Leap Day 5k

Sat February 29, 2020 Thornton, CO 80233 US


10:00AM MST
Carpenter Park
3498 E 112th Ave
Thornton, CO US 80233

2020 is a leap year!!!  So, we are celebrating with the Leap Day 5K.  Did you know that according to the Gregorian calendar, leap year doesn’t occur exactly every four years? That’s right!!!  Gregory was even more precise and made leap year occur in years divisible by four, except for those divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400. Confusing enough for you? So that means that 97 out of every 400 years are leap years, including the century years 1600 and 2000 but NOT 1700, 1800 and 1900.

Bottom line? Leap day will not occur on a weekend in a long time! So, don't miss the chance to run a fun 5k on leap day!!! 


Get your leap on - on and off the course.  You'll have the option to LEAP hay bales halfway through the 5k as well as test your standing long leap and vertical leap before or after you run (or walk.)  There will be PRIZES for the highest and longest leaper as judged by our Leap Captain in the expo!

Did you know that people born on leap day are known as “leaplings” or “leapers”?  They usually don't wait four years to celebrate their birthdays, but choose to celebrate on February 28 or March 1 instead. Are you a leaper or do you know a leaper? Anyone who is officially a LEAPER will be given a free race entry (must show valid ID to prove Leaper status). How fun is that?! If your birthday is on Leap Day and you want to race for FREE, Email us at info@3wraces with a copy of your DL and we will send you a race voucher.



The 2020 Leap Day 5k features a LONG SLEEVED, HOODED Tee Shirt!  Sizing is Gender Specific and youth sizes are also available, while inventory lasts!  You'll want to gobble up this swag, as it won't come around again for a long time!!

Some sizes will sell out in the days leading up to the event.  There is a 'no shirt' option for a reduced fee during registration.  Check the registration tent after 10 AM on race day to see about exchanging a shirt size or purchasing any available shirts at that time.

Continue the Leap Year celebration after the race and head over to Periodic Brewing after the race with your BIB and ID to redeem your first beer FREE! Doors open at 10:30am. (2100 E. 112th Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80233)

We are very exited to partner with Food For Hope for the Leap Day 5k.  Food for Hope delivers food to local children in Adams County. For this race you have two ways to help out. You can do an online  DONATION or bring in-kind food donations for a chance to win a raffle prize! Either way you choose to help out your generous donations go directly to LOCAL Adams County children.  Food for Hope programs include:

Weekend Food Bags

Every week, volunteers meet to put together a bag full of nutritious food for each child enrolled in our elementary school program.  Bags include a vegetable (canned or fresh), a fruit (canned or fresh), whole grains, protein items, and 2 breakfasts/snacks. Volunteers deliver bags to participating schools on Thursday of each week, to be distributed before they leave for the weekend.

School Fuel

Students need snacks at school to maintain focus, keep their energy up, and find success in their classes. Many teachers have reported to us that they use personal finances to purchase extra snacks for their students who are not able to bring one from home. We created this program to provide school day snacks, and alleviate the financial burden from teachers who are providing this on their own.

Northglenn High Food Bank

This in-school food bank provides groceries for students in the school, as well as for any Adams 12 school district families who need extra nutritional support.


Bring 5 in-kind donations for Food for Hope to APPU (Advanced Packet Pick Up) or on Race Day and you'll be entered into the Race Day Raffle.  Prizes in the raffle include free race entries to future 3W Races events, t-shirts, and gift certificates and swag from our sponsors!  All winning raffle numbers are pulled DURING your run and will be posted at the registration tent before you return to the finish line, so drop off your items BEFORE you start running! Make sure to check the raffle board to see what you've won and to claim your prize at the registration tent!

Please focus on bringing the following items (please no expired food or GLASS items):
-Boxes/pouches of Protein
-Power or Granola Bars
-Boxes of single use Oatmeal and Cereals 
-Canned low sugar fruits or boxes/containers of snack size low sugar fruits
-Bag of fresh fruit - Apples, Oranges or Cutie Tangerines


Directions & Parking


The Leap Day 5k start and finish line will be held in the South West corner of Carpenter Park in Thornton, Colorado.  If you enter the official park address into your GPS (3498 E 112th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233) you will be taken to the north parking lot off of 112th.  This is NOT where the race will be!!! To access the race, please enter the park at 108th and Colorado Blvd as shown below.   

PARKING:. There is of parking available close to the start/finish line.  Overflow parking is located on the east side of the traffic circle (still within close proximity)

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