Starting at Hudson Gardens, the Santa Stampede will run through the Denver Seminary before entering the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and then finishing with a loop around Hudson Gardens. Both the 5K and 10K will start in front of the gift shop and run south on Vinewood and around the Denver Seminary before entering the Greenway. Runners will then run north on the Greenway Trail and cross over to the west side of the river at the first bridge. 5K runners will cross back over the river at the next bridge and then run south on the eastern side of the river back to Hudson Gardens. The 10K runners will continue to run north on the western side of the river to Centennial Park and the turn-around point. Then, 10K runners will cross over to the eastern side of the river at the Big Dry Creek Trail and follow the Greenway Trail south all the way back to Hudson Gardens. Once back inside the Gardens, both 5K and 10K runners will do one full loop of the outside of the park before finishing back in front of the gift shop.
Aid stations will be located at mile 1.5 in the 5K and 1.5, 3.25, and 4.5 in the 10K. They will have water and Gatorade.
Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and animals, are not allowed in the race.
Dogs at not permitted on the grounds at Hudson Gardens and due to the out and back nature of the course, we are not allowing dogs on the course. Please leave your pooch at home. Failure to adhere to this policy will cause disqualification and may force Hudson Gardens to pull our permit for the event.
5K USATF Course Certification #: CO14043CR
10K USATF Course Certification #: CO1404DCR
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