Location

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

Date and Time

Sunday, June 1, 2025

Due to the narrow nature of the course at Sloan’s Lake Park, we will be running waves at the Flamingo Day 5K. You will start based on your estimated finish time.

5K (under 30:00) – 8:00 AM
5K (30:00 – 40:00) – 8:05 AM
5K (over 40:00) – 8:10 AM

Registration

All races $5 less for ages 17 and under.
EarlyStarting 2/1Starting 5/1Race Day
5K$30$33$36$40

Registration Includes

  • A race logo shirt
  • A finishers medal
  • Finish line food tables
  • 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

Race Information

  • Features

    All participants will receive the following with their entry fee.

    • A race logo shirt
    • A finishers medal
    • Finish line food tables
    • 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.

Directions and Parking

Directions
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.

Parking
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.

Packet Pickup

Avoid The Rush!
Pre-race Packet Pickup and Registration

Saturday, May 31, 2024
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Runners Roost
1685 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222

Race Day Packet Pick-up
You can also pick up your race packet on race morning before the race.

Course Info

The race will utilize a the paved bike trails around Sloan’s Lake Park. Bicycles, skateboards, and roller skates are not allowed in the race.

Awards

There will be an awards ceremony near the finish line after the 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. Age groups are as follows:

5K: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29…… up to 80 and over

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 and 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.

Past Results

For past results and photos, please see below.

Record Holders
  • Event Record
  • Male
  • Female
  • Event Record
  • Adam Rich, 15:37 (2024)
  • Megan Derschang, 19:15 (2022)
  • Course Record
  • Adam Rich, 15:37 (2024)
  • Madeline O’Camb, 22:06 (2024)
Results, Age Group Records and Photos

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for our frequently asked questions and to contact us.

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.

Contact Us

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