Although costumes are encouraged, they're not required. Even so, wild bird-themed headwear has become a staple for some runners, and this year all participants will be given a turkey tiara just for registering. "If you're intimidated by a four-mile race, then this is great -- it's very low-key and family-friendly," says Mile High spokeswoman Benilda Samuels. But while the trot may be easy, serious runners come out in full force. The event, now in its 39th year, attracts people from across the country.
The Colorado Rapids will be leading warm-ups, and Radio Disney will offer both pre- and post-race entertainment; Anheuser-Busch will host a beer garden for adults when the run is over. Registration is $39 to $45 and can be done online or at the start of the race, beginning at 8 a.m. at Virginia Avenue and Downing Street. The first wave of runners takes off at 10:15 a.m. For more information, visit www.unitedwaydenver.org.
Thu., Nov. 22, 10:15 a.m., 2012