Charity Partners

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Achieving Cures Together

Achieving Cures Together is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to save lives by advancing microbiome research.

Over the past two decades our gut microbes, the bacteria, fungi and viruses that reside in our gastrointestinal tract and break down and digest food, have drastically declined in diversity. This is primarily due to our heavy antibiotic usage, our Western diet, and our clean, sanitized lifestyle. With this decrease in diversity, our society is experiencing rapid growth in many diseases and disorders such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Autism, Superbugs, Depression, Obesity, Diabetes, Allergies and more.

Achieving Cures Together exists to advance microbiome research and find cures to these horrific diseases. To do this, we’ve partnered with world-leading researchers at the University of Minnesota where we are studying the benefits of fecal transplants and the restoration of damaged gut microbes. We believe microbial restoration has significant healing potential and this therapy has already proven to be very successful for a number of applications. Notably, ACT has supported treatment for over 800 people suffering from Clostridium difficile, an antibiotic resistant superbug, with a 98% treatment success rate. This is just the beginning and with your support, we will continue to save lives!

www.achievingcures.com/donate

Adams State University Alumni – Denver Chapter

Join Adams State University Alumni and Foundation in supporting the ASU Denver Chapter! The Mission of the Denver Chapter of the Associated Alumni of Adams State University is to reach out to the current alumni, future alumni, and the community throughout the Denver area in order to cultivate loyalty, pride and commitment to Adams State University. We work on ensuring that alumni have professional and social networking events, while supporting students through our scholarship program. Join us in running for our cause, or donate today!

For more information about Adams State University and the Denver Chapter please visit our website https://www.adams.edu/alumni/ or contact Uriah Cisneros, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations, Director of Alumni Relations & Engagement, alumni@adams.edu.

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Adelante Mujer, Inc.

The mission of Adelante Mujer, Inc. is to sponsor and promote programs dedicated to the inclusion of Latina students in pursuit of higher education, professional career growth, and cultural leadership development.

We would love our community’s support to expand our programming to more young Latinas in Colorado, specifically, our LaTEENa Summer Leadership Program, and be able to host them and experience staying on a college campus.

For more information visit https://www.adelantemujer.org/about3 or email adelantemujercolorado@gmail.com.

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African Community Center of Denver (ACC)

The African Community Center of Denver (ACC) is a resettlement agency whose mission is to help refugees and immigrants rebuild safe, sustainable lives. ACC provides newcomers with holistic services including housing navigation, school enrollment assistance, employment counseling, healthcare coordination, & more. Last year, ACC welcomed 1,350 refugees & immigrants from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo & many other countries. Join us to #RunForRefugees!

To learn more, visit: www.acc-den.org or email accoutreach@acc-den.org.

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AFTD (The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is the leading nonprofit working to improve the quality of life of people affected by frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and to drive research to bring hope for a world with compassionate care, effective support, and a future free of this disease. FTD is the most common dementia for people under 60, bringing progressive changes in behavior, personality, language and/or movement. Currently, there are no disease-modifying treatments, and there is no way to prevent or cure this disease. Advancing research into FTD is likely to have benefits for ALS, Alzheimer’s, and other forms of neurodegenerative disease, and we welcome partnerships and support from others looking to making a difference in the lives of the more than 60,000 in the U.S. alone who are affected by FTD. For more information, email AFTD’s Events Department at fundraising@theaftd.org or visit www.theaftd.org.

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Alana Faith Chen Foundation

The Alana Faith Chen Foundation provides financial support to LGBTQ+ who are at risk of suicide so that they can receive the mental health treatment and therapy they need on their path to healing.

41% of LGBTQ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year — and young people who are transgender, nonbinary, and/or people of color reported higher rates than their peers.

We’re grateful to participate in the 2024 Denver Colfax Marathon so that our community can run in honor of Alana while raising awareness and support for LGBTQ+ mental health in Colorado.

For more information visit https://www.alanafaithchen.org/ or email info@alanafaithchen.org.

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ALS United Rocky Mountain

Fighting on Every Front to Improve Living with ALS

Our Chapter was founded in 1996 when a group of ALS patients, families and friends formed an organization to provide support to people in Colorado and Wyoming afflicted with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). We have a variety of services available to help improve the quality of life for those living with ALS and their families. All services are free of charge and include: a durable medical equipment loan program, respite care fund, support groups, educational information, referrals, in-home consultations, and personalized.

For more information about our Charity Partners program, email events@alsaco.org and visit http://secure.alsaco.org/RunALS. To learn more about us, visit alsrockymountain.org.

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Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter

Enhance your Colfax run as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s team! You can help to raise funds and awareness, as we race toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia!

JOIN OUR COLFAX RUNNERS team at act.alz.org/goto/COLFAX24

You’ll have your own fundraising page to share and you’ll be in the running for prizes for top fundraisers. Be sure to share your link on social, with friends, family and colleagues, inviting them to support your run and the cause!

OR, copy the link act.alz.org/goto/COLFAX24, and share it, to give friends and family the opportunity to support your and the Alzheimer’s Association. Everyone has a connection to the cause, unfortunately, but we make a difference!

The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is the premier resource for the 67,000+ Coloradoans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 239,000+ care partners. Through our statewide network of offices, the Alzheimer’s Association offers free education classes, care programs and support groups, consultations, plus our national 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) and safety services. We are the largest non-profit funder of world-wide research, leading to advances in prevention, treatment and eventually a cure for this devastating disease. Questions: contact Stephanie Foster, 503-750-8973 or smfoster@alz.org. Thank you!

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Ascend Performing Arts

Elevating Life Performance.

The Ascend Performing Arts mission is to further the education and growth of young people through participation in high-caliber performiAscendng arts programs that promote teamwork and discipline, develop leadership skills, and enhance self-esteem.  Ascend Performing Arts proudly produces the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, Blue Knights Winds, the Broncos Stampede Drum Line and Broncos Brass ensembles.  We also host major events such as Drums Along the Rockies and Corps Encore drum and bugle corps shows during the summer and Friendship Cup Marching Band Competition in the fall.  Run for Ascend Performing Arts at Info@AscendPerformingArts.org or visit AscendPerformingArts.org to learn more about our charity partner team.

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Aspen Academy

Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village, Colorado, is a national leader in innovative education. Through internationally acclaimed academics and the nation’s first integrated Pre-K through 8th grade leadership and entrepreneurial development program, our students are empowered to lead purposeful and extraordinary lives.

