1M/5K/10K/10M/HM & Doubles
April 20, 2019
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 2019 Hoppin’ Half:
Thursday, April 18, 2019 – 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 5th year at Central Park in Stapleton and now consists of a race distance for everyone! Spring into action on April 19th with a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 10M or Half Marathon and bring the kids along for the Kid’s Cottontail Fun Run!
With the exception of the fun run, there will be finisher medals for all participants. There will be awards medals for Overall Male and Female winners and age-group medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for age-group divisions (10 year increments). Participants will also be able to compete for a ‘Double’ finisher’s medal (see below).
6 am – Packet Pick-Up & Registration
7 am – ALL 1 Mile and 5K Participants, including those doing ONLY the 1 Mile or 5K AND those doing a DOUBLE (participants doing 7am 1 Mile or 5K AND 8am 10K/10M/HM)
7:30 am – Kid’s Cottontail Fun Run
8 am – 10K/10M/Half Marathon – *** 8am 10K, 10M or Half Marathon
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Early Packet Pick-Up for the 2019 Hoppin' Half:
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 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!