There were 22 timed five kilometer races in Denver's City Park this year, so let's examine the data and find who was the fastest and what was the cut off to crack the top 12.
For the most part everyone utilizes the same race course in City Park, I know the Colfax 5K course is slightly different and a few of the races such as the Drop Your Drawers and Run Wild 5K
utlized the bike path within City Park and not the city streets. However, with City Park being relatively flat, it's fair to compare all races at the park.
Adidas/Boulder Running Company's Lori Walker was the fastest women on the year with her 18:20 at the Mother's Day 5K
, where she also took home the title of fastest mom on the day. This year you had to break 19:56 in the 5K, to crack our top 12 list.
Russ Stein posted the fastest men's time with a 16:18 at the Bunny Bolt 5K back in April and Greg Reindl took the 12th spot in 2012 with his 17:26 at the Undy 5000.
There is one more 5K to take place in 2012, that is the Christmas Carol 5K/10K
this Saturday. Please let me know if I missed any races and I will adjust accordingly.