Sat December 9, 2023 Thornton, CO 80233 US Directions
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5k Run/Walk

($20: Ages 1 - 12) ($20: Ages 70 - 99)
10:15AM MST
153 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2023 at 11:59pm MST

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

($13: Ages 1 - 12) ($13: Ages 70 - 99)
10:10AM MST
153 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2023 at 11:59pm MST


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. Registered racers get ONE FREE BEER in the Beer Garden after the event!

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.


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


Compliments of the City of Thornton, all registered racers (21+) get ONE FREE BEER in the beer garden after the event!


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:

Weekend Food Bags: Every week, volunteers meet to put together a bag full of nutritious food for each child enrolled in our elementary school program.  Bags include a vegetable (canned or fresh), a fruit (canned or fresh), whole grains, protein items, and 2 breakfasts/snacks. Volunteers deliver bags to participating schools on Thursday of each week, to be distributed before they leave for the weekend.


School Fuel: Students need snacks at school to maintain focus, keep their energy up, and find success in their classes. Many teachers have reported to us that they use personal finances to purchase extra snacks for their students who are not able to bring one from home. We created this program to provide school day snacks, and alleviate the financial burden from teachers who are providing this on their own.

Northglenn High Food Bank: This in-school food bank provides groceries for students in the school, as well as for any Adams 12 school district families who need extra nutritional support.

NEW IN 2022:  We are now supporting 8 In School Food Banks in Adams County!

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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