Small classes are led by exceptional, award-winning faculty who provide a foundation of rich academics and a personalized approach to instruction.

For more information visit https://www.aspenacademy.org/ or email jessica.cho@aspenacademy.org.

Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS

Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is dedicated to changing the experience of people living with ALS. We raise the funds and awareness urgently needed to drive innovative science and research forward, at an accelerated pace.  ALS is curable; it’s just underfunded. Our quest is to make sure we find a cure for ALS in our lifetimes. Today we have new hope, we’re closer than ever. Join us in our quest to #endALS.

Run Colfax with TeamQuest4ALS: https://www.classy.org/campaign/2020-denver-colfax-team-quest4als/c242609

Learn more about Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS: www.augiesquest.org

Aurora Public Schools Foundation

Possibility becomes reality for EVERY student.

Established in 1987, the APS Foundation cultivates community investment to enrich student opportunities. We accomplish this by providing a robust scholarship program, facilitating support directly to schools and classrooms, and launching College and Career Centers in our high schools. College and Career Centers provide high school students with critical information on post-secondary options, and tools to help them find and pursue their goals after graduation. Aurora Public Schools has nearly 40,000 students almost 5,000 staff, and 63 schools.

For more information visit http://www.educateaurora.org/ or email apsfoundation@aurorak12.org

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Back On My Feet

Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

We use running and walking as tools to create and build communities that provide the support, resources and crucial social fabric that empower individuals experiencing and at risk of homelessness to achieve sustainable employment and stable housing.

Back on My Feet leverages the power of community to move our members forward, helping them overcome these obstacles and build healthier, more stable lives. We know the road is not always easy, but with the right tools and right people by their side, our members prove time and time again that we can break the cycle of homelessness.

For more information visit www.backonmyfeet.org or email backonmyfeetden@gmail.com.

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Boys On The Right Track

The mission of Boys on the Right Track is to nurture the socioemotional skills , collaborative abilities , and personal resilience of young men empowering them to be leaders within their communities and families. We are excited about our boys running the Denver marathon weekend 5k and our expansion into the Denver area. Ask us how to bring our program to your school.

For more information visit www.boysontherighttrack.org or email julietmeade@boysontherighttrack.org.

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Bridge of Life

Bridge of Life (BOL), an independent 501(c)(3) public charity founded by DaVita Inc., is an international nonprofit organization working to strengthen healthcare globally through sustainable programs that prevent and treat chronic disease. Our vision is a world where all human beings have access to quality healthcare. We strive to empower local staff, community health workers and patients through training and education to make sustainable changes to healthcare.

For more information visit https://www.bridgeoflifeinternational.org or email amanda.genakos@bolteam.org.

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Camp Wapiyapi

We have always believed that every child affected by pediatric cancer — from patients battling an active diagnosis, to survivors in remission, to siblings affected by the experience — can let go of cancer and just be kids. At Camp Wapiyapi, we have established a legacy and community where they can laugh and play with others who cherish them just as they are. Through partnering with Colfax Marathon, we hope to further build and bolster our amazing community and serve more families.

For more information visit https://www.campwapiyapi.org/ or email cassie@wapiyapi.org.

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Canine Companions

Raising and Training service dogs. We want to bring awareness to our program.

For more information visit https://www.cci.org/location/southwest/chapter/rocky-mountain-chapter/ or email kelleykiesling@gmail.com.

CEC Tena

We are the Ethiopian community Health team in Colorado. Our mission is to drive change in the community through sports and outdoor activities. In Ethiopia running is not a pastime, but a central pillar of life. We want to carry this culture here in Colorado and empower our young generation to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/MyCECtena/ or email mycec.tena@gmail.com.

CeDAR

The Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) is an evidence-based, inpatient and outpatient long-term recovery program.  CeDAR offers a safe, professional and healing environment for people seeking treatment for addictions.

We are running to raise money for our amazing alumni community.

For more information visit https://www.cedarcolorado.org/about-cedar/.

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Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)

Center for Work Education and Employment, also known as CWEE, is the leading workforce development and anti-poverty agency in
Colorado. CWEE works to develop self-supporting families by providing workforce development training and comprehensive wraparound services that address the many complex barriers to advancement and self-sufficiency faced by participants. Since 1982, CWEE has served over 15,000 families in the Denver-metro area. CWEE believes that supporting low-income families leads to a stronger workforce and a more vibrant community – for everyone. To run Colfax with CWEE, contact Corey Falter at cfalter@cwee.org. To learn more about CWEE, visit our website at www.cwee.org.

CHEER Colorado

Our Mission

CHEER Colorado is committed to raising spirits and empowering people into action that supports health and wellness and inclusion and diversity in the Colorado LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

Our Values

Safety, Philanthropy, Accountability, Respectability, and Kindness: SPARK!

For more information visit cheercolorado.org or email fundraising@cheercolorado.org.

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Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

Since 1908 Children’s Hospital Colorado has been caring for kids at all ages and stages of life. We see more, treat more and heal more children than any hospital in our seven-state region. And since we’re pioneering treatments that are shaping the future of pediatrics, we’re providing the best possible care years before it becomes available at other hospitals. Thank you for your consideration for running the extra miles for Children’s Colorado!

To learn more about our Foundation, visit www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org.

 

 

Children’s Tumor Foundation

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to finding effective treatments for neurofibromatosis (or NF) by funding mission-critical research. Affecting 1 in 2000 people worldwide, NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and may lead to blindness, deafness, bone abnormalities, disfigurement, learning disabilities, disabling pain, and cancer. For more info, please visit ctf.org. To learn more about our participation in the Colfax Marathon, please email nfendurance@ctf.org.

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Cimarron Middle School

At Cimarron Middle School we build positive relationships to create a safe environment where all are challenged and empowered to reach their highest potential.  We emphasize respect for one another, strive for excellence, and show determination in all we do.  We challenge students to think for themselves, so they can succeed in their future.  For more information about our participation with the Colfax Marathon, contact Beau Davies, beau.davies@dcsdk12.org.

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Colorado CASA

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children be placed in safe, loving homes where they can thrive.

For more information visit www.coloradocasa.org or email coloradocasa@coloradocasa.org.

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Colorado Doula Project

Colorado Doula Project is a grassroots non-profit organization providing free logistical and emotional support for people accessing abortion in Colorado. We’re a 2023 Denver Colfax Marathon partner to support and celebrate our community.

