Day of Event Details

Day of Event Details

We hope you're getting excited to return to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 13, 2024, for our 19th 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!

Wednesday, October 9:
  • Location: American Lung Association in Colorado, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Time: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 12:
  • Location: American Lung Association in Colorado, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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 13

  • 6:00 am Volunteers arrive
  • 7:30 am Packet Pick-Up and Day of Registration Opens in Upper North Lot — Please make every effort to pick up your packet on either Wednesday or Saturday at the hours listed above to avoid lines.
  • 8:15 am Entrances closed to all traffic
  • 9:00 am 5K Start
  • 9:15 am 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 8:15am!

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! Participants that 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 $210,000 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 2023 fundraising incentives here, and 2024 incentives to be announced soon!
  • Don’t miss out on our exclusive “concert-style” t-shirt for those who raise $100! 2024 design release, coming soon.

  • Your furry family members are welcome in both events but must be on a leash at all times.
  • 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 Gear Check 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 exhibitor booths!


New this year race awards will be handed out on event day at 10:15 am so make sure to stick around! Fastest remove Male/Female/Binary runner in each of the following groups for the 5K event:

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

Team Captain in the following categories will receive awards:

  • 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 Corporate Partners

Presenting Partner

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers