Come run with Team JDRF in the Denver Colfax Marathon!

Team JDRF participants join in on the fun of the Denver Colfax Marathon through miles, medals and most importantly moments!  This is your moment to help create a world without type 1 diabetes at Denver’s largest running weekend of 2019! There’s something for everyone with race distances ranging from 5Ks to full marathons.

When you join Team JDRF, you’re committing to help turn Type One into Type None by raising awareness and funds for breakthroughs that are getting us one step closer to a cure. We are committed to supporting your training and fundraising goals before and throughout race weekend, and can’t wait to celebrate with you at the finish line!

Registration is now open!

Fundraising Details

Team JDRF is a partnership: you set a fundraising goal and JDRF provides you with support and fun perks in the months leading up to and throughout the Colfax Marathon Weekend.

When you join Team JDRF you will receive:

  • Access to the Team JDRF Reunion tent in the Charity Village
  • Official Colfax Marathon Finisher Medal
  • JDRF back bib to raise awareness for type1 diabetes
  • Colfax marathon tech shirt
  • Admission to the Colfax Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
  • Admission to the Race After Party and Beer Garden in City Park
  • Race tracking (via Race Joy) for your friends and family to follow your progress during the race
  • And much more!

JDRF Champion participants who raise $150+ receive:

  • All benefits above +
  • Team JDRF Runner Singlet to wear on race day (must achieve $150 by April 28 to guarantee delivery prior to race day)

JDRF Rock Star participants who raise $500+ receive:

  • All benefits from JDRF Champion Level +
  • Team JDRF performance t-shirt (must achieve $500 by April 28 to guarantee delivery on race day)
  • Recognition on JDRF Rocky Mountain Chapter's social media pages as a Rock Star Runner

JDRF All Star participants who raise $1000+ receive:

  • All benefits from Rock Star Level +
  • Official Colfax Marathon photo
  • Special Team JDRF commemorative item
  • Team JDRF Recognition Award presented on race day

Schedule of Events

For a weekend schedule of events, please visit the official Denver Colfax Marathon site.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Team JDRF?

Team JDRF provides a community united in the common purpose of creating a world without type 1 diabetes.

Designed for JDRF supporters of all fitness levels, Team JDRF is a partnership. Participants commit to running for JDRF, and in exchange JDRF provides support and coaching leading up to and throughout the challenge event.

Does my Team JDRF Registration include my entry into the Colfax Marathon?

No. All Runners are required to secure their own race entry through the Colfax Marathon website. Be sure and choose JDRF as your charity of choice during the registration process.

Colfax Marathon race entry fees will not be credited toward your fundraising total.

I’ve already registered for the Colfax Marathon and did not choose JDRF as my charity of choice. Can I still run with Team JDRF?

Yes. Once you register with Team JDRF you will be contacted by your local staff. They can help you update your Colfax Registration to add JDRF as your charity of choice.

I have questions about the Colfax Marathon. Where can I find information about the course, registration dates, age requirements, packet pickup and more?

For all race related inquiries, visit the Colfax Marathon website.

Is there a fundraising minimum to participate with Team JDRF?
No, runners can join Team JDRF free of charge but we encourage all participant to fundraise or make a donation to help create a world without type 1 diabetes.

Raise $100+ to receive benefits like the JDRF runner singlet, premium line at bag check, official Colfax Marathon photo and more. Visit the Fundraising Details page for more information.

Will I have help fundraising?

Yes! Every participant has the support and help of the fundraising experts at their local chapter who are with them every step of the way, from the first donation to the day you exceed your minimum and increase your goal. In addition, the Team JDRF endurance program has a library of tools and tips that every registered runner has access to.

If you have any questions, contact Rachel LeClere at and she will be happy to talk fundraising with you.