For more information visit https://www.coloradodoulaproject.org or email development@coloradodoulaproject.org.

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Colorado Firefighter Calendar

Colorado Firefighter Calendar is a non-profit organization that produces the official Colorado Firefighter Calendar to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Burn Center. Firefighters from around the state contribute many hours to help raise funds, educate and increase awareness for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Center and the Burn Camp Programs. These men and women represent one of the noblest professions and the calendars serve as a tribute to all firefighters and the people they help every day. Net proceeds received from the sale of calendars and special events directly benefit the Burn Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado and burn centers across the state. For more information about us, visit www.cofirefightercalendar.org.  For more about our participation in the Colfax Marathon, contact Parisa Zohoori, pzohoori@cofirefightercalendar.org.

Colorado Mama Tribe

Colorado Mama Tribe provides support, resources, and community to women raising children with medical and special needs in Colorado.

Studies have shown that people in care-giving role are twice as likely to suffer from depression, and while the moms in our group are some of the strongest, they are in desperate need of a support network to maintain their mental health.

Our moms regularly deal with things like:

Frequent and long hospitalizations. Sleepless nights for their children’s medical interventions and sleep disorders, having to learn complex medical, insurance, therapy, and governmental systems to get the services their children need. Higher risk of child loss. Isolation and loneliness.

Please consider supporting these moms by choosing to run for us and our children! Choosing Colorado Mama Tribe as your charity partner would make a huge difference for our organization allowing us to better care for their medically and behaviorally complex children. We would be incredibly grateful for choosing to run WITH us.

For more information visit www.coloradomamatribe.com or email info@coloradomamatribe.com.

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Colorado Professional Fire Fighters

The Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation provides aid and support to Colorado Fire Fighters and their families if they are victims of a tragedy. The CPFF Foundation was founded in 2002 by Colorado Professional Fire Fighters who recognized the tremendous void left in the lives of their Brothers and Sisters in times of suffering. Many of these needs can go overlooked after a tragedy, and from this financial void, the purpose of the CPFF Foundation was forged. If you choose the CPFF Foundation as your charity partner you’ll be giving directly to Fire Fighter families in times of need.  For more information about our participation in the Colfax Marathon, please contact Tyler Hecox, satirepro@gmail.com 

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Colorado Vincentian Volunteers

Companions on the Journey

The Colorado Vincentian Volunteers is a community of faith and action. Twenty men and women ages 22-30 are recruited annually to accompany the poor, live in community, grow spiritually, and develop a deeper understanding of social justice and change. The volunteers serve homeless youth and adults, children in inner-city schools, the medically indigent, and economically disadvantaged people in need of emergency assistance. In the past 24 years, 353 volunteers have completed the program, and 68 non-profit agencies have received over 635,400 hours of volunteer service. To learn more or run with us, contact Bill and Mary Frances Jaster, cvv@covivo.org, 303-863-8141.

 

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Crazy Love Africa

The Mission of Crazy Love Africa is to serve, restore, empower, and strengthen vulnerable women in Uganda. Help us empower women in Uganda through your spirit and strength at the Colfax Marathon!

For more information visit https://crazyloveafrica.com/ or email crazyloveafrica@crazyloveafrica.org.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Rocky Mountain Chapter

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for CF and supports a broad range of research initiatives to tackle the disease from all angles.

Volunteers are the key to our success and the lifeblood of our organization. Your participation in any way will help us achieve our mission – finding a cure for all people with CF.

For more information visit cff.org/rockymountain or email rockymountain@cff.org

Dash for Smiles

Dash for Smiles is dedicated to raising awareness for cleft lip and palate while also supporting our local cleft clinics. We host an annual 5k walk/run in July and all proceeds benefit the cleft clinics at Children’s Hospital and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

For more information visit www.dashforsmiles.org or email dashforsmiles@gmail.com.

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Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s

Our mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We provide essential information, practical tools, and inspiration to people living with Parkinson’s. We fund early-phase, innovative research that focuses on exercise, speech, movement, and other factors that affect quality of life.

Over 35% of the Foundation’s revenue comes from Team DPF – our grassroots fundraising community that is made up of individuals who have a passion for helping improve the quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s. Join us as part of Team DPF at the Colfax Marathon and help inspire others to live well today. Team DPF fundraisers run for a cause and can earn fun team swag like tshirts, tumblers, running apparel and branded Patagonia sweaters! For more information or to join Team DPF, email Rebecca Reifel at rreifel@dpf.org or visit www.teamdpf.org.

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC)

DCAC responds to victims of child abuse and neglect and provides treatment for children and families, while also preventing child abuse to the greatest extent possible.

One in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. These are our kids, in our community and neighborhoods. We must work together to protect them and rebuild lives. As a donor, your gift helps put their future within reach.

When you run and raise funds for DCAC, you are helping us meet the needs of hundreds of children and families.

For more information email mdavis@denvercac.org.

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Denver Fire Department Foundation

The mission of the Denver Fire Department Foundation (DFDF) is to support Denver’s Fire Department by providing public education, through efforts to improve firefighter safety and quality of life, and with direct resources to meet firefighter needs thereby improving public safety in the City and County of Denver. Most recently, DFDF raised funds to support a dedicated physical/occupational therapist. This program helps injured firefighters return to work within the safest, shortest amount of time possible. Physical therapy also helps firefighters with proactive programs to avoid injury. for more information about us and about our participation in the Colfax Marathon, please contact Laura Douglas, laura@denverfirefoundation.org.

Denver Food Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Race for Health Equity:

As you prepare to participate in one of Denver’s most iconic races, the 2024 Colfax Marathon, we invite you to join Denver Food Rescue (DFR) in a parallel race toward achieving health equity for all Denver residents.

Your Strides Make a Difference:

Every step you take in the marathon can make a lasting impact:

  • Any Donation: Just like every step counts in a marathon, every contribution you make helps us stride towards health equity.
  • $50: Your $50 donation can rescue 400 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, fueling our No Cost Grocery Programs across over 20 locations.
  • $100: Your $100 donation provides 10 culturally responsive fresh food meal boxes, nourishing families battling food insecurity.
  • Become a Roots & Resilience Monthly Donor: Commit to planting seeds of change and nurturing community strength, much like your marathon training.

