Scream Scram

GeBGCMD-SC13-1747-Webt in the spirit of the season with Scream Scram, Denver’s only nighttime Halloween-themed 5K.

Join us Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for this fun 5K event. Gather your family, friends and teams, dress in costume and head to Washington Park early to walk the Orange Carpet. After the race, cruise Trick-or-Treat Street for yummy food and fun treats. Don’t forget the 100M Spooky Sneak for kids to kick off the race!

Prizes will be awarded for the top costumes in the following categories:

  • Best Individual
  • Best Family
  • Best Group (minimum of 4)
  • Best Child
  • Best Pet
  • Best Scream Team (must be registered as an official Scream Team).

Lace up your running shoes and meet us at the Start Line for this frightfully fun race!

Sponsorship opportunities, Scream Teams and individual registrations are available. 

Register now »

Contact events@bgcmd.org or 303-446-6820 for more information.

Click here to view photos from the 2013 event!

Fun in the Sun

rockies storyGetting outside and being active is an important element to staying healthy and Colorado happens to be the perfect state to accomplish this in! In efforts to encourage kids to be active, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver continuously provides fun events to promote healthy lifestyles. On Friday, July 11th, the Rockies Clinic and Triple Play Tour drew nearly 400 Club members outdoors to enjoy some fun in the Colorado sun.

While Club members at Owen Boys & Girls Club were learning how to swing a bat at the Rockies Clinic, Club members at Shopneck Boys & Girls Club perfected their jumping, running at catching skills at the Triple Play Million Minutes in Motion Tour.

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Bike for Life

bike for lifeAs a kid, summer afternoons are often spent biking around the neighborhood. Unfortunately, a large number of our Club members do not have access to a bike. Tackling this issue head on, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is participating in the nation-wide Bikes for Life program. With donated bikes, Club members have the opportunity to participate in a three-week program learning how to ride a bike safely. Meeting twice a week for three hours a day, the kids have the opportunity to ride their new bikes to neighborhood parks while also participating in the Fix-a-Flat and Bike Safety clinics. By the end of the program the kids will have mastered the essentials of safe riding and pedal away on their very own new bike!

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Help us Stuff the Bus!

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Please help us give 10,000 kids a great start to the school year! You can support Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver by making a donation, purchasing school supplies or hosting a drive in your neighborhood or at your office. Supplies can then be dropped off at one of eight locations hosting our Stuff the Bus events on July 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Continue reading

Help Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver earn $25,000 from The North Face Explore Fund

As part of the $250,000 Explore Fund, The North Face has named Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) a 2014 Top 10 Explore Fund grantee recipient for its Outdoor Education Program, chosen to receive up to $25,000. The North Face invites its community to vote on www.TheNorthFace.com/ExploreFund and The North Face Facebook Page for the organization of their choice, giving fans a chance to be directly involved in supporting a great cause. Continue reading

Child poverty rate in Colorado rises above pre-recession years.

In Colorado, a family of four lives “in poverty” if their total household income is less than $23,000 per year. According to a recent Denver Post article, about 224,000, or 18%, of the state’s more than one million children were living in poverty in 2012, which marks a rise from pre-recession rates. Though it’s no surprise that the lowest rate of child poverty is found in Douglas County, with just 4.9% of children affected, many Coloradans are surprised to learn that the highest rate of childhood poverty, a dismaying 26.2%, is found right here in Denver County. That’s one in every four children in Denver living in poverty. Continue reading