Marathon Relay – Overview

What’s better than running 26.2 miles through the Mile High City?  Sharing the miles with friends!  Get a team of five to run Denver’s only 26.2 mile Marathon Relay.  Join the largest marathon in the U.S!  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 the neighborhoods around Colfax – which one will you run?

We have 4 divisions in the Relay – choose from the below for detailed information!


Get the Fun Started

  1. Choose your division: Open, Corporate, Government, Public Schools
  2. Pick a captain to register your team (male, female, coed).
  3. Register  (you don’t have to know all 5 runners when you register )
  4. Train with friends
  5. Check out the Relay Legs such as Screaming Downhill, Downtown River Trek.
  6. Have fun!

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 Medal and Gifts!

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

Click to see the 2024 medal details.  Click to see the 2024 race shirt.

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.

Awesome Race Shirt

Click HERE to see the race shirt!

Win Money for Charity & Awards

Marathon Relay teams compete for more than $100,000 in awards for charity – 60 top teams in the Open, Corporate, and Government divisions designate one of our eligible Charity Partners as a recipient.  Public School division teams win money for their own school.  Times are based on chip time (the timing chip is in the baton).

You can check out each division Open, Corporate, Government, Public Schools for the awards that are given.   Click on Open, Corporate or Government,  Public School Teachers to see the 2022 winners!  You must have 5 runners to be eligible for awards, and a coed team must have at least 1 runner of each sex and a total of 5 runners.  Corporate & Government teams must have at least 3 employees and any non-employees must be immediate family members.  Public school teachers must have the employees from the same school.

Run For Charity

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!