Why Monthly Donations? Perfect for Marathoners:

  • Convenience: Spread out your donations as your training runs – manageable and consistent.
  • Consistency: Your steady support helps us plan and execute programs efficiently, much like a well-planned race strategy.
  • Deeper Connection: Join an exclusive community of donors, receive updates, and engage in special events, celebrating the milestones just as you would in your marathon journey.
  • Witness the Impact: Stay updated on the tangible effects of your contributions – a celebration of positive change akin to crossing the marathon’s finish line.

Our Programs – A Marathon of Support:

DFR’s programs are a marathon of support for our communities:

  • No Cost Grocery Programs (NCGP): Much like the spirit of the Colfax Marathon, these are community-driven efforts that empower residents to access fresh, nutritious food.
  • Food Recovery and Distribution: Annually rescuing over 700,000 pounds of fresh produce, mirroring the marathon’s scale and impact.
  • Healthy Choice Food Box Delivery (HCFB): Direct support to 600 families monthly, as you directly impact the community with your race.
  • Self Sufficiency and Nutrition Program (SAN): Empowering the next generation, much like how the marathon inspires countless runners.

Join the Race Towards a Healthier Denver:

As you experience the thrill of the Colfax Marathon, remember that your participation can extend beyond the race course. Together, we can transform Denver’s landscape of food access and health equity.

Run strong, and make a difference!

For more information visit https://denverfoodrescue.org/ or email berry@denverfoodrescue.org.

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Denver Kids

Denver Kids empowers students to positively shape their lives, successfully complete high school, and pursue post-secondary options. For more information about Denver Kids, please visit www.denverkids.org. To learn more about our Denver Kids charity partner program, please contact Kendal Osborn, Kendal_Osborn@dpsk12.org.

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Denver Public Schools Foundation

DPS Foundation is the strategic fundraising partner for Denver Public Schools. Powered by the generosity of our donors, we have demonstrated the power of public education and impacted the lives of students across DPS for more than a quarter of a century. We engage our community, educators and DPS to accelerate progress and we help to find the most impactful ways to empower teachers, fuel engaged learning, and support students and their families. Some of our programs include career development classes, afterschool programs, A to Z Fund classroom grants for teachers, and middle school sports. Our goal is to help make sure every student, in every school, has the tools and resources to reach their fullest potential. To learn about our Colfax Marathon nonprofit partners program, contact Katie Wienecke at katie_wienecke@dpsk12.net. For more information visit, https://dpsfoundation.org/colfax-marathon/

 

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is a nonprofit helping to make college possible and building the educational and economic future of Denver by collaborating with Denver Public Schools (DPS) high school students, families, and partners statewide to increase access and completion of post-high school learning, while also expanding generational exposure to career and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our full-time College Advisors work proactively with all DPS 9th-12th graders at our DSF Future Centers located inside DPS high schools.

We award need-based scholarships to DPS graduates attending a community college, university, or technical college in Colorado.

We partner directly with colleges in Colorado to provide our scholarship recipients with extra financial aid and ongoing support to help them succeed.

For more information visit denverscholarship.org or email cdelatorre@denverscholarship.org.

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Denver Zoo

Attention animal-loving runners: Your donations make a difference! As a Colorado non-profit conservation organization, Denver Zoo relies on our generous donor community to help us fund the world-class care we provide to our 3,000+ animals—and protect their wild counterparts around the globe. Your donations ensure that we continue to live our mission —Inspiring Communities to Save Wildlife for Future Generations—each and every day. This year, Denver Zoo is excited to offer NEW fundraising incentives for 2024 when you sign up to run on behalf of Denver Zoo. Make a difference for wildlife while meeting a major personal milestone!

For more information visit https://denverzoo.org/colfax/ and email support@denverzoo.org.

Drala Mountain Center

Drala Mountain Center is proud to be a charity partner with the Denver Colfax Marathon, emphasizing our commitment to the mind-body connection and the transformative potential of running as a mindfulness practice.

For more information visit https://www.dralamountain.org or email olivia@dralamountain.org.

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DSST Public Schools

DSST is dedicated to changing perceptions of what is possible for Colorado public school students and this event showcases all of our students’ incredible achievements. For over a decade, DSST has provided a world-class education focused on building powerful learning communities centered on Core Values within an integrated school model. At DSST, we will not be satisfied until we transform public education by eliminating inequity and preparing all our students for success in college and the 21st century.

For more information visit https://info.dsstpublicschools.org/colfaxmarathon or email DSST@scienceandtech.org.

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Edgewater Collective

Edgewater Collective is reimagining and redesigning education and economic systems in east central Jefferson County, so that all can thrive. We help students recover from the pandemic through after school and summer programs. We train and launch Latina-led worker cooperative businesses to build family wealth so that families can afford to live in the area.

For more information on joining our team, contact Joel Newton at joel@edgewatercollective.org

 

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Epic Experience

We have FUN! Epic Experience offers laughter, excitement, and community to adult cancer survivors. Our mission is to give hope and empower adult cancer survivors by offering week-long outdoor adventure camps in the beautiful state of Colorado. We bring survivors together and offer them community and a new challenge, such as cross-country skiing and whitewater rafting. We also offer regional one-day events in various U.S. cities, Campfires of Hope podcast, and virtual exercise classes.

To learn more about Epic Experience please visit https://donate.epicexperience.org/campaign/run-colfax-2023/c446800. We hope you will run with us and join our fun team. Please contact Chris, chrisc@epicexperience.org, 650-759-2390.

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Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming is the leader in empowering, connecting, and educating to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. The Foundation leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that causes seizures which can affect a variety of mental and physical functions. One out of 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in his or her lifetime. The Foundation offers a wide range of programs for our community including our internationally recognized summer camps for children with epilepsy, adult and teen support groups, Seizure Safety School presentations, advocacy initiatives, first responder training, and our holistic mental health program.

For more information visit https://epilepsycoloradowyoming.org/about/ or email admin@epilepsycoloradowyoming.org.

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Family Tree

Family Tree partners with all people to prevent and overcome the interconnected issues of child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness and promote safety, healing and stability across generations. The Denver Colfax Marathon is a great opportunity to for team building and fundraising for Family Tree and another engagement for our donors and corporate supporters.

For more information visit https://www.thefamilytree.org/colfax-marathon or email rham@thefamilytree.org.

