coflax marathonHave you dreamed of running a ½ marathon, but don’t know how to start?  Are you a creative writer and willing to share your experience?  Then check out our Life Reimagined ½ Marathon Contest!  Enter and win the chance to have your entrance fee paid for the Colfax ½  Marathon* and 16 sessions with a personal trainer (running coach)!  In return, we ask that you share your experience weekly by submitting 100-250 word article.  How do you enter?  Submit an essay to coaarp@aarp.org by January 15, 2014 and explain why you want to train and run a ½ marathon.  You’re essay will be judged based on creativity and writing skills.

Who’s Eligible?

Individuals 50 or above that are legal residents who live within the Denver Metro Area

The Winner will receive:

  • Their entrance fee paid for the ½ marathon.
  • Sixteen training sessions with a personal trainer (Running Coach).
  • An opportunity to live out a life-long dream.


Details about the ½ Marathon:

Welcome to the urban jungle!  The Colfax Half Marathon is the only race to run through Denver Zoo!

The 13.1 mile Colfax Half Marathon is the only race with a wild one mile run through Denver Zoo.  Runners may wonder who’s watching who in the zoo: the monkeys, mountain sheep, elephants and the rhino really get a kick out of the race. Enjoy fast, flat and shady boulevards in Denver’s historic Park Hill neighborhood – and the favorite run through Aurora Fire Station #1. Along the way, enjoy some quintessentially Colorado entertainment.

Runner Perks

Runners will receive:

  • Tech shirts,
  • Finisher medals you’ll want to frame and hang above your mantle,
  • Pace Groups on race day
  • , Free runner tracking on Facebook, Twitter or by text message
  •  Virtual goody bags with offers from Colfax Half Marathon sponsors and partners – and the Back to Colfax goody bag and  Race Afterparty and Beer Garden lakeside in City Park with free beer and barbecue


Easy Packet Pick Up

The Colfax Marathon Health & Fitness Expo has expanded! It  will be on three floors at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in the Club Suites. Escalators and the Bronco ramps will get you in and out quickly.  Pick up your Expo Passport and check off the must-do’s: pick up your packet, race shirt and beer tickets. Find out about pace groups, parking, and all the nitty gritty details. Free parking – and plenty of it.

 

Hydration Stations Every 2 Miles

Amazing volunteers man the aid stations supplied with water and Gatorade every 2 miles – and these are the spots you’ll find porta-potties, too.  Gu is waiting at mile 6.

Click here for contest rules.

Click here for Colfax 1/2 Marathon Liability Waiver

 

Check out our trainer!

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Julie Tubbesing – Personal Trainer, Body for Fitness

 

“I love being a trainer and can’t wait to help you on the Colfax Marathon! Fitness and diet should be looked at as a lifestyle, and it can be accomplished through simple healthy changes in your life. It is important to do the activities you enjoy whether that be walking, biking, or hiking, and also incorporate fitness with weights and resistance in your home, gym, or wherever you chose. I have had many happy in-home training clients who can tell you they now enjoy being active and have lost weight! I have worked with clients from 16-80 years old, and I customize each workout to your abilities and goals. I can assure you the workouts are diverse and you should not get bored (and might have some fun)!  I can’t wait to  to help you train for the Colfax Marathon!”

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