Sloan’s Lake Park
1700 Utica St
Denver, CO 80204

All races $5 less for ages 17 and under.
EarlyStarting 3/1Starting 6/13Race Day

Registration Includes

  • A race logo shirt
  • A finishers medal
  • Fresh cookies at the finish
  • A party-like atmosphere on course and at the finish line expo
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Professional chip timing using a disposable bib tag
  • Free photo downloads after the event
  • Features

    All participants in the Cookie Chase 5K will receive the following with their entry fee:

    • A race logo shirt
    • A finishers medal
    • Well stocked fresh cookie table at the finish
    • A party-like atmosphere on course and at the finish line expo
    • Fully stocked aid stations
    • Professional chip timing using a disposable bib tag
    • Free photo downloads after the event
  • Registration

    Click here for registration prices and to register online.

  • Race Information

    Click here for race information including date, start times, and awards.

  • Location and Course Info

    For directions and course information, click here.

  • Pre-race Packet Pickup

    Click here for information on pre-race and race day packet pick-up.

  • General Questions

    For more information, please follow the links at the top or bottom of the page, or check out our FAQ page.

2024 USATF Colorado 5K Championship

At each of the seven Colorado championship races, athletes and clubs will earn Grand Prix points that will accumulate through the year towards a year-end point total.

In 2024, USATF Colorado is offering Grand Prix series for both individuals and clubs with a total of $9500 in prize money available.

In the Individual Grand Prix athletes will compete in the Open and Masters divisions.  In the Masters division age-graded performance scoring will be utilized at each championship race so that athletes from 40 yrs. to 100 yrs. will be competing against each other for the masters grand prix points

In the Club Grand Prix the club’s five best age-graded performance scores at each championship will be used to determine the club grand prix points.

Sloan Lake is the biggest lake in Denver, and at 177 acres. Sloan’s Lake Park is the city’s second largest park. It’s one of the best parks for catching a sunset, with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and Denver skyline.

The race will be staged from the parking lot at W 17th Ave and Utica St. To get there, travel north on Utica St from Colfax Ave.

The parking lot at W 17th and Utica will be closed on race morning. You can park in the neighborhood to the south of the park. Please respect our Sloan’s Lake Park neighbors by obeying all parking signs and leaving no trace throughout and around the park.

Can’t make it to the race?

Can’t make it to one of our races on race morning but still want to participate or support our charity? Then choose the virtual option when registering. Virtual packets will include a shirt, medal and bib number and will be shipped to you free of charge. Click here for more info on our virtual run option.

If you are already registered and cannot make the race, please click here to see your options.

Weather & Safety Issues

We all know that the weather in Colorado is day to day. The race will be run no matter what the weather! Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates are not allowed in the race.

Record Holders
  • Event Record
  • Male
  • Female
  • Event Record
  • Ryder Searle, 14:35 (2024)
  • Rachael Rudel, 16:09 (2024)
  • Course Record
  • Ryder Searle, 14:35 (2024)
  • Rachael Rudel, 16:09 (2024)
Results, Age Group Records and Photos

Entry fees are non-refundable. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate.

We allow you to transfer your entry to another person for a fee of $10. This is only allowed up until seven days before the event. We also allow you to transfer your entry to another event produced by Colorado Runner Events for a fee of $10. This is allowed up until 14 days before the event.

We can also mail your packet to you free of charge if the above options have closed.

To transfer your entry or have your packet mailed, please click here.

Colorado Runner Events will not be cancel or postpone an event due to cold temperatures, snow, rain, wind or any other inclement weather.

First, check your junk email box. If you cannot find it there, check your credit card statement to be sure that your credit card was charged. If it was and you cannot find your confirmation email, please click here. This will allow you to either login or create and account to resend your confirmation email.

All of this info can be found by clicking here.

Race location can be found by clicking here.

Start times can be found by clicking here.

Award info can be found by clicking here.

We are sorry to hear that your results are not showing up online. Sometimes, there is a malfunction with the timing tag attached to your bib. Our race timer, HAL Sports, uses multiple back up systems in case this happens. Please click here to contact them and they will respond to your inquiry and post your results. Their staff is out timing races on the weekends, so someone may not respond until they are back in the office.

There will be an awards ceremony near the finish line after each race.

Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winner in each race as well as the top three in each age group.

We do allow dogs to run with runners. Please start at the back of the pack if you are running with your dog. All dogs within the park must be leashed at all times and dogs running with runners must be confined to a six foot leash or shorter. No retractable leashes are allowed. Failure to comply will results in a disqualification.

Strollers are allowed at all of our races except for trail races.

Headphones are discouraged as you may not be able to hear faster runners coming from behind you.

Yes, you may walk any distance at any of our events, as long as you can finish within the time limit if there is one.

Depending on the race, there may be a time limit. Please see each race website for more info.

We do offer elite entries at a few of our events. Click here for more info.