Crimson Classic 5K and 1.5 Mile Walk

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October 18, 2019

The University of Denver’s Seventh Annual Crimson Classic is a fun 5k Run/Walk held during Homecoming. The focus of the Crimson Classic is to celebrate wellness and to bring together our community. 

In addition to the race, please join us for a full day of wellness activities, lawn games, music, and booths on Carnegie Green. We encourage departments or groups to show your team spirit by dressing up in your favorite DU gear or themed outfits! There will be a group themed dress-up contest. If you’d like to enter the contest, please arrive to Carnegie Green around 2pm to check in. At 2:15pm, winners will be announced and will receive their departmental/group prize. Must be present to win.

This is a free event! The race begins at 3pm on Carnegie Green. All participants will receive a 7th Annual Crimson Classic t-shirt for free. For those pre-registered, t-shirts will be available for pick-up from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and Thursday, October 17, 2019. Location To Be Determined.

Timeline for Crimson Classic Day – Friday, October 18, 2019

8:00am – 9:00am      Free Yoga and Meditation with Kara Traikoff on Carnegie Green

Join Kara from 8-9am for a practice in mindful movement. Start your day with a gentle vinyasa flow class focusing on the connection of movement to breath and body awareness. Beginners and experienced yoga practitioners are welcome. The class will end with a guided, visualization meditation.

9:00am – 10:00am      Breakfast, provided by Sodexo on Carnegie Green

9:00am                        Free Zumba, taught by Katia Miller on Carnegie Green

This Latin class fuses hypnotic rhythms and easy-to-follow choreography to create an exciting dance cardio class. With combinations of international dance steps, Zumba will allow you to torch calories while having fun!

10:00am – 11:00am     Free Tai Chi, Taught by Jean Gan with KIHA on Carnegie Green

The instructor is Jean Gan, who teaches in communities throughout Metro Denver. Jean is a physical therapist who has taught Tai Chi for the past seven years. Beginners will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a class that can adapt to everyone’s physical abilities. More advanced students will find an emphasis on the bedrock 10 Tai Chi principles, such as circular motion and coordinating the upper and lower body, via a practical down-to-earth style.

11:00am – 12:00pm     Free Nutrition Consulting, provided by Havilande Lodge with Root and Remedy, Anderson Academic Commons Room 290

Join Havilande Lodge, a certified holistic nutrition consultant, for a conversation about a holistic approach to health and wellness. Root and Remedy’s goal is to coach and educate clients about the tools to achieve and sustain exceptional health through foundational concepts. Our product is individually catered to identify the root cause of underlying health issues and allows the client to exercise a greater level of awareness. 

1:00pm – 2:00pm          Free Self Defense Class, by Campus Safety on Carnegie Green

The Division of Campus Safety now offers free, 90 minute basic self defense classes for students, staff and faculty of all genders.  These courses go over basic self-defense and risk-avoidance techniques.  This class is perfect for community members who cannot dedicate 15 hours to a more intense class. Sign up to reserve a spot here:

1pm                              On-site Run Registration, T-shirt Pick-up, Bib Pickup Begins on Carnegie Green

1pm – 2pm:                  Vendors, Sponsors, and Department Table Set-up

2pm                              Music, Games, Tables/Booth Interaction

We ask that if you are dressing up for the Themed Dress-Up Contest, that you arrive on Carnegie Green at 2pm to check in.

2:15pm                        Themed Dress-up Contest Winners Announced – Will Receive Department/Group Prize

*Must be present to win.

2:30pm – 3pm             Stretching Led by Gwenda Hansen with the Coors Fitness Center

3pm                              5k Run/Walk Begins!

3pm – 4:30pm              Mingling, Music, Booths, Games Pre and Post Run 

Bag check – There will be a bag check for your items at the race. Please note, DU is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not leave valuables.

Focus on fun and achieving your personal best time!

DU Faculty and Staff that participate in the Wellmetrics Portal will receive 500 points for completing the run/walk or volunteering. You will be able to award your own points this year on the portal.

Parking – more information to come.

The afternoons in Denver can reach warm temperatures, please be sure to hydrate prior, during, and after the event. Water stations will be located at the Start/Finish line and along the course.

Event Exclusions
Please limit the use of headphones at the race – try using only one earbud or turning the volume to low.
Strollers will be allowed, but please ensure to start in the back after all other runners and walkers. Pets are not allowed on course. Service animals are allowed. 

Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Kaiser Permanente


Mile High United Way


For more information visit:


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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


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October 18, 2019 (Friday) - 15:00
5 kilometers
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