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CU Denver to Sponsor and Participate in Iconic Denver Colfax Marathon

April 12, 2022

Leaning into our role as an anchor institution, CU Denver is proud to announce its Presenting Sponsorship of the Denver Colfax Marathon, a nationally recognized race and series of running and networking events occurring May 13 – 15. With our location in the heart of downtown, runners from around the world will pass by CU Denver buildings, highlighting and bringing visibility to our dynamic urban campus environment. In addition to the exposure this sponsorship brings, the marathon gives CU Denver an opportunity to present itself as a university for life at a time when participants are in a goal-setting mindset, and it allows us to offer our expertise in–and try to break down barriers associated with–health inequities in Denver and beyond.

Through this partnership, we will be featured at the Health & Fitness Expo at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium over a two-day period preceding the race, where we will highlight our commitment to life-long learning, continuing education, and initiatives surrounding equity. “For nearly 50 years, Denver and Denverites have supported CU Denver. I can’t think of a better way to reciprocate this long-standing commitment than investing in the health and wellbeing of our citizens,” says Chancellor Michelle Marks, who is representing the Lynx in a relay race. “Not only that, but we also continue to look for more ways to bring our incredibly diverse student body into the community, and events like this provide the perfect opportunity.”

On race day, we will have a CU Denver activation along the route as runners pass by the Lawrence Street Center. If you would like to join us in cheering on our faculty, staff, and student teams who are running in the race, please stop by. If you would like to register yourself or a group for the Colfax Marathon, you may do so here. We would love to know if you are joining the race, so please let us know by emailing, so we can cheer you on!