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2014 Temporary CAP

As a growing, vibrant city, the demand and popularity of hosting Runs/Races/Walks and Bike Rides in Denver has escalated over the past several years. With this increased demand, the city must balance the wants and needs of our residents and event organizers with the capacity of our roadways and parks for these events. 

While Denver evaluates its current citywide processes and criteria for permitting these popular events in and around the city and our neighborhoods, we will not be accepting applications for any NEW Runs/Races/Walks or Bike Rides in 2014.  This 2014 cap on new Runs/ Races/Walks or Bike Rides is necessary in order for the city to provide the best possible experience for those recurring events we currently permit on an annual basis.

This is a temporary cap that applies only to a Run/Race or Bike Ride that DID NOT occur in the 2013 calendar year. If your event took place in 2013, you will be allowed to hold that SAME event in 2014.

The temporary cap is effective January 1, 2014 and will remain in effect throughout the year.

We have also informed our neighboring municipalities of our temporary cap.  We encourage you to review the list provided on this page of regional special event offices and contact them for more information and availability in their respective cities.

Please stay tuned for more information throughout the year regarding special events and permits in the City and County of Denver.

Contact with any questions.


Neighboring Municipality Contacts

City of Arvada
Rita McConnell:  720-898-7444
Planning Manager, Planning Department             

City of Aurora
Lori MacKenzie:  303-739-7569

City of Centennial
Jonah Schneider:  303-754-3358
Park Administrator

City of Lakewood
Community Resources Department:  303-987-7800       

City of Littleton
Kelly Narde: 303-759-3720
Director of Communications\communications

City of Westminster:
Angie Williams: 303-658-2192
Parks Department