DENVER (CBS4) – The American Lung Association has been at the forefront in raising awareness about dangers related to smoking and other lung-related illnesses. This comes as the city of Denver recently voted to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. This month the organization will be staging a one-of-a-kind road race/fun run/walk called Run the Rocks 2019.

(credit: Run The Rocks)

It’s the only timed race at Denver’s majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It takes place next Sunday and there’s a 10K, 5K or 1.3 mile option.

“Anyone can do it. You can walk, run or just come enjoy the day. It’s absolutely beautiful views out there,” Jamie Rippy, a lung cancer survivor, told CBS4.

“It’s a tough one. It’s up and down the hills, but we have beer for you at the end and fans along the route, so it’s a lot of fun,” said Ellen Penrod, a spokeswoman for the American Lung Association.

Online registration for the event closes at midnight on Wednesday.

LINK: Run The Rocks 2019

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