The 10th Annual Run for the Ring 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run



Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, 1775 Aurora Court, Aurora, 80045

Event Description

Race entry for the 10th Annual Run for the Ring 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run opens May 16, 2024, with an early bird discount through June 28. Regular registration runs from June 29 to July 30, 2024, and “day-of” registration goes from July 31 to race day, August 3, 2024.

Last year, we had over 430 runners, walkers, and kids, and this year’s race is expected to be even bigger as we celebrate 10 years of running for the brass ring – the cure for diabetes. All proceeds from the event support the efforts and programs of The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation (CDF), whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of Barbara Davis Center (BDC) patients living with type 1 diabetes and their families through education, support, advocacy, and research.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on race day for the 5K Run/Walk. This is a professionally timed race on a USATF-certified course that starts at 8:00 a.m. and culminates with a foam party at the finish line. Kids between 2 and 10 years old can also participate in the Kids Fun Run and Kids Zone, zooming around while loved ones cheer, high-five, and spray them with squirt guns. Bounce houses, mazes, and other fun outdoor activities within the Kids Zone start at 8:00 a.m. The Kids Fun Run starts immediately after the 5K Awards Ceremony.

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run includes breakfast bites, a timing chip (5K only), a race bib, entrance to the Exhibitor Expo, and a Run for the Ring performance t-shirt. Winners from each age group will be awarded a medal during an awards ceremony following the 5K. Participants must register by July 13, 2024, to guarantee a t-shirt.

Run for the Ring is fun for the whole family and invites participants to make a difference for people with type 1 diabetes. Registrants can create a race team and fundraising page to enjoy race day with more family, friends, and co-workers while raising awareness and supporting type 1 heroes through fundraising. Teams are encouraged to make up fun team names, decorate t-shirts, or wear costumes on race day to broadcast their commitment to finding a cure. Those who want to contribute but aren’t able to attend the event can sign up with Sleep-In Registration or donate to the cause on the registration site.

Katie Grassby and Angie Anderson are the co-chairs of this year's event. The media partners are 5280 Magazine, CBS Colorado, Colorado Expression, and KBCO.

The “brass ring” symbolizes the overarching goal of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center: to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. The Guild is CDF's auxiliary volunteer group with more than 300 dedicated members. Since its inception, it has contributed over $2 million to the BDC.


$12 – $45