Today, the American Lung Association in Colorado announced that its annual Run the Rocks 5k/10k will return to the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 10 at 7:30AM. COVID-19 precautions forced the event to go virtual last year.
“We’re excited to bring this event back to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. The community enjoys the breathtaking views and challenging hills and stairs. Families make a day of it. Red Rocks is a big part of why the Lung Association has had so much success and support for this event,” said Ellen Penrod, Executive Director of the Lung Association.
“We’re also especially grateful of the local support we’re already receiving from local partners, like The Smith Family Trust, Xcel Energy and Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers,” she said. “Money raised at our 15th annual Run the Rocks event funds the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. 89 cents of every dollar raised will go to life-saving research, advocacy and local programs right here Colorado.”
Registration is now open for the event, which invites individuals, families, groups of friends, and corporate teams to run or walk the 5K or 10K route, but don’t wait because capacity is limited so save your spot early.
The safety of participants, staff and volunteers is always our number one priority, so we are continually monitoring local conditions that might affect the event. Everyone is encouraged to check our event website for the most up-to-date information leading up to the event.
Now through August 31st, registration for Run the Rocks is discounted to $35 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K. Prices increase September 1st. Participants are also encouraged to fundraise to support the Lung Association’s efforts. For more information, and to register, visit RuntheRocks.org.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.