Event Details

Chase or be chased…..
September 30th, dusk

The Vampire 5K is a thrilling fun run that starts at dusk at Flat Acres farms.  Choose to run as a citizen or hide on the course as a Vampire, seeking to tag victims with red powder as they run through woods, abandoned buildings, and a haybale maze.
Celebrate eternity in the post-run Red Dusk after-party with music, dancing, red glow sticks, red beverages (brews for those 21+), fun awards, and make-up artists on-hand ready to “transform” any willing citizens into new Vampires.


Flat Acres Farm
11321 Dransfeldt Rd,
Parker, CO 80134 
*Just 20 minutes south of Denver!!

Here’s how it works:

  1.  Sign up as a either a Vampire or Citizen
  2.  Safety in numbers! Recruit friends and family to fill your citizen team or Vampire Clan
  3. The run starts at sunset and the hunt is on!
  4.  Vampires will have secret locations on course and will try to tag Citizens by “marking” them red (red powder) .  Citizens try to escape with their mortality intact.
  5. Gotta celebrate at the after party.

Join us in September and get ready to confirm what we have known all along, running sucks!

Registration Categories:

Solo:  Sign up as a Vampire to join the chase(limited spots).  Sign up as a Citizen and you’ll be running from those blood suckers.
4 person team/family:   The family that runs together, gets away from Vampires together (in most cases) Form a team of 4 or more you each save $5 on ENTRY.
Vampire Clan:  Vampires love to hunt in a group.  Show your strength in numbers and register a clan team of 4 or more and save $ each on entry. 



Citizen Pricing Schedule:

Increase Date Price
Current $40
July 31 $45
Sept 10 $50

NOTE: If you sign up as a team you will save $5 per entry!

Vampire pricing:  

Form a Clan team of 4 or more and get $15 entries!

Registration Includes:

  • Entry to run the 5k or for Vampires access to red powder “chase” zones 
  • One of a kind “Running Sucks” t-shirt and a special tee just for Vampires
  • One adult beverage (red beer)  *21 and over
  • Red glow stick for after party
  • Water and post run snacks
  • Vampire makeover for vampires ONLY before the event (make-up available for citizens post event with a recommended $5 donation to our charity partner Bonfils Blood centers)

Special Pricing:

If you are a part of a large group, club, company, team, or school we have special pricing.  Shoot us an email to thevampire5k (at) gmail (dot) com to inquire!



We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Bonfils Blood Centers  of Colorado!   
Don’t be a Vampire……..we encourage all runners to get out there and donate blood before the run.

Bonfils has proudly served as Colorado’s nonprofit community blood center since 1943 and you’re just our type. Learn more about how you can help patients in need by donating blood three times a year and join Bonfils’ lifesaving cause today!


Kids are welcome to run (8+) if accompanied by an adult (12 and under).  People get into the spirit of the event which may include heavy vampire themed costumes and dress so plan accordingly with the younger kids!


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Race Day Schedule

Friday, September 29th
Pre-run packet pickup
Pickup your packet early and save time on race day + enjoy a special shopping discount!

Road Runner Sports South Denver
8457 S Yosemite St,
Lone Tree, CO 80124

*Team members, friends/family may pick up each other’s packets. 

Saturday, September 30th, 2016

4:30-6:15pm:  Pre-run packet pickup and Vampire make-overs and team/group photos.  

Our event coincides with the Farm’s annual Fall Festival!!   Bring the family and arrive early to participate in some of their fun fall activities, check out our vendors booths and check-in:  

Giant Hay Bale Maze
Pumpkin Patch
Duck Races
Giant Jenga
Petting Zoo
Bounce Houses
Giant Jump Pillow
Corn Hole
Corn Kernel Boxes
Giant Swing Set

6:30pm (dusk):  Run start with waves of 100 people every 5 minutes. 

**You should arrive at least an hour before your start time to check in. 

7:30-???:  After party!  Red beverages (brews for those 21+), food trucks, music, dancing, awards (best dressed Vampire, best team names, etc).   

Largest “citizen team”
Best dressed Vampire
Best team name

September 30th is also the opening night for the Reapers Hollow Haunted attraction.  

All run participants will receive a discount on haunt tickets, so post run be prepared for a thrilling walk through spooky cornfields, terrifying woods and dilapidated shacks, riddled with dark creatures….

Parking: is free and will be tended by volunteers.  All waivers must be complete before your race bib is a assigned.

Packet Pick Up: TBD


*ID for beer

*Change of clothes for after run or more Vampire attire for costume contests


*Lots of friends

*Plan on Colorado fall weather with the potential to get pretty cool once the sun goes down.  We suggest all Citizens to wear a white or light colored shirt so the Vampire know when you are coming. 


Bonfils is our official charity partner. Find a center near you and donate blood today!

Orange Theory Fitness is our official Fitness partner!! Check out the Parker studio or find a location near you.


Road Runner Sports South Denver is our retail and packet pickup partner! Drop by today to pick up a new pair of shoes for the run.