RunDenver Series FAQ


For That Dam Run, can I change my race distance? Yes, as long as the event isn't sold out, you can upgrade (for registration fee difference) or downgrade (no refunds). You can contact us at and request the change, or you can let us know on event day at registration and we will take care of you.


Are dogs and push strollers allowed?  Yes, we are K9 friendly to all well mannered, controlled and leashed dogs.  Push strollers are more than welcome.  Children pushed in strollers do not need to be registered.  For safety reasons, for those participating in That Dam 13.1, due to the course width, we recommend not running with your dogs or strollers.


What is professional race walking category? Race walking combines the endurance of the long distance runner with the attention to technique of a hurdler or shot putter. Producing less impact, this technically demanding event continues to grow in popularity across the younger and older age groups for its fitness and competitive aspects. Race walking differs from running in that it requires the competitor to maintain contact with the ground at all times and requires the leading leg to be straightened as the foot makes contact with the ground.  The event is judged by USATF officials.


I cannot attend the event, can I get a refund? Unfortunately, since our events are supporting great charities, we cannot offer refunds.  If you are unable to attend, you may contact us to see about transferring your registration to someone else or participating via the virtual run (see information below).

Please note that if you have registered for series special (all five or special 4 pack) you cannot transfer single events to someone else when you cannot attend. No exceptions.


How do I participate virtually? Are you are registered for the series but unable to participate in person in one or more of the RunDenver Series events and don't want to miss out on the cool swag? No sweat! You can participate virtually to complete our Mile High sized medal! We just need you to follow a few easy steps (please note, this is not for those of you that are doing the whole series virtually).  


Here is what you need to do:


  1. Tell us which event(s) you want to run virtually via this private page. You can sign up for multiple all at once, or come back multiple times and sign up for each one individually. Prior to each event, we will send out an informational email with tips for event day, in this email we will include the link to the private virtual sign up page.  You must signup no later than the start time of each event (10 a.m. on event day for all but That Dam Run, which is 9 a.m.).

  2. Select if you will pick up your swag at the next packet pickup, at the next event, or you can have it mailed to you for a small shipping and handling fee.

  3. Run, walk, skip your event virtually when it works best for you.

  4. Post on your social media (not required but encouraged) that you did it! Celebrate your accomplishment by posting a selfie, showing your GPS watch, etc. and use hashtag #RunDenverSeries and/or the event-specific hashtag (i.e. - #PolarBear5K)

  5. Bask in your awesomeness!


Click here to register to do the event virtually


Do you have advance packet pick-up? For the advance packet pickup, please check out the specific event page for more information.


The shirt size I selected doesn't fit, can I exchange? We realize this happens.  You will be given the shirt size (only those events offering a shirt) you signed up for when you pickup your packet. You may, depending upon availability, exchange your shirt in the post event expo area after you run/walk.


How are series results tabulated? Results for the RunDenver Series standings and awards are tabulated based on your finishing position in each event and are computed by dividing a runner's time into the time of the first place finisher and multiplying by 1000. Each event, the points earned are added up to determine final standings.  Also be aware that for the run/walk events, those that participate in That Dam Run Events your points earned in those events will be used. 


All participants, regardless if they officially sign up for the entire RunDenver Series, will be awarded series points.  Of course, the more events you compete in, the better your standings will be.


When will the series awards be given? Series results will be tabulated and awards given during the award ceremonies at That Dam Run. 


How far is your kids fun run? Our kids fun run is designed for kids generally 8 yrs. & under. The distance is about 200 meters.


I signed up for the series, when do I get my special series swag gear? The last day to register for the entire series is just before Rudolph Ramble on December 6th. We will place the order following the event.  We will order only the size you requested.  Therefore we cannot accommodate any size changes, be sure to order carefully. We plan to have your sweet swag item available to you at one of the events in early February.

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