Day of Event Details

Day of Event Details

We hope you're getting excited to return to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 8, 2023, for our 17th annual Run the Rocks event!

Below are some important details about this year's amazing event. These details will ensure you will have a fantastic run or walk through this beautiful park.

Please read this information carefully!

Early Packet Pick-Up (Bib & Shirt)

TWO EARLY PACKET (bib & t-shirt) PICK-UP DATES: We are encouraging all participants to save time on the event day and pick up your packet early!

Friday, October 6:
  • Location: American Lung Association in Colorado, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Time: 8:00am — 6:00pm
Saturday, October 7:
  • Location: American Lung Association in Colorado, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Time: 9:00am — 1:00pm
During the Early Packet Pick-Up, you can:
  • Win prizes
  • Learn more about the American Lung Association

Event Location

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison, CO 80465


Get Directions

Schedule of Events for Sunday, October 8

  • 6:00am Volunteers arrive
  • 7:30am Packet Pick-Up and Day of Registration Opens in Upper North Lot — Please make every effort to pick up your packet on either Friday or Saturday at the hours listed above to avoid lines.
  • 8:00am Entrances closed to all traffic
  • 9:00am 5K Start
  • 9:30am 1.3-mile run/walk Start
1. Both events will begin in the Upper NORTH LOT.
  • Start times and capacities are subject to change based on safety requirements in place at the time of the event.
2. If the event schedule needs to change for any reason, updates will be posted here and on social media.
  • Emails and texts will be sent to registrants as needed.
  • Make sure you are OPTED IN to receive texts!

Driving and Parking Instructions

All entrances close promptly at 8:00am!

Enter Red Rocks Park through Entrance 1 or 2. Entrances 3 & 4 will be closed. The Denver Police Department will be directing traffic on Hwy 93 at those two entrances.

Please use parking lots only. Do not park along the roads at the park.

Please consider carpooling as parking is limited.

Participants should park in the Lower North, Upper South & Lower South Parking Lots. Parking is not permitted in the Top Circle Lot near the Plaza.

VIP parking is in the Upper North Lot near the Start Line.

  • Interested in becoming a VIP? Those who raise $1,000 or more receive a VIP Parking pass, and a VIP Swag Bag! (Those who raise $500-$999 receive a VIP Swag Bag.)

Important Event Details

Course Routes:
  • Both events will begin in the Upper North Parking Lot and end with an ascent up the Amphitheatre stairs.

Fundraising Incentives:
  • We need your help to reach our goal of $175,000 to support advocacy, programs, and critical lung health research in the coming year.
  • If each participant makes just one ask for support, we can make this happen.
  • Check out our incentives here and help us smash our goal!
  • Don’t miss out on our exclusive “concert-style” t-shirt for those who raise $100!

  • Your furry family members are welcome in both events.
  • Be sure to check out our dog merch at packet pick-up and on event day.
  • Please pick up after your furry family member to keep this beautiful park clean.

21+ IDs:
  • We are so thrilled to have Tivoli Brewing again as an event sponsor.
  • Everyone must show an ID to receive a free beer, so don’t forget it at home!

  • Please feel free to bring your own water bottle.
  • Rest stops and water stations are available along the route.
  • Please help us keep this beautiful park free of litter and debris.

Gear Check:
  • We will have a Gear Check tent available should you need us to hold items for you while you run/walk.

Vendors & Fun:
  • Be sure to stick around at the conclusion of your run/walk and visit our partner and vendor booths!

Timing Awards

*New this year race awards will be handed out on event day at 11:00 am so make sure to stick around! Fastest Male/Female Runner in each of the following groups for the 5K event:

**We will also have an award for the overall male and female runners. All awards (besides the overall male and female awards) will be based on chip time. The overall male and female awards will be based on gun time.

Team and Individual Awards

*These awards will be handed out at the post event celebration at the American Lung Association in Colorado office, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, date and time TBA.

Team Captain in the following categories will receive awards:

  • Fastest Team
  • Largest Team
  • Highest Fundraising Team
  • Second Highest Fundraising Team
  • Third Highest Fundraising Team

Individual Awards prize highest fundraising:

  • Highest Individual Fundraiser
  • Second Highest Individual Fundraiser
  • Third Highest Individual Fundraiser

Safety Procedures

We will have EMS at the event. In case of emergency, please locate the closest EMS or Staff member to assist you.

Do you still have questions? Please contact us at!

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers

Gold Partner


Bronze Partner