FAQ for 2021

General

Q1. When does registration close for all races?

Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, Marathon Relay: online registration closes Tuesday, October 12th at 11:59pm. Registration reopens at the Expo Thursday, October 14th and Friday, October 15th.

Colfax 5K: online registration closes Tuesday, October 12th at 11:59pm. Then you have 2 choices for registration: Thursday, October 14th and Friday, October 15th at the Expo, or Sunday at City Park – starting at 7:30am before the race.

 

Q2. How do I register for the Colfax 2 Day Challenge or add the 5K to my current registration?

Registration for the 2 Day Challenge requires an athlete to run the Colfax 5K on Sunday and Full Marathon, Half Marathon, or Urban 10 Mile on Saturday. For additional information, and to register, please click here.  This link addresses if you have not yet registered, or if you want to add the 5K to your registraition.

Q3. I am an Elite Runner, what are the rules and who do I contact?

If you are an elite runner, please visit the Elite Runner Program page.

Elite entry and prize money rules state to be eligible for elite entry, prize purse, bonus or to be eligible to set an event or course record at the Colfax Marathon, Half Marathon or Marathon Relay, an athlete must not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had two or more athletes suspended or banned for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the previous four years.

Q4. Is the Full Marathon a Boston Qualifier?

Yes. The marathon course is a Boston Marathon qualifier. All courses have been accurately measured and certified by USA Track & Field.

Q5. Is the Colfax 5K a qualifier for the BolderBoulder?

Yes. The Colfax 5K is a qualifier for the BolderBoulder. The course has been accurately measured and certified by USA Track & Field.

Q6. Where can I find race results?

Race results will be posted on the Colfax Marathon website after the event. Previous race results are available on the Race Results page.

Q7. Are there official race hotels for the Colfax Marathon?

Yes. For official Colfax Marathon hotel information please click here.

Q8. Is there a Post-Race party?

Yes. The Post-Race Festival is located in Denver’s City Park “meadow area”, east of City Park’s pavilion and lake, and due west of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science after the race. Spectators, family and friends are welcome in this area. The party will feature live music, food and drinks, and the Charity Partner Village will showcase our Charity Partners.

Q9. Are dogs allowed?

Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the Colfax 5K. There will be waves allowing runners with dogs, joggers with dogs and walkers with dogs on Sunday, October 17th.   Runners with dogs should start in the back of their designated corral.

Dogs are NOT permitted during the Saturday, October 16th races.

Q10. Do you have Pace Teams?

Runner’s Edge of the Rockies marathon training program will lead the official pace teams for the Full & Half Marathon. (FULL: 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00  HALF: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30)

They utilize the SmartPacing “even energy” methodology, which is race course specific and designed to help you run a negative split for a stronger finish. Pacers will be at the expo answering questions and passing out pace bands.

Q11. Can I walk in any of your races?

The Colfax 5K is the only race in which we allow walkers. See details below for each race.

Please note: Saturday races cause significant road closures across metro Denver, and we must allow police to re-open roads to traffic in a timely manner, hence the need to set time limits.

Marathon: No. There is a 6 hour time limit (13:44 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. The time limit for each race begins when the final corral of your race crosses the start line. There is a sag wagon.

Urban 10 Miler: No. There is a 2.5 hour limit (15:00 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. The time limit for each race begins when the final corral of your race crosses the start line. Please note: there is no sag wagon available as this is a staggered start. As we feed in to the marathon course, it is important not to slow the progress of the marathoners, who are on a 13:44 minutes per mile pace.

Marathon Relay:  No. There is a 6 hour time limit (13:44 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. The time limit for each race begins when the final corral of your race crosses the start line. There is a sag wagon.

Half Marathon:  No. There is a 3 hour 45 minute time limit (17 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. The time limit for each race begins when the final corral of your race crosses the start line. There is a sag wagon.

Colfax 5K: Yes. There is no time limit. This is the only race that you can have a stroller.

If you refuse to be picked up by the sag wagon, you will be immediately and officially disqualified and forfeit all your rights as a participant.

Q12. Can I change my registration to run my Colfax race virtually?

Yes, all Colfax races can be run virtually.  There is a $20 shipping fee to mail the shirt and medal.

