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Regional Race Preview: Colfax Marathon

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Over 18,000 runners are expected to converge upon downtown Denver this weekend for the Colfax Marathon, which includes a Health and Fitness Expo, Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, Marathon Relay and 5K. Thankfully the wintry weather leading up to race weekend will dissipate, with temperatures expected to be in the 50’s on Saturday for the 5K and in the 60’s on Sunday for the rest of the events.

Established in 2006, the Colfax Marathon is known as The Ultimate Urban Tour of Denver. All races start and end at City Park, taking runners through Sports Authority Field and Denver Fire Station #1, through the Denver Zoo, along the Platte River, around Sloan’s Lake, and down the city’s most famous street. Perhaps even more exciting than the course is the big after party, providing finishers with beer, lunch, vendors, and music entertainment.

Plus, it’s a huge charity race; last year Colfax Marathon awarded $80,000 to the top relay teams in the Open Marathon Relay, Corporate Cup and Government Cup Relays.  The top teams received a trophy to keep and a cash award, ranging from $750-$2,500, which they give to the Charity Partner of their choice.

Whether it’s the flat and fast course through the city, or the exciting after party, Colfax Marathon events always attract the area’s top talent. Check out last year’s top finishers below.

2016 Colfax Marathon Top Male Finishers

  1. Patrick Rizzo – 2:32:35
  2. Richard Powell – 2:35:27
  3. James Lanciaux – 2:37:14

2016 Colfax Marathon Top Female Finishers

  1. Heidy Lozano – 3:10:41
  2. Anne Staeheli – 3:12:37
  3. Stephanie Mayer – 3:14:29

2016 Colfax Half Marathon Top Male Finishers

  1. Phil Schneider – 1:11:33
  2. Cale Allen – 1:14:26
  3. Kevin Gallagher – 1:15:14

2016 Colfax Half Marathon Top Female Finishers

  1. Nicole Chyr – 1:27:46
  2. Caitlin O’Brien – 1:28:32
  3. Theresa Allen – 1:29:00

2016 Colfax Urban 10 Miler Top Male Finishers

  1. Eric Greene – 58:14
  2. Myles Kloer – 59:38
  3. Brett Whipple – 59:41

2016 Colfax Urban 10 Miler Top Female Finishers

  1. Maija Zimmerman – 1:04:14
  2. Sophia Galleher – 1:05:59
  3. Sarah Bay – 1:06:07

2016 Bellco Colfax 5K Top Male Finishers

  1. Nicholas Boehlke – 15:38
  2. Adam Rich – 15:47
  3. Richard Powell – 16:04

2016 Bellco Colfax 5K Top Female Finishers

  1. Melissa Dock – 17:19
  2. Taylor Sie – 19:17
  3. Alaynan Szuch – 19:30

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