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[Don't wait! Registration is limited to first 1500]


The AVS 5K is an amazing opportunity to kick-off the Fall season and it's packed full of benefits! Join the Avs Ice Patrol, Bernie, and Avalanche Alumni by walking, running, skating, or you can even push a stroller, or pull a wagon!


The route is flat, scenic (through the Pepsi Center & the Ice Resurfacer Foam Machine), and are made up of paved paths and roadways, making this a fantastic family event and easy for anyone to participate!


[*kids 6 & under free with registered guardian, but do not receive an Avalanche ticket, shirt or bib number. If they want a ticket, shirt, and bib number, you must register them.

5K Skate Start Time: 9:00am

5K Run/Walk Start Time: 9:30am


ADULT TICKET: $45 (no added tax or fees!)

YOUTH TICKET (age 14 & under): $15


Includes the following:

  • AVS 5K Run, Walk or Skate (Inline or roller skates)

  • AVS 5K super comfy T-shirt

  • AVS 5K Custom Finisher Medal

  • Post-Event Refreshments, Snacks and Beer at the After-party!

  • 1 Upper level ticket to your choice of one of the following Avalanche games:

    • Oct 12 - Arizona

    • Oct 26 - Anaheim

      • (post-game skate available for this game)​

    • Oct 30 - Florida

      • (post-game skate available for this game)​

  • Kids age 6 & under run free!**

**Kids run free but do not receive an Avalanche ticket, shirt, bib number, or finishers medal. They must be a 'registered' participant to receive these items.

See FAQ for more information.

The AVS 5K is a benefit for Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation!


$5.00 from each registration goes towards the fundraising efforts of Dawg Nation.


If you haven't heard of this organization, they have helped out numerous individuals and families in need, many of them within the hockey community. They've gifted over $1.6 Million dollars over the past 9 years!

Online Registration:

*Closes October 5 at Noon

On-Site Registration & Packet PickUp:

- Sun,Oct 6: 7am-830am

(Pepsi Center Box Office)


UCHealth wants you to stay healthy for the hockey season and will be offering 150 free flu shots at the race for anyone ages 9 and up.   No sign-up needed!  Flu shots will be administered in the East Entrance of Pepsi Center near the race Start/Finish.


Strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs:

- Are absolutely welcome!


Dogs / Animals / Outcast Cousins:

- Nope, not this time.

Please note: To assure yourself that you receive the t-shirt size requested, you must register by September 15. (the date we order shirts) We do order a limited amount of extra shirts, based on our expected forecast, but can not guarantee your shirt size if you register late. If you register after September 15, you will receive shirt sizes per availability at check-in, on a first-come/first-serve basis, until that size is gone. If your size is gone, you will be able to select from the sizes available until they are gone.