March 31, 2018


7:00 AM


Central Park, Denver, Colorado


Event Hoppin’ Half 1M, 5K, 10K & HM

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)!


  • Finisher Medals for Participants in All Event Distances other than the Kid’s Cottontail Fun Run
  • Awards Medals for each event distance – Overall Male and Female winners and age-group medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for age-group divisions (10 year increments).
  • ‘Double’ finisher’s medal:  Participants in the 1 Mile and 5K can earn the Double Medal by registering for and completing the 1 Mile or 5K race and also registering for and completing the Half Marathon, 10 Mile or 10K.  Double registrants will need to register before March 1st.


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

Events information

Packet Pick-up

Stay tuned for packet pickup information!



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!


  • 5k
  • 10k
  • hm