Please click here to run virtually.  Once you or your team complete the virtual challenge athletes will log back into their registration to submit the time.  We will then mail your race schwag (shirt and medal) to you the week following the race.  Please note that we will not mail shirts or medals before Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Virtual races will not be eligible for awards or monetary prizes.

 

 

Q13. Can I leave clothing at the start, finish line or on the course?

No. All races have a pre-race bag check. Any clothing left at the start, finish line or on the course will be donated to the arc charity immediately.

Please note: Leg 1 of the Relay can use bag check. Legs 2-5 of the Relay do not have bag check.

Q14. How is Colfax Marathon going Green?

The Colfax Marathon continuously seeks to improve the weekend’s Green Footprint every year. The Colfax Marathon strongly encourages all of their suppliers to use recyclable products throughout the entire weekend. Recycling bins will be located throughout City Park, and cardboard is recycled. There is a recycle roll-off behind the scenes. Composting is done by staff behind the scenes. Clothing left at the start line is recycled, utilizing a current Colfax Marathon Charity Partner to help individuals in need throughout the local community. Post-race water system has been created to refill water bottles for both spectators and athletes. Athletes are encouraged to carpool to the events. RTD is provided for relay athletes to return to the start of the Relay or their car. All Urban 10 Milers receive an RTD pass to return to their car. As always, we are constantly reevaluating our program.

RTD requires all passengers to wear masks.

 

Registration

Q1. How much does it cost to register?

Register early for the best prices! To view current pricing information, please visit our Race Pricing page.

Q2. Is there an age requirement to run?

Yes. You must be 16 years old to run the Marathon and 12 years old to run the Half Marathon, Marathon Relay or Urban 10 Miler on race day. The 5K is open to runners of all ages.

Q3. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Yes. You may transfer your registration on or before October 12th if you paid for your 2021 registration.   Transfers are not allowed if you used a 2020 deferral code as per the original offer. For paid registrations, there is a $40 fee for Saturday events, and a $10 fee for the 5K on Sunday. The transfer must be for the same race you originally registered for. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.

After October 12th, all transfers must occur at the Solutions Line at the Expo on Thursday, October 14th, or Friday, October 15th. The new athlete must bring a letter from the original athlete and photo copy of the original runners ID stating the intent to transfer to the new athlete. There is a flat change fee of $40.

The shirt originally ordered must be picked up, but the new athlete can request a different size at the shirt exchange located at the Expo. However, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes.

Q4. Can I change details of my registration such as my anticipated finish time, phone number, charity partner or t-shirt?

Yes. Registration changes are free on or before September 15th. Please click here to make your changes.

Changes made between September 16th and October 12th are $10. Please click here to make your changes.

After October 12th, all changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $10.

Relay team changes are explained in detail in the Relay Section.

Q5. How can I confirm my registration after I sign up online?

Please click here to confirm your registration on or before October 12.

 

Q6. I registered for the Full Marathon, but would like to switch to a shorter distance, such as the Half. Is this possible?

Yes. You may switch races to a shorter distance (i.e., from the Full to the Half). Registration changes are free on or before September 15th. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes and be sure to enter a new anticipated finish time for your new distance.

Changes made between September 16 and October 12th are $10. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes and be sure to enter a new anticipated finish time for your new distance.

After October 12th, all changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $15.

Please note: if you make your change after September 30th, we do not guarantee runner tracking will be appropriately switched to your new distance. Also, you may not be in the correct corral for your pace. Therefore, we strongly recommend, all changes be done before October 1st.

If a relay team wants to change from multiple runners to individual races or the 5K, please email info@runcolfax.org.

Q7. I registered for the Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler or 5K, but would like to switch to a longer distance, such as the Full Marathon. Is this possible?

Yes. You may switch races to a longer distance (i.e., from the Half to the Full). You will be charged the difference of the current registration cost for the longer race. There is no additional fee for changes made on or before September 15. Please email info@runcolfax.org  to make your changes and be sure to enter a new anticipated finish time for your new distance.

Changes made September 16 or after are $10, in addition to the difference of the current registration cost for the longer race. Please email info@runcolfax.org  to make your changes.

