Race Day Logistics – Denver 5K on the Runway

Race day logistics for the Denver 5K on the Runway!

Parking and Arrival

You Must bring your ID with you that matches the information on your race bib.
Update – you can use GPS on google maps to get to the PRIVATE parking lot.  27300 E. 98th Avenue, Denver 80249 is a private lot and GPS should direct you correctly.  USE GOOGLE MAPS IF YOU ARE USING THE GPS ADDRESS OR FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON THE PARKING PASS – DO NOT USE GPS for APPLE MAPS.

You must print out your parking pass (which also includes driving directions).  Put this on your dashboard for the parking lot.

Time to allow for driving – Note – this is FARTHER than your normal drive to DEN, as we are in a private parking lot northeast of the airport.  It’s about an extra 25 minutes.   To calculate your drive time, plug the address into your GPS and ADD 20 MINUTES FOR HEAVY EVENT TRAFFIC.   So if your GPS says 30 minutes, allow 50 minutes.     We recommend highly being parked by 430am.

Bib Pickup

After you park, if you didn’t pick up your bib at Runners Roost you will be able to pick up your race bib in the parking lot!


You must go through the security checkpoint (by the United Hangar) between 4:30am and 5:30am. Security closes at 5:30am. You must have your bib on the front of you and visible, and have your I.D. as it must match the information on your bib. Restrooms are available before you enter the hangar, so allow time for use of those too.

Hangar/Starting Line/Finish Line

Once you are through security, you will enter the United Hangar.   Runners will start walking to the Start Line at 5:15am – about 1/2 mile walk. All runners must be out of the hangar by 5:45am to make the start.
7am Cutoff for Completing the Race
Runners must be on pace to complete the race by 7am, or will be directed to a shortcut back to the finish line.

Safety/Prohibited Items

Due to security measures (you are running on one of the major runways at DEN), drop bags of any kind are not permitted. There will be no gear check.
Reminder, the race course is not visible from the parking lot, so no spectators, dogs, or strollers are allowed.

Win a Behind The Scenes Experience - By Arriving Early!

Win a Denver International Airport (DEN) Behind The Scenes Experience. This package for two would include an airfield and ramp tower tour, one framed DEN photo and DEN swag. There will be 3 winners of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and each can bring a guest.
To be eligible you must be at the hangar by 5am to enter the drawing (so you’ll need to be parked by 4:30am to go through security/bib pickup). Winners will be announced at 5:10am, and will be brought onstage post-race at the Awards Ceremony at 7:15am.