Starting at Hudson Gardens, the Snowman Stampede will run through the Denver Seminary before entering the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and then finishing with a loop around Hudson Gardens. All three races 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 and half marathon runners will continue to run north on the western side of the river to the turn-around points. Then, 10K and half marathon 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, all 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; 1.5, 3, and 5.25 in the 10K; and 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6.5, 8.5, 10.5, and 12 in the half marathon . They will have water and Gatorade. The 6.5 mile aid station in the half marathon will have gels.
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
Half Marathon Course Certification #: The half marathon will be certified when the east bank trail extension is complete in 2018.
Courses certified by Race Measure
Half Marathon Course
Please click here for a map of the half marathon course.