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Regional Race Preview: Hoppin’ Half, 10K & 5K

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With Easter coming up this Sunday, so does a plethora of spring-themed races, including this Saturday’s Hoppin’ Half, 10K and 5K in Stapleton. Formerly known as The Hippity Hop Easter Trot, the event features the three race distances, Kid’s Cottontail Fun Run, Old Fashioned Sack Race, Easter egg hunt, and a hoppin’ post race party. Funds from the event support the Denver School of Science and Technology.

Participants can anticipate sunny skies and cool morning temperatures, warming up throughout the day. All races will start and finish at Stapleton’s Central Park, and take runners along Westerly Creek and the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. Afterwards, awards will be given to the top finishers as well as the top age groupers in 10-year increments. All Kids Cottontail Fun Runners will receive prizes, as well both the tortoise and the hare.

The event is the first in the Stapleton Run Series. Check out last year’s top finishers in the 10K and the 5K below (half marathon is new this year):

2016 Hippity Hop Easter Trot Top Male 10K Finishers

  1. Kynan Witters Hicks – 36:25
  2. Eric Greene – 36:58
  3. Colton Witherell – 38:53

2016 Hippity Hop Easter Trot Top Female 10K Finishers

  1. Maranke Koster – 51:49
  2. Susan Miller-Curley – 53:38
  3. Julie Johnson – 57:47

2016 Hippity Hop Easter Trot Top Male 5K Finishers

  1. Lenny Archuleta – 17:52
  2. Brian Mazeski – 20:36
  3. Josiah Collins – 21:40

2016 Hippity Hop Easter Trot Top Female 5K Finishers

  1. Elena Gomez – 20:47
  2. Casey Powell – 21:33
  3. McKenna Mazeski – 22:41


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