2016 Guide to Fall Fun Runs and Races in Colorado Springs


Get ready to race this fall! Below are all the fun runs and races in Colorado Springs! Did we miss one? Let us know by emailing the specific details to [email protected]!

Location: Memorial Park

1605 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Time: 09:00 AM

Registration Fee:

  • $35 Day of Registration
  • $15 Ages 12 and Under (Wee ones in strollers are free!)

5th annual Strides for Epilepsy 5K, the largest epilepsy awareness event in the Southern Colorado region. Celebrate the run/walk with music, dancing and family fun! Proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado.

Location: Garden of the Gods & Rock Ledge Ranch

Time: Race Site open at 6:00 a.m.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.

Your participation and fundraising provides women and men in the Susan G. Komen Colorado South area (Pueblo, Otero, Teller, Fremont and El Paso counties) with services that have literally saved lives.

Location: El Pomar Youth Sports Park
2212 Executive Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Time: 10:30 AM

Registration Fee: $25 (Walk) or $30 (10K Run)

3K Walk, 5K and 10K Run. Create a memorial in memory of someone. All proceeds benefit Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention. A Memorial Balloon Launch at the end of the event.

Location: America The Beautiful Park

126 Cimino Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Time: 08:30 AM
Registration Fee: See Website
8th Annual Be Ovary Aware 5k Run 3k Walk at America the Beautiful Park! The out-and-back course runs along beautiful, flat Fountain Creek, ending with festivities at the park!
All participants receive a race t-shirt, a runner’s bag, and post-race snacks courtesy of Wooglin’s Deli. Teams welcome!

Location: Security Service Field

4385 Tutt Blvd Colorado Springs, CO

Time: 09:00 AM

Registration Fee: $28

Come run the OktoberFest 8K! Participants receive a glass beer stein and coupon for 1 free beverage to be enjoyed at the Colorado Springs OktoberFest to be held at Security Service Field right after the run!   Your race bib gets you into the OktoberFest event for free on Saturday too!

Location: Fox Run Regional Park
East 2002 Creek Crossing Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Time: 10 AM

Registration Fee: $30 (Adult) $25 (Ages 8 to 18) $10 (Ages 12 and over- 8:30-1PM)

The 4th Annual Be Prepared… Don’t Be A Zombie 2016 Zombie 3K Run and PrepareAthon will be at Bear Creek Regional Park. Event proceeds will be used to support emergency preparedeness community activities.

Location: Acacia Park

Time: 7 AM- 1:30:: 7 AM (Full & Half Marathon), 7:05 (5K), 10:45 (Kids K)

Registration Fee: See website for pricing

The Colorado Springs Marathon presented by Penrose-St. Francis, is a community running event that features a full marathon, half marathon, and 5k. This family friendly race is a premiere endurance running event, attracting people from 26 different states. For the event’s third year, organizers have introduced a full marathon distance for our more ambitious runners!

All participants will receive a technical t-shirt and finisher medal.

Location: Four different city and county parks


Registration Fee: See Website

These races focus on cross country running, using the trails and obstacles that are offered at each race venue. The courses are challenging, and sometimes a bit crazy, but the atmosphere is filled with smiles and fun. By design, these are not your ordinary 5K or 10K races.


As long as kids are big enough to walk, they can participate in the kids’ series! Each kid can run whatever distance they feel comfortable with. This is a trail series and may include such things as hay bales, rocks, water, and other obstructions. Each child receives a ribbon after each race & it’s FREE!

Saturday, October 8th, start times depend on the race you are running.

Located at: 5210 US-85, Colorado Springs, Co 80911  

(719) 391-8102

They have a 5K, a 10K, and  Kids Fun Runs of ¼ and ½ mile.  Entry for the adult races start at $35 and the kids runs are $5.

While the Venetucci Farm is closed to the public for the 2016 season due to severe weather destroying their crop, they will be open to the public on this day from 10 AM to 2 PM for their Family Farm Day.  They will have face painting, wagon rides, live music and more.

Location: Memorial Park

801 Prospect Lake Drive (SW corner of Prospect Lake)
Colorado Springs, CO 80831
Time: 5:00 PM
Registration Fee: $30 (Individual) $55 (Family)

This family event will include a 5K and 1.25 mile single loop option. The event will be timed but can be completed at your own pace. They will also have face-painting, local vendors, games, and much more!

Race finishes up at 6 PM  and post race celebration includes live band, food vendors, and beer garden!

Location: The event will take place mostly on Tejon street between Costilla and Cache La Poudra Street.

Time: 7:30 AM

Registration Fee: advance is $35, day-of the event is $40, and includes a Waldo or Wenda kit that includes a shirt, hat and glasses.

Downtown Colorado springs will be taken over by thousands of Waldos and Wendas in the fifth annual 5K fundraiser, hopefully enough to meet their 2016 goal of setting the world record!  Registration includes a Waldo or Wenda constume and entry in to the 5K.  This is a family-friendly event to raise fund for the local community.  For more information please see the event website.  

Location: Cheyenne Mountain State Park

410 JL Ranch Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Time: 10:15 AM (5K)
Registration Fee: See website

Location: Downtown Manitou Springs

Time: 12-4 PM

Teams of five, one Emma and four runners, push their coffins 195 feet to the finish line. The fastest times earn trophies as well as a chance to win Best Emma, Best Entourage, and Best Coffin. There is even a separate fire department division that competes for their own traveling trophy. The Races start off with a parade of all the coffins and teams as well as authentic hearses at 12:00pm. The races begin with two teams per heat racing for their own time. Awards are announced and handed out after the races at 2:00pm.

Location: Santa Fe Trail in Palmer Lake, CO

Time: 5K begins at 9:30 a.m.

1K Kids Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. (FREE)

Registration Fee: $30-$40

Costumes are encouraged (and add to the fun of helping the Y strengthen our community!).

Family friendly, stroller friendly, free kid races and every penny goes back to the community! Each race is stroller friendly! Dogs/animals are not permitted.

Location: America the Beautiful Park

Time: 10 AM

Registration Fee: $20-Youth (13 and under)
$35- Adult (14 and older)

Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of healthy living and positive self esteem by using the power of running and physical activity.

Course is family friendly at a local farm with a mix of dirt/gravel roads. Proceeds go the Girls on the Run of the Rockies and Venetucci Farm.

Location: Briargate Family YMCA

Time: 08:15 AM – 1K Kids Fun Run starts, 09:00 AM – 5k Run starts, 09:10 AM – Walk/Strollers start

Registration Fee: $30-$40, Kids run FREE!

Join YMCA in their 19th annual Turkey Trot 5k and Kids’ Fun Run event! The Turkey Trot 5k and Kids’ Fun Run is the eagerly anticipated Holiday event of the season and is a fundraiser for the YMCA.

Location: 126 Cimino Dr., Colorado Springs, CO

Time: 9 AM

Registration Fee:  See website

Celebrate Christmas with this holiday event designed for your whole family!
Instead of your race day “T” shirt, you will receive  a complete Santa Suit, Pants, Jacket, Belt, Hat and of course a Beard, yours to keep.

Location: Fountain Creek Regional Park

Time: 1K Kids Fun Run begins at 8:45 a.m, 5k begins at 9:30 a.m

Registration Fee: $25-$40 & Kids (FREE)

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