 

 

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Fetal Health Foundation

Fetal Health Foundation supports families receiving a fetal syndrome diagnosis, funds life-saving research, increases fetal syndrome awareness, and shares leading medical information on fetal syndromes.  Over 800,000 pregnancies in the United States yearly are affected by a fetal syndromatic issue. Sadly, over 200 babies a day die from complications due to these conditions.  The Fetal Health Foundation is the only organization to provide support, awareness, and fund research on all fetal syndromes.  We work to provide the HOPE so many families need during a diagnosis.  For more information about us, visit www.fetalhealthfoundation.org.  To learn more about our involvement with the Colfax Marathon, contact Lonnie Somers, lonnie@fetalhope.org.

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Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund, Inc.

The mission of the Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund is to provide multi-faceted support to the members of the Aurora Fire Rescue, their families, and the First Responder community at large.

Core Values

Provide compassionate service to the members of the Aurora Fire Rescue, their families and the first responder community

Provide discrete, timely, fair, and unbiased assistance with an emphasis on confidentiality

Provide the maximum support possible

Ensure the sustainment and growth of the FABF fund

For more information please visit www.thefabf.com

Food Bank of the Rockies

Food Bank of the Rockies ignites the power of community to nourish people facing hunger. Every dollar raised helps us provide four meals and immeasurable hope to people who worry where they’ll find their next meal.

For more information visit https://www.foodbankrockies.org or email events@foodbankrockies.org.

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Forging Youth Resilience (FYR)

Forging Youth Resilience (FYR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers young people to build physical and mental strength for life by providing access to a network of community-based fitness programs, nutrition education and mentorship.

We use fitness as a tool to teach imperative life skills like perseverance, grit, determination, resilience and confidence to prepare our athletes to face the challenges life throws their way with grace, maturity and strength.

Headquartered in Denver, CO, we thought becoming a charity partner with the Denver Colfax Marathon would be a great way to get our surrounding community involved in our mission. This partnership will allow us to expand our reach, make an even greater impact on under-resourced youth in Colorado and across the country, and continue to work towards creating a world where all young people feel strong, capable, and confident to become the best version of themselves.

For more information visit https://forgingyouthresilience.org/ or email christina@forgingyouth.org.

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Foundation for Douglas County Schools

Expanding Educational Opportunities for Students.

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools works to enrich student experience and promote innovation by engaging our community in supporting students. The Foundation makes targeted investments in Douglas County schools and programs to accelerate student achievement and skill development, encourage and develop great teachers, and expand community involvement in our schools. Thanks to the support of our donors and community, we have succeeded in raising over $40 million dollars since 2010, supporting over 85 parent-driven, volunteer-based chapters, and engaging more than 7250 children and teachers in educational events and programs. To learn about our Colfax Marathon charity partners program, contact Stacey Briggs at stacey.briggs@dcsdk12.org. For more information, visit www.foundationdcs.org

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Friends of DHA

Together we can empower individuals to break free from the cycle of poverty and achieve lasting economic independence.

For more information visit https://www.friendsofdha.org/ or email hkopas@denverhousing.org.

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Friends of Red Rocks

Friends of Red Rocks’ mission is to preserve and celebrate Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater through projects, education and community outreach. Friends of Red Rocks hosts monthly trail cleanups and activities to keep Red Rocks a beautiful place for visitors each year. In 2015 Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater received a National Historic Landmark designation thanks, in part, to the efforts of Friends of Red Rocks volunteers. We would love for you to join our race team and help us raise funds and spread awareness to preserve this park and music venue we all know and love.

For more information visit https://www.friendsofredrocks.org/ or email forrfundraising@gmail.com.

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Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

The vision of GIMD is a world in which every girl values her whole self, discovers her inner strengths, and achieves her goals.

For more information visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxgKxde-BjQ or email info@gidenver.org.

Girls on the Run of the Rockies

AT GIRLS ON THE RUN, THE FINISH LINE IS JUST THE BEGINNING. 

Girls on the Run is an after school empowerment program for girls in 3rd-8th grade – giving them skills and experiences to navigate their world confidently and to unleash thgo teameir limitless potential!  We teach girls life skills through a curriculum of engaging lessons and fun running activities. At each season’s conclusion, the girls complete a celebratory 5k run that gives them a lifelong memory of accomplishment. Visit www.girlsontherunrockies.org to learn more! To run with us, contact Lisa Johnson, lisa.johnson@girlsontherunrockies.org.

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Icing Smiles

Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child.

For more information visit https://www.icingsmiles.org/ or email info@icingsmiles.org.

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Inspirato Foundation

The Inspirato Foundation, originally formed in 2018 as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, today is an employee-led organization with a cross-departmental Board of Directors that oversees and organizes Inspirato’s charitable donations, initiatives, and partnerships. Our mission is to organize and facilitate the time and financial resources of Inspirato employees to causes in need. We are dedicated to raising funds and securing charitable donations for disbursement to causes that are aligned with Inspirato’s values.

We are participating in the 2023 Denver Colfax Marathon to support our purpose of positively impacting company culture and striving to give back to the greater Denver community where our company is based.

For more information visit https://investor.inspirato.com/esg or email InspiratoFoundation@inspirato.com.

 

Jack Raife Memorial Fund at AspenOUT

In loving memory of Jack Raife, who took his own life, we are raising money to provide support for LGBTQ+ youth facing a mental health crisis.

For more information visit https://givebutter.com/JackRaife or email lukas@gayskiweek.com.

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JDRF Mountain West Chapter

JDRF has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We are leading the fight by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it, and, at present, there is no cure. Join Team JDRF to fight for a world without type 1 diabetes and help make a cure a reality. For more information, visit www.jdrf.org/mountainwest or contact Dana Slack at dslack@jdrf.org or 303-304-3087.

Jeffco Prosperity Partners

Jeffco Prosperity Partners (previously Jeffco Human Services Foundation) is a nonprofit, community-based organization created to promote innovations that move families from poverty to prosperity. We’re thrilled to join the Colfax Marathon to shed light on our impactful work in Jefferson County. Every contribution from this event directly fuels services and opportunities that empower Colorado families to thrive! Join us in making a difference today.

For more information visit https://www.jeffcohumanservicesfoundation.org/colfax-marathon or email rdunaway@jeffco.us.

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Jeffco Schools Foundation

Since 1983, the Jeffco Schools Foundation (formally the Jefferson Foundation) has partnered with Jeffco Public Schools to provide support across the vast district of Jefferson County. This includes over 150 public schools, 80,000 students, and nearly 14,000 district and staff members, where one in three students are low income. As an independent nonprofit partner, Jeffco Schools Foundation has a proud and long history of raising resources to provide academic, programmatic, and enrichment support to Jeffco students, educators, schools, and families.

