1M, 5K, 10K & Doubles


November 9, 2019


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


Denver, City Park


Event Park Hill Pizza Pie 1M, 5K, 10K & Doubles

8 am – 1 Mile Start  /  8:40 am – Little Pepperoni Youth Run Start  /  9 am – 5K/10K Start

1M Course - http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1457570746/

5K Course - http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1460534131/

10K Course - http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1476322597/

If you’re in Denver in the autumn, Denver’s City Park is the place to be; autumn leaves, an iconic view of the Denver skyline and the Continental Divide … and the Pizza Pie 1M/5K/10K & Little Pepperoni Fun Run!

Yup, pizza in the park! Get in your 1 Mile, 5K or 10K race, run, stroll (whatever it takes to get you across the finish line), grab your finisher or awards medal and then grab a slice (or two) and start training for all the holiday feasts with some scrumptious Park Hill Pizza Pie.

So get ready to earn it – you know you’re gonna grab a slice or two!  And remember, this is the first event in the City Park Winter Running Series.  Now if you’re ready to register for the Park Hill Pizza Pie, just click that button!  Otherwise, read on; all the deep dish of data on the City Park Winter Running Series is below.

This event kicks off the City Park Winter Running Series!

So gobble those carbs and hit that trail, ’cause we’re going to be out here running – snow, sleet, wind or, … well, it’s Colorado, so 300+ days of sunshine-a-year!  When the going gets tough – the tough grab another slice o’ Park Hill Pizza Pie!  Oh yeah, and we are runners, after all, so when the going gets tough we actually do go out and crank out at least a couple miles!

Sorry, … I digest … er, I mean digress.

The City Park Winter Series has 7 themed events (2 new in the 2017/2018 season – see New Events section below) over 5 winter months, beginning in November with a gaggle of pizza gobbling goons at the Park Hill Pizza Pie and slipping slowly into March madness and the grand finale at Lucky Laces!

  • All events include 1 Mile, 5K, 10K (on a certified course) and a youth fun run
  • All events are professionally timed with results streaming automatically to Athlinks
  • All events include finisher and awards medals with the standard registration fee
  • All events count in the scoring for the series finisher and awards medals
    • Series scoring is simple; participate in and complete 3 events to qualify.  Scoring is based on your top 3 places in your age division.  All ties are broken by combining your fastest 3 times and then dividing to bring all the times down to a 5K average.  The 1 Mile events do not qualify for anything other than the competition within the 1 Mile field, but the 5K and 10K can be mixed and matched.
  • Strollers and pets are welcome at all events (you know the rules)
  • You can register through the series website or you can register for single events

Here are the events:

  • Park Hill Pizza Pie
  • Scramblin’ Scrooge **
  • Christmas Carol Classic
  • The Resolve
  • Le Cours de l’ Amour (The Course of Love)
  • Lucky Charm **
  • Lucky Laces

** Christmas Double and Lucky Double

In the spirit of celebrating our holiday favorites (Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day), we’ve added two events, each of which occurs precisely one week before its traditional predecessor.

Scramblin’ Scrooge 1M/5K/10K will occur on December 15, one week before Christmas Carol Classic. Lucky Charm 1M/5K/10K will occur on March 9, one week before Lucky Laces.

The finisher and awards medallions for Scramblin’ Scrooge and Lucky Charm are designed to stand alone OR go along with the medallions given away at the traditional series events which take place the week following each of the new events.

We call this the Christmas Double and the Lucky Double. If you register for and participate in both of the themed holiday events, you will have completed the Double and rather than receiving the standard event medal and shirt for Christmas Carol Classic and Lucky Laces you will receive a special edition Christmas Double or Lucky Double shirt and medal! To participate in the Double opportunities you must register online by no later than the 1st of the event’s corresponding month. CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE!





Race Timing
Snacks & Drinks
Race Pictures
Goody Bag
Kids Acitvities

Events information

Packet Pick-up




Park at the East High School parking lot, located on Josephine St., between 16th and 17th Avenue.

-Park between 16th and 17th Avenue on streets between Colorado Boulevard and York Street.

-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.



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.