VIRTUAL Crimson Classic 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk

Virtual 5K
Denver, CO 80208

Running > 5k

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Event Description


The University of Denver's Eighth Annual Crimson Classic is running a bit different this year - virtually! Please join us Friday October 23, 2020 to run 5 kilometres or walk 1.5 miles. Let's kick off Homecoming weekend and cheer for each other from safe distances!

How Does It Work?

Run a 5k (3.1 miles) or walk 1.5 miles at a location of your choice. Track your distance. Record your completed time. Report your results to your Runsign up Profile. Reporting your time is not required, but a great way to connect and share with other DU community participants. 

Routes & Time

Choose your own adventure. Run around your neighborhood, a trail nearby, in the mountains, around a lake, on a treadmill, or at the park. The location is up to you. It might be helpful to map out the distance ahead of time or use a phone app to track your time. Once you have a route planned, pick a time that works with your schedule on Friday. Stay safe and have fun!

Registration and Result Posting Instructions

Register for the race by clicking "Sign Up". It is free for all participants. During registration, you will be asked if you'd like to submit your completion race time aka your results via text message or email. Both of those options are easy and automatic. If you select yes, on the day of the race you will receive a text message and/or email from RunSignup asking you to respond with your completed time. Follow the instructions given and reply with your time/results. Your results will be automatically posted for you. If you would like to manually post yourself, sign in with your username and password on and click the results tab. Posting results is public and is not required but a great way to share and connect to the DU Community. 

Prizes and Giveaways 

All participants will receive a commemorative Crimson Classic face mask. Please stay tuned for details. 

Virtual Day of Wellness

In addition to the run, you are welcome to join a number of FREE virtual wellness classes. More information found here:

All participants registered for a virtual wellness class may have the chance to win a healthy gift box full of fruits and vegetables from the Fruit Guys. Winners will be emailed from post-race. The prizes are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and provided to you through the Well@Du program. 

8am – 9am Yoga and Meditation

  • Please join Kara Traikoff for a practice in mindful movement. Start your day with a gentle Vinyasa flow class focusing on the connection of movement to breath and body awareness. Beginners and experienced yoga practitioners are welcome. The class will end with a guided visualization meditation. This class is FREE. Register HERE!

9am - 10am  Zumba

  • Please join Katia Miller for Zumba. This Latin class fuses hypnotic rhythms and easy-to-follow choreography to create an exciting dance cardio class. With combinations of international dance steps, Zumba will allow you to torch calories while having fun! This class is FREE. Register HERE!

10am – 11:30am Nutrition

  • Zoom link coming soon. Please join Havilande Lodge, a certified holistic nutritionist with Root and Remedy for a conversation about a holistic approach to health and wellness. Root and Remedy’s goal is to coach and educate clients about the tools to achieve and sustain exceptional health through foundational concepts. Our product is individually catered to identify the root cause of underlying health issues and allows the client to exercise a greater level of awareness. This class is FREE.

1pm – 2pm TIAA Financial Wellness

  • Zoom link coming soon. Please join Kevin Collins, DU’s TIAA Financial Consultant to ground your financial wellness and awareness. All are welcome, whether you are just beginning your journey to financial awareness or maintain a more experienced financial background. After the presentation, a portion of the hour will be devoted to answering your specific questions from IRAs to 401ks and more. This course is FREE.

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