After October 12th, all changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $15, in addition to the difference of the current registration cost for the longer race.

Please note: if you make your change after September 30th, we do not guarantee runner tracking will be appropriately switched to your new distance. Also, you may not be in the correct corral for your pace. Therefore, we strongly recommend, all changes be done before October 1st.

If a relay team wants to change from multiple runners to individual races or the 5K, please email info@runcolfax.org.

Q8. If I register now and then I get injured and cannot race, can I get a refund?

The Colfax Marathon does not offer refunds for any reason. During registration, you can opt to pay for race insurance through a third party, which covers you for select health and other reasons.  This option is open to paying registrants, but not offered to those using a deferral code.  The Colfax Marathon encourages runners to purchase this insurance. Fan Shield handles all claims and is a separate organization from the Colfax Marathon. To view all of the covered reasons for a refund, click here.

You may transfer your registration to another runner online on or before October 12th. There is a $40 fee for Saturday events, and a $10 fee for the 5K on Sunday. The transfer must be for the same race you originally registered for.  Registrants using deferral codes may not transfer their registration.  Please email info@runcolfax.org  to make your changes.

After October 12th, all transfers must occur at the Solutions Line at the Expo on Thursday, October 14th or Friday, October 15th. The new athlete must bring a letter from the original athlete and photo copy of the original runner’s ID stating the intent to transfer to the new athlete. There is a $40 fee.

The shirt originally ordered must be picked up, but the new athlete can request a different size at the shirt exchange located at the Expo. However, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes.

Relay Team Member Injuries:

If you have an injured relay team member, the best course of action is to replace that team member. *Corporate or Government Cup relay teams see below.*

Relay team member changes are free on or before September 15th. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.

Relay team member changes between September 16th and October 12th are $10. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.  It is $10 per form to make all the changes/additions to the runners on your team – whether you are changing or adding one runner or five runners. Make all your changes at once, as additional changes are $10 per form. These changes may not be reflected until the Expo. They will not show up on your team registration.

After October 12th, all relay team member changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $15.

If your entire team cannot run, the best course of action is to transfer your team to a new group of runners. This option is open to paying teams, but not offered to those using a deferral code.

You may transfer your registration to another group of runners on or before October 12th. There is a $40 fee. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.

After October 12th, all team transfers must occur at the Solutions Line at the Expo on Thursday 14th, or Friday, May 15th. The new team Captain/Coordinator must bring a letter from the original team Captain/Coordinator and a photo copy of the original Captain/Coordinator’s ID stating the intent to transfer to the new group. There is a $40 fee.

You cannot choose different shirt sizes. The shirt sizes originally ordered must be picked up, but the new athletes can request different sizes at the shirt exchange located at the Expo. However, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes.

*For Corporate or Government Cup teams: to be eligible for the Corporate or Government Cup you need five runners. If you change a runner, you must sub in another employee or a family member. Corporate and Government teams must be employees (or elected government officials), and up to two family members.*

The Race

Q1. I have a general race question. Where is my race start? What is the start time for my race?

For information on each specific race, such as start location, starting time, and more, please go to the Races page and visit the desired race page (Full, Half, etc.).

Please note: some races starts are at different times and locations, such as the Half Marathon (different time) and the Urban 10 Miler (different time and location). The sidebar on the right side of the race page will have more detailed information.

Q2. How will my individual event time be recorded?

We will be using the latest timing technology for all runners. The timing tag is attached to the back of your race bib, so your time starts when you cross the Start Line. Relay team runners will be carrying and handing off a baton that has a timing chip inside it.

Q3. Is the timing the same for relay teams and individual runners?

Yes. All runners will be timed. However, relay teams’ timing tag will be located in the relay baton. The baton will function the same way as the timing tags for all other runners. When you cross the start, check points and the finish, be sure to have your baton out and no higher than chest-level. Relay runners will be timed for their individual leg the time will correspond to the relay leg and labeled accordingly.

Q4. Can I switch corrals to run with a friend? How can I switch corrals if I am running faster than when I originally registered?

Yes. You may move to a slower corral on Race Day, but you may not switch to a faster corral on Race Day. If you need to switch to a faster corral because your pace has increased since registration, you can change your estimated finish time for free on or before September 15th. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.

