Who: USO Denver, Military Members, Military Families and all our amazing supporters!
What: Any event during the Colfax Marathon weekend – from a 5K fun run to the full 26.2 miles
Where: City Park, Denver, CO
When: Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, 2019
How: Register at www.runcolfax.org
Run for the Troops! USO Denver is participating as a Charity Partner in this year’s Colfax Marathon. Our mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
One of the best things about the Colfax Marathon is their Charity Partners Program. The event provides a platform for nonprofits to raise funds and awareness for their cause and have fun doing it. As a charity partner, USO Denver gets to keep all of the money that we raise! In addition, the winning relay teams give away their cash awards to their favorite charity partners. Overall, this is an amazing opportunity for USO Denver and we’re excited to see you there!
No matter the distance you choose, it’s a fun event, where you can run, walk, skip or jump to the finish line. Don’t let the word “Marathon” scare you! Colfax has a distance for everyone, with seven races over two days in the Mile High City. Choose the marathon, half marathon, or urban 10 miler and enjoy Denver’s iconic landmarks. Or create a relay team of five runners for one of the largest marathon relays in the U.S. – your team can be friends or work colleagues as there are Open, Corporate and Government divisions. Just getting started on the running scene? Try out the 5K where there are waves for runners and walkers (dogs and kids can run/walk too!).
Not a runner? That’s okay too! You can share this information with your friends, create a fundraiser, join the cheering section, or volunteer at the after party. (We’ll have those details closer to the race weekend.)
The 26.2 mile Marathon runs through Denver’s iconic landmarks: Mile High Stadium (twice), Sloan’s Lake, City Park, Colfax Avenue – and so much more. The Colfax Half-Marathon is the only race to run through the Denver Zoo. You will get to enjoy unique Colorado entertainment along the route and celebrate at lakeside in Denver’s City Park after the race. We plan to have a ton of fun!
When you register, look for the question asking if you are running with an organization, so don’t forget to state that you are running for USO Denver. The best part is, if you have already registered, you can go back into your account and say that you are running for USO Denver!
Once signed up, stay tuned for information on team activities including training runs, and other fun get-togethers.
One more thing! In addition to the awesome Colfax race gear you’ll receive for participating, USO Denver is offering prizes to participants that register and/or fundraise for our team. Everyone who runs with Team USO will receive a USO Headband. If you raise $100 or more by April 19th, you’ll receive a special USO Denver t-shirt that you can wear on race day or any day!
Additionally, for every $100 you raise, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines!
To Raise Money
- Head over to our Crowdrise page
- Join the team and build your personal fundraising page
- Invite your friends and family to participate and donate money to support USO Denver
Not a runner? Support USO Denver by:
- Donating money to support an existing runner
- Be part of the CHEER SQUAD
- Become a sponsor
- Volunteer at the race day tent
- Volunteer with USO Denver, host a snack drive or attend a special event.
For more information on how to get involved, email Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USO Denver is a private 501C3 nonprofit organization that strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
By running Colfax for the USO, you’ll join our family that is The Force Behind the Forces in the Denver Metro Area and in 200 locations around the world.
Funds raised through the Colfax Marathon Campaign will be recognized locally and will help to support currently serving military members and their families of all five branches, who are active duty, national guard or reservists through local programs and activities.