Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Awards $80,000 for Charity at 2014 Marathon Awards Celebration

17 Jun 2014 22:15
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release
Credit : Colfax Marathon

60 Separate Awards Presented to Top Open, Corporate Cup and Government Cup Relay Teams and Charity Partners

DENVER – The Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon awarded $80,000 to the top relay teams in the Open Marathon Relay, Corporate Cup and Government Cup Relays at the 2014 Marathon Awards Celebration. The top teams received a trophy to keep and a cash award, ranging from $750-$2,500, which they gave to the Charity Partner of their choice.

More than 17,000 runners registered for the events of the 9th annual Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon on May 17-18, 2014; a 24 percent increase from 2013, when the race distributed $50,000 to charity. One in four registered to run for one of the 151 Charity Partners that used the race to raise money for their cause.

“With the increase in registrations and the number of charity partner runners, we are able to give back more to our charity partners,” said Andrea Dowdy, CEO of the Colfax Marathon. “As a nonprofit, our mission is to encourage fitness in our communities, and celebrate those who are doing it well. When you put Colorado’s largest corporate race together with one of the largest charity partner programs in the country, you get great local involvement.”

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock delivered welcome remarks to the top Corporate, Government and Open relay teams, as well as the individual men’s and women’s winners in the Marathon, Half Marathon and Urban 10 Miler.

“This was an exciting year for the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon,” said Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, Kaiser Permanente’s vice president of government and external relations. “It was particularly inspiring to see more than 400 teams, mostly from the business community, getting away from their desks and running for health and charity as part of the Corporate and Government cup relays. We’re proud to be involved in this great community event and we look forward to continuing our work to help Coloradans thrive.”

Several other special awards are presented, including a $1,000 award to Brianne Nelson for setting a new event record in the Women’s Half Marathon in 1:16:07; the “Brass Nozzle” Award, a trophy that the fire departments of Aurora, Denver and Lakewood compete for each year, going to the Men’s West Metro Fire relay team; and the “Sole of the Law” Trophy, awarded to the fastest law firm relay team, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Co-Ed team.

Additionally, The Denver Post Community Foundation, as a beneficiary of the Bellco Colfax 5K, awarded $10,000 in grants to four local nonprofits serving youth, fitness and disabilities: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Denver Children’s Advocacy Center, Joshua School of Denver and Rocky Mountain Human Services

Race results can be found online at www.runcolfax.org and relay results are listed below:

Division Place Team Charity Partner
Division: Men’s Open Relay 1st Place Newton Running Elite – Men – 2:14:48 $1,250 to Children’s Hospital Colorado
2nd Place Colorado Running Club – 2:32:36 $1,000 to One Spirit
3rd Place Vista Nation XC – 2:33:45 $750 to Athletes in Tandem
Division: Women’s Open relay 1st Place Newton Running Elite – Women – 2:45:07 $1,250 to Special Olympics
2nd Place Mercuria Running Women – 3:04:09 $1,000 to Inner City Health Center
3rd Place Revolution Running Rogues – 3:16:39 $750 to Smart Girl
Division: COED Open Relay 1st Place Grease Lightning – 2:37:18 $1,250 to Judi’s House
2nd Place Raise The Roost – 2:51:14 $1,000 to Action for Healthy Kids
3rd Place Anschutz Run Club – 2:52:55 $750 to Mental Health Center of Denver
Division: COED GOVERNMENT CUP RELAY 1st Place NREL STRIDERS – 2:45:38 $2,500 to Mercy Housing
2nd Place JEFFCO SCHOOLS F.T.N.S.B. – 2:57:22 $2,000 to Brent’s Place
3rd Place  HCPF (Holy Cow Party Foul) – 3:07:17 $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
4th Place U.S. Probation ART3 – 3:12:19 $1,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Division: Women’s GOVERNMENT CUP RELAY 1st Place DSST Lady Raptors – 3:34:48 $2,500 to Denver Scholarship Foundation
2nd Place Denver Water Women – 3:51:02 $2,000 to Mercy Housing
3rd Place DPS Frunners – 4:02:31 $1,500 to DPS Foundation
4th Place Golden Foxes – 4:06:00 $1,000 to Golden Schools
Division: Men’s GOVERNMENT CUP RELAY 1st Place West Metro Fire – 2:47:56 $2,500 to West Metro Fire Foundations
2nd Place Aurora Fire – 2:53:01 $2,000 to Firefighters of Aurora Benevolent Fund
3rd Place Denver Fire – 2:58:57 $1,500 to Friends of Denver Fire
4th Place Colorado Springs Utilities – 3:07:41 $1,000 to Project Cope
Education Cherry Creek Schools – See Cherry Creek Run – 3:35:49 $1,000 to Action for Healthy Kids
Division: Men’s corporate cup relay 1ST PLACE URS1 – 2:44:33 $2,500 to Seeds of Hope
2nd PLACE ReadyTalk Men- 2:44:37 $2,000 to Action for Healthy Kids
3rd PLACE KPMG Cutting Through Colfax – 2:51:09 $1,500 to KIPP Colorado
Division: Women’s corporate cup relay 1ST PLACE KPMG Pretty Little Liabilities – 3:53:17 $2,500 to KIPP Colorado
2nd PLACE Children’s Hospital Colorado – 4:01:20 $2,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado
3rd PLACE Fidelity E&P Women – 4:03:34 $1,500 to Action for Healthy Kids
Division: COED corporate cup relay 1ST PLACE McKesson MCK-FLY – 2:55:54 $2,500 to Animal Rescue of the Rockies
2nd PLACE Michael Baker International Energetic Engineers – 3:11:50 $2,000 to Leukemia and Lymphoma
3rd PLACE Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck BHFS Numero Dos – 3:13:18 $1,500 to KIPP Colorado
Industry Winners
Construction, Engineering, Development 1ST PLACE URS-1 – 2:44:33 Placed Overall in Corporate Cup, and donated to Seeds of Hope.
2nd PLACE URS Structural – 3:11:42 $1,000 to Lutheran Family Services
3rd PLACE Michael Baker International Energetic Engineers – 3:11:50 Placed Overall in Corporate Cup, and donated to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Consumer Services and Products 1ST PLACE Newton Running – 3:14:56 $1,250 to Alzheimers Association of Colorado
2nd PLACE Amazing Moves – 3:20:04 $1,000 to Animal Rescue of the Rockies
3rd PLACE Hyatt Hackers – 3:31:35 $750 to Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Energy, Environmental, Geology 1ST PLACE Encana – 2:53:04 $1,250 to Special Olympics
2nd PLACE Fidelity E&P Men – 2:53:38 $1,000 to Action for Healthy Kids
3rd PLACE Noble Energy Noble Ninja’s – 3:41:12 $750 to Gateway Battered Women’s Services
Finance 1ST PLACE KPMG Cutting Through Colfax – 2:51:09 Placed Overall in Corporate Cup, and donated to KIPP Colorado
2nd PLACE KPMG For The Love Of Pete – 3:29:54 $1,000 to Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado
3rd PLACE BKD Men – 3:33:30 $750 to Alzheimers Association of Colorado
Healthcare 1ST PLACE Covidien Energy-Based Runners – 2:51:58 $1,250 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
2nd PLACE McKesson MCK-FLY – 2:55:54 Placed Overall in Corporate Cup, and donated to Animal Rescue of the Rockies
3rd PLACE McKesson 3 – 3:22:51 $750 to One Spirit
 Legal 1ST PLACE Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck BHFS Numero Dos – 3:13:18 Placed Overall in Corporate Cup, and donated to KIPP Colorado
2nd PLACE Davis Graham & Stubbs Run DGS – 3:19:27 $1,000 to Mile High United Way
3rd PLACE Davis Graham & Stubbs Ten Left Feet – 3:31:54 $750 to Mile High United Way
Nonprofit 1ST PLACE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado – 3:49:32 $1,250 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
2nd PLACE Water for People – 3:57:48 $1,000 to Water for People
3rd PLACE RMHS – Rocky Mountain Rockers – 4:01:24 $750 to Operation TBI Freedom
Professional Services and Products 1ST PLACE RAS & Associates – 2:56:41 $1,250 to Colorado Canine Rescue
2nd PLACE OPTUMal Stride – 3:32:52 $1,000 to Brent’s Place
3rd PLACE UPS Just for Fun – 3:37:30 $750 to Domus Pacis Family Respite
Software, Technology, Telecommunications, Broadcasting 1ST PLACE ReadyTalk Men – 2:44:37 Placed Overall in Corporate Cup, and donated to Action for Healthy Kids
2nd Place ReadyTalk Co-Ed – 3:18:51 $1,000 to Athletes in Tandem
3rd Place Bew Global, INC – Speedy Sloths  - 3:20:05 $750 to Leukemia and Lymphoma