Changes made between September 16 and October 12th are $10. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.

After October 12th, all changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $15.

Q5. How can I volunteer for the Colfax Marathon weekend?

We’d love to have you volunteer! Please visit our Volunteer page. There are indoor and outdoor jobs available, and our primary volunteer days are Thursday, October 14th, Friday, October 15th, Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th.

Q6. Is there a time limit to complete the marathon? What about the Half Marathon?

Yes. All Saturday races have time limits. The time limit for each race begins when the final corral of your race crosses the start line.

Please note: Saturday races cause significant road closures across metro Denver, and we must allow police to re-open roads to traffic in a timely manner, hence the need to set time limits.

Marathon: There is a 6 hour time limit (13:44 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. There is a sag wagon.

Urban 10 Miler: There is a 2.5 hour limit (15:00 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. Please note: there is no sag wagon available as this is a staggered start. As we feed in to the marathon course, it is important not to slow the progress of the marathoners, who are on a 13:44 minutes per mile pace.

Marathon Relay:  There is a 6 hour time limit (13:44 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. There is a sag wagon.

Half Marathon:  There is a 3:45 hour time limit (17 minutes per mile pace). If you fall behind this pace, you will be asked to stop for safety reasons. There is a sag wagon.

Colfax 5K: Sunday, there is no time limit. This is the only race that you can have a stroller.

If you refuse to be picked up by the sag wagon, you will be immediately and officially disqualified and forfeit all your rights as a participant.

Q7. Will Gatorade be on the course?

Yes. Gatorade Endurance Formula will be on the Marathon and Half Marathon Course. The Gatorade Endurance Formula contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and has a lighter taste for endurance athletes.

Q8. Will energy supplements be on the course Saturday for the main races?

Yes. Honey Stinger is proud to be the Performance Nutrition Partner of the Colfax Marathon and Half Marathon!

Q9. Are strollers allowed in the races?

Due to safety reasons, strollers are only allowed Sunday during the Colfax 5k.

Q10. Can I wear headphones in the race?

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, Colfax Marathon encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of all races.
We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.
Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

Q11. Where should I park?

There is no official parking lot or designated parking areas on race day. We suggest you arrive early to find the best parking or have a friend drop you off.
Plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the published Start Time of your event at City Park. That is, plan to be in the vicinity of your marathon/marathon relay start corral by 6:00am. Half Marathon participants should be in the vicinity of your start corral by 6:00am (you will be allowed to enter your corral once the marathon has cleared the start).
Parking for the Legs 2, 3, 4, and 5 runners for the Relay is at the start of the runner’s leg. Not at City ParkClick here for the marathon relay overview page.

Q12. Will there be a bag check available?

Yes. Bag check is available for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, and Leg 1 of the Marathon Relay.  There is no bag check for Legs 2-5 of the Relay.

The Urban 10 Miler will have a bag check at the start of the 10 Miler at RMCAD (Rocky Mountain College of Arts and Design) until 10am. Please recognize there will be a time delay getting bags to the finish.

All bags will be subject to inspection.

Marathon Relay

Q1. Where can I find detailed information regarding RTD prior to the Race?

For the Relay and Urban 10, RTD instructions will be available in early October.

RTD requires all passengers to wear masks.

Q2. Where are the Relay exchange zones located?

Check out the Marathon Relay page for an overview.  Please check back at the end of September to view and print detailed relay instructions, including Relay exchange zone information.

Q3. How can I register my Relay team?

Register online for the 2021 Colfax Marathon Relay on or before October 12th here, or register in person at the Solutions Line at the Expo Thursday, October 14, or Friday, October 15.

Q4. Can I change a runner on a team with another individual?

Yes. Relay team changes are free on or before September 15th. Please click here to make your changes. *Corporate or Government Cup relay teams see below.*

Relay team changes between September 16th and October 12th are $10. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.   It is $10 per request to make all the changes/additions to the runners on your team – whether you are changing or adding one runner or five runners. Make all your changes at once, as additional changes are $10 per change. Late changes may not be reflected until the Expo. They will not show up on your team registration.

After October 12th, all changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $15.

