The Denver Colfax Marathon announced today that Cigna Healthcare is renewing its title sponsorship for the 2024 Denver Colfax Marathon. This partnership comes as the health benefits provider continues to support the health and vitality of those in the greater Denver community through physical activity and social engagement.
“The collaboration with Cigna Healthcare elevates our race’s profile nationwide,” said Andrea Dowdy, CEO of the Denver Colfax Marathon. “Their support and commitment to our community has encouraged thousands of people to join our race weekend. We are excited to work with them once again to give our runners the best possible experience in Denver’s only marathon weekend.”
The Denver Colfax Marathon has grown to become the largest marathon weekend in the Rocky Mountain 9-state region. In May of 2023, the race weekend welcomed a record 21,000 runners to the city. For the first time in its 17-year race history, the marathon, half marathon, and urban 10-miler race sold out before the race weekend started.
“The Denver Colfax Marathon is such a terrific opportunity to advance vitality in our communities through healthy lifestyles and social bonding,” said Brett Winingham, general manager and market growth leader for Cigna Mountain States. “I’m also very excited to continue to support Girls on the Run this upcoming year. These girls were fantastic competitors! Their training and efforts did not go unnoticed – and we can’t wait to see what they do in 2024!”
As part of its 2024 sponsorship, Cigna Healthcare will once again robustly support Girls on the Run of the Rockies and its mission to help girls stay social, active, and confident. Cigna Healthcare will pay the registration fee for more than 2,000 Girls on the Run of the Rockies participants who will race in the marathon 5K next May.
“Cigna Healthcare’s support of Girls on the Run speaks to their dedication to making health a priority for kids and their families,” said Lisa Johnson, the Executive Director with Girls on the Run of the Rockies. “By supporting Girls on the Run in the Colfax 5K, Cigna Healthcare is helping thousands of girls experience the power of running. We believe the finish line is just the beginning – the beginning to being empowered, strong, confident, compassionate, kind, and resilient.”
Girls on the Run of the Rockies is much more than a running program. The local chapter is a nonprofit serving third to eighth grade girls all along the Front Range. Girls on the Run is teaching girls to stretch themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. The 10-week program incorporates key social and emotional lessons with training for a 5K.
The Denver Colfax Marathon race weekend features eight races over two days. It’s the largest participatory sporting event in Denver every year. Registration is open for the May 17-19, 2024 weekend. You can sign up now at www.runcolfax.org.