The Best Races in Denver (and How to Choose the Right One for You)

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of crossing the finish line of a race. Whether it’s your first 5K or you’re a seasoned marathoner, the sense of accomplishment is unmatched. And what better place to enjoy that feeling than Denver—a city with no shortage of beautiful views and great races? Here’s a list of some of the best races in Denver, along with a few tips on how to choose the right race for you.

The Platte River Half Marathon and Relay

Our race is a popular choice for its flat course and scenic route along the Platte River. It also allows for a unique twist on the traditional half marathon with its relay option, allowing friends or family members to participate together. The relay consists of three legs, roughly 4.7 miles, 3.7 miles, and finishing with another 4.7 miles.

The Bolder Boulder 10K

For those who want a shorter race but don’t want to sacrifice scenery, the Bolder Boulder 10K is a great option. The race takes place on Memorial Day and ends at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, so you can expect plenty of enthusiastic fans along the route. And with a mostly flat course that takes runners through some of Boulder’s most scenic neighborhoods, it’s perfect for those who are new to racing or just looking for a fun weekend activity.

Colorado Rockies Home Run 5K

For the sports fanatics out there, the Colorado Rockies Home Run 5K is a must-do race. It starts in scenic downtown Denver and ends with a lap around the warning track at Coors Field. And of course, what’s a Rockies game without some post-race beers and hot dogs in the stands?


There are plenty of great races to choose from in Denver, so how do you know which one is right for you? It all depends on what you’re looking for, whether that’s a challenging course, scenery, or shorter distances. No matter what your fitness level or goals are, there’s a perfect race for you. So lace up those running shoes and hit the streets!