If you would like to run for a nonprofit through the DaVita Charity Partners Program, it’s easy!
Choose Your Nonprofit
If your favorite nonprofit is already a charity partner, then just select them from the drop down menu during your registration process. They will get in contact with you about benefits and requests, such as wearing their back bib or shirt for awareness. There is no additional charge to run for a charity. If you have already registered, you can go back into your registration and select a DaVita charity partner (see our FAQ section on how to add)
Add Your Favorite Nonprofit
If your favorite nonprofit is not listed as a charity partner yet, then encourage them to join us! Send them this link from our website: http://www.runcolfax.org/charities/charity-partners-program/. The best way to learn how to become a charity partner is to attend an Introductory Meeting.
Be a Fundraising Rockstar
If you are among the first 500 to raise $500 for your favorite charity partner, then you can be a Colfax Marathon Rock Star. Rock Stars receive a free gift from the Colfax Marathon, a sticker to put on their front race bib which gets you fun benefits on race weekend, and a special benefit from Runners Roost Lakewood and Adidas. To become a Rock Star, you send us your fundraising results, using an easy link accessed from this site.
Get More Info
If you want to explore more about what’s involved in running for a particular charity partner before you sign up to run for them, then go to the list , click the nonprofit that you like, and follow up with them directly. They want to answer your questions!
We do not share a portion of our registration fees with our charity partners since we need this revenue to produce our events. We do give back to them in lots of other ways, including an opportunity to win cash from a prize pool of $100,000 +, a free tent at our finish line, and lots of technical support.