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Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon partner with Girls on the Run

gotrlogoDenver, COThe Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon announces a partnership with Colorado’s Girls on the Run for 2017.   More than 1,000 girls will be participating in the Bellco Colfax 5K, which is the kickoff event to the Colfax Marathon Weekend.   The Bellco Colfax 5K will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in City Park in Denver, with the main events on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

“Girls on the Run is thrilled to be partnering with the Bellco Colfax 5K. This event is a great way to engage our participants and their families in a Denver tradition. Through our participation, we hope our girls will inspire other kids to get out and run,” commented Lisa Johnson, Executive Director of Girls on the Run of the Rockies

Girls on the Run uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their opportunities.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Girls on the Run participate in the Colfax Marathon weekend.   Supporting Denver’s youth has always been an important aspect of who we are as an event and running is a great way to encourage kids to have healthy and active lifestyles,” added Andrea Dowdy, CEO of the Colfax Marathon.

To register for the Colfax Marathon Weekend, including the Bellco Colfax 5K, visit

To learn more about Girls on the Run of the Rockies visit them online at

About the Colfax Marathon: The 12th annual Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon takes place May 20-21, 2016. Events include the full marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, Urban 10 miler and Colfax 5K. 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. We support local charities and nonprofits by providing one of the country’s biggest fund-raising platforms through our Charity Partners Program. We are proud to partner with corporate sponsors who make our race a success, including: Kaiser Permanente, DaVita, 9News, The Denver Post, Comcast, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Que, Clif Bar, Michelob Ultra, Alice 105.9, and The Mountain 99.5. Visit us at,, and on twitter @runcolfax.

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, proudly working to improve the lives and health of Colorado residents for more than 45 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care services to 630,000 members through 29 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians. Kaiser Permanente was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the top- ranked commercial health plan in Colorado and the sixth ranked Medicare plan in the nation for 2014-15. Kaiser Permanente was also recently recognized as a 2012 Hypertension Champion by Million Hearts™. In 2014, Kaiser Permanente proudly directed $100 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit or follow us on Twitter @kpcolorado or