Elite Program

Congratulations to Biruktayit Degefa for breaking the Colorado State Half Marathon record this year (pictured above)!

Set a new event record and win $1,000.
Set a new state record, win an additional $1,000.

Can you beat our event records? If you win and set a new event record in the Marathon or Half Marathon, you will receive $1,000!* If you win and set a new state record, you will receive an additional $1,000!

*Legal stuff: open to male and female winners, only one winner per year, you must win AND set the new record.

Event Records

  • Abraham Rutto, 2013 Men’s Marathon  2:24:35
  • Brittany Lee Charboneau, 2017 Women’s Marathon  2:52:56
  • Hais Welday, 2015 Men’s Half  1:06:47
  • Biruktayit Degefa, 2021 Women’s Half  1:11:48

(Note – the above are based on gun time)

State Records

  • Norberto Segure (Rawhide-1984) Men’s Marathon  2:18:06
  • Mizuho Nasukawa (Rock N Roll-2012) Women’s Marathon  2:37:05
  • Mario Macias (Georgetown to Idaho Springs-2011) Men’s Half  1:02:50
  • Biruktayit Degefa, (Denver Colfax Marathon – 2021) Women’s Half  1:11:48

For consideration as an elite athlete, contact our Elite Runner Manager at becki@runcolfax.org.