1M, 5K, 10K & Doubles


December 19, 2020


1Mile-8 AM - 5K/10K-9 AM


Denver, City Park

Event – Christmas Carol Classic 1M, 5K, 10K, Doubles & Tiny Tim Youth Run



For participants of all levels – for families, friends and colleagues, corporate, church and school groups … the Christmas Carol Classic 1M/5K/10K & Tiny Tim Fun Run is THE holiday celebration event of the season!  Come out and earn your finisher and awards medals, tech t-shirts, hot chocolate, and much, much more!  And be prepared to be inspired as the Original Dickens Carolers grace the plaza at City Park in full Dickensian costume, blending phenomenal voices that ring with authenticity the true spirit of the season.  Pets and strollers allowed; just the usual rules ;).

New this year – make it a Double Dickens of a Christmas Run Season – see the Doubles registration opportunities below!

Join the Original Dickens Carolers, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick, all of our Great Vendors and a wonderful community for a great run, walk, sprint or stroll for Denver Children’s Home!  Denver Children’s Home has been restoring hope and health to traumatized children and families for more than 130 years.   In support of their phenomenal work in our community, we encourage you to explore one of the giving options below.  And if you see the Denver Children’s Home Youth Running Team out there on the course, make sure to give them the encouragement they deserve!

The Giving Tree will be available at the Christmas Carol Classic again this year.  You are encouraged to bring a card of encouragement or a gift card in a sealed envelope addressed to Denver Children’s Home and hang it on the Giving Tree.



**NOTE: When registering with a ‘Double’ selection (both Scrooge & Christmas Carol), you are automatically registered for both events. You will not receive a second confirmation. The ‘Double’ designation automatically registers you for both events.

Scramblin' Scrooge Logo
Denver City Park

Here are your options – and you can register for the doubles on either event website.  Each registration comes with a traditionally awesome, seasonal, authentic finisher medal and a really nice, comfy tech t-shirt. 

1)   Register for the 1M, 5K or 10K – Single Race at Single Event
2)  Daily Double Two Races at Single Event (1M 8am and 5K or 10K 9am at one event)
3)  Christmas Double (1M, 5K or 10K at both Scrooge & Christmas Carol)
4)  Double Dickens (Daily Double at Both Scrooge & Christmas Carol)


A Christmas Carol Classic 5K & 10K
Denver City Park

So join us at the Scramblin’ Scrooge as we chase the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and then run the traditional Christmas Carol Classic!

Scrooge and Christmas Carol are the 2nd and 3rd  events in the City Park Winter Running Series!


1M Course


5K Course


10K Course



Events information

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-Up:


Can't Pick Up Early?
At the Event: 7-8:30am


3 Close Options!

1 - Park at the East High School parking lot, 1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver, 80206 (on Josephine St., between 16th and 17th Avenue.) - https://goo.gl/maps/UKuqYgf342p
2 - Park in the parking lots along 23rd Avenue, between York St. and Colorado Boulevard, but please do NOT park in the lots designated for Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature and Science - https://goo.gl/maps/LfyaxEDaPF12
3 - Park on north/south streets south of 17th Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and York Street - https://goo.gl/maps/yzhtCG1BJ4J2


1st Place Overall Male and Female for 5K/10K

1st through 3rd Age Group Awards in 10-Year Increments for 5K/10K 

1st through 3rd Place Overall Male and Female for 1 Mile 

EVENT ITINERARY - Unless Otherwise Posted - Applies to All City Park Winter Running Series Events:

7:30am – Day of Packet Pickup and Registration Open

8:00am - 1 Mile Race Start

8:40am – Youth Run Start

8:45am – Day of Packet Pickup and Registration Closes

9:00am – 5K/10K Start

9:15am – 10:30am

AWARDS and RESULTS:  Many of the series events are intertwined, with the majority of the 1 Mile participants also taking part in the 5K or 10K.  Our commitment is to be as efficient and productive as possible in posting results and handing out awards. Here are the goal times:

1 Mile:  Results posted starting at 8:30 - Awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall M/F) - available to announcer by shortly after 9 as timers and announcers are facilitating the youth run at 8:40 and the 5K/10K start at 9:00.

5K:       Results - preliminary results posted by 9:30 with hopefully conclusive results by 9:45 and to begin awards around the same time.

10K     Results - preliminary results posted by 10:00 with hopefully conclusive results by 10:15 and to begin awards around the same time.