The Great Candy Run/Walk 5K - Denver

Denver, CO

The Great Candy Run/Walk 5K - Denver


What is sweeter than candy? The Great Candy Run of course! Celebrating its 15th Annual event, we invite you to get your SWEET on at Colorado's Running Magazine event winner for #1 5K, and #1 Run for Kids!!!!!!

The Great Candy Run is a sweet event that will leave you with lifelong memories! Participants and spectators alike will enjoy the fun, fast, and sweet themed (of course) 5K course designed with walkers and runners in mind, a family festival featuring games, activity stations, amazing face painting, great refreshments, giveaways and lots of additional sweetness!


  • Fun SWEET themed day while supporting and providing HOPE to those afflicted with a fetal syndrome
  • Celebrating Family and Friends with one SWEET Memory
  • Prize money for overall 5K winners
  • Stroller Division (yep you get prize money too)
  • Family Fun Expo (lots of activities and sweet fun)
  • Costume Contest
  • The sweetest finisher medal for all 5K finishers
  • Free Kids Jelly Bean Fun Run (for kids 10 & Under, and yes you will get something at the finish line too!)

The Great Candy Run is ultimately about saving lives and helping families. Proceeds directly benefit the Fetal Health Foundation. The Fetal Health Foundation supports families battling a fetal syndrome during pregnancy through information, support, and research. The event highlights awareness and provides hope to families.


  • 8:30 AM - Registration opens
  • 9:00 AM - Family Festival & Vendor Expo Opens
  • 9:40 AM - CODA Coffee's Jelly Bean Kids Fun Run
  • 9:45 AM - Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00 AM - 5K Start
  • 10:00 AM - Live Music and Festival is in full swing

Can't make this sweet event in person? No problem, sign up for our Virtual Event and get all of the same sweet swag. (Sweet T and medal)


Friday, November 9th from 12PM - 6PM at Road Runner Sports in Lone Tree**.

Saturday, November 10th from 10AM - 3PM at Runners Roost in Lakewood.

*If you can't make it to either of these locations, you can pick up your materials on race day starting at 8:30AM on the lawn of South High School.