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As those summer mornings are just beginning to cool, join us for a celebration of the season and our 2nd Annual Runapalooza! From the award winning Apex Center, these 5K, 10K & Half Marathon courses will run west along the 2012 Best of the Best Ralston Creek Trail through Arvada’s open spaces and stunning golf course communities. With its creek-side beauty, this is a can’t miss opportunity to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer!


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Chap or chick, if you’ve got the chutzpah to charm your chums, you’ve a chance to let your checkbook chill for an entire year! (Channel your energy folks… the champ will win FREE Entry into each and every 2015 AMP event.)
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With about a gazillion reasons why you might not be able to join us on race day, we know you still want to race with your friends & family. Well, we’ve got your back! Space will be extremely limited, so get in early if you want to race from afar for any reason.
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Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty, in part by collecting new and used shoes and clothing then distributing directly to disadvantaged communities. Bring your donation to Runapalooza… we’ll take care of the rest!

  • 5K, 10K & Half Marathon Distances
  • USATF Sanctioned for your safety
  • Early AND Race Day Packet Pick-Up
  • ‘No-brainer’, clearly marked courses
  • More Aid Stations than you might even think are necessary
  • Porta-Poos-a-Plenty
  • Start / Finish and On-Course Medical Support
  • Reliable, Accurate Chip Timing
  • Same day searchable & sortable results online
  • Finish aid for immediate rehydration & electrolyte replacement
  • FREE Post-Race Meal including fruit, bagels, breakfast burritos & chocolate milk!
  • 3 Deep Overall and Division Awards
  • Winner & Raffle Prizes GALORE!
  • Sweet SWAG including
    • Custom Race Bibs
    • Tech Shirts… super comfy, performance wicking & gender specific!
    • Rally towels, dripping with ice water and ready to cool your core temp at the finish line
    • Finisher Medals for ALL distances… fully custom / fully molded with a removable ring!   (Not into displaying your medals on a wall somewhere?  Just remove the dangle and you’ve got a bright shiny new keychain, zipper pull, bag tag or anything else you come up with!)
    • Plus… FREE RACE PICS!  That’s right… print ‘em, post ‘em & share ‘em till your heart’s content cuz unlimited downloads are on us!


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Dedicated in support of the Alzheimer’s Association!
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The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter is the premier source of information and support for the more than 72,000
Coloradans with Alzheimer’s disease, and the 230,000 people who care for them.  Through their statewide network of offices,
the Alzheimer’s Association offers education classes, support groups and safety services including Medic Alert +
Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return and Comfort Zone, plus a 24-hour Helpline, all at no cost.  Also funding advancements
in research to prevent, treat and eventually conquer this disease… do it for a cause and go the distance with ALZ Stars!

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Members of ALZ Stars raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s while inspiring others to support them!
To learn more about ALZ Stars, email alzstars@alzco.org or visit the Alzheimer’s Association web page at www.alz.org/co.

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Site Map Directions Printable PDF

Apex Center: 13150 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, 80005

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5K Course Interactive Map Printable PDF
5K athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail.  As an out & back course, they will run approximately 1.5 miles before turning around to return the way they came, with access to one aid station twice.
Course Records: M 20:20 / 6:33 Pace (Tony Phifer) – F 25:03 / 8:04 Pace (Taylor James)


10K Course Interactive Map Printable PDF
10K athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail.  As an out & back course, they will run approximately 3 miles before turning around to return the way they came, with access to two aid stations four times.
Course Records: M 38:26 / 6:12 Pace (Matt Thompson) – F 49:40 / 8:00 Pace (Lindsey Reilly)


Half Marathon Course Interactive Map Printable PDF
Half marathon athletes will depart the south end of the Apex parking lot then head west on Ralston Creek Trail for about 3.5 miles.  Turning right just after Virgil Wy to begin a 6 mile counterclockwise loop around Blunn Reservoir, athletes will then utilize the bike lane on the north side of 64th to reach a short dogleg on Blunn Trail.  Athletes will then access the path that runs northbound, adjacent to Virgil Wy, to rejoin Ralston Creek Trail and return the way they came with 9 opportunities to fuel up along the way.

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Early (thru 6/23) Advance (thru 8/9) Late* (thru 8/20) Race Day*
5K $35 $40 $45* $50*
10K $40 $45 $50* $55*
Half  $55 $60 $65* $70*

*Because goodies must be ordered far enough in advance to have them printed & shipped, late and walk-up entrants will receive SWAG on a first come, first-served basis. If the shirt size you prefer is unavailable when you register, please select your next best size to be sure you get one, then stop by the packet pick-up area after you race to see if a swap is possible.

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Without YOU, these events simply wouldn’t be possible. From event prep to packet pick-up, and from course marshals to meal service, there are a variety of ways you can help. There’s no experience necessary, but space is limited so please let us know you’re available right away! Students: Earn those credits in the most fun way possible! Groups: Tired of those bake sales & car washes? We are happy to be a part of your fundraising efforts! (Donations begin with just 10 volunteers and you need not be an official nonprofit.) Athletes: We know endurance sports can take a big chunk out of your pocket book and we’ve got your back. Ask about our ‘Earn a Free Entry’ program!

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Monday, 6/23 11:59p Early Pricing Ends
Saturday, 8/9 11:59p Advance Pricing Ends
Wednesday, 8/20 11:59p Late Pricing Ends & Online Registration Closes
Thursday, 8/21 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Early Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration (photo ID required):
3 Sons Logo 3 Sons Italian Restaurant: 14805 W 64th Ave, Arvada (Click here to get directions.)
You DO NOT want to wait until race morning to pick up your packet! Why? You’ll miss out on the chance to win some SWEET prizes being given ONLY at Early Packet Pick-Up!
(Winning at packet pick-up will NOT reduce your chances of winning again on race day.)
Saturday, 8/23 5:00a Volunteer Check-In
5:30a Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Begin
6:45a Half Marathon Race Day Registration Ends
7:00a Half Marathon Start
7:15a 5 & 10K Race Day Registration Ends
7:30a 10K Start
7:35a 5K Start
8:30a 5K Awards & Raffle
9:00a 10K Awards & Raffle
10:00a Half Marathon Awards & Raffle

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Directions – The Apex Center is located at 13150 W 72nd Ave in Arvada, CO. Click here for a map or to get directions.

Parking – Athletes & spectators will be asked to park in the lot west of the entrance as shown on the site map above, keeping the lots closest to the finish line accessible for volunteers who will be heading out on the course & other event operations. Please follow all parking signs & staff direction on race day.

Towels – It’s gonna be HOT! As great as the ice water dripping from your finish line towel will feel, please DO NOT return to the finish aid tent to re-dip your towel once it starts to dry. (Think about that for a minute… Ewww!)


The above information is only that which is unique to this event.

Please click here to review other general but important details and AMP Company Policies.

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