We are participating in the Denver Colfax Marathon so that everyone in the Jeffco Public Schools community can run together as a team. We are better together!

For more information visit https://www.jeffcoschoolsfoundation.org/ or email courtney.jensen@jeffco.k12.co.us.

 

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Jett Foundation

Jett Foundation empowers people and families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through the development of transformative programming, educational opportunities, and ongoing support for every stage of a Duchenne journey. Activate your muscles in support of Jett Foundation and the work we do to for the Duchenne community.

For more information visit https://www.jettfoundation.org/ or email emily@jettfoundation.org.

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Juntos Community

Our vision is to help undocumented families access upward mobility and build generational wealth. We’re running to create awareness about and defend the “DACA” program for Dreamers, students, and professionals! We’re also running to create pathways for undocumented Coloradans to live healthier lives and thrive financially through our C3 Juntos advocacy program.

For more information visit www.juntoscommunity.org or email info@juntoscommunity.org.

Lafayette Elementary PTO

Lafayette Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) unites families, students, teachers, administrators, businesspeople, and community leaders devoted to children’s educational success and parents’ involvement in schools. Our PTO is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. We strive to build a strong partnership between faculty and families by providing diverse opportunities for involvement.

For more information cougarpto.org/ or email lafayettecougarpto@gmail.com.

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Latinas First Foundation

Established in 2011 the Latinas First Foundation was created to provide a critical network and support for Latinas to reach their highest potential. The organization provides scholarships, mentorship and networking opportunities, and honors Latina Trailblazers and Unsung Heroines. Latinas First is focused on the cultural and historical contributions of Latinas to the state of Colorado and strives to herald a new generation of professional Latinas who will contribute to our communities.

For more information visit latinasfirst.org or email latinasfirstelevate@gmail.com.

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Live by Living

Live By Living helps cancer survivors and caregivers deal with the emotional and physical challenges cancer presents. How? We connect cancer survivors and caregivers with nature and one another through the healing power of walks, hikes and retreats. Exercise is proven to help survivors of many types of cancer to live longer. It also reduces anxiety, depression, fatigue and chemo-brain among cancer survivors. Spending time in nature has also been shown to reduce anxiety and depression. We combine exercise with nature and the camaraderie of shared cancer experience to transform the lives of survivors and caregivers.

All of our program are walking-based, so having a team in the Colfax Marathon is a natural!

For more information visit www.livebyliving.org or email katie@livebyliving.org.

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Love for Lily

Love for Lily is a non-profit serving families and medical teams in the Neonatal ICU (NICU). Our mission is to empower, support and connect families to help ease their journey through the NICU and thrive inside the hospital and at home. By participating in the Colfax Marathon with Love for Lily, you are joining a community of people who believe that no one should have to walk the NICU alone.

For more information visit https://www.loveforlily.org/colfax-marathon/ or email theresa@loveforlily.org.

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Make-A-Wish® Colorado

Make-A-Wish® Colorado creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Founded as one of the first Make-A-Wish chapters in 1983, Make-A-Wish Colorado has granted over 6,000 wishes to children across the state of Colorado. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org/colorado or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @wishcolorado. To join our Charity Partners team, contact Tina Stroman at tstroman@colorado.wish.org or call 303-750-9474.

For more information visit: www.wish.org/colorado

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Mapleton Education Foundation

Mapleton Education Foundation (MEF) is a nonprofit that supports Mapleton students, teachers, and famlies. The Foundation provides access to post-secondary education, enables participation in district and extra-curricular programs, fosters creativity and innovation in the classroom, and engages community support to fulfill this commitment to generations ongoing.

For more information visit https://mapletonedfoundation.org/ or email mef@mapleton.us.

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Mile High United Way

We are the hand-raisers, the game changers. For more than 130 years, Mile High United Way has united the full force of the community to fight for the education, health, and financial stability for everyone in Metro Denver. Our mission is to unite people, ideas, and resources to advance the common good.

For more information email volunteer@unitedwaydenver.org

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MSU Denver

Come Run with Us!  MSU Denver is transforming lives, communities and higher education by providing access to high-quality educational opportunities in an inclusive environment that prepares students for lifelong success in the Denver community and beyond.  Your support, paired with the lowest tuition of all Colorado four-year public institutions, provides life-changing experiences for our students as they pursue their educational goals. Because of you, our students continue to benefit from small classroom sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio, increasing student retention and graduation rates. Together, we are transforming lives. Contact Brandi Rideout to join our Charity Partner team, brideout@msudenver.edu.

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Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

Our Mission at MGFA is to create connections, enhance lives and improve care, all for a world without Myasthenia Gravis.

For more information visit https://myasthenia.org/ or email tduncan@myasthenia.org.

 

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NAMI Colorado

National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado (NAMI) is dedicated to building communities of recovery and hope by educating, supporting and advocating for individuals affected by mental illness and their families. NAMI Colorado provides: free education classes about mental illness to the community; support groups for those with mental illness and their families; and political advocacy for all concerned. For more information on how NAMI helps visit www.namicolorado.org and to learn more about our Colfax Marathon charity partner program, contact Ray Merenstein at 303-321-3104 or info@namicolorado.org.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS in our area address the challenges of living with MS. We help by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.

We offer many programs — including professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives.

Our community support helps to fund our local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted. Generosity can come from anywhere. We are thankful to our members and their friends, corporate partners and the general public who help us raise the money to move us closer to a world free of MS.

Learn more about us at https://www.nationalmssociety.org/ or email Mary Keathley at mary.keathley@nmss.org for more information.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

The mission of NORD is to improve the health and well-being of people with rare diseases by driving advances in care, research and policy. Participating in DCM allows folks to contribute to furthering the mission of NORD while increasing awareness of all that NORD has to offer to the rare community.

For more information visit https://runningforrare.org/ or email runningteam@rarediseases.org.

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No Kill Colorado

No Kill Colorado wants Colorado to be the safest state for homeless pets.

No Kill Colorado is an advocacy organization that works with shelters and rescues and the public to save all healthy and treatable pets in Colorado. Our mission is to make Colorado the safest place for homeless pets. Please join our No Kill Colorado team to help us spread awareness for homeless animals in need and to raise money in order for us to assist in the facilitation of any programs and services needed to save lives in Colorado!  For more about our participation in the Colfax Marathon, visit www.nokillcolorado.org or email Info@nokillcolorado.org.

