Now in its 14th year, the Colfax Marathon Partnership is a nonprofit 501c3 with the mission of producing the premier marathon weekend in the Mountain West Region, committed to community, philanthropy, and fun. Originally created by the cities of Denver, Lakewood, and Aurora to recognize Colfax Avenue, the longest main street in America; it’s Denver’s only marathon. The race has grown to be a nationally recognized event featuring unique courses incorporating the iconic landmarks of the Mile-High City.
Major Sporting Event
The Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon weekend is the largest marathon weekend in the Rocky Mountains, with 20,000 runners in 2018. Races include a marathon, half marathon, urban 10 miler, and a 5K. In addition, the marathon relay has over 1,330 teams in Corporate, Government or Open divisions and is the second largest Marathon Relay in the US.
As Denver’s largest running event, the Colfax Marathon includes seven races over two days and a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at Mile High Stadium. Runner’s World has selected Colfax Marathon in its top 10 lists in multiple years!
Each year, the Colfax Marathon is held the third Sunday in May, with the Expo and races making a fun three day weekend.
OVER $2,500,000 RAISED BY NON PROFITS
Each year, the Colfax Marathon partners with more than 200 Nonprofits, who have collectively raised over $2,500,000 over the last 5 years through the efforts of Colfax runners. The marathon’s Charity Partners Program is the 2nd largest in the U.S. with New York City Marathon being the largest. An Open Door policy exists for all 501c3’s – welcoming small to large charities with a large variety of causes. Click Here to learn more on charities raising money
OVER $100,000 DONATED BY THE COLFAX MARATHON in 2017
In addition to the money raised by 200+ charity partners, the Colfax Marathon donated more than $100,000 to its partners in 2017, with over $500,000 donated in the last six years. Each year Corporate, Government, and Open Relay teams compete in their industries to win up to $2,500, which they designate a nonprofit partner to receive. Plus, the top ten teams of public school teachers each win $1,000 for their school.
COLORADO’s LARGEST CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT COMPETITION
In 2018, the Corporate and Government Relay Divisions included 4,500 runners on 900 teams, competing in a variety of industry categories. Divisions include Accounting, Construction, Consumer Products/Services, Finance, Healthcare, Energy, High Tech, Legal, Professional Products/Services, Hospitality, Public School Teachers, and Government Employees. Bragging rights and money for charity ($100,000 prize pool) are up for grabs! Click Here for Corporate and Click Here for Government Relay information.
COMPANIES AS A PART OF COLFAX MARATHON
Companies across Colorado partner with Colfax in a variety of ways – sponsoring, competing in the Corporate Relay, or bringing runners to participate in the individual race distances. Many companies have one or more charities they focus on when participating in Colfax, to raise awareness or funds. Click Here to get your company involved.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF
The Colfax Marathon Partnership Board is comprised of government and corporate executives.
The Colfax Marathon Staff are seasoned executives and running enthusiasts, working together to produce an event for runners by runners.
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