Athletes with Disabilities Program

The Colfax Marathon strives to provide athletes of all abilities a great race experience from registration to the finish line.

Questions? Contact Wally Zediker at

Before the Race

Special Pre-Race Athletes with Disability Ambassador, Wally Zediker, will reach out to runners with disabilities who identify themselves in the registration process.

Race Day

  • A tent within Charity Partner Village for athletes with disabilities both before and after the race – snacks and drinks provided.
  • Accessible toilet that will be blocked off to the general public and available for use only by athletes with disabilities.
  • Separate gear check will be available at the tent – you can feel comfortable leaving wheelchairs and prosthetic device.


Awards will be mailed to the top 2 male & female finishers in the AWD categories for the 5K and Half Marathon.

Push Rim Wheelchair

The 5K course only is certified for push rim wheelchairs.

Due to overriding safety concerns for all athletes, volunteers and community, hand crank wheelchairs will not be permitted in any Colfax Marathon Weekend races.

Visual Impairment/Blind

A visually impaired runner must meet the classifications of IBSA Visual Classifications Class B1, B2, B3 and B4.

Physically Challenged

The PC division is for any person with a significant and permanent physical or motor deficiency but who is still considered ambulatory for road racing.