It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Freedom Run 5K. As the largest health care provider in the Denver Foothills, we have been closely monitoring the development of COVID-19. Given the rising case numbers in Colorado, the statewide “Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors” order and the need for social distancing during this pandemic, we had to make some difficult choices. These decisions were not made lightly, but ultimately your health, as well as our staff, cherished volunteers and the community is our most important priority.
We understand this cancellation will be a disappointment to many of you who run the race every year. This long-standing mountain tradition draws nearly 1,000 runners and relies on nearly 150 volunteers. Those of you who have participated in the run know that people are packed in tight during both the race and at the after-party. Even if restrictions on social gatherings were eased, we could not put the community at risk by hosting an event of this size. It devastates us to announce this cancellation, but please know, we look look forward to running with you again in 2021!