - try using only one earbud or turning the volume to low. Strollers are permitted, but please ensure to start in the back after all other runners and walkers. Service animals are allowed.

Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors




Previous Years' Results 

RESULTS - 2017 5th Annual Crimson Classic

RESULTS - 2016 4th Annual Crimson Classic

RESULTS - 2015 3rd Annual Crimson Classic