You cannot choose different shirt sizes. The shirt sizes originally ordered must be picked up, but the new athletes can request different sizes at the shirt exchange located at the Expo. However, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes.

*For Corporate or Government Cup teams: to be eligible for the Corporate or Government Cup you need five runners. If you change a runner, you must sub in another employee or a family member. Corporate and Government teams must be employees (or elected government officials), and up to two family members.*

Q5. I’m the Team Captain. Can I make changes to my team registration?

Yes. Relay team changes are free on or before September 15th. Please click here to make your changes. *Corporate or Government Cup relay teams see below.*

Relay team changes between September 16th and October 12th are $10. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.   It is $10 per request to make all the changes/additions to the runners on your team – whether you are changing or adding one runner or five runners. Make all your changes at once, as additional changes are $10 per form. Late changes may not be reflected until the Expo. They will not show up on your team registration.

After October 12th, all changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $15.

You cannot choose different shirt sizes. The shirt sizes originally ordered must be picked up, but the new athletes can request different sizes at the shirt exchange located at the Expo. However, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes.

*For Corporate or Government Cup teams: to be eligible for the Corporate or Government Cup you need five runners. If you change a runner, you must sub in another employee or a family member. Corporate and Government teams must be employees (or elected government officials), and up to two family members.*

Q6. I’m the Captain, can I check who is on my team and our registration info?

Yes. If you registered as a Captain or non-running Coordinator, who paid for the entire team on or before September 15, you may view your information by logging on here. There, you can see all the runners on your team.

Please note: you are responsible for adding all the runners to your team(s). The individual runners will not be able to logon and see their registration or change their information. You will be able to make any additions or changes on behalf of your team for free on or before September 15th. Please click here to make your changes. *Corporate or Government Cup relay teams see below.*

Relay team changes between September 16th and October 12th are $10. Please email info@runcolfax.org to make your changes.It is $10 per request to make all the changes/additions to the runners on your team – whether you are changing or adding one runner or five runners. Make all your changes at once, as additional changes are $10 per request. These changes will not be reflected until the Expo. They will not show up on your team registration.

After October 12th, all changes must be made at the Solutions Line at the Expo and are $15.

You cannot choose different shirt sizes. The shirt sizes originally ordered must be picked up, but the new athletes can request different sizes at the shirt exchange located at the Expo. However, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes.

*For Corporate or Government Cup teams: to be eligible for the Corporate or Government Cup you need five runners. If you change a runner, you must sub in another employee or a family member. Corporate and Government teams must be employees (or elected government officials), and up to two family members.*

Q7. I’m a Captain or non-running coordinator who has paid for the entire team. I signed the waiver when I created the team. How will the runners on my team sign their waivers?

As captain, you need to have your runners sign their electronic waiver. Electronic waivers can be signed here.

Q8. I need more information on the Relay.

Please visit our Marathon Relay page, Corporate Cup Relay page or Government Cup Relay page.

Q9. Can a Relay team run for either the Corporate or Government Cup AND run for a charity partner?

Yes. The Captain will simply indicate the team type when registering the team, and then a separate question will ask about picking a Charity Partner. All athletes on a team have to run for the same charity. For more information, please visit our 2021 Charity Partners Program page.

Q10. Can I switch legs with a fellow team member?

Yes. We don’t track which of your runners are running specific legs.

Q11. Can a team captain or team member pick up the entire team's packet?

Yes. We highly recommend that the captain and team runners attend the expo together for last minute planning with our ambassadors.

The captain can pick up the packet for the entire team. Individual team members can pick up their own packet.

An individual team member can pick up additional team member packets (including the entire teams’) if an Alternative Packet Pickup Form has been completed by their team members. Alternative Packet Pickup Forms are here.

Packet Pickup and Health and Fitness Expo

Q1. Where can I learn more about the Expo and Packet Pickup?

2021 Expo details can be found here.

Q2. When is packet pick up and can I pick up my packet the day of the race?

Expo hours and details will be available in late September.

Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10, and Relay participants are required to attend the Expo during expo hours to pick up their race packets and race shirts. There will be no race day packet pick up.

Relay teams are strongly encouraged to attend as a team!

5K runners can pick up bib/shirt at the Expo on Thursday, October 14, Friday, May 15th or at City Park on race morning.

