Government & Public Schools Relay

Colorado’s Largest Government AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS 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 and Public Schools 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!

New! Government Relay now has two separate divisions

Our participation has grown!    So we are now 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 and in the Public Schools Division your team can win money for your school.

HR/Wellness Directors & Team Running Coordinators

You have lots of options.  You can buy multiple registrations all at once for your employees.  And, if your organization has 4 or more relay teams, you can have your own party at the Finish Line – information will be emailed to team captains of qualifying teams in late April or early May.

Get the Fun Started

  1. Pick a captain to register your team.
  2. Challenge your coworkers to start teams – male, female or coed.
  3. Register (you don’t have to know all 5 runners when you register).
  4. Run – organize lunch runs or join the Colfax Ambassadors for group runs.
  5. Check out the Relay Leg Details such as Screaming Downhill and Downtown River Trek including stadium run-through.
  6. Some teams run for fun, some for health, and some for bragging rights!

Government Division - 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 2019 winners – Corporate, Open, Government.  Times are based on chip time (the timing chip is in the baton).  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. School districts, special districts, city, state, federal employees are all eligible.  NOTE — school coaches must be employees with district ID.  Coed teams need to ensure they have 1 runner of each sex, for a total of 5 runners.

Public Schools Division - Win Money for Your School

There are 10 $1000 awards that the top 10 fastest teams of teachers/staff can win for their own school!  Plus bonus money for top male, coed and female teams.   Eligibility — Teams must be teachers/staff from the same Colorado K-12 public school (up to two of the five runners may be family members of teachers/staff at the school or district administration employees or district school board members).  Coaches must be employees with a district ID.  These are overall awards so teams may be male, female, or coed.  Note — If a team places in the Government Cup overall, they may not receive these dollars as well.  If your school would like to use the Colfax Marathon as a fundraiser click here.  If your teams have students on them, they run in the Open Division and are not eligible for the teacher awards here.

Medals & Shirts Great Schwag!

Great schwag for your whole team!    Yes, terrific tech shirts and medals!  Shirts and medals will be revealed in early 2022.

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

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!

Run for Charity

Run for one of the largest Charity Partner programs in the country!  Over 200 charities participated in 2019.  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 Thursday and Friday before the race at the Cigna Denver Colfax Marathon ExpoNo Race Day Packet Pick Up.  Detailed race day logistics and RELAY INSTRUCTIONS  – click here.

Photo Tour

Hover over each photo to learn fun facts!