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Running Wild 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
City: Denver
Contact: Ann Ambrose This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Start Time: 08:15am


Running Wild is an annual race (USATF-Certified 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run) dedicated to raising awareness about African wildlife endangerment and to raising donations on behalf of African wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts.

Did you know:

  • A comprehensive 2016 study revealed that there are fewer than 400,000 African elephants remaining in the wild?
  • That one rhinoceros is killed every 7 - 8 hours?
  • The African lion population declined 43% in the last 21 years with only about 20,000 remaining in the wild?
  • That a 2016 demonstrated the cheetah population has plummeted to about 7,100?

At current rates of decline, we could lose them in our lifetime.

This USATF-Certified 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run helps protect imperiled African wildlife, including elephants, rhinos, and big cats. Please join our fun, family-friendly and educational event to help fund conservation and anti-poaching efforts. All race proceeds will be donated to the following organizations:

Wildlife Protection Solutions
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Cheetah Conservation Fund

Help ensure that these iconic and charismatic animals are preserved for generations to come. Your children and grandchildren will thank you!

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1-mile fun run


Both races will begin and end in front of the library in Boettcher Commons (the Quad) at Regis University. The race will go through part of the Regis campus and then go North onto Lowell Blvd. The 5K race will continue into the Clear Creek Trail. Both courses double back and end at the starting point. (See certification map for more specific route details).

Running Wild Map
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From I-25 North or South

Take I-70 West and exit on Federal Boulevard
Turn right (north) on Federal Boulevard
Turn left (west) on 50th Avenue (Regis Boulevard)
Turn right (north) into Entrance #1 (just past the soccer fields)

From West of Denver

Take I-70 East and exit on Federal Boulevard
Turn left (north) on Federal Boulevard
Turn left (west) on 50th Avenue (Regis Boulevard)
Turn right (north) into Entrance #1 (just past the soccer fields)


For visitor parking: use Lot 1 West (directly across from Lot 1 East) or Lot 6. To get to parking Lot 6, exit Entrance #1 by turning left onto W. 50th Ave. (Regis Boulevard), pass the soccer fields on your left, and then turn left into Lot 6. Parking Lot 6 is located on the corner of Federal Boulevard and W. 50th Ave. (Regis Boulevard).

Race Day Parking

Parking is provided courtesy of Regis University. Parking fees are waived on race day. Please visit our website for parking map.


5k: Top 3 Male and Female overall
1-mile Fun Run (12 & Under): Top 3 overall (Any ties for the top 3 finishers in the Fun Run will be broken by a coin toss as there are only 3 prizes)

You must be present to claim your award - no exceptions


Race Day Registration/Bib Pickup: 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Race Starts: 8:15 AM

Award Ceremony: 9:00 AM


Through 5/12
5k: $35
Fun Run
   13 & Over: $25
   12 & Under: $20

5/13 - 6/19 midnight
5k: $40
Fun Run
   13 & Over: $30
   12 & Under: $20

Team Registration - must register four or more in one transaction (through 6/18)
5k: $30/person
Fun Run: $15/person

Race Day
5k: $45
Fun Run
   13 & Over: $35
   12 & Under: $20

Online Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday June 19th

click here to register online at Get Me Registered


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