DaVita Charity Partners Program

“The Colfax Marathon Charity Partners program is a refreshingly different from other Charity Partners programs we’ve been involved with.  You are “partners” in every sense of the word.”  Make-A-Wish Foundation

“If as a non-profit, you can only participate in one event a year, this is the best event you can participate in. They do most of the promotional work for you. You apply as much time and effort as you can and still see results, in exposure, name recognition, etc. It is the best way to spend your fundraising time for the year!”   Animal Rescue of the Rockies

Join one of the nation’s largest charity partner programs!

218 nonprofits participated in the Colfax Marathon in 2016 to raise funds and awareness for their cause and have fun. Use our events as your platform. There is no cost to join but it does take some time and energy. You keep all of the money that you raise. Our team is here to help you get visibility, share ideas, and tell your story.

If you are interested in joining us for 2017, send an email to jean@runcolfax.org and she will invite you to an introductory session in October.

How To Get Started

  1. Attend an introductory session about our program and sign-up if the program fits your nonprofit. Contact jean@runcolfax.org.  We gear up in the late fall.
  2. Attract runners and build a fund-raising or visibility campaign. We have ideas to share. It works!
  3. Use our help. We provide lots of visibility, tech support and social media to showcase your efforts, plus a free tent at the finish area on race weekend.
  4. Take home cash. In addition to your fundraising, our winning relay teams give away their cash award to their favorite charity partner. We also award cash to the top three charity partners that attract the most runners.

Learn More

Introduction to Charity Partners Meetings

Want to learn more about our charity partners program?  Join us for an introductory meeting.  They are quick and fun.  Plus, we have a gift for you.  Signing-up ahead of time is a must.  Last meeting in 2016:

Thursday, December 1st, 7:30 to 9:00 am, 201 Milwaukee St., Suite 200.  Click here to register.

Returning Charity Partner Meetings

If you were a 2016 charity partner returning for 2017, we are scheduling meetings specifically designed for you.  At these meetings, we will share “what’s new.” We have lots to share. We have two meetings scheduled in 2016.

Tuesday, November 15th, 7:30 to 8:30 am, 201 Milwaukee St., Suite 200.  Click here to register. (filling up)

Wednesday, November 30th, 7:30 am to 8:30 am, 201 Milwaukee St., Suite 200.  Click here to register.



Runners Choosing a Charity

Runners select their charity during their registration process from a drop down list of charity partners. Charities then contact their runners directly. Already registered and want to select a charity? You can amend your registration yourself.


Contact Jean@runcolfax.org.