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Nourish Colorado

At Nourish Colorado, we are changemakers who strengthen connections with and between farms, ranches, and communities so that all Coloradans have equitable access to fresh, nutritious foods. We achieve our mission by engaging in policy advocacy for systemic change, managing innovative programs, and developing community partnerships and grassroots networks to rebalance the food system and create healthy food environments.

This year we’re participating in the Denver Colfax Marathon to join together as friends, teammates, and as part of a community to have fun, get active, and support resources for our organization. We would love for you to join our team too!

For more information visit https://nourishcolorado.org/ or email christina@nourishcolorado.org.

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Outdoor Lab Foundation

Outdoor Lab has been enriching the lives of sixth-grade and high school students in Jefferson County for more than 60 years. This week-long, overnight camp experience can be one of the most transformational forms of experiential education a young person can receive in Jeffco and it fosters profound personal growth in students. Beyond the lessons in outdoor skills, natural history, communication, teamwork, and leadership that are part of virtually any outdoor experience, at Outdoor Lab, there is an underlying process through which the experience is rendered meaningful in the lives of the participants. The Outdoor Lab Foundation exists to inspire community support for, and advocate on behalf of Jeffco Schools Outdoor Lab Program. We provide support through four foundational priorities: the tuition assistance program, intern stipend program, High School Leader program, and site support program.

For more information visit https://www.outdoorlabfoundation.org/outdoor-lab-school/what-is-outdoor-lab.html or email misha.shearer@outdoorlabfoundation.org.

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PawsCo

Do what you can, when you can.

PawsCo is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization based in Denver, Colorado.

PawsCo is dedicated to reducing pet homelessness by keeping animals in their homes through partnering with the Food Bank of the Rockies for a year round Pet Food Drive, and serving as a partner to shelters and rescues to foster the most in-need animals – those animals not thriving in a shelter setting. PawsCo is a volunteer run organization committed to collaboration, education, and efficient operation.

Visit www.pawsco.org for more information about us.  To learn more about our charity partner team, contact Tiana Nelson, tiana@pawscoadoptions.org.

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Project Inti

We provide aid and education to low-income Peruvian families and communities.

Our team has a love for the mountains, helping and healing people, and inspiring others to embrace the indigenous culture of Peru. Some of our past initiatives have included teaching Leave No Trace principles to porters of the Inca trail, disease prevention and basic hygiene, basic first aid, and assisting in manual therapies to children with disabilities. Contact Angie Parris-Raney, angie.projectinti@gmail.com. More information, visit www.projectinti.org.

Project Purple

Project Purple’s mission is to improve the lives of those battling and the future of pancreatic cancer through hope, support, and compassion. Our vision is a world without pancreatic cancer. Project Purple supports families battling with financial aid and funds the advancement of research for early detection and a cure to improve the only 12% survival rate.

For more information visit www.projectpurple.org or email vin@projectpurple.org.

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Runners for Public Lands

Runners for Public Lands is the nation’s leading advocacy organization representing runners in protecting the environment.

Running is the largest, most diverse, and one of the fastest-growing outdoor recreation groups in the United States. As our sport grows, we envision running becoming a sport where: everyone feels like they belong, all landscapes are protected and celebrated for their ecological, cultural, and recreational value, and runners have an influential voice in outdoor recreation and the environmental movement.

Join us to protect the people and places you run with.

For more information visit https://www.runnersforpubliclands.org or email info@runnersforpubliclands.org.

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Rutledge Cancer Foundation

Rutledge Cancer Foundation works to ease the impact of cancer on the lives of teens and young adults, raise survival rates and find a cure for sarcomas and other solid tumor cancers.

We fund patient programs that address unmet emotional and physical needs.

We work as a catalyst to increase awareness and early detection.

We support research for less toxic, personalized cancer therapies.

For more information visit rutledgecancerfoundation.org or email info@rutledgecancerfoundation.org.

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Save Our Youth Mentoring

Save Our Youth is a 501 (c)3 non-profit youth mentoring organization that connects young people to hope through long-term mentoring relationships.

Mentoring youth has been shown to have powerful positive effects on young people within their personal, academic and professional lives, which directly relates to their personal growth and development as well as social and economic opportunities that might not normally be offered to them.

Our vision is to see a world where every young person embraces their God-given worth.

For more information visit www.saveouryouth.org or email info@saveouryouth.org.

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Second Wind Fund

Since 2002, Second Wind Fund has connected children and teens at risk for suicide with professional, specialized mental health counselors in their community. Second Wind Fund covers the entire cost of up to 12 sessions of therapy. It is truly a life-saving program, available to children and teens who have no other access to care. Suicide is currently the leading cause of death among youth ages 10-24 years old in Colorado. Second Wind Fund brings hope and healing to these young people by helping them discover positive ways to overcome the challenges in their life. Since 2002, more than 6,000 children and teens have benefited from Second Wind Fund’s unique and highly effective program. Visit www.thesecondwindfund.org to learn more about us. For information about our work with the Colfax Marathon Charity Partners program, contact Michelle Aquino, maquino@thesecondwindfund.org.

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SeizingPsych

SeizingPsych, Inc., is a charitable nonprofit organization that assists individuals and families living with mental illness. Our programming provides crisis grants, resources, educational materials, other related goods and services. Additionally, we provide free, interactive, advocacy and educational programming to students, community organizations, and healthcare professionals with the goal of expanding community awareness and minimizing stigma associated with mental illness. To learn more, visit us at www.seizingpsych.com or @SeizingPsych on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information about our participation with the Colfax marathon, please email Nickole Moon at seizingpsych@outlook.com.

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Shiloh House

Shiloh House provides residential care, educational programming, and therapeutic services to empower Colorado youth and families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma. At Shiloh House we strongly believe in building a circle of support around each youth in our care. Our approach is based on over 30 years of experience creating an environment where wounds begin to heal, relationships are built or restored, and new possibilities are created. If you are interested in joining our Charity Partner running group please contact development@shilohhouse.org. For more information about Shiloh House please visit www.shilohhouse.org

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Sobriety House

Sobriety House is the oldest licensed residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Colorado. We’ve been in the community since 1967! We are a state-licensed nonprofit organization offering the most affordable care for those seeking treatment for addiction. Our staff is experienced and passionate about helping clients achieve lifelong sobriety! We are constantly looking for ways to share our passion for helping people with our community. We see the Colfax Marathon as an opportunity to meet and engage in a fun and healthy activity while bringing awareness to Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. The long journey to sobriety starts with a single step. Join us this year as we run for the brothers, mothers, friends, children, and all those that still suffer out there. Your support will allow us to grow our reach and help those that need us most.

