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RunDenver Series FAQ

1. Are strollers and/or dogs allowed?
Yes, strollers are welcome.  Children riding in strollers do not need to be registered.
We are K9 friendly to well mannered, controlled, and leashed dogs. Please be courteous - your fellow runners and walkers do not want to trip over your leash, or step in your furry friend's waste.   We can't say for sure but we don't think your furry friend wants their leash stepped on either:)   
*For safety reasons at That Dam 13.1, due to the narrow course, we recommend not running with your dogs or strollers.

2. What is the 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

3. 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 (the 4 or 5 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, posted on the RunDenver Series Facebook page, and on this website.

4. 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 RunDenver Series 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 fee to cover mailing and materials (you may also pick it up at the event's advanced packet pickup).

  3. Run, walk, or 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 2/11, virtual results need to be posted 2/11 - 2/18).

  4. Watch for the sodisp email the week of the event, it will include the link to join/connect to the virtual event so that you can sync or manually post your results.  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

5. Do you have advanced packet pickup?
Yes, we have partnered with Road Runner Sports in Lone Tree to make this possible!  These are held the Saturday prior to each event from 11 AM to 2 PM.

6. 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 to request the change, or you can let us know on event day at the registration tables.

7. The shirt size I selected does not fit, can I exchange it?
We realize this can happen and we want to help you out.  You will be given the size you signed up for when you pick up your race materials to facilitate everyone getting the size they signed up for.  You may, depending upon availability, exchange your unworn shirt in the post-event area after you run/walk.

8. 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).

10. How long is the Kids' Fun Run?
Our kids fun run is geared towards kids 7 yrs. & under. The distance is about 200 meters.

11. I signed up for the series, when will I get my series swag? 
The last chance to register for the entire series is up until 12 p.m. on th
e date of Rudolph Ramble (December 3rd).  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!

12. Will there be awards for the nonbinary gender category?
To increase inclusivity and representation in our races, runners can now register as female, male, nonbinary, or select prefer not to answer.  The top nonbinary finisher will be awarded at each event and for the series.  

13. The weather outside is frightful...will the event be delayed/postponed/cancelled?
The RunDenver Series events take place in Denver from December to March - we anticipate that one or more events may be cold and/or snowy.  Schedule changes, cancellations, or postponements due to weather are rare.  In this bustling city, finding open dates at the event sites can be very difficult.  We work closely with the facilities teams at each venue to create safe and enjoyable course conditions to the best of our ability. 

The no refund policy extends to weather related changes to the event (or your choice to not attend).  If weather or other 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 changes to the event status/schedule will be communicated via email, posted on the RunDenver Series Facebook page, AND on this website.  Weather related changes are typically
 made late in the evening before an event or early on event morning.

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