On your mark, get set, race! Lace up your sneakers for these three summer Colorado races—not only will they give you a firm fitness goal, but you’ll be raising money and awareness for a good cause, too. Win, win!
DIRTY GIRL MUD RUN
Dirty Girl Mud Run, one of the largest women’s only mud runs for breast cancer, is partnering with the nonprofit Boarding for Breast Cancer at Copper Mountain June 10. The 5K obstacle course is set to feature slip ‘n slides, jumps and other hurdles for women to overcome together, hand-in-hand, in a testament to their strength. There will be raffles, music, yoga and wine tastings before and after the main event, encouraging participants to make it a weekend of giving back. So gather your girlfriends, dress up (costumes encouraged) and prepare to get dirty!
BIKE MS: COLORADO
Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bike MS is returning to Colorado June 24-25 for its 32nd annual charity race to help fund research and life-changing services for people living with MS. Bikers will begin and end at Front Range Community College in Westminster, and will ride through rural towns, farmland and Fort Collins’ Horsetooth Reservoir.
RUN FOR THE RING 5K AND KIDS FUN RUN
The third annual Run for the Ring is returning to the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes in Denver on August 5, where The Children’s Diabetes Foundation invites 5K runners to help raise money for research to find a cure for diabetes. An awards ceremony, live DJ, face-painting and a Kids Fun Run will take place after the race, and all proceeds from the event will support The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.