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Are you ready for the 20th Annual Donor Dash?

This year, the Donor Dash is celebrating 20 years of dashing for a cause and bringing awareness to organ, eye and tissue donation! Thousands will join us on Sunday, July 21st at Denver’s Wash Park to honor organ and tissue donors, celebrate transplant recipients and recognize those still waiting for a lifesaving transplant. This year we have new, exciting exhibitors and a special 20th Annual program planned after the race! Take the time to also enjoy the Diaper Dash with your kiddos and honor your loved ones in the Memorial Garden.


How to join in on the celebration: Final online registration closes on Friday, July 19th at 6 p.m. Team registration closes on Sunday, July 14th at midnight. You can also register the morning of the race at the Registration Tent in Washington Park located near Franklin and Mississippi Streets.

Where does the race take place? The 5K run/walk and celebration of life kicks off in Washington Park. The start line is located near S. Franklin St and E. Mississippi Ave.

Where can you park? Parking is available at South High School across E Louisiana Ave. on the south side of the park (see map above). Transportation assistance will be provided from the parking lot to the start line, near E Mississippi St. and S Franklin St. You can reserve transportation assistance for those who are unable to make the trek.

Important times to know:

  • 7:00 a.m. Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K Runners Start/Expo area opens
  • 8:05 a.m. 5K Walkers Start
  • 9:15 a.m. Diaper Dash in the Expo Area for ages 3 and younger
  • 9:30 a.m. Program Begins at Stage with speeches from donor recipients, family members and Super Bowl 50 Champion, Ryan Harris

Volunteer! Want to attend the event but don’t want to run? Volunteer! We are always looking for race day volunteers to help us make the Donor Dash a success.. Click here to check out volunteer opportunities and sign up. If you can’t help out at the event, we also have volunteer opportunities available the week leading up to the Donor Dash! To sign up for those opportunities, please send an email to


Check out our FAQ page for any additional questions about the race. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Remember, if you can’t attend or volunteer at the Donor Dash this year, you can always show your support by saying Yes to organ, eye and tissue donation year-round. Signing up is easy, just head to or, anytime!

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