March 31, 2018
Central Park, Denver, Colorado
As always, there will be a final participant email with details that comes out the week of the event, but here is some information:
Early Packet Pick-Up for the 2018 Hoppin’ Half:
Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 4-7pm // Runners Roost Stapleton // 7308 E. 35th Ave., Denver, CO 80238
Strollers are welcome, but please be advised that the distances of 10K and longer do have some dirt trail and there is one hill in particular at about mile 4.75 that is a bit gnarly. We’ve had stroller participants on it before without incident, but definitely something to be aware of.
Dogs are also welcome with the usual rules; leashed, cleaned up after by their pet human and, without question, absolutely friendly and comfortable in crowded spaces with a lot of distractions!
Course: Here is a rough breakdown of the course concrete/dirt trail ratio – please go to the bottom of this page for course maps. You can click through for elevation, etc. The 10K/10M & HM share the same course with varying turn-around points along Sand Creek Trail.
Concrete Trail Dirt Trail
1 Mile 100% N/A
5K 100% N/A
10K 75% 25%
10M 55% 45%
HM 65% 35%
The Hoppin’ Half is in it’s 4th year at Central Park in Stapleton and now consists of a race distance for everyone! Spring into action on March 31st with a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 10M or Half Marathon and bring the kids along for the Kid’s Cottontail Fun Run! Easter being the floating holiday it is, the Hoppin’ Half will be 2 weeks earlier than it was last year; about a week-and-a-half after the spring equinox (March 20th) and the beginning of daylight savings time, which begins on March 11th. So everyone will have a couple of weeks to get adjusted and be ready for an earlier race start (see below)!
7 am – 1 Mile and 5K DOUBLES – *** the 7am 1 Mile/5K start time is for DOUBLE participants doing 7am 1 Mile or 5K AND 8am 10K/10M/HM
7:30 am – Kid’s Cottontail Fun Run
8 am – 1M/5K/10K/10M/Half Marathon – *** the 8am 1 Mile/5K start time is for participants doing ONLY the 1 Mile or 5K – If you are doing a DOUBLE (1M or 5K PLUS a 10K, 10M or Half Marathon, your 1M/5K start time is at 7am)
Hoppin’ Half is the launch event for the 2018 Stapleton Run Series, which consists of 5 events; 4 in Central Park, Stapleton with the final event and after-party hosted at the Arvada Harvest Run in September.
Train for your spring and summer 10 Mile or Half Marathon races by registering for the City Park Winter Series (must be registered for 4 of the 7 events) we will provide discounts on the Stapleton Run Series! You can watch your email for those discounts or reach out to Nick@FeatontheStreet.com for more information!
Below are the links to the Stapleton Run Series events. Train hard and run well!
Saturday, March 31, 2018 – Hoppin’ Half 1M/5K/10K/10M/HM
Sunday, June 17, 2018 – Father’s Day 1M/5K/10K/10M/HM
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Sand Creek 1M/5K/10K/10M/HM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 – Dog Days 1M/5K/10K/10M/HM
Saturday, Sept 9, 2018 – Arvada Harvest 5K/10K/10M/HM
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Early Packet Pick-Up for the 2018 Hoppin' Half:
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4-7pm // Runners Roost Stapleton // 7308 E. 35th Ave., Denver, CO 80238
Ample parking is available at the recreation center located just East of Central Park at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Clinton St. You will need to park at the recreation center and then walk West along Martin Luther King Boulevard just about 3 blocks to the event staging area- THIS IS THE RECOMMENDED PARKING LOCATION!
NO RUNNER PARKING at Central Park in the parking lot located at Xenia St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Limited parking is available at Central Park in the parking lot located at Beeler St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Limited parking is available at Central Park in the parking lot located at East 33rd Avenue and Beeler St.
Parking is available along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Central Park Boulevard on the West and Beeler St. on the East. Please be sensitive to the residential nature of this area and, if possible, park in front of one of the sites that is under development or is not directly in front of a residential section.
Finisher and Awards Medals for All Event Distances
Age Group Awards in 10-year Increments for All Event Distances
Prizes for all Kids Cottontail Fun Runners
Giveaways for Both the Tortoise and the Hare!