Denver Colfax Marathon is back in May for first time since 2019

This is Denver’s largest running weekend and the largest marathon weekend in the Rocky Mountain region.

DENVER — Colorado’s largest running event is back on its traditional May weekend for the first time since 2019.

The Denver Colfax Marathon presented by Cigna returns to its traditional May weekend from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15.

More than 20,000 runners are expected to participate in the 16th annual Denver Colfax Marathon, which will again serve as a Boston Marathon-qualifying event. This weekend’s events include a marathon, half marathon, 10 miler, 5K and the nation’s largest marathon relay.

Register for the 2022 Denver Colfax Marathon

After registering, participants can stop by a fitness expo at Empower Field at Mile High on Friday to receive their race packets and shirts and visit with sponsors and interactive booths.

The race expo runs Friday, May 13 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the football stadium’s club level. Parking is free in Lot B.

RELATED: Colfax Marathon unveils new title sponsorship

The 15th annual Denver Colfax Marathon took place in October 2021 after being postponed from May 2020.

In November, race officials announced the new title sponsorship with health service company Cigna. Officials said the new title sponsorship will help make the race “world class” as it enters its 16th year. 

“We are extremely excited about forming a partnership with Cigna that will enable us to take our running event to new heights in Colorado and the U.S.,” said Denver Colfax Marathon CEO Andrea Dowdy.

Cigna, whose Mountain States region is headquartered in Denver, has more than 1,800 employees in Colorado.

“At Cigna, we are focused on whole person health and recognize the benefits of physical activity and social connection on people’s physical health and mental well-being,” said Cigna Mountain States President John Roble. “Our title sponsorship of the Denver Colfax Marathon is a great opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle and support the Denver community.”

Cigna will also be title sponsor of the health and fitness expo at Empower Field at Mile High that attracts over 40,000 attendees on Friday and Saturday of race weekend.

Denver Colfax Marathon registration is available at

9NEWS is a sponsor of the Denver Colfax Marathon.

RELATED: Local marathoner runs to honor late husband

RELATED: How Elitch Gardens has changed in its 132-year history

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Wellness Wednesday


Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER

Download the 9NEWS APP
Google Play: 


ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for “9news” to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *