Explore44: Rad Retro Run & Block Party

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Localworks looks forward to continuing the excitement around the launch and creation of Explore44, 44th Avenue’s new corridor identity! To celebrate and continue the excitement of the creation and launch of Explore44, 44th Avenue’s new corridor identity, Localworks is excited to announce the first Explore44 fun one mile run! This fun run is not only to celebrate the launch and creation of Explore44, but also to provide Wheat Ridge residents and guests with more opportunities to interact with the corridor and the beloved businesses it’s home to.

Localworks is pleased to present Rad Retro Run: Journey Back to the 80s 

Join us at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 19th at Hopper Hollow Park (6351 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033) for a one mile fun run and block party celebration that will allow you to adventure with Explore44. Running isn’t for you? No problem! This is a FUN run, meaning you can walk, jog, trot, traipse OR just come to the fun after party beginning at 9:30 a.m.

As this is a fun run event, we encourage you to lean into the event theme and dress the part– the more 80’s the better. A costume contest will take place during the run (we’ll have judges checking out your outfits as you participate in the race) and the winner will be announced at 10:30 a.m. at the Block Party following the event. The winner will take home a $250 cash prize. 


Rad Retro Run: Journey Back to the 80’s Event Information:

Saturday, October, 19th, 2024 

9:00-9:45 a.m. 

Race cost: 

  • $15/adult
  • $5/child
    • Children 5 and under are FREE
  • $25 Dynamic 80’s duo rate (two adults)

Parking: Newland Church of Wheat Ridge (4490 Newland St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033)

Race logistics: This is an untimed event! The goal is for you to have fun. You can walk, jog, trot, traipse, skip, whatever your heart desires. Your furry friends are encouraged to join us.


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Rad Retro Block Party: Journey Back to the 80's
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hopper Hollow Park
6351 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

To mark the debut of the Explore44 corridor identity, a community block party will kick off immediately after the Rad Retro Run festivities. The block party will include a business resource fair, food, drinks, kids’ activities and an 80s band! This Block Party event is FREE, no registration required.  

Throughout the block party event you will have the opportunity to be entered to win incredible raffle prizes and sample some of our favorite local food and drinks, many from our very own 44th Ave. Corridor!

This portion of the event does not require registration