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Everything you need to know to have
your best race is here, so please read carefully!

All who had registered by 11:00a Saturday, 8/16, have been sent an email.  Nothing in your inbox? 
Please check your spam/junk folders.  Still nothing?  No worries… all the same info is posted
here, but please consider adding us to your contact list for next time.


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Click here to view final Athlete Instructions & Event Details

Click here to view final Maps & Course Descriptions

Click here to view the final Event Schedule… including Award & Raffle start times.

Never raced with us before

We do some things a bit differently than other races you may have participated in.
Click here to take a peek at our FAQ page and find out why.

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Whether you pick-up early or on race day…
here’s some stuff you’ll want to know:

  • Because we promise to provide a serious race for those seriously competing, a current photo ID will be required to pick up your packet.  No ID… no race.
  • Anyone you send to pick up your packet for you must have a copy of your photo ID. Could be a hard copy or could be a pic on your phone… either way is fine.
  • If someone else processed your registration for you online, they were not allowed to agree to the waiver on your behalf.  In this case, please plan to pick up your packet in person as you will be required to sign hard copies of the waivers at that time.
  • Bib numbers are assigned and programmed into our system uniquely for each athlete.  If you are checking in for a friend or family member, please be very careful not to swap bibs.
  • Entries will be available at both Early Packet Pick-Up and on Race Day.  Although checks will not be accepted, we’re cool with cash or credit / debit cards that are Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover.  (A 3% processing fee will be added to all card transactions.)
  • Special Attention:  Because shipping is not an option for gear delivery, please be sure to pick up (or send someone to pick up) anything you purchased with your registration either early or on race day.  All items that ultimately go undelivered will be restocked back into inventory without the benefit of a refund.

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A little later on race day, keep an eye on your email…
all these things are headed your way too!

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Full results will be posted to Online Race Results… searchable and sortable for all you Type A’s!)

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Available at Running Guru by Tuesday, 8/26! Print ‘em, post ‘em & share ‘em till your heart’s content cuz yup… unlimited downloads are on us.  Enjoy!  Download Code: ALLOUT

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The code to receive $5 off Kooky-Spooky will be right there on your bib. Bam… talk about easy!!

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Although the process of taking a formal survey has officially been retired, please click here to email anything you’d like us to know. (We will always care what you think and would love to hear your opinions.)

Have a GREAT week.. we’ll see you soon!

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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.)
Click here for more information.
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.
Click here for more information.

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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!

  • 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 Begins
5:30a Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Walk-Up Registration Opens
6:30a Half Marathon Warm-Up Begins (optional)
6:45a Half Marathon Race Day Registration Closes
7:00a Half Marathon Start
7:00a 5 & 10K Warm-Up Begins (optional)
7:15a 5 & 10K Race Day Registration Closes
7:30a 10K Start
7:40a 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 lots shaded in blue 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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