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Sat December 14, 2024 Thornton, CO 80233 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

$20 10:15AM MST Price increases after September 30, 2024 at 11:59pm MDT

Fun Run/Walk (Untimed, approx .75 miles)

$12 10:10AM MST Price increases after September 30, 2024 at 11:59pm MDT


Kick off the holiday season with a spirited run/walk at Thornton's Carpenter Park. Choose from the chip-timed 5k, or experience the festive atmosphere in a shorter distance in our untimed Fun Run/Walk.

Stick around after for the festival, including Ice skating, Holiday Marketplace, Santa Visits and the Heated Beer Garden. 

Come celebrate the Best of Winter in Thornton, Colorado.  You'll enjoy warm drink at the finish line in your festive collectible mug.


For details about this event, click on the menu options under "Race Info" or scroll to the very bottom of this page for links to other pages on this site.

Finishers Mug

All runners will receive an awesome finishers mug. Come get in some miles and then warm up with cocoa in your proudly earned collectable, finisher mug with your fellow runners.

*2024 swag will be updated shortly* 


We are very exited to partner with Food For Hope for the Winterfest 5K & Fun run. Food for Hope delivers food to local children in Adams County.  Bring your in-kind food donations on race day for a chance to win a raffle prize! Your generous donations go directly to LOCAL Adams County children.  Food for Hope programs include:

During the 2022-23 school year, Food for Hope distributed 10,139 bags of food to children and their families to fill the weekend hunger gap.

Food for Hope is now operating seven in-school / district site food banks at:
Adams 14 - Hope Center
27J - Brighton Family Resource Center
Pinnacle Charter School
Shadow Ridge Middle School
McElwain Elementary School
STEM Launch
Northglenn High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 76,000 pounds of food was distributed through food banks to an average of 1,496 individuals each month. These locations provide fresh and shelf stable groceries for students and their families who attend school in these communities and need nutritional support.

During the 2022-23 school year, the School Fuel Snack program provided 100,047 high protein snacks to students at 11 different schools. These snacks are distributed to students who are underfed and/or come to school hungry.

Learn more about what items to bring for donation and how to be entered into the race day raffle HERE!


We are proud to partner with Sneakers4Funds! When you donate your gently used or new athletic shoes, a donation is made to our ongoing charity partner, Growing Home! 

Bring your shoes to Advanced Packet Pick Up or on Race day! Click here for more info! 


3498 E 112th Ave
Carpenter Park
Thornton, CO US 80233

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