Is it really a surprise that one of the most athletic states in the country has a number of classic 5Ks happening year-round? Find these foot race events around Colorado. Think you can conquer all 12? Good luck.

1. January

Resolute Runner 5k (Arvada) Kick off the new year with this annual January 1st race along the scenic Ralston Creek trail.

2. February

Colfax Marathon Winter Pancake Run 5k/10k (Denver) Bundle up for this annual run with pancakes to follow at Runners Roost for participants.

3. March

Leprechaun Lane 5k/10k (Denver) Deck yourself out in green and orange at Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day race.

4. April

Hams and Hamstrings 5k (Colorado Springs) Dress up as an egg in Colorado Springs’s Easter 5K, with the chance of winning a miniature ham!

5. May

Take 5 in the Garden of the Gods 5k/5 mile (Colorado Springs) Run a scenic loop around Colorado’s Springs’ most iconic rock formations.

6. June

Flamingo Day 5K (Denver) Join the run around Sloan’s lake benefitting the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

7. July

Firecracker 5K (Leadville) Celebrate July 4th with a breathless run in North America’s highest city.

8. August

Evergreen Town Race 5K (Evergreen) Run this scenic race along Upper Bear Creek near Evergreen Lake.

9. September

Devil’s Thumb 5k (Tabernash) Run this new annual race at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa near Winter Park.

10. October

Boos and Brews Halloween 5K (Boulder) Get spooky with Avery Brewing at this Colorado Brewery Running Series event.

11. November

Pikes Peak Turkey Trot (Denver) Run this YMCA fundraiser race before stuffing your face with Turkey and all the fixin’s.

12. December

Race of the Santas (Breckenridge) Join the hoard of Santas storming Breckinridge at this annual race following the Lighting of Breckenridge.


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