For more information visit www.sobrietyhouse.org or email meganr@sobrietyhouse.org.

 

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Southern Plains Lands Trust

Providing a refuge for runners is one of our main goals at the Southern Plains Land Trust – we are protecting over 60,000 acres of shortgrass prairie habitat for American pronghorn, deer, bison and other runners!

We’re participating in the 2024 Colfax Marathon because we want to channel our inner pronghorn and run for the cause, while introducing you to our prairie preserves in southeastern Colorado.

Prairie wildlife is in desperate need for more space to run and roam. Bison, pronghorn, prairie dogs, badgers, and all the wild ones will thank you!

For more information visit www.southernplains.org or email info@southernplains.org.

 

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Susan G. Komen

Every dollar makes a difference in the fight against breast cancer. You can turn your Colfax Marathon experience into a fundraiser to support breast cancer care, research and financial assistance for people here in Colorado. YOU have the power to help save lives.

For more information visit www.komen.org/Colorado or email Corrina Steiger, Colorado Executive Director csteiger@komen.org.

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Team RWB

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) exists to guide them through that journey with real-life and virtual opportunities focused on building a healthier lifestyle because a strong focus on mental and physical health is critical to ensuring veterans’ best days are ahead.

More than 200,000 members are already forging the nation’s leading health and wellness community for veterans. Will you join the team?

For more information visit www.teamrwb.org or email aaron.varcasio@teamrwb.org.

Team World Vision

Team World Vision inspires people to take on the challenge of running or run-walking a full marathon or half-marathon to provide life-giving clean water to communities around the world. Today, 785 million people do not have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. Our team chooses to run or walk miles daily to eliminate steps women and child take to fetch unsafe water.

World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of water in the world, providing a person with lasting clean water every 10 seconds. $50 can provide life-changing clean water to a child in need.

We would love for you to go farther together with us this season! For more information or to join a team visit www.teamworldvision.org/denver or email dwagner@worldvision.org.

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The Civic Canopy

The Civic Canopy is a community-based nonprofit focused on transforming the way we solve society’s big, sticky issues. We do this by engaging and connecting diverse groups of people seeking change in their community and equipping them with the tools to create meaningful and lasting impact. Project by project, we aim to create a new culture across Colorado that centers around elevating often unheard and underrepresented voices, designing spaces that foster understanding and trust, and mobilizing towards collective action that results in systemic change.

We’re participating in the 2024 Denver Colfax Marathon as a fun way to connect with the Metro Denver community and make new friends!

For more information visit https://www.civiccanopy.org/ or email daniela@civiccanopy.org.

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The Naloxone Project

Our mission is to create a medical system and society that has no stigma, provides naloxone, and saves lives. An organization that is equitable and sustainable. We are participating in the 2024 Denver Colfax Marathon to broaden awareness about our work, remind everyone that they matter, and continue providing second chances locally and nationally.

For more information visit https://www.naloxoneproject.com/ or email ian@naloxoneproject.com.

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The Willstrong Cancer Foundation

WillStrong funds much-needed childhood cancer research and provides psychosocial support to teens and young adults with cancer.

We are thrilled to be a new Denver Colfax Marathon charity partner as we believe in the power of movement and showing up to do hard things for the greater good. Raising funds for our mission is super important but we also look forward to highlighting our impact for kids with cancer and being part of a collective of fellow philanthropists and do-gooders!

For more information visit www.willstrongcancerfoundation.org or email info@willstrongcancerfoundation.org.

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There With Care

Founded in 2005, There With Care provides a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by medical agencies by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

Your participation on the There With Care Colfax Marathon Team provides families with meaningful community and consistent care, ensuring no family has to face their child’s medical crisis alone.

For more information visit therewithcare.org or email amber@therewithcare.org.

 

 

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Undestructable

Undestructable provides job skills training and employment opportunities to survivors of intimate partner abuse to create a sustainable future for themselves and the planet.

This year is our first time participating in the Colfax Marathon and we are hoping to increase visibility on the crisis that is intimate partner abuse and for the organization. Raising funds for our program would be a wonderful biproduct!

For more information visit https://www.undestructable.org or email info@undestructable.org.

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UpRoot Colorado

UpRoot Colorado increases the nutrition security of Coloradans by harvesting and redistributing surplus, nutrient-dense foods while supporting the resilience of farmers.

We are a charity partner of the Colfax Marathon because we are a community-focused organization, working to reconnect Coloradans with the beauty and benefits of healthy food and healthy soils while reinstituting food wisdom within our communities.

For more information visit www.uprootcolorado.org or email Howdy@uprootcolorado.org.

 

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Volunteers of America Colorado

Volunteers of America Colorado seeks to identify and serve the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the communities we serve.

Through more than 50 distinct human service programs, VOAC changes the lives of over 100,000 people in-need each year. VOAC’s services include housing and emergency shelters, hunger and nutrition services. We support veterans experiencing homelessness who have been under-served, and provide a safe place for women, men, and children escaping domestic violence.

THANK YOU for running the extra mile for the most vulnerable in our community!

To learn more about us visit: https://www.voacolorado.org/about or email grasel@voacolorado.org.

Water for People

Water For People is global nonprofit dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services to nine countries. Water For People empowers local governments, community members, and service providers to invest in the long-term solutions and systems that are right for them. This means listening to them and establishing trust from the very beginning. We want every community, household, school, and clinic to have lasting access to safe water and sanitation for generations to come – we call this impact model Everyone Forever. Learn more at www.waterforpeople.org.  For more information about our engagement with the Colfax Marathon, contact Georgia David, gdavid@waterforpeople.org

WeeCycle

WeeCycle supports Colorado infants and toddlers by providing essential baby gear and supplies to families in need. We collect, “weecycle” and match new and gently used baby essentials with those that need them most in our community.

For more information email info@weecycle.org.

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Womxn’s March Denver

Womxn’s March Denver is a collective of womxn committed to amplifying marginalized voices in the movement to end sexism, oppression, and injustice. Through community engagement, protest, education, and leadership, we leverage our platform to ignite action.

For more information visit http://www.womxnsmarchdenver.org/ or email meganf@womxnsmarchdenver.org.

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