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AARP Colorado believes 50 is the beginning of life’s best years.
advocates 2015
AARP to visit Pueblo, Englewood and Fort Collins to talk about legislative priorities for older adults and their families
coflax marathon
Have 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!  * Winner will receive an entrance to the Colfax ½ marathon, a one on one session and have a personalized gait analysis with UberSense and unlimited email access to a running coach February 9, 2015 to Race Day.  The  winner will be invited to weekly run groups with coaches for 30 to 60 minutes.   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 February 6, 2015 and explain why you want to train and run a ½ marathon.  You’re essay will be judged based on creativity and writing skills.
Tieing shoes
Have you dreamed of running a half-marathon but don't know how to start? You are not alone.  We have heard from a lot of friends and family post-50 that there is a real desire to stay active, and even to kick it up a notch.  What better way to start than the Colfax half-marathon?  According to Running USA, an industry-funded research group, runners 50 years and older represent one of the fastest-growing age groups participating in marathons. As the total number of runners finishing marathons in the U.S. doubled to 518,000 in the 20 years ended in 2011, the number of finishers age 50 and older nearly tripled to 92,200, or about 18% of the total. (1)
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