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Team JDRF participants join in on the fun of the Colfax Marathon Weekend through miles, music, medals and most importantly moments! This is your moment to fundraise and help turn type one into type none! With two days and seven races ranging in distance from a 5K to a half or full marathon, which will you choose? Enjoy fun courses that take runners through places like the Denver Zoo, Mile High Stadium, and Sloan’s lake. Celebrate with bands and cheering fans lining the course, and finish in City Park at the Post-Race Festival featuring live music, food and drinks, all while having a blast as you run for a cure!

When you join Team JDRF, we’re committed to supporting your training and fundraising efforts every step of the way. Choose your level of support and register today!

  • Platinum Level Supporter (minimum fundraising amount of $1,000)*
  • Gold Level Supporter (minimum fundraising amount of $500)*
  • Silver Level Supporter (minimum fundraising amount of $250)*
  • Bronze Level Supporter (minimum fundraising amount of $100)*
  • JDRF Supporter (No minimum fundraising level)*


Click on the Fundraising Details tab to the right for more information about the benefits received at each support level.

*All participants should secure their race spot directly with the Colfax Marathon at Be sure and select “JDRF Rocky Mountain” as your charity of choice in the registration process.

For more information or questions, please contact Rachel LeClere of JDRF Rocky Mountain Chapter at 303-209-7723 or

Why Team JDRF


What are others saying about participating with Team JDRF?

"I run with Team JDRF for my nephew, Patrick, who was diagnosed with T1D in 2010. Running marathons with Team JDRF is my way of supporting my sister. I’ve run 5 marathons, all fundraising for JDRF. I love the sense of community Team JDRF brings, our marathon family is amazing!" - Tracy Collyer

“I was never one to be very open about my diabetes but fundraising with Team JDRF made me realize how much of an impact we can have on other T1D's. I love the support I get from my teammates, the Team JDRF celebration before and after the race, and the community of other diabetics who know what it's like to live and train with this disease is something very special.” - Daniel O’ Neil

“After my son, Michael was diagnosed with T1D when he was 12 years old, I became an active JDRF supporter. I participated in the JDRF Ride program for many years and then decided to join Team JDRF after I took up running. I didn’t start running until my 60th birthday. Since then, I have run 7 marathons with Team JDRF including 4 Dopey Challenges. It’s so much fun meeting other JDRF supporters from around the country and we're all there for the same goal- to raise funds to find a cure.” - Barry Falcon


Fundraising Details

I Run to Cure Diabetes

Team JDRF is a partnership: you commit to raising awareness for JDRF and are given the tools to raise funds for critical type one diabetes research. We are pleased to offer a variety of packages designed just for you!

All Runners who Join Team JDRF at the Colfax Marathon will receive:

  • Official Colfax Marathon Finisher Medal
  • Colfax marathon tech shirt
  • JDRF back bib to raise awareness for type one diabetes
  • A way for their friends and family to follow their progress (via Race Joy)
  • Access to the Health & Fitness Expo
  • Access the race After Party and Beer Garden at City Park

Upon registering, you are asked to select your level of fundraising from the options below:

JDRF Supporter = no minimum fundraising required

  • Opportunity to raise awareness for JDRF and people living with type one diabetes
  • Access to the Team JDRF Celebration tent in the Charity Village

Bronze Level Supporter = minimum fundraising of $100

  • All benefits from JDRF Supporter Level +
  • TEAM JDRF Runner Singlet to wear on race day**
  • Personal fundraising page and one-on-one fundraising support

Silver Level Supporter = minimum fundraising of $250

  • All benefits from Bronze Level Supporter +
  • Support and training plans from Colfax Ambassador and Team JDRF Coach, Chewey Lam

Gold Level Supporter = minimum fundraising of $500

  • All benefits from Silver Level Supporter +
  • Team JDRF training performance t-shirt**
  • Team JDRF commemorative item given to participants on race day**
  • Be one of the first 250 Colfax Runners to raise $500 and earn the title, “Colfax Marathon Rock Star”. Receive a gift from the Colfax Marathon which includes: a premium line at bag check in City Park on Sunday, a day at Runners Roost Lakewood where you will enjoy “professional athlete” discounts, and more. After 250 runners achieve this status, you can still be a “Rock Star” by raising $1000+.

Platinum Level Supporter = minimum fundraising of $1000

  • All benefits from Gold Level Supporter +
  • Official Colfax Marathon photo
  • Special Team JDRF commemorative item**
  • TEAM JDRF Recognition Award presented on race day**

**Fundraising minimums must be achieved by April 20th for TEAM JDRF apparel & awards to be available for race day.

All Runners are required to secure their own race entry through the Colfax Marathon at Colfax Marathon race entry fees will not be credited toward your fundraising total.

For additional information, contact Rachel LeClere at

Schedule of Events

Please visit the Colfax Marathon website for detailed information about the weekend schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Team JDRF?

Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes is a unique and exciting way to fight diabetes. Participants choose Run locations and run for their choice of distance (usually a half or a full marathon) to raise money for JDRF. Runners from around the country take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a race experience.

Who do I contact at JDRF for more information?
For questions and more information, please contact Rachel LeClere at the JDRF Rocky Mountain Chapter at 303-209-7723 or

Who can run?
5K is open to all ages.  Half Marathon, 10 Miler and Marathon Relay is for ages 12 and up. Marathon participants must be age 16 and up.

Is there a deadline for meeting my fundraising minimum?
Yes. We understand that this may be the most money you have ever attempted to raise and you may feel unsure about whether you will be able to do it. We have found that if you follow the recommended guidelines and use the materials provided, you will be more successful than you think! Please see the Fundraising Details tab for more details on fundraising deadlines or contact your JDRF staff member for detailed information on fundraising schedules and timelines developed to help you reach your goals.

Isn't it hard to meet the fundraising requirement?
Not according to many of our past participants. Once you start contacting people, you will be surprised how quickly the money (and the admiration) rolls in. JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easier for you to reach your goal, and your JDRF staff member can help you with materials, ideas, and support.

Are there different fundraising packages available?
Yes, as a Team JDRF participant, you have the option to select a fundraising package and in exchange, JDRF will provide you with support during the months leading up to as well as throughout the event. JDRF has created powerful online fundraising tools to make it easier for you to reach your goal, and your JDRF staff member can help you with materials, ideas, and support.

Does my fundraising minimum cover the cost of the race bib?
No, participants should register through the Colfax Marathon for their specific race distance.  Team JDRF participants that choose to fundraise will receive the various benefits associated with the package they select.

How much time do I have to commit to this?
How much time you train is completely up to you. Your JDRF Coach can help you determine the best time commitment for your fitness level. If you are a novice, most coaches will recommend you begin training 16 weeks before a full marathon and 12 weeks before a half marathon.