Past Events

EVENT

LOCATION

DATE

WHAT: 2012 FIRST DESCENTS Fall Affair

WHERE: 1770 Sherman Street, Denver, CO

WHEN: October 12, 2012

 

The Fall Affair is FIRST DESCENTS’ new fall fundraising extravaganza. This year’s speak-easy themed event includes a Moses Jones, an incredible 12 peice band, food from renowned Top-Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and Blackbelly Catering, and complimentary wine, beer and specialty cocktails. There will be plenty of seating at this event, but there will not be… + Read more

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WHAT: FIRST DESCENTS Fall Affair

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHEN: October 12, 2013

 

The 2013 Fall Affair is FIRST DESCENTS’ new fall fundraising extravaganza. This year’s speak-easy themed event includes a Moses Jones, an incredible 12 peice band, food from renowned Top-Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and Blackbelly Catering, and complimentary wine, beer and specialty cocktails. There will be plenty of seating at this event, but there will not… + Read more

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WHAT: 2015 Climb-A-Thon

WHERE: Nationwide

WHEN: April 18, 2015

 

On April 18, climbers will come together across the country to Climb for Courage. This year we are climbing to honor the courageous people in our lives and to find a little courage of our own. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 2015 Participating Gyms:  Rockreation – Los Angeles, CA – APRIL 19, 10 – 2 pm… + Read more

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WHAT: 2nd Annual Donut Mess With Me, Cancer! 5k Run/Walk

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHEN: September 12, 2015

 

Join us for a super fun, mellow 5k run/walk with your friends to support First Descents and young adults with cancer. Each registrant will get an event t-shirt, and a donut to enjoy after their run! $25 entry and proceeds benefit First Descents. Sponsored by Habit Doughnut Dispensary! Event begins promptly at 9am, in Cheesman… + Read more

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WHAT: 2015 80’s Ski Party

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHEN: October 23, 2015

 

Join us for the Best Party This Side Of The Rockies! October 23rd, 2015. Beer until it runs out- pizza – drink specials – and the infamous Balloon Drop full of awesome prizes! BUY TICKETS #80Ski2015 RSVP on Facebook! Click here to view sponsorship opportunities and email [email protected] with questions or to confirm your support!

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WHAT: 2016 10th Annual First Descents Ball

WHERE: Avon, CO

WHEN: March 19, 2016

 

It’s time to celebrate the BIG one! 15 years as an organization and our 10th Annual Ball- March 19th, 2016. Tickets ARE SOLD OUT- We highly recommend that you get on the waitlist in case seats do open up for this event. We will do our best to accommodate everyone that we can. To be… + Read more

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WHAT: 2016 Climbathon

WHERE: Nationwide!

WHEN: April 2, 2016

 

On April 2nd, First Descents friends and supporters will come together in climbing gyms across the country to Climb for Courage. We are climbing and fundraising to honor the courageous people in our lives and to find a little courage of our own. Read on for locations, times, and to join the climb!

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WHAT: TD Five Boro Bike Tour

WHERE: New York, NY

WHEN: May 1, 2016

 

Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour presented by REI is America’s largest cycling event.  The Tour provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs – a 40 mile, car-free ride for 32,000 cyclists. Read more here.

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WHAT: Ragnar Trail Relay

WHERE: Snowmass, CO

WHEN: June 3, 2016

 

Sunset, starry night, bonfire, costumes, a little running, and great friends. Ragnar is what First Descents is all about. Over an average of 22 hours, you and your team will run 120 miles, relay style. As a First Descents team, you’ll get a free race entry, custom made running jerseys, VIP camping access at the… + Read more

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WHAT: 2016 Mile High Summer Shindig

WHERE: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO

WHEN: July 9, 2016

 

Join us Saturday, July 9 for live music, food and beer at the First Annual Mile High Summer Shindig. The event is free to attend and will be held at Denver Beer Co. in downtown Denver where a percentage of all pint sales will be donated directly to First Descents. First Descents is so excited to be the charity partner… + Read more

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WHAT: Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race

WHERE: Leadville, CO

WHEN: August 13, 2016

 

This August, a team of committed riders take on the epic Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race – 104 miles long with over 14,000 feet of elevation gain at altitudes up to 12,600 feet. In 2015, Team FD hit an amazing milestone by surpassing $1 Million raised since its 2007 inception. It is an incredible accomplishment for a group of intrepid, committed,… + Read more

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WHAT: Karma Over Cancer

WHERE: CO

WHEN: September 11, 2016

 

The mission of First Descents is to help young adults impacted by cancer live beyond their diagnosis and our Out Living It mantra resonates through our entire community of alumni and supporters. With our mantra, Out Living It, we hope to inspire an entire community of alumni and supporters to live with passion and purpose,… + Read more

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WHAT: 3rd Annual Donut Mess With Me, Cancer! 5K Run/Walk

WHERE: 1695 Platte St., Denver, CO

WHEN: September 27, 2016

 

Join us for a super fun, mellow 5k run/walk with your friends to support First Descents and young adults with cancer. Each registrant will get an awesome event t-shirt, and a donut to enjoy after their run! $25 entry and proceeds benefit First Descents. Sponsored by Habit Doughnut Dispensary! Event begins promptly at 6pm at Denver… + Read more

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WHAT: Denver Beer Co. Collaboration Celebration

WHERE: Denver Beer Co., Denver, CO

WHEN: October 7, 2016

 

Come on out to Denver Beer Co. on October 7th for a celebration like no other! Beer, food and live music, with proceeds benefitting First Descents.

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WHAT: 2016 Man of the Cliff

WHERE: Avon, CO

WHEN: October 15, 2016

 

Start growing your beards and working those muscles because Man of the Cliff is back! Join us in Avon, CO October 15th-16th, for this lumberjack/jill competition that benefits First Descents! Participants of all skill-levels are welcome to join in on the fun. Check out the website for more information on the fiercest competition around!

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WHAT: 2016 80s Ski Party

WHERE: Mile High Station, 2027 Old West Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

WHEN: October 21, 2016

 

Join us for the 80’s Ski Party by Shinesty benefitting First Descents! This is by far the Best Party This Side Of The Rockies! October 21st, 2016. That Eighties Band will be playing all your favorite 80’s tunes, beer until it runs out- pizza – drink specials – and the infamous Balloon Drop full of awesome… + Read more

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WHAT: New York City Marathon

WHERE: New York, NY

WHEN: November 6, 2016

 

“The New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world’s biggest and most popular marathon, with 50,530 finishers in 2014.” Join an elite group of FD Alumni, Supporters, and Family and run the 2016 NYC Marathon with Team First Descents! Read more here.

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WHAT: 2017 11th Annual First Descents Ball

WHERE: Avon, CO

WHEN: April 1, 2017

 

Over the past 16 years, First Descents has grown from one week-long program to over 40 week-long programs a year and 15 regional adventure communities called FD Tribs. At this point, we are officially all over the country and in everyone’s backyard! So mark your calendars and come on over to our backyard to celebrate… + Read more

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