Marathon Relay – Public Schools Division

Colorado’s Largest PUBLIC SCHOOLS Race!

What’s better than running 26.2 miles through the Mile High City?  Sharing the miles with co-workers at your school!  Get a team of five employees from your school to run Denver’s only 26.2 mile Marathon Relay – and Colorado’s largest Public Schools Race.  Win bragging rights, awards and money for your school.   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!

Thank you to the Groove Keep Driving Foundation for sponsoring the Public Schools Division!


Top schools will win $1000 for their K-12 school!   This division is for public school teachers and staff from the same public K-12 school.  This division is not for teachers from different schools, private schools, colleges/universities, or students.   Unsure which division to enter?   Email

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 school has FOUR or more relay teams, you can have a 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 and all from the same school.

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 Your School - Eligibility

There are ten (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 your teams have students on them, they run in the Open Division and are not eligible for the teacher awards here.

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!