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Harvey Park 2021 Virtual 5k Walk/Run

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Walk or Run a 5K (3.1 Miles) over the weekend of May 22nd - May 23rd (Hundreds in prizes and bragging rights are on the line!!)

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Friends, its time to dust of those running shoes and get out there! You don't have to be the fastest to win this race! You just have to finish and have some fun while doing it. We'll see you out there!!

A very special thanks to the City of Denver's CALC Winter Microgrant program for sponsoring prizes!! Be sure to tag them on Facebook (@denverHEAL or @People4Streets)

How to participate:

  1. Grab a ticket and donate to support our programs like Scholarships (Totally optional)
  2. Download the free Strava app (or any preferred tracking app on your smart phone)
  3. Plan a route of your choice around the Harvey Park Neighborhood
  4. Run or Walk 3.1 consecutive miles while recording your race in the app any time between 12 am, May 22nd and 12 am, May 24th.
  5. Send us your Name, Address, Image of your results and all those great pictures to Harveypark.President@gmail.com by12:01am May 24th for a chance to win prizes!
  6. HPCO will announce the winners and award prizes on May 26th

Prize Categories:

  • Fastest overall time (Running)
  • Fastest overall time (Walking)
  • Best Action shot (taken safely 😉)
  • Best Costume
  • Best picture with you + neighborhood landmark
  • Best Group picture (COVID-19 rules still apply)
  • + More we'll conjure at some point

Route ideas:

  1. Cliff May blocks + Harvey Park + Riviera Lake Cir
  2. Loretto Heights Park > Bear Creek Park (and back if you're into hills)
  3. HP North - Start @ Yale/Lowell > Sheridan > Evans > Lowell > Yale (Hit Lakeridge Rd for some great lake + Mtn views)

RRCA Running Safety Tips:

  1. DON’T WEAR HEADPHONES. Use your ears to be aware of your surroundings. Your ears may help you avoid dangers your eyes may miss during evening or early morning runs.
  2. Run against traffic so you can observe approaching automobiles. By facing on-coming traffic, you may be able to react quicker than if it is behind you.
  3. Look both ways before crossing. Be sure the driver of a car acknowledges your right-of-way before crossing in front of a vehicle. Obey traffic signals.
  4. Carry identification or write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe. Include any medical information.
  5. Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you. The more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are.
  6. Carry a cell phone or change for a phone call. Know the locations of public phones along your regular route.
  7. Trust your intuition about a person or an area. React on your intuition and avoid a person or situation if you’re unsure. If something tells you a situation is not “right”, it isn’t.
  8. Alter or vary your running route pattern; run in familiar areas if possible. In unfamiliar areas, such as while traveling, contact a local RRCA club or running store. Know where open businesses or stores are located in case of emergency.
  9. Run with a partner. Run with a dog.
  10. Write down or leave word of the direction of your run. Tell friends and family of your favorite running routes.
  11. Avoid unpopulated areas, deserted streets, and overgrown trails. Avoid unlit areas, especially at night. Run clear of parked cars or bushes.
  12. Ignore verbal harassment and do not verbally harass others. Use discretion in acknowledging strangers. Look directly at others and be observant, but keep your distance and keep moving.
  13. Wear reflective material if you must run before dawn or after dark. Avoid running on the street when it is dark.
  14. Practice memorizing license tags or identifying characteristics of strangers.
  15. Carry a noisemaker. Get training in self-defense.
  16. When using multi-use trails, follow the rules of the road. If you alter your direction, look over your should before crossing the trail to avoid a potential collision with an oncoming cyclist or passing runner.
  17. CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY if something happens to you or someone else, or you notice anyone out of the ordinary. It is important to report incidents immediately
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