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Kick-off the holiday season in Golden on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, 2019. Shop and dine in Golden to support our local small businesses. Be sure to stop by Visit Golden’s Shop Small Welcome Station from 10:00 a.m. – noon to pick up a Shop Small tote bag, sip a hot drink and enjoy the festivities before experiencing all of Golden’s five shopping areas. The welcome station will be located on the East side of the Golden Visitors Center at 1010 Washington Ave.


Kick-off the holiday season in Golden on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, 2019 in historic downtown Golden with the 5th Annual Be a Tool 5K Elf Run.

This event will take runners and walkers of all ages in elf costume through Golden and 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 13th Street where they can enjoy breakfast.

Race participants will also receive a reusable goodie bag with discount coupons to Golden businesses and an event t-shirt. The first 200 registrants will also receive a free elf hat.

Register at Adults are $35 and youth (under 12) are $15 for the 5K Run through November 20. Walk up registration for the 5K Run will be $39 for adults and $15 for kids.

Proceeds from the 5K event benefit Golden’s Neighborhood Rehab Project (NPR), a 501(c)3 organization.  NRP is a city wide movement that works to help homeowners within Golden address their warm, dry, safe and quality of life household needs through empowering volunteers and purchasing materials to meet those needs. For more information about NPR or the 5K Run.