Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update
It is great to see Colorado shift to “safer at home” as a first step towards more normal lives. As we all realize, there is still no update from the city or state on mass gatherings, including runs, Bronco games, festivals or movie theaters. Therefore, there is no update on rescheduling the Colfax Marathon Weekend for fall of 2020, vs waiting until spring of 2021.
As the mass gathering rules evolve, the City will be setting guidelines, and a process and timeline for the hundreds of impacted special events. Just like you, we are hopeful that the aggressive actions of sheltering in place and social distancing will allow us all to return to a “new normal”.
We can say that our next race will be a great 15th Anniversary celebration! And we look forward to celebrating it with all of you.
OPTIONS – Upon determining if we can have a 2020 race weekend or will be waiting until May 2021, we will communicate to individual runners and team captains at least three options. Our 15th Anniversary celebration will happen, whether it is in 2020 or needs to wait until 2021.
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW? We (Andrea and Creigh) have been asked by the Mayor’s Office to spearhead coordinating guidelines for all Denver running/walking events. All running/walking events will be required to follow these guidelines, which will be approved by city government and public health officials. We are working diligently with running events across the country to create operation guideline scenarios in all aspects of running events – bib pickup, start line, finish line, water stations, and more.
CITY PARK WAS QUIET Sunday, May 17th we went to the Colfax Start Line in City Park. Geese were flocking to the Start Line rather than runners. It was an empty feeling not to be joined by thousands of runners. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Start Line at a Colfax Marathon weekend in the future.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time for all. Our homepage will have the most recent update on information regarding our event.
Andrea Dowdy, CEO Creigh Kelley, Race Director
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Free Colfax Marathon Virtual Challenge
Our Colfax Marathon Virtual Challenge is completed. Over 1600 runners completed one of the three distance levels – 10 miles, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles. Based on the popularity of the challenge we doubled the number of prizes we are mailing out this week – so will have 66 in total. We have 20 winners of Colfax Trucker Hats/Visors or buffs for those entering the 10 Miler challenge. There will be 26 Halfzip winners for those who entered the Half Marathon challenge. And, there will be 26 Jacket/Halfzip winners (13 each) for those who entered the Marathon challenge. Thanks for virtually joining us! See list of winners
Denver's Only Marathon
Where to start? Boston Qualifier, through the Broncos Stadium at Mile High twice, along miles of water, through a fire station, & ranked by Runner’s World! Finish your 26.2 into a huge post-race party with live music, food, & drinks.Learn More >
New! Half Marathon Course through Denver Zoo & Downtown
A brand new course for the 15th anniversary taking you through Denver Zoo, along Colfax with epic spots like VooDoo Donuts and Irish Snug, by the Capitol, inside Denver Fire Station #1, and along 17th Avenue into an awesome finish party with 20,000 new friends!Learn More >
Marathon Relay - Corporate, Government, Open
What’s better than running 26.2 miles through the Mile High City? Sharing the miles with friends! Get a team of five to run Denver’s only 26.2 mile Marathon Relay. Most teams run for fun. Others run for bragging rights and money for charity.
It’s the largest in the US – because of the fun! Companies and government entities enter multiple teams in their industry division – like Construction, Healthcare, or Public School Teachers. Friends enter the Open Division.Learn More
A Competition of Corporate Giving - Denver Business Journal
Denver Business Journal named in a recent year the Colfax Marathon “Denver’s corporate “it” charity of the year”. With more than $100,000 awarded to charities through the Open, Corporate, and Government Relay divisions. Get your company teams together now!
Urban 10 Miler - a local's favorite
It’s the marathon course in just 10 miles! Perfect if you love the idea of running downtown, through the stadium, eclectic college campus, and waterways – but do not want to tackle a full 26.2 miles. It’s a point to point race, that starts a bit later at RMCAD, and then finishes with the marathon, half, and relay in City Park. Your bib has an RTD ticket to get back to your car. A Denver favorite!