We do realize there may be unavoidable conflicts, and you need to assign a different person to pick up your packet, or for captains, you need to pick a different person to pick up for the team. Alternative Packet Pickup Forms are available here.

Q3. Am I allowed to bring my dog to the Expo?

No. Only service dogs are allowed into the Expo.

Q4. Where is the Colfax Marathon Health and Fitness Expo located?

The expo will be at Empower Field at Mile High Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15.  Expo details are available here.

Q5. How much does parking cost at the Expo?

Parking at the Expo is free. Expo details are here.

Q6. The shirt size I selected doesn’t fit, will exchanges be allowed at the expo?

We will have a separate shirt exchange table at the Expo. Exchange sizes are first come, first served and cannot be guaranteed.

Q7. What do I need to bring with me in order to pick up my Participant Packet and Shirt?

You must bring your assigned bib number and photo ID.

Q8. Can I volunteer to work at the Expo?

Yes. Please visit our Volunteer page and sign up!

Q9. Where do I find my bib number?

You will be sent your bib number via email race week. Please bring this number with you to the Expo. However, if you forget your bib number, there will be a bank of iPads with bib information at the Expo.

Q10. Am I REQUIRED to attend the Expo?

Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10, and Relay participants are required to attend the Expo during expo hours to pick up their race packets and race shirts.  Expo details are here.

Relay teams are strongly encouraged to attend as a team!

5K runners can pick up bib/shirt at the Expo on Thursday, October 14, Friday, October 15th or at City Park on race morning.

We do realize there may be unavoidable conflicts, and you need to assign a different person to pick up your packet, or for captains, you need to pick a different person to pick up for the team. Alternative Packet Pickup Forms are available here.

Charity Partners

Q1. What is the Charity Partners Program?

If you are an athlete looking for more information about running for charity, please visit our Run for a Nonprofit page for detailed information.

If you are a nonprofit looking for more information about being a Charity Partner, please visit our Charity Partners Program page for detailed information.

Q2. How do I become a Charity Partner?

Attend one of our informational meetings! Find out more on the Charity Partners Program page.

Q3. How do I add a Charity Partner if I already registered?

We appreciate you running for our charities, so the changes are always free.

To add a charity partner on or before October 12, please click here.

After October 12th, you can add your Charity Partner at the Solutions Line at the Expo.

Relay team Charity Partner additions are the same. All athletes on a team have to run for the same charity.

Q4. I am a runner and want to run for a charity. Do you have a list of the current Charity Partners?

Yes, please visit our Charity Partners page for a list of our current Charity Partner.

Q5. My favorite nonprofit is not on the Charity Partner list. What do I do?

The best idea is to encourage them to attend an introductory meeting. Send them this link.

You can also contact us with the organization name and a contact, if you have it. Send your message to charitypartner@runcolfax.org.

Q6. How do runners and relay teams select a charity partner?

When registering, you’ll be asked, “Do you (or your team) plan to raise funds or awareness for one of our charity partners?” Use the drop down menu to select your charity. Your charity will contact you directly and let you know how to raise money for them.

If you choose to add a charity partner after registering, the change will always be free, as we appreciate our athletes running for our charities.

To add a charity partner on or before October 12th, please click here.

After October 12th, you can add your Charity Partner at the Solutions Line at the Expo.

Relay team charity partner additions are the same. All athletes on a team have to run for the same charity.

Q7. Can Charity Partners enter a Relay team and become eligible for cash awards?

Yes. Charity Partners can enter the Corporate Cup Non-Profit Division if the runners are all employees (up to 2 can be family members of employees). Please visit our Corporate Cup Relay page for further details.

Athletes with Disabilities

Q1. I am an athlete with a disability (i.e., push rim wheelchair, visually impaired, amputee runner or handcycle). Who do I contact?

If you are an athlete with a disability and have questions, please check out our Athletes with Disabilities page. If your questions are not answered, please email wally@runcolfax.org. We can answer questions on wheelchairs, pushing athletes with disabilities, handcycles, accommodations, and more.

Q2. How do I register to be a guide for an athlete with a disability?

If you are a guide for an athlete with a disability, please email wally@runcolfax.org for registration information.