FAQ

Celebrating our 19th year, the American Lung Association in Colorado proudly offers the only timed race event at the iconic, gorgeous Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. This unique run/walk challenge combines breathtaking scenery and a rock ‘n roll vibe for our 1.3-mile run/walk and 5K. Dogs welcome at both events.

We will host over 1,500 participants on a course that begins in the upper parking lot at Red Rocks and continues along the beautiful park roads, concluding with the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre stairs. Bands will be present along the route to entertain and motivate you with a real rock ‘n roll vibe!

You can register online by choosing the Register option on the Run the Rocks home page and specifying your participation type: Recreate Team from Last Year, Register as a New Team Captain, Register as a Team Member or Register as an Individual.

The 1.3-mile Run/Walk and 5K are open to all participants and there is no time limit for those two events.

The 1.3-mile Run/Walk and 5K is the best for families who want to experience Red Rocks and the beautiful views. Strollers are welcome at this event.

Children 5 years old and younger are free of charge.

Children ages 6-17 are $20 for the season with no price increase.

Website Opens - June 30

  • 5K or 1.3-mile Run/Walk = $40.00

July 1 - September 30

  • 5K or 1.3-mile Run/Walk = $50.00

October 1 - October 13

  • 5K or 1.3-mile Run/Walk = $60.00

While fundraising will not be required in 2024, please keep in mind that this event is an important fundraiser for the American Lung Association in Colorado. As the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research, we kindly ask that each Run the Rocks participant considers making a meaningful personal donation and/or fundraise. Please contact CEvents@Lung.org for more information or assistance with fundraising.

The money you raise will help support critical American Lung Association in Colorado programs that address clean air and lung health through education, research and advocacy. As we celebrate or 120th anniversary this year, check out this video to see our highlights..

For more information about creating a team, please see our Teams page.

  • Your company or organization can get involved by starting a team. A company representative can easily create a team! Contact Catie Davis to start a team.
  • If you are interested in a company kick-off event, please send an email to CEvents@lung.org for more information.
  • You can also generate great community visibility for your company or organization by becoming a partner of the event. Contact Catie Davis to learn more.

No; the registration fees are the same for individuals and team members.

  • A customizable Participant Center - this is a great way to engage your network!
  • On-line fundraising
  • Materials to download
  • Stories to share about lung disease and real-life examples of people who have benefitted from our programs and services
  • Connection to staff members who can give plenty of assistance along the way; simply send an email anytime to CEvents@Lung.org

YES! Simply send the URL to your Personal Fundraising Page! Note: Both the Personal Fundraising Page and the Team Page URLs are customizable. Simply send an email to CEvents@Lung.org for assistance.

Many companies will offer to match an employee's contribution to a charitable organization. You can ask your HR department about your company's policy, or use our company search tool to discover basic information for many company policies.

Use our company search tool below to see if your company offers a matching gift program, as well as find information on how to get started.

 

While we always encourage participants to use their Personal Fundraising pages. However, checks and donations may be mailed to the American Lung Association in Colorado office:

Run the Rocks
c/o American Lung Association in Colorado
5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Ste. 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

**In the memo line, please be sure to include who the donation should be directed towards, and (if possible) their team’s name.**

Yes! Advance packet pick-up highly recommended due to the crowds on the day of the event.

  • Wednesday, October 9::
    Location: American Lung Association in Colorado, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Saturday, October 12::
    Location: American Lung Association in Colorado, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • Event day, Sunday, October 13:
    Location: Packet Pick Up Tent
    Time: 7:30am

As a non-profit organization, the American Lung Association in Colorado considers the registration fee and pledges a donation to Run the Rocks. Thus, we do not offer refunds and registrations are non-transferable.

No. These two events take place on the roads at Red Rocks Park. Therefore, due to increased traffic in and around the area, additional measures are in place to ensure road safety for all our participants.

Please note that all entrances to the park will close at 8:00 am. Please plan accordingly.

Fundraisers are not only rewarded with the good feeling of making a substantial difference for those living with lung disease and all of us advocating for clean air, you also score some pretty cool Run the Rocks gear! incentive items are coming soon.

YES! Please see our Volunteer Information page for more details.

Yes! Well-behaved dogs are welcome at both events. Be sure to check out the American Lung Association bandanas and travel water bowls available for purchase at packet pick-up and on event day.

Thank You to our Local Corporate Partners

Presenting Partner

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers