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Casa Bonita Joins the Denver Colfax Marathon as Volunteer Program Sponsor

Casa Bonita Joins the Denver Colfax Marathon as Volunteer Program Sponsor

1,500 volunteers will wear a limited-edition pink Casa Bonita T-shirt during the race weekend

Denver, CO – Casa Bonita has partnered with the Denver Colfax Marathon as the 2023 race season volunteer program sponsor. This partnership will allow the marathon to continue its support of 1,500 volunteers during the race weekend in May.

“This is such a unique partnership,” said Andrea Dowdy, CEO of the Denver Colfax Marathon. “Our runners have been racing past the Casa Bonita landmark for 16 years, and we are thrilled to have them involved in our race day on a major level.”

Every year, the Denver Colfax Marathon relies on 1,500 volunteers to ensure that race weekend operations run smoothly for the thousands of runners and guests in Denver. These volunteers will be especially easy to spot this year as they spread out in a sea of pink as a nod to the iconic Casa Bonita tower.

“We applaud Andrea and the entire marathon team for staging such an incredible race year after year,” said Dana Rodriguez, Executive Chef, Casa Bonita. “We are honored to be a 2023 race season volunteer program sponsor, and we’re excited to support the volunteers and contribute to the success of marathon weekend. And to all the runners, good luck!”

Since the launch of the marathon in 2007, the design of the race day course has seen marathon runners and marathon relay teams run by the landmark restaurant not just once but twice during the 26.2-mile run, while the Urban 10-Miler runners each pass by Casa Bonita once during their race.

The 17th Denver Colfax Marathon will take place May 19-21, 2023, and is expected to welcome 20,000 runners throughout the race weekend. Volunteer opportunities are still available. Visit for more information and sign up under “volunteer.”


About Casa Bonita
Casa Bonita is located at 6715 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, Colorado, and is scheduled to reopen its doors in May. The Mexican restaurant and immersive entertainment venue was first opened in 1974 by Bill Waugh and has been a popular tourist destination ever since. Casa Bonita was named a historic landmark in 2015 by the Lakewood Historical Society. For more information or to reserve space for a private event, please visit

About Denver Colfax Marathon
Denver Colfax Marathon is Denver’s largest running event which takes place in May. Events include the full marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay and Urban 10 miler. Established by the cities of Aurora, Denver and Lakewood to encourage Coloradans to be healthier, the marathon has established itself as an iconic race for the Mile-High City. The event supports local charities and nonprofits by providing one of the country’s biggest fund-raising platforms through its Charity Partners Program. Visit the Denver Colfax Marathon at,, and on IG/Twitter @runcolfax