RunDenver Series FAQ


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.


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 in 2020-2021, please register for the 8AM wave. 


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


In order to be in compliance with COVID-19 rules, the procedure will be:

After picking up your bib, 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. When the wave is called, you will be sequestered with the other Racewalk entrants until the final sub wave. 


Please be respectful of your fellow athletes, and follow these guidelines. USATF Colorado Racewalk would like to thank Lonnie Sommers 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 series special (all five or special 4 pack) you cannot transfer single events to someone else when you cannot attend. No exceptions.

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. 


How do I participate virtually? 

Are you are registered for any or all 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 epic custom combined RunDenver 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 (8 a.m.) on 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 2/14, virtual results need to be posted 2/14 - 2/21).

  4. Bask in your awesomeness!

Click here to change your registration to virtual

Click here for instructions on submitting your virtual results (scroll almost to the bottom)

Click here for instructions on joining the audio via Motigo (scroll almost to the bottom). 


Do you have advance packet pick-up? Yes, 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.

**For health and safety reasons during COVID, we are unable to exchange shirt sizes.


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.

*Awards at individual events will be based on your age on 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.   **Due to COVID and staggered start times, individual event awards and series awards will be mailed.


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.

*The kids fun run has been temporarily suspended due to pandemic restrictions, we look forward to bringing it back as soon as possible!


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 plan to have your sweet swag items available to you at the Polar Bear event in January!  It will be at every event and packet pickup for the remaining events as well - so be sure to stop in and get yours!


Is this event taking special precautions related to Covid?  Yes!  We have dedicated much time working on and developing protocols to keep participants, volunteers, and staff safe and healthy.  These steps meet or exceed the current guidelines from state, local, and county health department, officials.  As requirements change and affect any/all of our events, these protocols will be updated accordingly.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols