Denver 5K on the Runway – SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT!   Yes – in less than one day the Denver 5K on the Runway has SOLD OUT.

Be the first to run down the Runway at Denver International Airport!  We’re making history in Denver, with a sunrise Denver 5K On The Runway, presented by United Airlines.  September 10, 2022.

FIRST 500 to register receive aviators – check out the details below.


Great fun - awesome party - sunrise

Grab your aviators and be your own pilot down a Denver Runway.  Spectacular mountain and airport views as the sun rises.

Party after the race in the United Airlines Hangar.  Breakfast and live music.  Plus, show off your awesome runway-themed shirt and hefty airplane medal.

Join us to celebrate the first time running the runway!

Make History - We will sell out

We’re making history!  There are limited spots for this first-ever event, and registration will close when we sell out.  We expect to sell out by mid summer.  No Race Day registrations.


Update – Registration day we extended this First 500 promotion to the evening – and sold out in 13 hours.   So all runners will receive aviators!!

You’ll fit right in with the pilot crew wearing these branded aviators like you see in the movies.

Zoom in on the pic to check out the embossed airplane!

Everyone gets Runway Fun and Memorabilia

Commemorative Runway-themed race shirt, Antique silver Airplane medal, On-Course Runner photos.  Parking is free and near the Start/Finish.

Shirt and medal art will be revealed this summer.


Partnering with Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN) has teamed up with the Denver Colfax Marathon to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a sunrise 5K run on one of DEN’s six runways.

“This is the first time in the airport’s history that we have held an event like this on the airfield,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “We are excited to offer this unique experience for the community to see DEN from a different perspective while enjoying the beauty of our airport and the surrounding landscape.”

Safety, Logistics, and Security

For the safety and security of all runners at the airport there are a few rules.  Runners must be 8 years or older.  No strollers or small children.  No dogs.  No spectators.  Runners must have a photo ID.  Runners may only have a fanny pack, light jacket, car keys, and a phone.  No gear check.

Great news – free parking by the Start/Finish.

Takeoff with United Airlines

We are excited to welcome Denver’s largest airline as our presenting sponsor. United will be hosting the Post Race Party in their hangar with breakfast, music, and some stunning views! This is a must for runners and aviation fans alike!