Friends of AirLife Memorial 5K/10K

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Can I bring a stroller on my race with me? YES, strollers are welcome on the race course. Just give yourself adequate space!

Can I bring my pet(s) to the event? NO, pets are not allowed on the grounds at Hudson Gardens & Event Center. Visit their website for more information.

Will food/beverages be available for purchase at this event? YES, concessions will be available, as well as many free product samples from our sponsors/vendors.

Can I bring food/beverages to this event? YES. However, alcohol and any glass items will not be permitted. Beer concessions will be available for sale during the event.

Where can I park? Parking will be available at the main entrance and the south entrance to Hudson Gardens & Events Center. Additional parking is available just across Santa Fe Blvd. on the Arapahoe Community College campus.

Do you provide water on the course? YES. There will be three (3) water stations long the course, and one at the Start/Finish line as well.

If you have additional questions or need more information, please call the Run Line at 303.338.7360.

Volunteer Hands

Running Shoes


Race results available at:

Age Brackets

  • Adults | ages 18 and older
  • Child | ages 11-17
  • Kids | ages 10 and under are FREE

  • Kids Fun Run = FREE (ages 10 and under )

All race participants over age 10 will receive a FREE T-shirt!

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This event is held to benefit the Friends of AIRLIFE Organization and takes place at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center in Littleton, Colorado (Dogs are not allowed in the park). The event honors all of our everyday EMS heroes and commemorates the AIRLIFE helicopter crash and related car accidents that occurred on December 14, 1997, in Littleton. The event begins with the release of white doves and the start of the 5K and 10K Run and 5K Walk through Hudson Gardens, along the South Platte River then on to the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and then completes again in Hudson Gardens. An awards ceremony will take place at 10:00am and medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall will be given to the top male and female participants in each event: 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run. Additionally, a 1st place medal will be awarded to the top male and female participants in the EMS and Masters (40+) race categories, respectively. You can find more information about the Mary Carter Greenway Trail by visiting the South Suburban Parks and Recreation website.

Download Course Map | View USA T&dF certificates

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  • 7:00am - Registration and Parking
  • 7:45am - Registration Ends
  • 8:00am - 5K/ 10K Run Start (Runners Only)
  • 8:05am - 5K Walk Start (Walkers Only)
  • 9:30am - Kids Fun Run
  • 10:00am - Awards Ceremony
  • 10:30am - Volleyball Challenge
  • 2:00pm - Event Closed

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Host Sponsor graphic Hudson Gardens logo

Health One logo  


                                     IJ logo
Air Methods logo

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring the 2014 event? Please contact Andrea to inquire about levels and perks of sponsorship.

The 17th Annual AirLife Memorial Run, Walk and EMS Muster was supported by the following sponsors:

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                                                  2013 First Place Winners:West Metro Fire

Second Place: Denver Paramedics

Third Place:  Aurora Fire Department

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The FREE Kids Fun Run was a great success.  it started off with the mascots warming up the kids with a few exercises.  Then the whistle sounded and they were off!  All were winners as they crossed the finish line to enthusiastic cheers from the crowd of onlookers and the Denver Broncos cheerleaders.

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Volunteers needed

Thank you for your help!  Without your support the Run would not have been such a success!

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The muster brought tears to our eyes as the EMS vehicles lined the start and lit it up when the starting bell rang.  The sirens and whistles blared and the lights flashed as the runners ran through.  What a tribute to our EMS partners!

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All Proceeds from the event go to the Friends of AIRLIFE Organization. The Friends of AIRLIFE Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit group whose donations are used for ongoing care and maintenance of the AIRLIFE Memorial Park near the site of the helicopter crash, EMS education, the Jim Ulrich Silver Falcon EMS Award, and charitable assistance to families of EMS professionals who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the Friends of AirLife Organization, click on the button below:

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The event takes place at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center located at 6115 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, one-half mile south of Bowles Avenue, and three miles north of Interstate C-470. Located on the west side of Santa Fe Drive, The Gardens are across the street from Arapahoe Community College. Plenty of free parking! Remember, dogs are not allowed in Hudson Gardens.

Get directions on Google Maps here

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Please contact us on the AIRLIFE MEMORIAL RUN LINE at 303.338.7360 for further assistance if needed.

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Click here for race results and participant race times provided by Hallucination Sports(live on Monday, 5/21/12).

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