Love ’em or Leave ’em 5k/10k

You may have a love/hate relationship with sticking to that exercise commitment you most likely made at the first of the year, but Parker Recreation has a reason to fall in love with getting out and hitting the pavement!

The annual Love ‘em or Leave ‘em 5K/10K, the signature walk/run of Parker Recreation’s Run Series, is a not-to-be-missed fun and quite festive work out! Saturday, February 11th, the races kick off at Bar CCC Park with the 10K beginning at 10:00am and the 5K commencing just after at 10:05am. These professionally timed, sanctioned races will be held, rain, shine (or snow) and refunds for entry will not be issued. Prizes will be awarded for the overall top male and female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in the following categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. All finishing results will be obtained from “gun time” meaning the timing will start simultaneously for all age groups at the start.

Following the races, the FREE Kids’ Dash for little runners 8 and under will get underway. There is no registration required for the Kid’s Dash, just a great chance for future top finishers to strut their stuff on the course.

If getting out and getting a little fresh air isn’t enough of a draw, perhaps the promise of a delicious, post-race pancake breakfast will tip the scales? That alone may be enough motivation to get from start to finish. All racers are invited to enjoy breakfast after they’ve crossed the finish line.

This is indeed a family friendly event, with strollers and leashed dogs welcome; however, it is kindly asked that both remain on the right side of the trail during the race. A detailed map of the course, complete with details of parking and water stations, can be found at Parking is limited so it is highly recommended that participants carpool if possible. If you are interested in volunteering, check for opportunities to lend a hand at If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Jaime Vollersten at 303.805.3267 or at

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Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K go to

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