Race Weekend

  • Hoyle_Seth_Komen_009SAVE THE DATE!

    September 27, 2015 at the Pepsi Center

    • 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
    • 6:00 a.m. Survivor Village and Team Meeting Area opens
    • 7:00 a.m. Sponsor expo open;
    • 7:30 a.m. Competitive runners line up at Start for 7:45 a.m. event
    • 7:45 a.m. 5K Timed Competitive Run
    • 8:00 a.m. 5K Walk (Joggers/Walkers)
    • 9:00 a.m. Family Fun Walk
    • 10:15 a.m. Survivor Celebration (Survivors line up with your Co-Survivor at 10:00 a.m.)


    Family Walk

    allstate-logoThis fun, interactive route is less than one mile so you can show your support without having to worry if the kids can make it to the finish line. The children can participate in activities such as “march like a toy soldier” along the route and you might meet clowns and mascots along the way!



    Great entertainment will be along the 5K Run/Walk and Family Walk courses!

    Please note

    • You must be registered to participate in this event. Participant bibs must be worn on Race day to obtain entry to the Race course and grounds.
    • Competitive Runners are encouraged to line up by 7:30 a.m. to participate at the 7:45 a.m. event. Joggers and walkers will be instructed to line up behind the runners at the 7:45 a.m. event. The 8:00 a.m. event is open to both joggers and walkers.
    • Participants with strollers are asked to line up behind runners, walkers and joggers. We ask that no rollerblades or pets participate in this event. Thank you for your cooperation!
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    Survivor Breakfast (Race Morning 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)

    Join us on Race Day for a hot breakfast courtesy of Village Inn and a continental breakfast courtesy of King Soopers. Enjoy a variety of live music as you relax and visit with registered family and friends in our Pink Hat Café.


    Survivor Celebration Ceremony…Celebrating Survivors and their Co-Survivors.
    Finish the day with a celebration of the amazing progress we have made together in the fight against breast cancer. The Survivor Procession and Closing Ceremony will begin at 10:15 a.m. with laughter, tears and inspirational songs (please prepare to line up at 10:00 am). This year we once again will recognize a special Co-Survivor with an award sponsored by Great-West Financial. The Survivor Celebration Ceremony is not to be missed… a perfect finale to a meaningful day.

    The 2014 Co-Survivor program is sponsored by:

    Survivor Village
    Visit the Survivor Village to drop off your pledges, buy Race merchandise and pick up your survivor hat and anniversary “sticky” ribbon (one per survivor).

    Resource Tent
    The resource tent will be available again this year.


    Get your photobuttons from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or until the buttons are gone! We hope we can take 400 photos! Have your photo taken with family and friends. Survivors get a free button…a charge of $5 will apply for additional buttons or to non-survivors.

    Pedicabs and Handicap Parking
    Pedicabs (bicycle drawn cart) will be available for those survivors who may be physically challenged but would like to be on the Race course with their family and friends. If you would like to make a reservation for a pedicab or obtain a disabled parking pass, contact Kathy at  kathy4acure@gmail.com or call 303.550.6513.

    A Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors

    ZTA-logoZeta Tau Alpha is honored to sponsor recognition of those winning the race through the Survivor Program for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Race for the Cure series. To recognize breast cancer survivors, Zeta Tau Alpha provides each Race with the following items:

    • Survivor Caps — Bright pink caps for each breast cancer survivor to wear during the Race for the Cure in each city. This emblem of achievement is for each survivor to keep as a special souvenir.
    • “In Celebration of…” — Back signs for Race participants who run in celebration of breast cancer survivors, those who give meaning to the need for us to “win” this race in battling breast cancer.
    • “In Memory of…” — Back signs for Race participants who run in memory of a breast cancer victim and advocate awareness and hope for a cure.


    Take Action and make a difference.

    bank-america-logoBreast cancer is a powerful foe. That’s why Bank of America is honored to add the strength of its 250,000 employees and its relationship with nearly 30 million active users to Susan G. Komen®. With the combined efforts of Susan G. Komen®, Bank of America and you, we can put an end to this disease in our lifetime.

    Learn more about Bank of America’s support of Komen.

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    Hotel Discounts

    Take advantage of Komen’s Colorado partnership with these hotels, just minutes from the start line! Special rates for September 27-28!

    marriott-denver-city-centerMarriott City Center Denver
    1701 California Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    877-303-0104 – Reference “Race for the Cure” to receive discount

    Soaring over the Mile High City, this downtown Denver hotel takes service and sophistication to spectacular new heights. The Denver Marriott City Center is a beautiful hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, offering panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and the city skyline. Located in the heart of the Mile High City, this Denver luxury hotel is situated in close proximity to the business, shopping, and entertainment districts and a 5 minute walk to the Colorado Convention Center. With 25 spacious conference rooms and 30,000 sq ft of elegantly designed meeting space, this business hotel is the perfect destination for any corporate or social event.

    Click here to make your reservation for race weekend!


    marriott-springhill-suitesSpringHill Suites Denver Downtown
    1190 Auraria Parkway
    Denver, CO 80204
    888-236-2427 – Reference “Race for the Cure” to receive discount

    Our hotel is located near many popular sights such as Larimer Square, Colorado Convention Center and Auraria Campus. Enjoy stylish, modern suites, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and free high-speed Internet access in our hotel. *Booking discounts have passed, but rooms are still available at this location for the Race for the Cure.

