Kick-off the holiday season in Golden on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28 in historic downtown Golden with the Be a Tool 5K Elf Run.
This all-ages event will take runners and walkers in elf costume through the heart of Golden along Clear Creek.
The 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. under the Welcome to Golden Arch with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. Runners will finish on 12th Street in front of 5 Star Gluten Free Baking where they can enjoy a free pancake breakfast and win prizes from Golden’s local businesses. Prizes will be awarded for the best elf costumes! Categories include adult, child, group and pet.
Race participants will also receive a reusable goodie bag with discount coupons to Golden businesses and event t-shirt. The first 200 registrants will also receive a free elf hat.
Register at www.beatool.org. Adults are $35 and youth (under 12) are $15 for the 5K Run and Elf Parade through November 26. Walk up registration for the 5K Run will be $39.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Golden’s Neighborhood Rehab Project (NPR). The NRP is a project of Community Faith in Action, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to help homeowners with in Golden address their warm, safe and dry household needs through empowering volunteers and purchasing materials to meet those needs. For more information about the NPR or 5K Run, visit www.beatool.org.