Government Relay

Colorado’s Largest Government Race!

What’s better than running 26.2 miles through the Mile High City? Sharing the miles with co-workers! Get a team of five employees from your government entity to run Denver’s only 26.2 mile Marathon Relay – and Colorado’s largest Government Race. Win bragging rights, awards and money for charity. See the great sites of the Mile High City on each leg – from Mile High Stadium to the Confluence, Sloan’s Lake, downtown or run through Denver Firestation #1 – which one will you run? The ultimate team-building experience!

HR/Wellness Directors & Team Running Coordinators

You have lots of options. You can buy multiple registrations all at once for your employees. And, if your organization has 3 or more relay teams, you can have your own party at the Finish Line. Email with questions about getting your government entity more involved.

Get the Fun Started

  1. Pick a captain to register your team.
  2. Challenge your coworkers to start teams – male, female or coed.
  3. Register online (you don’t have to know all 5 runners when you register).
  4. Run – organize lunch runs or join the Colfax Ambassadors for group runs.
  5. Check out the Relay Leg Details such as Screaming Downhill and Downtown River Trek including stadium run-through.
  6. Some teams run for fun, some for health, and some for bragging rights!

Virtual Photo Tour

Cruise to the bottom of the page and take the virtual photo tour to view the fun sites along the course!

Win Money for Charity

Compete for more than $90,000 in awards for charity – 60 top teams designate one of our eligible Charity Partners as a recipient. Check out the 2017 winners – Corporate, Open, Government. Times are based on chip time (the timing chip is in the baton). All 5 runners must be employees (or elected officials) of the same government entity, or up to 2 of the 5 runners may be family members to be eligible for awards. School districts, special districts, city, state, federal are all eligible.

Bragging Rights & Awards

For the Government Division, the top 4 overall winners in each division for Male, Female, and Coed receive both awards and money for a charity. Government winners pick award recipient from a select list of 20-25 of our charity partners. This list of eligible charity partners will be posted in the spring. Challenge your coworkers down the hall, or give teams like Aurora Fire, Denver Water and Jeffco Schools a run for their money!

Ten $1000 awards teachers can win for their school

New this year – an additional ten $1000 awards that the top 10 fastest teams of teachers/staff can win for their own school!    Eligibility — Teams must be teachers/staff from the same Colorado K-12 public school (up to two of the five runners may be family members of teachers/staff at the school or district administration employees or district school board members).    These are overall awards so teams may be male, female, or coed.    Note — If a team places in the Government Cup overall, they may not receive these dollars as well.  If your school would like to use the Colfax Marathon as a fundraiser as well, click here.    If your teams have students on them, they run in the Open Division, and are not eligible for the teacher awards here.

Runner Perks

Great tech shirts, car decals, on-course digital photo, and awesome finisher medals for each relay runner with detachable mini-medallions for your keychain or necklace. These 2017 medals were a great spinning desk toy. Don’t miss the awesome afterparty and Michelob Ultra Beer Garden lakeside in City Park.

Run for Charity

We have one of the largest Charity Partner programs in the country! Over 210 charities are participating this year. Choose a charity to run for when you register and race for a good cause. The charity you select when you register will contact you.

Packet Pick Up & Race Day Logistics

Relay Team Packet Pick Up Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2018 at the Health & Fitness Expo. No Race Day Packet Pick Up. Detailed race day logistics will be posted in April.

Photo Tour

Hover over each photo to learn fun facts!

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