    Click here to make your reservation for race weekend!


    Travel Discounts

    Race Participants Save 10%!

    As the official airline of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, American is pleased to offer a 10% discount off any published fare to our Race. The discount applies to American Airlines and American Eagle® flights three days before and three days after the Race, giving participants plenty of time to prepare for the Race and also visit with family and friends.

    It’s Easy to Get the Discount
    Reservations can be made online at www.aa.com. Simply enter 7392BG in the “Promotion Code” box.

    Reservations can also be made by calling the Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 and mentioning STARfile 21488. A complimentary discount with AVIS rental cars does apply. Please see terms and conditions at AA.com/komen.

  • Street Closures

    The following streets will be closed on Sunday, September 28
    from 4:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.:
    Federal Blvd. from W. 14th Ave. to W. 23rd Ave.
    Auraria Parkway from I-25 to Speer Blvd.
    7th St. from Walnut St. to Pepsi Center
    Colfax Ave from Federal Blvd. to I-25
    Mile High Stadium Cr. West from Decatur St. to W. 20th Ave.
    North bound I-25 ramp to West bound Colfax Ave. closed
    South bound I-25 complete ramp closure at Colfax Ave.


    Komen Colorado Race for the Cure encourages all participants to use public transportation on Race Day morning.

    • Light Rail – Ride the light rail to the Pepsi Center
    • Bus Service – Park your car at one of two designated locations throughout the greater metropolitan area and ride the bus for a small fee
    • Carpool with friends…limited parking is available near the Pepsi Center


    Visit the RTD website here for all information on transportation to the Pepsi Center on Sunday 9/28 for the Race for the Cure.

    Light Rail

    Light rail lines C and E will take you to the Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens station.

    The C Line does not normally run on weekends, but special C and E line service will be available Race day starting at 5:00 a.m. and will have 15 minute frequency until noon.

    The light rail system is divided into four fare zones: A, B, C, and D.

    Your fare will be determined by the number of zones you travel in for each one-way trip. The fare zone structure does not apply to bus or Call-n-Ride service.

    Light rail one-way cash fares
    Travel in 1 Zone $ 2.25 (Local AB, BC or CD)
    Travel in 2 Zones $ 2.25 (Local AB, BC or CD)
    Travel in 3 Zones $ 4.00 (Express ABC or BCD)
    Travel in 4 Zones $ 5.00 (All Zones)

    Bus Service

    RTD bus service can get you to the Race at the Pepsi Center with frequent stops on the Pepsi Center grounds near the Race event starting at 6:00 a.m. and running until 8:40 a.m. Return bus trips will leave from Chopper Circle adjacent to the Pepsi Center when the bus is full. The last bus will leave at noon. RTD bus service will be available from locations listed below.
    • Table Mesa Park-n-Ride in Boulder
    • US 36 & McCaslin Park-n-Ride in Boulder
    • US 85 & Bridge in Brighton
    • Wagon Road Park-n-Ride at 120th and Huron


    Bus fares:
    Regular round-trip cash fare/Discount round-trip cash fare $8/$4 for Wagon Road Park-n-Ride.

    Regular round-trip cash fare/Discount round-trip cash fare $10/$5 for Table Mesa Park-n-Ride, US 85 & Bridge and US 36 & McCaslin Park-n-Ride.

    Discount fares apply to all seniors 65+, individuals with disabilities, Medicare recipients and students in elementary, middle and high school, ages 6 -19. Proof of eligibility is required when boarding. Expect major delays on routes: 1,15L,16, and 31.

    Buses that normally travel on Federal Boulevard, Colfax Avenue, Auraria Parkway will have detours in place from 4:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.

    For more information on any RTD service visit rtd-denver.com or call 303.299.6000.


    Shuttle Service

    Inbound bus shuttle service to Pepsi Center will begin at 6:30 a.m. and continue until 8:15 a.m. Outbound bus shuttle service from Pepsi Center will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 20 minutes after the Survivor Celebration Ceremony ends. Last bus will leave at approximately 11:30 a.m. You must purchase tickets at the inbound site. All ticket purchases are round trip and the fare is $10.00. Shuttles will depart each location every 5-10 minutes. Children under 5 are free.

    Shuttle locations:
    • Arvada High School at 7951 W. 65th Ave. at
    Wadsworth Blvd.
    • Smoky Hill High School at 16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.,
    • Buses leave the Pepsi Center from Chopper Circle
    (closest to Speer Blvd).


    Pedicabs and Handicap Parking

    Pedicabs (bicycle drawn cart) will be available for those survivors who may be physically challenged but would like to be on the Race course with their family and friends. If you would like to make a reservation for a pedicab or obtain a disabled parking pass, contact Kathy at kathy4acure@gmail.com or call 303.550.6513.


    Safety Reminders

    Strollers are permitted in all events, but as a matter of courtesy and safety, stroller users should line up at the back of the crowd for entrance on the Race course. We do not allow pets, roller blades, skates or bicycles.



    There is parking in the garage across from the Pepsi Center (on Auraria) on Race day…there is a fee and the garage will fill up early. Parking on city streets on lower downtown is free on Sunday. Parking can also be found at Riverside Baptist Church at Diamond Hill, lots are between 2460W 26th Ave and 2401 S. Alcott St, available from 5:30 a.m.