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RunDenver Series FAQ


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.

**For athletes wishing to enter the USATF Competitive Racewalk you MUST check in with the race monitors to have your bib marked. If your bib is not marked, you will not be considered for the competitive walks.


As with previous years, USATF Certified Racewalk Officials will be monitoring athletes to ensure general compliance with USATF Competition Rules.


Please be respectful of your fellow athletes, and follow these guidelines. USATF Colorado Racewalk would like to thank Lonnie Somers and HAL Sports for their continued support of Racewalk and Speedwalk in Colorado.  


If you have any questions or concerns about the competitive walks, please contact Liz Shepard - USATF Colorado Racewalk Chair & Certified Official at


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 the series pack (all five or special 4 pack) you cannot transfer single events to someone else when you cannot attend. No exceptions.  You CAN collect your swag, participate virtually, AND earn series points!!

The no refund policy extends to any changes in the event beyond our control (for example very severe weather, a global pandemic). If circumstances, state or local restrictions, public safety, etc. prevent any or all events from taking place in person the events will be automatically converted to a virtual format.  Any such changes will be communicated via email, on the RunDenver Series Facebook page, and on this website.


How do I participate virtually? 

If you are registered for any or all series events 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 epic custom combined RunDenver Series epic 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. You must signup no later than the start time of each event (9 a.m.) on the event day.

  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 (you may also pick it up at the event's advanced packet pickup).

  3. Run, walk, skip your event virtually when it works best for you, but to be included in the virtual results (and in the series point calculations) your virtual results need to be posted by the end of Sunday - one week after the in-person event.  (So for example: Valentine's Day 4 Mile on 2/12, virtual results need to be posted 2/12 - 2/19).

  4. Watch for the sodisp email on Thursday or Friday prior to the event with the link to give you access to the virtual event so that you can record/post your results (no special code needed!).  As mentioned above the window for recording your results will open on event day and remain open through the following Sunday.

  5. Bask in your awesomeness!

Click here to change your registration to virtual


Do you have advance packet pick-up? 

Yes, we have partnered with Road Runner Sports in Lone Tree to make this possible!  These are typically held the day prior to the event.  Please check out the specific event page for details.


For That Dam Run, can I change my race distance? Yes, as long as the event you want to switch to 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.


The shirt size I selected doesn't fit, can I exchange it? We realize this happens.  You will be given the shirt size (only those events offering a shirt) you signed up for when you pick up your packet. You may, depending upon availability, exchange your unworn 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 a previous years fastest time  and multiplying by 1000 (if the runner's time is faster than the fastest time being used, they will earn more than 1000 points). For each event, the points earned are added up to determine the final standings.  Also be aware that for the run/walk events, for those that participate in That Dam Run Events your points earned in those events will be used. 

If you participate virtually, you will receive 80% of the points you would earn in person.


All participants, regardless of whether they officially signed 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.

*Awards at individual events will be based on your age on the event day.  Ages for series awards will be based on your age at the end of the series/at That Dam Run.


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 chance to register for the entire series is up until 12 p.m. on the date of Rudolph Ramble (December 4th).  We plan to have your sweet swag items available to you in February (good things come to those who wait:)!  It will be at every event and packet pickup for the remainder of the series - so be sure to stop in and get yours!


Will there be awards for the nonbinary gender category?   

To increase inclusivity and representation in our races, runners can now register as female, male, non-binary, or select prefer not to answer.  An overall series award will be provided for the nonbinary category.  

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