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The Colorado Symphony 5K Run/Walk Returns September 20

Kids, dogs, instruments welcome at festival-style fundraiser

Presented by St. Anthony's Hospital

DENVER, CO – June 24, 2014 – The Colorado Symphony kicks off its 2014/15 season with a 5K Run/Walk at Sloan’s Lake on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Building on the success of last year’s event, which drew more than 1,000 participants, the Colorado Symphony Run/Walk is a fun and interactive fundraiser for the Colorado Symphony, the largest professional orchestra in the Rocky Mountain West.Colorado Symphony musicians and CEO/Co-Chair Jerry Kern will be among the participants hitting the course.

The Colorado Symphony 5K Run/Walk is presented by St. Anthony’s Hospital and is sponsored by Delta Dental and the Colorado SymphonyGuild.

The event brings a musical twist to the 5K experience, with a variety of ensembles performing along the course as well as a finish-line concert from Colorado Symphony musicians. Though participants can leave their headphones at home, they’re welcome to bring kids, including babies in strollers, as well as dogs. Costumes are encouraged.

Each registration includes a free ticket to a Colorado Symphony performance in the 2013/2014 Season. (Some exclusions apply.)

Registration is now open for teams and individuals at www.cosymphony5k.com. Participants are encouraged to generate pledges of support for their teams; top fundraisers will receive recognition and special prizes during a post-race awards ceremony.

Advanced adult registration is $35 and day-of registration is $40. Kids (12-and-under), Seniors (60-and-over) and Veterans may register for $25 throughout the registration period.

Early packet pickup is available on Friday, September 19 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Colorado Symphony Box Office (1000 14th St., No. 15 Denver, CO 80202). Patrons who pick up their packets on Friday are welcome to redeem their free Colorado Symphony ticket voucher for theColorado Symphony's September 19 concert at Boettcher Concert Hall, featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Music Director Andrew Litton. Space is limited.

For information on volunteering at the Colorado Symphony 5k Run/Walk, please contact Christine Devereaux at cdevereaux@coloradosymphony.org or 303.534.0757. For information on booth sponsorship, please Elizabeth Frels,efrels@coloradosymphony.org or 303.308.2472.
 
COLORADO SYMPHONY 5K RUN/WALK DAY-OF SCHEDULE
7:45 am — Registration and Packet Pick-Up
8:45 am — Kids Fun Run
9:00 am — 5K Run/Walk
10:00 am — Awards Ceremony
10:30 am — Concert and Grand Prize Giveaway

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ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.

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