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The hunt begins September 10th, 2016
Denver, CO

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What is the Vampire 5K?

NO! The Vampire 5K is not a “halloweeny race” and for that matter it is NOT a race. No chip timing, just fun. This is for everyone out there who says they only like running if they are being chased.

When you sign up to run, you are signing up to run as a “Citizen”.  During the run you will enocunter random “Vampires”  trying to mark you with red powder.  The course is a winding, fairly flat course on mostly dirt path and trails.  You pass creeks, and ponds and big open fields at sunset during the beginning of our Colorado fall.  The setting will be like no other other 5k as we run at dusk and will have unique features on the course that you’ll just have to run to experience.  The run ends with a post race festival with music, dancing, red beer (one per participant over 21), vendors, make up artists, and other vampire themed fun!  You’ll also love your “Running Sucks” tee shirt!

If you sign up as a Vampire, there are only 100 spots available, you will get to have your own spot on course to try and mark the runners.  Chase them, scare them, and whatever you feel you need to do without touching them! Vampires will have unique custom shirts for their role!

See our About page for the full story…..

Should I register as a Vampire or “Citizen”

Ask yourself: do I only run if I am being chased or do I love the thrill of the chase?
Also ask yourself: am I a blood hungry vampire looking for my next victim to transform?
NOTE: Previous versions of the Vampire 5k had both Vampires and Citizens running.  However, this is a new version.  There will only be 100 Vampires and they will be set up throughout the course to try to “mark” the citizens with the red blood powder (red corn starch).

What is a clan?

From ancient days Vampires hunted and lived in a group called a Clan. Being with and around one’s clan members make Vampires quicker and more powerful.

What is a troop?

Troops are large groups of Citizens that know that safety in numbers is a real thing out there when fending for yourself is just too overwhelming.

Is there an age limit?

Must be at least 10 years old to participate!

Does Vampire 5K benefit anything?

Yes- Blood donation centers in each city. Get out there and donate some blood, you can help to save some lives!

What if I am an actual vampire?

We are happy to have you at the event, just please refrain from actually biting anyone.

What if I want to be a part of the event but can’t or don’t want to run?

We have a spectator/party pass that includes a tee and entry into the post party (1 drink included).  You will have access to our “red powder zone” that you can hang out at during the run to help us “redify” the runners if that fits your fancy.

**If you are a friend or family of a runner there is no charge to come watch and hang out after the run!

What happens at the Finish?

The after party will be ‘To Die For’ with music, red colored beverages, dancing and more fun Vampire themed festivities.

Where is the event?

The event is held at the beautiful Chatfield Botanic Gardens.

8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128

FREE PARKING

Where is packet pick up?

We will let you know very soon.

There will also be day of packet picket up at 5 pm at Chatfield Botanic Gardens.

When does the run start?

7pm

What is the cost?

$40 for individual Citizen and Vampire entries and $35 for Citizen teams of 4 or more (priced per person).  This is our early bird pricing so make sure to register early for the best rates!!

What does entry include?

–  Run entry
– Tshirt (custom tee for Vampires)
– Red glow stick for our amazing after party
–  1 red beer for participants of age

What else should I bring?

  • A change of clothes
  • Clothing based on weather, gets cool in September at night
  • ID if you want an alcoholic beverage

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