Government Marathon Relay

Colorado’s Largest Government Race!

What’s better than running 26.2 miles through the Mile High City?  Sharing the miles with co-workers!  Get a team of five employees from your government entity to run Denver’s only 26.2 mile Marathon Relay – and Colorado’s largest Government Race.  Win bragging rights, awards and money for charity. See the great sites of the Mile High City on each leg – from Empower Field at Mile High to the Confluence, Sloan’s Lake, downtown or run through Denver Firestation #1 – which one will you run?  The ultimate team-building experience!

Government Relay has been divided into two separate divisions

Our participation has grown so we are separating the Government Relay into two divisions – Government and Public School Teachers.  More prize money for charities and public schools!

In the Government division your team can win money for charity.  Government teams must have at least 3 employees (or elected officials) of the same government entity, and any non-employees must be immediate family members.

In the Public Schools Division your team is made up of employees from the same K-12 public school, and you can win money for your school.

HR/Wellness Directors & Team Running Coordinators

How to purchase entries and get organized!

HR DIRECTORS – You can buy multiple registrations all at once for your employees and teams.  And, if your organization has 3 or more relay teams, you can have a company party at the Finish Line – information will be emailed to team captains of qualifying teams in late April or early May.

TEAM CAPTAINS – You can register your team, and enter the runners’ names later!  Your 5-person team can be coed, male, or female.  City, state, federal employees are all eligible.

Video and Virtual Photo Tour

Our 30 second video tells all!  Click here to check out the Relay in action.  Cruise to the bottom of the page to take a virtual photo tour of the sites on the course!

Great Schwag!!

Great schwag for you!  Yes, terrific tech shirts and medals!

Click to see the 2022 medal and the shirt.  2023 shirts and medals will be revealed this winter.

And there is more!  Mini medallions, car decals, free runner photos, presented by CU Denver, and runner tracking.  And, the awesome festival in City Park with food and beverage lakeside in City Park.

Win Money for Charity - and Bragging Rights

Compete for more than $100,000 in awards for charity – 60 top teams designate one of our eligible Charity Partners as a recipient.  Check out the 2022 winners in Government.  Times are based on chip time.  Government teams must have a total of 5 runners with at least 3 employees (or elected officials) of the same government entity, and any non-employees must be immediate family members.

School districts, special districts, city, state, federal employees are all eligible.  NOTE — school coaches must be employees with district ID.  NOTE – if your team is all employees from the same K-12 Public school your team should enter the Public Schools Division.

Run for a Nonprofit

Run for one of the largest Charity Partner programs in the country!  Over 200 charities participate each year.  Choose a charity to run for when you register, and they will contact you.

Packet Pick Up & Race Day Logistics

Relay Team Packet Pick Up Friday and Saturday before the race at the Cigna Denver Colfax Marathon Expo.  No Race Day Packet Pick Up.  Detailed race day logistics for each Relay Leg and RELAY TEAM INSTRUCTIONS will be posted early May.  And, the Relay Zone at the expo will have experts to answer last-minute questions.

Photo Tour

Hover over each photo to learn fun facts!