DaVita Charity Partners Program

“As a community school, we at Dora Moore love being a charity partner.  We have found this partnership to be enjoyable and profitable.  In Denver Public Schools, we value fun.  Being a charity partner allows for more community members to see our school as a partner in the work of raising the best kids in the nation.”  Dora Moore E-8 School

“Being a charity partner has not only helped our organization raise money, but it has created a space to get our community involved and demonstrate their passing for solving Colorado’s dropout crisis.”  Colorado Youth for A Change

“If as a non-profit, you can only participate in one event a year, this is the best event you can participate in.”    Animal Rescue of the Rockies

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

Here is a fun, 1-minute video about our charity partners program.

Colfax Marathon – Charity Partners Program Video

More than 200 nonprofits are participating the Colfax Marathon in 2019 to raise funds and awareness for their cause and have fun. They use our events as a platform to raise money and awareness.  There is no cost to join but it does take some time and energy. Our charity partners keep all of the money that they raise. Our team helps with visibility, tech support and fundraising ideas.

If you are thinking about joining us as a 2019 Charity Partner, the deadline to sign up is Monday, April 1st.

Questions?  Contact jean@runcolfax.org.

How To Get Started & Get New Ideas

  • The best way to join us for 2019 is to participate in one of our introductory meetings.  Unfortunately, we do not have additional meetings scheduled before our 2019 event.  So, the next best solution is to request a video of the presentation.  Contact jean@runcolfax.org.

New for 2019 Charity Partners.  We scheduled a few “Ideas Only Conversations.”  At these informal events, the Colfax Marathon staff shared ideas to help charity partners build visibility, attract runners and take in more revenue.  These sessions are complete for 2019.  If you want a PDF of the handout, contact jean@runcolfax.org.


Here are three good reasons why you should sign up now.

1. March is really the last month to sign up and gear up sufficiently to have a good experience with us in mid-May.

2.  We have price increases scheduled in mid-March and mid-April.  These are great incentives to contact your supporters and encourage them to sign up before the price increase.  They will thank you.

3.  We are considering some changes to our charity partners program for next year.  If we do make changes, priority will be given to those who are 2019 charity partners.


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.


We love questions.  Just email Jean@runcolfax.org.